Dell PC with Ubuntu $50 cheaper than Windows

Posted on Thursday, Jul 05 2007 @ 00:45 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Dell made a post at their IdeaStorm website comparing the price of two similar systems, the one featuring Windows and the other Ubuntu Linux. The system with Ubuntu is $50 cheaper than the one with Windows Vista Home Basic. A Dell admin later posted at the site that on average, a comparably configured Ubuntu system will cost $50 less than a system with Windows.
$774 Inspiron 1420 (Ubuntu)
Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 (1.5GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
Ubuntu version 7.04
Anti-glare, widescreen 14.1 inch display (1280x800)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
80GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive
Intel 3945 802.11a/g Mini-card
Integrated High Definition Audio

$824 Inspiron 1420 (Vista)
Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 (1.5GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic Edition
Anti-glare, widescreen 14.1 inch display (1280x800)
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
80GB SATA Hard Drive (5400RPM)
24X CD writer/DVD Combo Drive
Intel 3945 802.11a/g Mini-card
56Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell)
Integrated High Definition Audio


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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