6 BEST LAPTOPS FOR UBUNTU [2019 Top List]

Ubuntu is an operating system by Linux. It is very different from Microsoft Windows system in both operating and updates.

If you are looking for the best laptops that can work efficiently with the Operating System of Ubuntu, check out the products with the corresponding details.

1: ASUS Chromebook 15 (CB5-571-58H)

ASUS Chromebook 15

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The Asus Chromebook 15 is the first Chromebook to support a 15.6 inches display screen at an extremely affordable price. The Chromebook of Asus provides a better Chrome OS experience.

Specification
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-5200U 2.2 GHz
  • RAM:  4 GB DDR3L SDRAM
  • Hard Drive: 32 GB Flash Memory Solid State
  • Weight: 4.85 pounds
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Screen Size: 15.6 inches

ASUS Chromebook 15  Review:

The plastic made an outer covering of Chromebook 15 looks very much sturdy; you can give it to your children without worrying. For a better grip of the device, it is covered with a woven texture over the plastic casing. The white colored back of Chromebook 15 gives optimistic vibes. Here on the top left, there is a Chrome logo with an Acer logo sitting beneath it.

The plastic made outer covering of Chromebook 15 looks very much sturdy; you can give it to your children without worrying

This model comes with two colors; black and white. The white colored model looks smart and spotless. While the black colored model looks difficult to get stains. So overall both of these colors are the perfect ones and attract the buyers.

Under the display screen lid, there resides the black pitched keyboard with the white surroundings fitted with two big-sized speakers. Above the screen is a 720p webcam for video calling and taking snaps.

DISPLAY:

The display of Chromebook 15 is surprisingly not up to the expectations. Due to the large display of 15.6 inches, it was expected to give a great picture on display, but all the hopes were washed away. Even watching the moves and other TV shows were not that much fun.

The screen of this model is clear but not much brighter. Nothing with a brightness of 228 nits, the brightness of Chromebook 15 is below the average mainstream laptop brightness of 251 nits. But the good thing is that it surpasses the Samsung Chromebook 2 having a brightness of 214 nits and the HP Chromebook 14 having a brightness of 209 nits.

AUDIO:

The speakers of the Chromebook 15 are remarkable. As mentioned above that the speakers are large in size and are facing upward on both sides of the black keyboard. Thanks to these big speakers, you would not miss any dialogue of your favorite TV show. Even you will be able to hear the hushed sounds clearly.

Listening music on this device at maximum volume is a whole new mood. All these good features of the speakers are because of the location of the two speakers that makes the sound seem louder.

PERFORMANCE:

Talking about the performance of Asus Chromebook 15, it is equipped with Intel Core i5-5200U CPU with 2.2 GHz processor. Due to such awesome features, the performance of this model is fast and efficient.

The most amazing thing is the quickness of this device to complete the demands put by the users. It was really astonishing to experience that how quickly the applications, games, tabs and the other programs run on the Chromebook.

The most amazing thing is the quickness of this device to complete the demands put by the users

It boots to Chrome OS in only 5.3 seconds. It also has a storage of 32 GB SSD that defeats the Toshiba Chromebook 2’s 16GB SSD (8 secs) and HP Chromebook 14’s 16 GB SSD (6 secs). Also with a stable RAM of 4 GB, it works really smoothly and efficiently.

CONNECTIVITY PORTS:

On the left side of the Chromebook 15’s base, HDMI, USB 3.0 and micro or headphone ports are present. On the right side an SD card reader, a USB 2.0 port and a Kensington lock slot are present.

PROS
  • Long lasting battery
  • Great Loudspeakers
  • Affordable price
CONS
  • Relative dull display

2: ASUS ZENBOOK 13 (UX331UA-AS51):

ASUS ZENBOOK 13

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This time Asus came out with a brilliant Ultrabook to surprise the users. The Asus ZenBook 13 is one of the best Ultrabook you can buy. No doubt it is expensive, but it’s versatile look and charming performance pays off.

Specification
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8250U 1.6 GHz
  • RAM:  8 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM
  • Hard Drive: 256 GB Flash Memory Solid State
  • Weight: 2.5 pounds
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Screen Size: 13.3 inches

ASUS ZENBOOK 13 Review:

This model of Asus is insanely beautiful and looks much smarter and cooler than the MacBook Air’s design. Some people do not like the shiny all-metal finishing of the MacBook Air. But Asus ZenBook 13 has a unique back look.

There is an Asus logo in the center and the design spreads in the form of concentric circles, making them look more charming and popping out of the main logo in the center.

Asus does not stop giving the best and smart to the users. The chassis of ZenBook 13 is not only thinner but also supports a lot of ports.

Talking about the 5 of the ZenBook 13, it is much thinner than the MacBook Air; 0.6 inches. The thickness of the Asus ZenBook 13 is 0.5 inches and the edges of the screen corners are smooth. The silverish colored look of this device and the glittering centric view of the backside is new and seems captivating.

