If you're looking for an entry level laptop, we've a very affordable option here from Dell Small Business -- a Vostro 2520 15" Laptop with Core i3-2328, Ubuntu Linux, 4GB RAM, 500GB HD for $349.00. Here's a closer look:
- Intel Core i3-2328M processor (2.2GHz)
- UBUNTU Linux
- 4GB Shared Single Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
- 500GB 5400 RPM SATA Hard Drive
- 15.6” High Definition (720p) LED with Anti-Glare™
- Intel® HD Graphics/HD Graphics 3000
- 8X CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
- Wireless 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0+LE
- Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card
- Dell Chiclet Keyboard with Multi-touch Touchpad,US English
- Lithium Ion Battery (6-Cell)
The big sticking point here is that it doesn't come with Windows 7 installed. If you're okay with that, you're getting yourself a solid laptop overall for the price. It's worth noting that if you get a standard English keyboard here, unlike the bilingual keyboards on many similarly equipped systems from brick and mortar stores.
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