New Lenovo notebook is Linux-capable

— 10:13 AM on July 12, 2007

Dell's been getting quite a lot of attention lately for its line of Ubuntu Linux-powered desktop and notebook machines, but it's not the only PC maker on the desktop Linux bandwagon. DesktopLinux reports that Lenovo's new T61p notebook has official support for three different Linux distributions, despite the distinct lack of publicity surrounding the fact. The machine, which came out two days ago, is certified to run Novell's SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 as well as the latest Linux flavors from Red Hat and Turbolinux. Still, Lenovo doesn't seem to even advertise those certifications, and on its website, there's no option to order the ThinkPad T61p without a copy of Windows pre-installed.

On the hardware side of things, the T61p offers a 15.4" wide-screen display and packs a Core 2 Duo T7700 processor, an Nvidia Quadro FX 570M graphics module, 4GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive, and various wireless connectivity options in its top configuration. The machine starts at $1,508 on Lenovo's website, but it can go over $3,000 with all the options maxed out.

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