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The bezels around the display screen of this device are very thin. It is known as Nano-Edge Bezel Technology. Asus does not stop giving the best and smart to the users. The chassis of ZenBook 13 is also thinner and supports a lot of ports.

DISPLAY:

In addition to the classic design, the screen of this device is also worth discussing. This model display a full HD screen view. The display is quite vibrant and vivid. The colorful view of this model makes the images look clear and detailed.

It is equipped with In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel technology which lets the viewers have wide viewing angles. The Anti-glare technology also works well with this device.

The size of the screen is not very large but comes in an average range of 13.3 inches. It is furnished with a Graphic Chip of Intel UHD 620, just enhancing it displays features and providing a colorful and clear full HD display.

PERFORMANCE:

The Zenbook13 possesses a newer class of chips announced in the last quarter of 2017 by Intel. The chips were being shown as an 8th generation but in reality, these were 7th generation hardware’s updated version. Along with this, the CPU of this device is equipped with a 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5-8250U.


The fast performance of this model is ensured by the quick switching between the tabs of Google Chrome and the other applications without causing any delay

Same goes for the RAM of this model as it contains 8 GB of it. The storage capacity is also up to the mark; comprising of 256 GB SSD and the Graphic Coprocessor of Intel UHD 620. This Asus model can catch anything you throw its way except the complex graphics. The fast performance of this model is ensured by the quick switching between the tabs of Google Chrome and the other applications without causing any delay.

The gaming performance of Asus ZenBook 13 is quite average but not fabulous.  As for most of the Ultrabooks, it is common that these cannot provide a good gaming experience because of the absence of the specified graphics cards. But this model can allow you to play the games with common and average requirements.

CONNECTIVITY PORTS:

The chassis of this device is thinner and is a house of a number of ports and slots. There are two full-sized USB ports on either side of the chassis. Due to thinner chassis, there is no full-sized HMDI port but a micro HDMI port housing on the right side of it.

Other ports include; a USB 3.1 Type-C port, an SD card Reader and a headphone jack. The drawback is that there is no Ethernet port. This is quite depressing as the demand of this might make the model’s ranking down.

PROS
  • Powerful Processor
  • Multi-tasking
  • Nice battery life
CONS
  • Not good for Pro-gaming

3: ASUS CHROMEBOOK FLIP C302CA:

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This Chromebook of Asus has 2-in-1 characteristics; possessing both the Chrome OS and Android access.

Specification
  • Processor: 1.1 GHz 8032
  • RAM:  4 GB LPDDR3
  • Hard Drive: 64 GB Flash Memory Solid State
  • Weight: 2.65 pounds
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Screen Size: 12.5 inches

DESIGN:

The Asus Chromebook C302CA has an Aluminium body that makes it looks like a MacBook. It is easy to get fooled by the appearance of this model as a MacBook if you miss noticing a bug Asus logo in the center of the backside of the display. On the top left side of the back is also a Chrome logo.


This device can be used in four different modes of Laptop, Stand, Tablet and Tent modes; thanks to the 360-degree hinge provided between the screen and laptop base

Weighing just 2.6 pounds, Asus Chromebook C302CA is lighter than the Dell Chromebook 13 (3.2 pounds) and Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook (3.2 pounds). The thickness of this device; being o.6 inches; also contributes to it’s lightweight.

This device can be used in four different modes of Laptop, Stand, Tablet, and Tent modes. Thanks to the 360-degree hinge provided between the screen and laptop base. These hinges make the transition to the different modes in an easy and stable way.

DISPLAY:

This model of Asus provides a 12.5 inches display screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This panel provides crisp images, clear view, and decent colors. The brightness of this device is also solid.

This device has a brightness of 292 nits which is below the average for ultra-portables that is 303 nits

Talking about the colors of the display screen of Chromebook C302CA, it provides accurate colors. It scored 1.6 on the Delta-E test (lower is better). This test has a lot of value of 2.2 for average ultra-portables.

This device has a brightness of 292 nits. It is quite good but is below the average for ultra-portables that is 303 nits. Although being a bit below the average level, the brightness of Asus Chromebook C302CA surpasses the brightness of Acer Chromebook R 13 that is 254 nits and also the ThinkPad 13 Chromebook that is 257 nits, which are all dimmer.

PERFORMANCE:

Asus Chromebook C302CA hosts an m5 Intel Core processor.  It is also equipped with a 4GB of RAM. This pretty combination provides a lot of multitasking. It can work well without causing any delay even when 15 chrome tabs were opened along with living YouTube streaming.

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It has a Graphic Coprocessor of Intel HD Graphics 515. Also with a flash memory size of 64 GB, it provides a room for storing your favorite movies and games.

