Note: It has been brought to my knowledge that Alpha is not processing orders or responding to complaints in last few weeks. Some people purchased it during Christmas sale and never received it. I have tried to contact the owners of Alpha and have got no response so far. It’s a registered business and is run by two people so maybe they are short on the manpower but that doesn’t explain why they cannot reply to emails.
So if you are planning to buy one, please contact them beforehand and see if they respond.
Year of the Linux desktop might not have arrived, but the year of Linux laptop is certainly here.
Only a few weeks back we saw a dedicated laptop specially tweaked for KDE Neon. Today we have got a new laptop series running elementary OS by default.
elementary OS is a Linux distribution mostly focused on the design element. This aesthetic OS is often considered the best Linux distribution that looks like MacOS.
To cash on the beauty of elementary OS, a new, rather unknown company has revealed a Chromebook like laptop series: Litebook. It is basically a 14″ laptop running on elemnetary OS. The hardware configuration is in the range of entry-level Chromebooks and so is the price tag ($249).
- Litebook boasts of the following configuration:
- 14.1-inch Full HD (1920×1080)
- Intel Quad-Core processor running at 1.6 GHz
- Graphics: Intel HD 400
- 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 512GB HDD (can be upgraded to SSD for additional price)
- 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0
- 2 USB 3.0 ports
- 1 HDMI port
- 1 Ethernet port
- MicroSD card reader
- 720px webcam
- 1.3 KG weight
- 9 hours battery claimed
- Price starts from $249, shipping extra
Litebook also claims to have modified elementary OS to make it more compatible with Litebook hardware. It also claims that “come without performance hogging bloatware” and at the same time Skype, Spotify and bunch of other software are installed by default.
Note: An earlier version of this article raised question over the authenticity of LiteBook because it used fake images of laptops to promote the product and did not provide a physical address of its business and wasn’t even a registered company. Things have changed since then so I have removed that section of the article.