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Used Laptop Recommendations

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mattig89ch, Dec 22, 2018.

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  1. mattig89ch

    mattig89ch Thread Starter

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    Hello all,

    I'm looking to buy a used laptop in January, after the christmas season has died down. The purpose of this laptop is singular. I want to run Ubuntu 64 bit, with the cinnamon UI. As you can probably guess, I'm going to be using it to learn Linux. That is its entire reason for existence in my life.

    I'm not even thinking I'm going to be doing anything crazy with it either. Web browsing, email checking, word processing, music listening, movie watching. Its going to be a basic end-users machine. I do know I want a quad core processor, 6-8 gigs of ram, and I want the weight to be under 5lbs. But everything else I'm up in the air about.

    My price ceiling is $350. Not one penny over.

    I wanted to make sure I wasn't missing a website, or a place to search around on. So I came here and wanted to ask, does anyone have any suggestions on laptops with all this in mind?
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Linux excels on older platforms. You don't need a quad core, a dual core would suffice. However, that said, Ubuntu is one of those platform that can use a newer device. Up to you, but you can save some money by getting a dual core.

    Are you going to learn Linux for work ? If so, get CentOS. It is a down level distro of Red Hat. And many organizations use Red Hat. CentOS doesn't have a fancy UI, but it is Red Hat like.
     
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