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Latest Ubuntu Certified hardware show that currently there are more than 90 laptops and 8 netbooks that work with Ubuntu 11.10 . While Ubuntu 11.04 has the highest certified laptops(123) and 9 netbooks. However, it is interesting to note that Ubuntu pre-installed or approved hardware that can run Ubuntu are increasingly on the rise, now that Ubuntu has broken the glass-ceiling on servers and Supercomputers.
Here are the Top 5 companies you should look at if you are looking for Ubuntu laptops.
The first company that anybody from linux world will direct you to, if you want to buy a Ubuntu-laptop is System76. Perhaps this and only one other company would have an exhaustive choice of Ubuntu laptops for you. The most ‘powerful laptop’ is the Serval Professional costing $1379. 2011, saw Lemur Ultra-thin selling allout with its optimized features.