In the market for an inexpensive laptop that doesn’t ship with Windows or MacOS? Dell is currently selling its newest XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop with Ubuntu Linux for as little as $690 — although you’ll have to pay considerably more than that if you want a model with more than 4GB of RAM.
Another option is to pick up a Chromebook — and if Chrome OS isn’t your thing, there are multiple ways to run Linux applications on a Chromebook. Many recent models support Google’s Crostini project, which lets you run Linux software within Chrome OS. or you could try Crouton, a third-party utility that lets you load a full GNU/Linux distribution to run alongside Google’s operating system.
Here are some of the day’s best deals.
Linux and Chrome OS laptops
- Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Linux laptops for $690 and up – Dell
- Asus C302 12.5″ convertible Chromebook w/Core m3-6Y30/4GB/64GB for $470 – B&H
- Asus C213 11.6″ convertible Chromebook w/Celeron N3350/4GB/32GB for $339 – B&H
- Dell XPS 13 9370 w/4K touchscreen display/Core i5-8250U/8GB/128GB for $1000 – Adorama
- Acer Spin 7 14″ convertible w/Core i7-7Y75/8GB/256GB for $725 – Adorama
- Acer Swift 7 13″ laptop w/Core i7-7Y75/8GB/512GB for $800 – Adorama
- AOMAIS Sport II portable Bluetooth speaker for $20 – Amazon (coupon: ACKWRCZD)
- Microsoft Surface-compatible pen (1024 levels of pressure sensitivity) for $30 – Amazon
- Name your price for a bundle of sci-fi and fantasy eBooks from Latinx authors – StoryBundle