I have a customer who was asking about purchasing a new laptop with Linux pre-installed. Figured I would share this with everyone for all those interested. Note that things can change quickly, including links on major OEM websites. Please contact us if you have any quuestions or come across an issue with any of these links below.

Dell

Dell was the first major laptop manufacturer to sell and support Linux laptops by pre-installing Ubuntu. As of writing they have the current Dell XPS 13 available on their Canadian website.

  • Prices in CAD
  • Local taxes instead of duty

Lenovo

Just recently Lenovo began offering Fedora on their laptops. You can see their current lineup on their Canadian website and a support page for which of their other systems are supported by which Linux distributions.

  • Prices in CAD
  • Local taxes instead of duty

System76

An American manufacturer that sells Laptops, Desktops and Servers with _Pop!OS pre-installed. It is their in house Linux distribution based on Ubuntu.

  • Prices in USD
  • $65 USD flat fee for Canadian shipping
  • Likely duty/brokerages fees

Purism

Also an American manufacturer who started with selling laptops and now also has a mini desktop and a privacy centric smartphone! They have just the one laptop model right now, the Librem 14 that is available for pre-order at the time of writing. They offer PureOS a Debian Stable derivative with only Free Software and Firmware (minus what is needed for Intel CPUs.)

  • Prices in USD
  • Free worldwide shipping
  • Likely duty/brokerages fees

Other Manufactures

There are other manufactures that sell Linux laptops but they are mostly located in Europe and charge with Euros. With that comes higher currency exchange rate, shipping costs and higher duty fees so keep that in mind.

Purchasing a laptop with Windows pre-installed, wipe it and install your favourite version of Linux instead is an option. That comes with the caveat of no manufacture support and possible compatibility issues. Examples being the laptop not suspending when the lid closes or things like the webcam not working. It is very dependant on the laptop though so your mileage will vary if you choose to go that route.

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