Lenovo is increasing the number of PCs and laptops it sells preloaded with Ubuntu.

Announced today, Lenovo say it’s expanding its range of Ubuntu devices to span almost 30 different PCs, workstations, and laptops.

“Our goal is to remove the complexity and provide the Linux community with [a] premium experience”

The news builds on the certification program the company announced in June and means a ‘comprehensive range’ of ThinkStation and ThinkPad series laptops will be available to buy from the Lenovo website. Most come preloaded with the latest Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

“Lenovo’s vision of enabling smarter technology for all really does mean ‘for all’,” says Igor Bergman, Vice President of PCSD Software & Cloud at Lenovo.

“Our goal is to remove the complexity and provide the Linux community with the premium experience that our customers know us for. This is why we have taken this next step to offer Linux-ready devices right out of the box.”

Why is this important? Well, it means buyers can choose a fully-working, totally-certified out-of-box Ubuntu experience. No need to install Linux manually. Not need to tussle with hardware incompatibilities. Everything is tested to “just work”.

Lenovo PCs pre-loaded with Ubuntu include the ThinkStation and ThinkPad P series, plus 14 additional Thinkpad T, X, X1 and L series models, including the (very swish) ThinkPad X1 Yoga and X1 Carbon:

  • ThinkPad T14 (Intel and AMD)
  • ThinkPad T14s (Intel and AMD)
  • ThinkPad T15p
  • ThinkPad T15
  • ThinkPad X13 (Intel and AMD)
  • ThinkPad X13 Yoga
  • ThinkPad X1 Extreme (Gen 3)
  • ThinkPad X1 Carbon (Gen 8)
  • ThinkPad X1 Yoga (Gen 5)
  • ThinkPad L14
  • ThinkPad L15
  • ThinkPad P15s
  • ThinkPad P15v
  • ThinkPad P15
  • ThinkPad P17
  • ThinkPad P14s
  • ThinkPad P1 (Gen 3)
  • ThinkStation P340
  • ThinkStation P340 Tiny
  • ThinkStation P520c
  • ThinkStation P520
  • ThinkStation P720
  • ThinkStation P920
  • ThinkStation P620

Lenovo say the Ubuntu options on these devices is rolling out globally from September 2020 and throughout 2021 but do note that ‘on-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in select markets’.

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