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Saying goodbye to my System76 notebooks

Jan 18, 2011, 11:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christopher Dawson)

"Unfortunately, it's time to send back some of the more interesting computers I've had the opportunity to test recently. I'm saying goodbye today to the Classmate spin (the "Starling Edubook"), consumer netbook (the "Starling Netbook"), and high-performance consumer laptop ("Pangolin Performance") from System76. I'm probably going to have to steal the Edubook from my youngest son while he sleeps if he relaxes his grip on the handle long enough and I'm sincerely going to miss the raw power of the Pangolin.

"If you missed my other posts on the System76 systems (or just really didn't feel feel like clicking through the links above, which I completely understand on both a holiday here in the States and a Monday morning to boot), the company is interesting in that it sells only Ubuntu-powered computers. And a wide variety of them, at that. Desktops, laptops, netbooks, servers, and workstations, with spins for everything from casual users to education to high-end engineering and visualization.

"Their prices are extremely competitive, partly because of the lack of Windows licensing costs, but also because they can leverage many of the same economies of scale that benefit major OEMs by purchasing from the big ODMs in Asia."

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