Why Are Linux Laptops So Expensive?

The problem with Linux laptops is that the market is generally small.

So all the linux laptops are really expensive, because they’re trying to cater to power users and stuff.

If you go really low-end they’re using Android or Windows CE, most of the time.

Are Linux laptops cheaper?

Linux is free and more privacy-focused than other desktop operating systems like Windows, macOS, or Chrome OS. As the operating system is available for free, many of these cheap Linux laptops are sold at more affordable prices than their Windows or macOS counterparts.

How much does a Linux computer cost?

You can download and install GNU/Linux distributions without purchase. Some companies offer paid support for their Linux distributions, but the underlying software is still free to download and install. Microsoft Windows usually costs between $99.00 and $199.00 USD for each licensed copy.

Should I buy a Linux laptop?

I would recommend buying a Linux laptop if you have the cash to and you want the risk-free experience. If you want more options or a cheaper laptop of lower quality, research Windows laptops that have minimal compatibility issues with Linux and buy one of those to install your preferred Linux distro on it.

What laptops come with Linux?

10 super sweet laptops that come with Linux pre-installed

  • Dell XPS 13. See it now: XPS 13 at Dell.
  • Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen. See it now: ThinkPad X1 Carbon at LAC Portland.
  • System76 Galago Pro. See it now: Galago Pro at System 76.
  • System76 Serval WS. See it now: Serval WS at System76.
  • Libreboot X200 tablet.
  • Libreboot X200.
  • Penguin J2.
  • Pureism Librem 13.