Dell Linux Laptop
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- 03 Jan, 2020
Using a Dell laptop with Linux is becoming more and more popular. Why? Simply because Dell makes quality computers and when paired with Linux it gives the user a wonderful experience. From design, efficiency, and usability, there are many reasons to consider running Linux on a Dell laptop.
Dell makes a great business class laptop. Models like the Latitude, Precision, and XPS are going to be fine laptops. First the build quality of a business class laptop vs consumer is very noticeable. Certain parts of the laptop don’t flex like the screen and keyboard. When a laptop is sturdy with no flex it gives off a more premium feel. If something like the battery was no longer holding a charge replacing it is as simple as sliding one tab over and removing the battery out.
Dell laptops run Linux very well. It is easy to worry that some devices may not work due to driver or other compatibility issues. Let me put that worry to rest. The beautiful thing about Linux is the kernel comes packed with all the necessary drivers to make the laptops work flawlessly. I have personally seen dozens of different Dell laptop models with Linux installed. They work better than they do with Windows every time. Since Linux is open source there are dozens of people actively improving and updating, so that users are getting a great experience all the time.
You can go on Dell’s website and buy a brand new XPS laptop from them running Ubuntu. They now have realized the demand for Dell Linux laptops. There becomes a problem though for some people. Spending $1,000 or more on a laptop is simply too much. Also, even if you have the money, why waste it? The reason it doesn’t make sense to spend that much money on a new laptop is because of the depreciation factor. After about two years these laptops drop significantly in value compared to what they were new.
Even though they are now two years old, when running Linux on this now two year old Dell laptop, you will be very hard pressed to notice a real difference in performance compared to a brand new laptop. If you are doing tasks like web browsing, watching videos, even coding, there will be no noticeable difference. The difference will be noticeable while doing intensive tasks, like 3D rendering, machine learning, or editing an 8K video. Most people don’t need a computer that can be the fastest at doing those advanced tasks, therefore, it makes sense to buy a refurbished Linux laptop and take advantage of the depreciation without making sacrifices.
Here at Laptop Mountain we have many Dell Linux Laptops to choose from that will run any distribution of Linux you’d like. It is safe to say that if you want a good computing experience you can’t go wrong with a business class Dell laptop with an I-series processor and 8GB of RAM. It is pretty much point, click, and done while using them. The computers operate great. If you want to give it an additional boost of speed then upgrade from the regular hard drive to a solid state drive.