AUDIO:

The audio speakers of the Asus Chromebook Flip are quite decent. While giving briefing or a presentation in a conference room of medium- size, you will not have to connect extra speakers for the

CONNECTIVITY PORTS:

On the right side of the chassis is a USB Type-C port, a microSD card reader. On the left side, there is another USB Type-C port, a Headphone jack, Volume and Power buttons.

PROS
  • Speedy Performance
  • Solid Battery life
  • Bright Display
CONS
  • Expensive

4: HUAWEI MATE BOOK X PRO:

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Specification
  • Processor: 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8550U 1.8 GHz
  • RAM:  16 GB LPDDR3
  • Hard Drive: 512 GB NVMePCleSSD
  • Weight: 2.93 pounds
  • Screen Resolution: 3000 x 2000 pixels
  • Screen Size: 13.9 inches

HUAWEI MATE BOOK X PRO Review:

The aluminum body of this Mate book X Pro is very much like that of Apple’s MacBooks and it’s a good thing. It is super slim and also easy to open single-handed. Around the keyboard deck, there is a shiny beveled edge which is lacking in MacBooks.

A unique feature of Fingerprint Reader is added and installed on the power button for the quick signing-in of the Windows.

The edges of the Mate book are a bit flatter and not tapered seen in MacBook Air. The size of the screen is also nice as we talk about the notebooks; 14 inches almost, 13.9 inches to be exact.

The logo of Huawei is chopped inside the back of the display screen. The silver shiny logo appears at the center of the back. The back is matte silver-grey in color giving off cool vibes.

It weighs 2.9 pounds and has a thickness of 0.6 inches. Other features include the fingerprint reader which is used for the Windows sign- in. This is located in its power button which helps you to quickly log in to your device.

DISPLAY:

Talking about the display of Huawei Mate book X Pro, it has a vibrant resolution of 3000 x 2000 pixels. The screen is quite sharp and bright. The images and the videos shown on the screen give crisp details and clear view with proper distinct coloring.

Also the touch- screen for Matebook is quite responsive to the hand touch movements while navigating the screen

The brightness margin of this Mate book is extraordinary high. It hits the high score of 458 nits. This brightness is the highest one to come across my eyes. This powerful feature of Mate book lets the users view clearly the colors on the screen 80 degrees to the left and to the right.  It surpasses the average category for brightness that is 300 nits, by a higher value.

Also the touch- screen for Mate book is quite responsive to the hand touch movements while navigating the screen.

PERFORMANCE:

The performance of this device is also splendid. Equipped with an Intel Core i7- 8550U CPU and a RAM of 16 GB LPDDR3, it provides a great opportunity for multitasking and quick-surfing of the internet. Even when 12 Chrome tabs were running along live streaming of YouTube at 1080 pixels, this device provided no room for slowing down.

Along with such high-performance features, it is also having a Graphics Coprocessor of NVIDIA GeForce MX150 and Graphics Card RAM size of 2 GB.

As for the storage capacity of the Hard Drive, it has 512 GB. It provides a lot of space for storing your favorite movies and games on your Mate book for offline use.

CONNECTIVITY PORTS:

On the left side, there is a Thunderbolt 3 port, USB Type-C port, and a headphone jack. There is a USB 3.0 Type-A port on the right side of the chassis.

AUDIO:

The audio speaker’s range is quite good. It can cover the medium-sized conference room with it’s sweet sounded speakers. It is quite nice to hear the sounds without headphones on, as this model provides a soft touch of music and melodies.

PROS
  • Excellent performance
  • Long battery life
  • Both USB Type- C and Type-A ports
CONS
  • Limited availability

5: DELL XPS 15: (Best Laptops For Ubuntu)

DELL XPS 15

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The XPS series of Dell laptops are considered to be of the gold standard and the same goes for XPS 15. No doubt it is one of the most powerful laptops on the market.

Specification
  • Processor: 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700U Quad Core 3.8 GHz
  • RAM:  8 GB DDR4
  • Hard Drive: 256 GB SSD
  • Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Screen Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Screen Size: 15.6 inches

DELL XPS 15 Laptop Review:

The overall look of XPS 15 is no different from the previous of the same series. It has a clean silver Aluminium lid with smoothly rounded edges giving a fine look. This model is good to be placed on an office desk because it looks too cool to be there.

Having a thickness of just 0.5 to 0.7 inches and a weight of 4.2 pounds, XPS 15 marks as one of the slimmer notebooks in this category

The Dell logo is embedded in the center at the back of the screen. It is glossy and grey in color. Also, the backside of the screen is silver in color. On the black chassis are a black-colored keyboard and a touch-pad. The power button is placed on the top right corner of the chassis. This button also serves as a fingerprint reader and quickly switches in the laptop by pressing the power button.

