CTL, a hitherto unheard of PC manufacturer, is launching a new range of notebooks with Ubuntu preinstalled.

The hardy named, and hardy looking, CTLMB40U laptop boasts an entry level spec-setup that should suit the needs of your typical computer user:

  • i3 processor @ 2.2GHz
  • 2GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 160GB HDD
  • 14.1″ Screen
  • Integrated UMA Intel Graphics
  • 6 Cell Battery with 5 hours of battery life
  • Weighs 4.85 lbs

Layered atop of these hardware specs is Ubuntu 11.10 64bit.

The laptop can be customised further by way of additional processor (up to i7 quad core), RAM (up to 8GB) and storage (up to 512GB SSD) options.

The best bit about the laptop is the price: a very reasonable $499 US dollars, making it an extremely competitive offering when viewed alongside options from Ubuntu-dedicated hardware company System 76.

CTL also ship internationally.

‘full desktop experience’

In their press blurb announcing the notebook CTL’s COO Erik Stromquist is upbeat about the inclusion of Ubuntu, saying: –

“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.”

More information on the CTLMB40U can be found @ ctlcorp.com/v4/p-1215-ctl-mb40u-141-ubuntu-notebook

Thanks to Will M, via PCWorld

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