AMD-Powered HP Ubuntu Powered Laptops To Go On Sale In UK

Canonical says partnership with eBuyer will expand the reach of Ubuntu in the UK when they go on pre-order at the end of the month

Three Ubuntu-powered HP laptops intended for business users will be available to pre-order at the end of May through online reailer eBuyer.

The HP Probook 255, 355 and 455 all have 15.6-inch LED displays, 1TB hard drives, AMD quad-core processors and Radeon graphics.

The £199.99 Probook 255 and £249.99 Probook 355 boast 4GB of RAM, while the £299.99 Probook 455 has 8GB of memory.

Ubuntu HP laptops

HP Ubuntu Laptops

The two more expensive models also have meatier processors. Each laptop comes pre-loaded with Ubuntu 14.04 and every component used to manufacture the machines is Ubuntu-certified to ensure optimum performance.

Canonical claims the partnership will boost Ubuntu’s presence in the UK, particularly online, with eBuyer claiming previous Ubuntu systems had been well-received.

‘’The focus has always been in providing our customers with the widest and most diversified choice of solutions and hence offering an alternative OS like Ubuntu is a natural next step for us,” said Lee Weymouth, general manager of eBuyer. “We trialled and sold Ubuntu preloaded on one device last year with huge success, which precipitated our desire to expand our efforts and offer customers a wider range of Ubuntu preloaded devices moving forward. We are excited to be expanding our partnership with Canonical.’’

Last month, Canonical took the wraps off Ubuntu 15.04, or Vivid Vervet, which included a number of new desktop, cloud, server and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities. It is the first build of the Linux-based operating system to feature support for Snappy, which manages IoT devices.

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