HP laptops and PCs pre-loaded with Ubuntu are to go on sale in Russia from the middle of May, Canonical has announced.
A slate of devices, which includes 15.6-inch notebooks and a 20-inch all-in-one desktop PC, will be sold through selected resellers and distributors across the country starting from mid-May, 2015.
The announcement marks the first formal push by HP and Canonical of Ubuntu devices in Russia, having worked together to launch devices around the world, including India, China and most recently the UK.
Canonical describe the Russia launch as “exciting”, as do HP Russia who add that Ubuntu a ‘has been widely embraced in the Russian market and so we are excited to be offering it on HP’s portfolio of notebooks and AIO desktops.’
HP Ubuntu Laptops
Various AMD and Intel chipsets will be available in the laptops selection, which includes HP 15 series notebooks using AMD E1-2100 and A6-5200 processors, and offerings based on Intel chips ranging from an Intel Celeron N2840 through to an Intel Core i3-4005U.
RAM, storage and other options and features will vary from model to model.
HP Ubuntu All In One PC
Alongside HP Ubuntu laptops is a 20-inch HP all-in-one desktop PC.
It ships with an AMD E1-6010 processor, AMD Radeon HD 8240 graphics card, 2GB RAM (upgradeable) and a 500GB hard drive. A DVD writer, built-in webcam and smattering of ports, including 4 USB 2.0 and 2 USB 3.0.
All devices sold with Ubuntu come with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, backed with updates and support until 2019.
HP devices running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS go on sale across Russia from mid-May 2015.