So you are on the lookout for a new laptop, and since you are pretty much down and out where cold, hard cash is concerned, what are you to do? Fret not, as the folks over at Asus do have a heart on the contrary to allegations that huge corporations are all about profit and nothing else, as they have announced the availability of the Asus 1015E that will run on Ubuntu Linux as the operating system of choice, retailing for as low as $215 in select online listings. Of course, if you have yet to experience Ubuntu Linux for yourself, you can always pick up the model that runs on Windows 8 which is a wee bit more expensive, and depending on where you decide to pick it up, it can retail for anywhere from $249 all the way to $299.
Just to recap, the Asus 1015E-DS03 is a 10.1” laptop that sports a 1,366 x 768 resolution display, where it will run on a 1.1GHz Intel Celeron dual-core processor, accompanied by 2GB RAM and a 320GB hard drive. Pretty basic specifications really, and it is nice to see them throw in a USB 3.0 port to keep company the two USB 2.0 ports.
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