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CTL is not the first name that springs to mind when you think of laptops. It is something that’s unlikely to change despite the Oregon-based company announcing the availability of its first Ubuntu compatible notebook recently. But we believe those on the lookout for a Ubuntu-based notebook would be willing to overlook CTL’s obscurity as long as its maiden laptop has the right specs and and price tag. Hit the jump and find out for yourself.
Called the MB40U, CTL’s maiden Ubuntu notebook is a 14.1-incher with a starting price of $449.00. The base model has a 2.2GHz Intel Core i3-2330 processor, 2GB of DDR3 RAM, a 160GB 5400rpm HDD and Intel N6200 A/B/G/N Pro Wireless. You can opt for a more powerful processor if you so desire, with Core i5-2430, Core i5-2520, Core i5-2540 and Core i7-2630qm being the choices on offer. Further, the machine can be customized with up to 8GB of RAM and 500GB of hard drive storage or 160GB solid-state storage. The laptop comes with Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot.”
“CTL is very pleased to introduce our line of notebooks and desktops based on Ubuntu version 11.10. Ubuntu has emerged as one of the most popular and user-friendly Linux operating systems in the market. With Ubuntu, users can have full desktop experience supported by a robust ecosystem and a full suite of free applications. CTL will be offering more Ubuntu based products in the future,” said CTL’s COO Erik Stromquist in a press release.