Lenovo ThinkPad L450 to ship Ubuntu pre-installed in India

Lenovo the largest Laptop seller in the world in total volumes will sell Laptops in India with Ubuntu OS pre-installed starting with its ThinkPad L450. This is the first such joint venture between Lenovo and Canonical which is aimed at tapping into the sweltering potential of the Indian Laptop market, and with an established user base for the popular Linux based distribution of which even I am a user it is a step in the right direction given the evident decline in laptop sales around the world.

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The persistence with which is Canonical its moving into the different markets of the world is quite evident given the launch of smartphones with Ubuntu touch and the various other into the market. The ThinkPad L450 has a durable yet sleek design which epitomizes the spirit of the Linux fraternity. It has a great 14″ HD display and offer the latest in processors with options like Intel Core i3 5005U and the i5 52000U in addition to this it packs 4 GB RAM and a 500 GB HDD to complement the cutting edge processors. It has a 720p HD Webcam with stereo and speakers a 48 WHr battery which promises an 8 hour battery life.

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The laptop series will be preloaded with Ubuntu 14.04 the LTS long term support release which can easily be upgraded to the latest iteration easily if the user so wishes. A new version of the OS is released every 6 months with consistent updates bug fixes and other   new features. The ThinkPad L450 will be available with select retailers and distributors. It’s expected retail price is around Rs 40000 and facie looks like it will turn it to be a hit for both Lenovo and Canonical and will prove crucial for expanding Ubuntu’s footprint in this booming Indian market.


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