Everything You Need to Know About Choosing Linux PC Laptops and Netbooks
If you enjoy gaming, computer programming, or other data-heavy activities, the Linux operating system provides the bandwidth you need to enjoy hours of entertainment. On eBay, you can find a variety of laptops and netbooks with Linux loaded as the operating system. Choose from new and used Linux PC laptops and netbooks with a variety of features, hard drive and memory capacity, processor types, and sizes on eBay.What are some of the features of Linux laptops?
Some of the available features in the affordable Linux laptops and netbooks are:
- Backlit keyboard: There are light-emitting diodes that illuminate the keys from underneath, allowing you to see them in dark rooms.
- Webcam: A built-in webcam facilitates video chats, gaming, and video calls.
- Built-in microphone: This facilitates dialogue and voice controls in gaming applications.
- Bluetooth: This pairs the Linux laptop with compatible devices such as a computer mouse, speakers, or headphones.
- 10/100 LAN card: This facilitates networking with other Linux machines, servers, routers, and devices on a network.
The available hardware connectivity options include:
- DisplayPort and mini DisplayPort: This connects the computer to a projector or another viewing device.
- HDMI and mini HDMI: This port allows you to connect the laptop or netbook to a TV.
- USB: It accepts external data transfers with micro, mini, and 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 USB devices.
- SD cards: A port allows you to insert an SD or micro SD card from a digital camera or smartphone.
The available types are:
- Convertible: Converts the laptop into a tablet by using its stand.
- Netbook: This is set up for internet browsing.
- Laptop/notebook: This is set up for a variety of tasks, such as gaming, internet browsing, and programming.
- Ultra-mobile: This is an ultra-lightweight notebook.
When shopping for a new Linux laptop or netbook computer, consider its:
- Brand: Available options include ASUS, Acer, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Toshiba.
- Processor brand: Options include Intel Atom, Core, Celeron, or Pentium and AMD A series, Althon, G series, Geode, Phenom, Sempron, or Turion.
- Processor type: There are dual-core and quad-core options.
- Hard-drive capacity: The range is from 100GB to 2TB.
- Memory: You can choose up to 16GB of RAM.