[ Thanks to kiterunner for this link.
“Ubuntu 11.04 Pre Installed Laptops and Netbooks: To be clear,
NO mainstream manufacturers have a good product line of Linux pre
installed laptops and netbooks. Dell used to have some, but these
days nobody knows what Dell is upto in terms of their Linux
offerings. It’s either too hard to find out or else the product
itself will be outdated. So the below list include products from
System76 and ZaReason primarily.”