Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 31st Aug 2007 19:36 UTC, submitted by dell/ubuntu laptop review
Hardware, Embedded Systems has a quick review of one of the Dell Ubuntu laptops, and concludes: "Overall, as a Linux geek, I'm very happy with my decision to get the Inspiron 1420N. The notebook is by far the fastest I've ever used and it's comfortable to work with on a desk or on your lap. The price is reasonable and comes in quite a bit cheaper than a Macbook. Unfortunately, Dell and Canonical have fallen short of releasing a truly great product. With just a little extra work and closer attention to the pre-installed software and drivers, they could be shipping the perfect Linux notebook. The way it is now, I wouldn't recommend this notebook for anyone who's not a seasoned Linux geek." The review is slightly outdated (two weeks old) but interesting nonetheless. In addition, Dell may also pre-install Ubuntu on servers.
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it doesn't work
by jcgf on Fri 31st Aug 2007 21:51 UTC
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Ubuntu currently has no 3D video driver for the integrated Intel X3100 graphics card.

Even the external monitor port (VGA) does not work!

Unfortunately, without installing any additional software, the computer quit hibernating and suspending correctly after a few days. Trying either of these functions completely freezes the OS and forces you to hard reboot the notebook.

I see why it's cheaper than a Macbook.

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