Windows 8 Secure Boot has made it difficult for new users to run Linux on their new laptops. Come July, The System76 and a few other PC vendors are coming up with laptops pre-loaded with Linux
System76 is a specialist of Ubuntu Linux laptops, desktops and servers, and now the company will add two new Ubuntu laptops for Linux lovers, gamers and Ubuntu fans. The two laptops have been named as the Galago UltraPro and the Gazelle Professional.
The UltraPro will be packed with fourth-generation 2GHz Intel Core i7-4750HQ processor with four cores. The graphics will be supported by the powerful Intel Iris Pro graphics backed by 128MBs of eDRAM. Iris is the Intel’s version of the AMD and Nvidia’s graphic processors.
This is backed by a 35.8-cm (14.1-inch) 1080p HD LED backlit in-plane switching (IPS) display with 1,920×1,080 resolution. The laptop also comes with Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, HDMI, Display Port, three USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, and headphone and microphone jacks.
The Galago UltraPro comes with 4GBs of RAM and can handle up to 16GBs. The internal storage starts from 500GB 5,400 RPM SATA II drive to 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) or a single TB SATA II hard drive.
Gazelle Professional also provides the option of choosing between fourth-generation Intel Core i7-4700MQ CPUs. The range includes 2.4Ghz to 2.8GHz CPU. The graphics are supported by Intel’s older integrated HD Graphics 4600.
The graphics power a minimum of a 15.6-inch 1080p HD LED backlit display with 1,920×1,080 resolution. Like the UltraPro, this laptop comes with Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, HDMI, Display Port, three USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, and headphone and microphone jacks.
It supports 4GBs of memory which can be extended upto 16GBs. Just like his faster brother Gazelle provides options of choosing between 500GB 7,200 RPM SATA II hard-drive and end at a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD) or a one TB SATA II hard-drive.