System76's 17.3" Bonobo Extreme Gaming Laptop Ops For Ubuntu

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News Posted: Mon, Nov 19 2012 11:44 PM
If you're a gamer, traditionally you probably haven't been super interested in buying a dedicated Linux machine. But times are changing, and with Steam soon to be available for Ubuntu, Linux addicts now have more reason than ever to invest in a new open source rig. System76 has one such machine for sale now, with the new Bonobo Extreme. It's a 17.3" beast with Ubuntu preinstalled, with the pricey base model including a 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-3630QM, a 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670MX, 8GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive, an 8-cell battery and an 8x DVD drive. The panel is a glossy one, and the starting price is just under $1500. Of course, for a gigantic machine with a niche OS, perhaps that's not so outrageous after all. So, Linux users -- you ready to put your money where your mouth is?

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Kidbest100 replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 12:22 AM

YES@!@##!@#

Finally! :D

This is GREAT news

PC Specs:

  • AMD Athlon 64 x2 6400+  Cooled by a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (push-pull)
  • 2GB DDR2
  • MSI Radeon HD 6450 2GB
  • Stock Dell motherboard
  • 250Gb HDD
  • XFX Pro Core edition 650W PSU
  • Stock Dell inspiron case

 

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OSunday replied on Tue, Nov 20 2012 1:27 AM

It's interesting to say the least.

I've personally never heard of System76 but as far as boutique builders I've always thought Maingear seemed to be the best of the best from all the information I learned about them through HotHardware

I think it's great to see a system builder pushing open source software but couldn't a user who wanted linux just install it themselves for free?

And the savings from using Windows OS can't be that much since OS systems have been dropping and OEM and System builders get another discount... not to mention in comparison to the overall price of a high end laptop, saving around $60 isn't anything significant

Still Props to System76 for pushing the open source!

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