Zareason is the first hardware distributor that ships Gnome3 in an Ultrabook by default! Of course they ship many Linux Desktop flavors for every possible taste!
Prices start from $899 but you will need like $1200 to have a descent Ultrabook. Yes it is kinda expensive, but for the people that don’t care for an additional cost of about $200 (compering to other brands) Zareason UltraLap 430 is surely a nice deal.
Zareason Linux Distros
Zareason UltraLap 430 comes with the bellow distros pre-installed.
- Ubuntu 12.04
- Kubuntu 12.04
- Edubuntu 12.04
- Debian 6
- Linux Mint 13
- Fedora 17
You want more? They also ship your favorite distro if you asked them! I guess there will be an additional cost, but I am not sure about it. But you can also get it with no Operating System, and install one yourselves. You have a guarantee that it will work 100%.
Zareason let you custom your SUPER key with an Ubuntu or Tux logo!
- 14.1″ HD (1366×768) Glossy LED Backlit Display
- 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor
- Intel HD 4000 Graphics
- Quick performance and power-on times with Solid State Disks
- HD Stereo Speakers
- 802.11 B/G/N WiFi included
- 3-in-1 card reader — SD/MMC/MS supported
- 1.3 Megapixel HD webcam included
- Multi-gesture touchpad
- HDMI port
- Gigabit Ethernet port
- Kensington lock port
- Headphone/Mic Jack
- 2 USB 3.0 ports
- 1 USB 2.0 port
- Your choice of a variety of Open Source operating systems
- Battery Life: Up to 6 hrs
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 13.5in x 9.25in x .75in
- Weight: ~3.5 lbs
We are going to contact them soon and get more information about the market share prospect of Gnome3! Aw, and don’t forget, by next Ubuntu (13.04), the Ubuntu Gnome derivative will be an official spin of Canonical, so I guess Zareason will also ship that!