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    BareBones Laptop For Linux.

    Anybody got any views on these barebone Laptops please..

    The Novatech nSpire N1504

    The Novatech nSpire N1523

    We normally use PCLinuxOS KDE Desktop For Home Use.
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    seems expensive for a low volume brand.

    You can get this for similar money with the O/S!
    Acer Aspire E1-571 Laptop - Laptops | Ebuyer.com

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    Do you need laptops which are fully compatible with Linux? e.g. Asus F201E / X201E or Dell XPS 13

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    Quote Originally Posted by twin--turbo View Post
    seems expensive for a low volume brand.

    You can get this for similar money with the O/S!
    Acer Aspire E1-571 Laptop - Laptops | Ebuyer.com
    The whole idea is NOT to have Windows at all .

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    Apparently the new Samsung Chromebooks run Ubuntu quite well. They are ARM based so I don't think it is terribly straightforward to get it installed, but they are quite cheap @£229 inc VAT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    Do you need laptops which are fully compatible with Linux? e.g. Asus F201E / X201E or Dell XPS 13
    Yes, But happy to put my favorite PCLinuxOS on them as I Do Not Like Ubuntu !.

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    Talk to Stone - they will no No-OS devices if requested.

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    I believe the HP 655 can be bought without OS license, prices at around £280 inc VAT but that's with Windows, not seen the bare price.

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    You can refuse to accept the terms of the Windows licence and get a refund off the manufacturer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    You can refuse to accept the terms of the Windows licence and get a refund off the manufacturer.
    I might buy a laptop just to do this!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    I might buy a laptop just to do this!!
    just make sure it's not running RT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tickmike View Post
    The whole idea is NOT to have Windows at all .
    The point is you can get a better machine for the same money and with an o/S. and as pointed out you can get that refunded.


    Low volume brands often come from CLEVO or another big shifter, we hvae had a few badged CLEVOS and they were honestly rubish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teejay View Post
    You can refuse to accept the terms of the Windows licence and get a refund off the manufacturer.
    It's not as easy as that. !
    Windows refund - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    just make sure it's not running RT!
    ? What's RT ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tickmike View Post
    What's RT?
    Windows RT. It's a version of Windows 8 that runs on ARM-based tablets.

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