Having a thickness of just 0.5 to 0.7 inches and a weight of 4.2 pounds, XPS 15 marks as one of the slimmer notebooks in this category. The Microsoft Surface Book 2 also weighs 4.2 pounds but it has a thickness of 0.9 inches which is quite higher than the former one.

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DISPLAY:

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the display of Dell XPS 15 is sharp and colorful. It has the ability to produce detailed imaging and viewing. Either it is gaming or watching your favorite movies and TV shows, this device provides a clear and vibrant view.

Talking about the brightness of this device, it scored 371 nits on the brightness test. It surpassed the average value of 310 nits and also Spectre x360 which scored 340 nits and MacBook Pro which scored 354 nits on the brightness test. But unfortunately, the 4K panel of XPS 15 seemed to be dull as compared to the competitor models of the same price and features.

PERFORMANCE:

According to the smart size of the model, it hosts a lot to make it’s performance up to the mark. While having a 7th generation Intel Core i7- 7700HQ Quad Core CPU and a RAM of 8 GB, it provides no room for slowing down of the system. It did not show any lagging even when 20 Google Chrome tabs were running, alongside the playing of a TV show and the Windows Defender.

It is equipped with a Graphics Coprocessor of NVIDIA GTX 1050. The storage capacity of this device is also good, marking 512 GB. So it provides a lot of space for your data to be stored safely.

CONNECTIVITY PORTS:

This XPS model has a lot of ports to allow large scale connectivity and gaming PowerStation. On the right side of the chassis, there is a USB 3.1 Type-A port, an SD Card Reader, a Noble lock slot and a battery status indicator lit by five lights.

On the left side of the chassis, there rest a Type-A port, a Thunderbolt 3 port, an HDMI 2.0 port, a Headset jack, and a charging port.

AUDIO:

The bottom-mounted speakers of this device are surprisingly loud. These speakers have a clear voice but the problem is encountered when a very high pitch voice is produced in any movie or song being played. This distortion is the only bad thing about the speakers of the XPS 15.

PROS
  • Excellent Battery life
  • A bright and colorful display
  • Captivating design
CONS
  • Awkward webcam location

6: HP CHROMEBOOK 11 G4:

HP CHROMEBOOK 11 G4

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Specification
  • Processor: Intel N2840 Dual Core 2.16 GHz
  • RAM:  2 GB DDR3L
  • Hard Drive: 16 GB Flash SSD
  • Weight: 2.72 pounds
  • Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768 pixels
  • Screen Size: 11.6 inches

HP Chromebook 11 G4 Review:

The back of the HP Chromebook 11 is two-toned palette having rounded edges. The base color is matte black with a shiny silver HP logo at the center of the lid. The background color and the logo provide a nice contrast of colors. There is also a Chrome logo on the top left of the lid. The bottom of the lid is textured so that it provides a strong grip while carrying.

The thick bezel around the display screen is much similar to that of the lid. This model overall gives a very rough and tough vibe. So you not worry and feel free to give it to your kids or just throw it into any bag.

It is quite portable to carry anywhere.

It is quite portable to carry anywhere. Thanks to it being lightweight and measuring only 2.1 pounds and a thickness of 0.81 inches. These features make it 0.4 pounds lighter in weight than Lenovo 100S Chromebook a d 0.7 pounds lighter than Dell Chromebook.

DISPLAY:

The main problem comes when you encounter the display features of this model. The 11.6 inches screen with a common resolution of 1366 x 768 with anti-glare technology does not stand out that much. Many models with the similar prices and resolution have high brightness and vibrancy.

The colors on the Chromebook 11’s display does not come out to be very sharp especially at wider viewing angles these colors look washed up. The dim display is because of the low bits of the display reaching only 192 nits. This value is very low when compared with other Chromebooks. Other Chromebooks such as Lenovo 100S Chromebook has 244 nits brightness while Dell’s 11 inches has 228 nits brightness.

PERFORMANCE:

HP Chromebook 11 G4 has an Intel Celeron Processor N2840 paired with 4 GB of RAM. The base model comes with 2 GB of RAM but can be upgraded to 4GB for a better experience.  Those who buy the laptop with 2 GB and works on it may not be able to do a lot of multitasking on it due to a limited package provided by the RAM.

Nevertheless, the performance of this device is satisfactory. Even with 16 tabs of Google Chrome running and live streaming of YouTube videos, it did not provide any room for lagging behind in performing its tasks.

AUDIO:

I was surprised to hear the loud and clear audio of the Chromebook 11’s speakers. These are not the best but provide a mid-range speakers’ audio in this price range. The audio is quite clear and loud but the bass is not that much effective. It also causes the background music to be hissed.

PROS
  • Quality speakers
  • Comfortable keyboard
CONS
  • Dimmer screen
  • Average battery life

6 BEST LAPTOPS FOR UBUNTU [2019 Top List]

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