The third generation model in Ubuntu-dedicated hardware company System 76′s�Lemur Ultra laptop line is available to buy.
The 14.1″ portable starts at $599 for the base configuration, which sports a more powerful Intel i5 CPU clocked at 2.4Ghz than its predecessor (whose base system ran with an Intel i3 @ 1.2Ghz); a bumped-up 720p HD-friendly graphics chip, but the same 2GB of DDR3 RAM and lacklustre 250GB HDD spinning at 5400 RPM as found in the previous model.
The good news is that Ubuntu 11.10 64bit is installed by default, meaning you won’t need to faff around upgrading should you choose to buy one the Lemur.
As with most System 76 devices, users are free to customise configurations based on their needs – including faster i5 and i7 CPUs, additional RAM, longer-lasting batteries and a slew of HDD and SSD sizes – but this does add to the overall cost.
System 76 | Lemur Ultra
Thanks to James