Two new Asus laptops offer an Ubuntu Linux option

These new machines can be purchased with either Windows 8 or Canonical's popular OS.

By Katherine Noyes, PC World |  Hardware, Asus, laptops

Then there's the Asus X201E, an Ubuntu-preloaded version of the Windows 8-based Q200E now listed for $549.99 on Best Buy featuring a 1.4 GHz Intel Core i3-2365M, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 500GB hard drive.

The Ubuntu-powered Asus X201E, in turn, is a lower-end version of the F201E, according to Notebook Italia, that features a 1.1 GHz Intel Celeron 847, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 320GB hard drive.

The X201E is expected on U.S. store shelves later this month, according to OMG!Ubuntu!, and--as one would hope--for less than the Windows version. Currently, pricing seems to be in the vicinity of $314 or $315.99.


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