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New, Refurbished or "Kit" laptops?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tripwire45, May 29, 2007.

  1. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    As you probably know by now, you can buy a the base model of the Dell Inspiron laptop with Ubuntu loaded for around $600 (after $200 "instant rebate").

    http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/linux_3x?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

    While that's a pretty good price, I was wondering (since I can get the Ubuntu install disk for free) if anyone sold just laptop hardware with no OS installed at all. I know you can buy PC hardware kits but haven't seen a laptop equivalent. My old laptop suffered from LCD death and would probably be more expensive to repair than it's worth. I had my data backed up before the display went toes up, so I'm ok there. Does anyone have any ideas along these lines?

    I know that since I'm in the US and most of you aren't this question might not do me much good here, but what the heck. :wink:
     
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  2. nugget
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    Sorry Trip but it looks like you might have to buy a laptop with OS. I don't think I've seen any pc/laptop being sold without one.

    We don't seem to have a market for kit laptops either so I guess this isn't any help whatsoever.:oops:
     
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