"CTL is very pleased to introduce our line of notebooks and desktops based on Ubuntu version 11.10. Ubuntu has emerged as one of the most popular and user-friendly Linux operating systems in the market. With Ubuntu, users can have full desktop experience supported by a robust ecosystem and a full suite of free applications. CTL will be offering more Ubuntu based products in the future," says CTL’s COO Erik Stromquist.
Pricing for the MB40U starts at $449 and includes:
- Intel Core i3 2330 processor (2.2GHz, 3MB cache)
- 2GB DDR3-1066 memory
- 160GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
- 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
- Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit pre-installed
- 1 year parts and labor warranty
If that doesn't float your boat, the system is slightly customizable to accommodate a faster processor (up to a Core i7 2630QM), more RAM (up to 8GB), and bigger and faster storage solutions (up to a 500GB 7200 RPM HDD or up to a 512GB SSD).