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.
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
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
Talk to Stone - they will no No-OS devices if requested.
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.
You can refuse to accept the terms of the Windows licence and get a refund off the manufacturer.
Windows RT. It's a version of Windows 8 that runs on ARM-based tablets.