When will you update your laptop list in the certification list?

Asked by jd

I noticed that you have no recent laptops on the certification page. I'm looking for a new 8 core 16GB laptop and I was hoping to find something on your certification page and found it lacking. When are you going to update it? I run multiple VMs concurrently on my laptop and need something with 8 cores and 16GB RAM, but you haven't certified anything near that.

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Daniel Manrique (roadmr) said :


The certified laptops list shows the most recently-certified ones at the top:


This is an example for Dell, but you can check out other manufacturers here:


You can of course look for specific models in this list, the Dell Precision-series workstations come to mind but the decision is ultimately up to you.

I can't provide details about certifying models with specific features, as this is not something that Canonical can dictate or have control over. The manufacturer's plans as far as which models will be certified with Ubuntu, as well as the schedule under which we receive said systems, is entirely up to them.

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jd (jdabbeyiii) said :

I am well aware of all of that. The problem is that their list is out dated, and the machines they do have are low power business machines. There aren't any machines anywhere close to the specs that I as a power user would use.the reason I posted is because the page is lacking and I'm asking if it will be updated anytime soon with some decent machines.

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Daniel Manrique (roadmr) said :


The list does contain the most recent systems we have certified, so it is not outdated. To reiterate, we have no influence on which systems the manufacturers send in for certification, nor can we dictate a schedule on when they do so. Thus, if you consider that certified systems are underpowered for your needs, or perhaps that a system that's already available from a manufacturer is not certified for Ubuntu, I'd encourage you to bring this up with the manufacturer and indicate your interest in Ubuntu on their systems.

The list is being constantly added to, so it will be updated soon, though I can't provide specifics on which machines will next appear on it, or whether they will fulfill your requirements.

That said, perhaps you could look at the Dell M3800: http://bartongeorge.net/tag/project-sputnik/. Billed as a "workstation"-class machine, It only has 4 cores but can go up to 16 GB RAM. It's not Ubuntu-certified, but the above-noted post could be of help to you.

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