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Best Linux Laptops

Updated December 2018
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  • 16 Models Considered
  • 8 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 142 Consumers Consulted
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    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

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    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    Though less popular than Windows and MacOS, open-source Linux is nevertheless a favorite operating system for those who love to customize their computer and hate the commercialization of technology. Finding a laptop that runs Linux smoothly can be challenging, though not as problematic as it used to be. Some laptops come preloaded with Linux, but for most, you’ll need to install your favorite version yourself. Manufacturers of Linux laptops are essentially promising that the hardware will play nicely with that operating system. If you want a laptop that boots up in Linux and Windows, make sure it has enough hard drive space to hold 2 operating systems. Like any laptop, consider things like storage space, RAM, processor speed, weight, size, and ports.

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