Linux Laptop 2019


#1

Good Evening Everyone! If you were in the market for a modern laptop that was going to exclusively run Linux (Manjaro?). What would you look at that would be 100% working right out of the box?

Ideally I would like it to have a discrete graphics card. A good amount of RAM, a healthy CPU and decent battery life. It’s my only computer so I do everything from web surfing on the couch, to watching Tom’s awesome videos, to making videos of my own.

Right now I’m running a 2017 15" rMBP with the Touch Bar. I would consider trying to switch that machine over, but I’m not liking what I’m reading when it comes to hardware compatibility.

Anyway, thanks in advance for your thoughts!


#2

Hi,

these guys build systems that run linux out of the box


#3

Yes. Go System 76. Contact their sales department. I would get the Galago Pro if its within your budget. Also, why do you choose Manjaro? Could you consider trying [

Pop!_OS by System76

](https://system76.com/pop)
They made a custom spin of Ubuntu that is Awesome! I use it on my laptop and desktop.
On the Desktop I got their ISO which comes with Nvidia drivers built in.


#4

I have considered System 76 for years.

I’m an Arch fan is the main reason I picked Manjaro. I like the rolling release model.

I’m not a huge fan of Ubuntu and its derivatives. I’ve played with Pop! in VM and it isn’t bad, but I just am not a huge fan.


#5

You can always install any os you like, im pretty sure Learnlinux.tv has installed every Linux distro known to man kind to his one point in time or another


#6

True enough. Main reason I asked is I know the System 76 advantage is the driver repo’s to make everything work. I would probably have to do some digging to find the driver’s for non-ubuntu based distress.