I am looking for a laptop able to run dual boot Windows 10 / Ubuntu 16.
The budget range is from $500 to $1700.
CPU range is i5 - i7.
SSHD >= 225 Gig.
GPU >= GTX 940
Sane heating, Ubuntu must have drivers not to run fans 100% crazy.
RAM 8+ GB
The faster the better.
Nice to have:
Able to have sane Ubuntu installation, possibly without disabling modern BIOS and
without disabling BIOS security.
Able to read Windows partition from Ubuntu. (We have HP PC with Wind 10 or 8, which prohibits this ).
Computer model should be well established with big-and-positive feedback.
NVIDIA GTX 1060 (If Ubuntu supports.)
Non-glare ( Non Reflection ) display.
Memory 16 Gig
Able to install from common-Ubuntu-repository pack.
We are afraid, Dell packs may have upgrade problems.
Dell-certified to run normal Ubuntu, not Dellified-Ubuntu.
Gigabit Eithernet, modern WiFi.
We found 3 PC but they are a bit scaring and here is why:
Acer Predator 15 G9-591-70XR 15.6-inch Full HD Gaming Notebook (Windows 10)
As PC it is probably the best, but nearly "dead" for Ubuntu. See one of the
reviews ( with 3 starts there ).
This is a second in hardware quality:
MSI VR Ready GE62VR Apache Pro-001 15.6" Powerful Gaming Laptop GTX 1060 i7-6700HQ 16GB 256GB M.2 SATA + 1TB Windows 10
good feedback, 85%, modest-base;
tunable on site
Graphics Card: NVIDIA's Latest GeForce GTX 1060 8G GDDR5X
Have no info about Ubuntu on it. The GPU may be too new for some one person make a driver for it.
This is more weaker PC:
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series 15.6-Inch FHD Touchscreen Laptop
* no feedback
* 8GB Memory,
* AMD Radeon R5 M335 4GB, - much ?weaker
* 6th Generation Intel Core i7-6500u 2.5 GHz Processor (4M Cache, up to 3.1 GHz Turbo Boost) -- ?weaker
And finally decent budget PC massively sold.
Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG
Perhaps it will be more friendly for Ubuntu.
The reason for Ubuntu is a productivity for Web/development and managing Linux network.
Ubuntu itself feels horrible because of waste of resources, destroyed gedit, nautilus, buggy nemo, non-compact gui for managing computer,
use of mouse (instead of keyboard-shortcuts, menus, and histories), but hopefully
I would be able to strip all stuff for kids, to install gnome3/2, KDE,
to strip candy-GUI-skins, and purge all executable and background processes.
I feel that no matter how modern hardware is, the software vendors always overload it making even typing
waiting and blocking a human thought.