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Dell PC with Ubuntu $50 cheaper than Windows

Posted on Thursday, July 05 2007 @ 00:45:50 CEST by


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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