Looking for budget Linux laptop

Michael_543

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Hey everyone. I'm a student looking to purchase a Linux laptop which will mainly be used for programming and Web developement. I prefer to use Ubuntu. I already have a high spec pc so I'm not looking for any killer laptops, I am mainly looking to get this for portability.
I've set myself a budget of £200, however this may raise if I find something worth the little extra.
I don't mind if it isn't brand new but would prefer it to have been refurbished.
Google has told me to go with a used thinkpad but I would like some advice on other options and reliable sellers. Also if there is anything I should be aware of I'd appreciate it if youd let me know as I have read about hardware incompatibilities when it comes to running Linux.
Thanks I'm advance :D
 

Seaweed Monster

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Amazon.co.uk have some amazing certified refurbished deals on the thinkpads (Which are brilliant performance for the value). They come with Windows 10, but you could install Linux as a dualboot if you wanted or just Linux entirely.

Here are two I have picked out:

1# Lenovo ThinkPad T420 14.1inch - £249

+ 14 Inch 1366 x 768 Display
+ 2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4Ghz Dual-core (Sandy Bridge) with hyperthreading (two cores/four threads), 2.7Ghz boost (two cores), 3.0Ghz boost (one core).
+ 8GB's DDR3
+ 320 GB SATA Hard drive
+ Optical drive
+ Genuine Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Professional-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B01MQ15E1E/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1486986637&sr=1-1&th=1

2# Lenovo ThinkPad T420 - £209

+ 14 Inch 1366 x 768 Display
+ 2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2520M 2.5Ghz Dual-core (Sandy Bridge) with hyperthreading (two cores/four threads), 3.0Ghz boost (two cores), 3.2Ghz boost (one core).
+ 4GB's DDR3
+ 320 GB hard drive
+ Optical drive
+ Genuine Windows 10 Pro

Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-ThinkPad-14-Inch-Notebook-Black/dp/B01KM5386A/ref=sr_1_11?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1486986637&sr=1-11&th=1


Brilliant deals for a cheap, powerful but small laptop.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
SM



 

Slow Pri

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Honestly any laptop will work with at least 2GB memory. The Used thinkpads are incredible.
I'd look at your local "Craigslist" or Ebay and search for a used laptop.
 

Seaweed Monster

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Amazon.co.uk have some amazing certified refurbished deals on the thinkpads (Which are brilliant performance for the value). They come with Windows 10, but you could install Linux as a dualboot if you wanted or just Linux entirely.

Here are two I have picked out:

1# Lenovo ThinkPad T420 14.1inch - £249

+ 14 Inch 1366 x 768 Display
+ 2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2430M 2.4Ghz Dual-core (Sandy Bridge) with hyperthreading (two cores/four threads), 2.7Ghz boost (two cores), 3.0Ghz boost (one core).
+ 8GB's DDR3
+ 320 GB SATA Hard drive
+ Optical drive
+ Genuine Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Professional-Certified-Refurbished/dp/B01MQ15E1E/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1486986637&sr=1-1&th=1

2# Lenovo ThinkPad T420 - £209

+ 14 Inch 1366 x 768 Display
+ 2nd Gen Intel Core i5-2520M 2.5Ghz Dual-core (Sandy Bridge) with hyperthreading (two cores/four threads), 3.0Ghz boost (two cores), 3.2Ghz boost (one core).
+ 4GB's DDR3
+ 320 GB hard drive
+ Optical drive
+ Genuine Windows 10 Pro

Link: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lenovo-ThinkPad-14-Inch-Notebook-Black/dp/B01KM5386A/ref=sr_1_11?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1486986637&sr=1-11&th=1


Brilliant deals for a cheap, powerful but small laptop.

Hope this helps.

Regards,
SM



 
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