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The compatibility of laptop with Ubuntu (or any other distribution) depends on the support available in kernel for hardware components. Usually the troublesome components are:

  • Internal modem
  • Wireless network card
  • SD card reader

You can find information about compatibility of various laptops on Ubuntu wiki

The purpose of this page is to list the laptops available in India that are generally usable with Ubuntu.

NOTE: General usability only covers working of existing components. It doesn't cover features like dual monitors, port replication etc.

Manufacturer Model Preinstalled OS Doesn't work Supported but not tested Laptop Testing report Comments
HP Compaq NX6120 Windows XP Home SD Card reader Infrared, FireWire HPNX6120 -
IBM/Lenovo IBM Thinkpad T42 (2374R79) Windows XP Internal Modem Infrared Thinkpad T42 -
IBM/Lenovo Lenovo 3000 N100 0689 5KA Windows XP Internal Modem SD Card reader Lenovo 3000 N100 -
Compaq Compaq Presario M2208TU None Card Reader works sporadically Firewire, Internal Modem -
Dell XPS M1210 Windows XP/Vista None Internal Modem Coming soon Works pretty well with 7.04 and 7.10, 8.04 Beta testing is on....
Dell XPS M1310 Windows XP/Vista None Internal Modem Coming soon Works pretty well with 7.04 and 7.10, 8.04 Beta testing is on....
Dell XPS M1530 Windows Vista None None Coming soon Works with 7.10, 8.04, 8.04.1 and 8.10 Beta. Some effort in getting Touchpad to work.
HP Pavilion tx1302au Tablet PC Windows Vista Home Premium Internal Modem Card reader View report Needs some tinkering to work well with Gutsy x86 and Hardy amd64
Compaq Presario c700 ( 770TU ) Laptop designed for vista but comes with XP preinstalled instead leading to lack of working drivers in default OS Atheros Wifi 965 GM Intel Card reader Coming Soon Works v well with Hardy except the wifi which needs to be tinkered with. The pleasant surprise is that touchpad scroll works in hardy and not in XP I am compiling a guide for this laptop on Hardy here.

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