- HN, Ask HN: Best laptop for linux (probably Ubuntu)?
- HN, Ask HN: Best linux laptop right now?
- makeuseof, How to Choose the Best Laptop to Install Linux
- Quora, What is the best laptop for running Ubuntu Linux?
- Quora, What laptop is best for Linux?
- picknotebook, which I thought was the best article on choosing a ubuntu laptop, Best Ubuntu Laptop: 9 Top picks for 2016
The reviews for laptops in question have been aggregated and older models have been ignored to standardize the data. Reviews which were generally positive but listed more than 1 work-around or any unresolved issues have been treated as negative. Also, Apple machines have been ignored due to their relatively higher price point and on the other hand, the
Thinkpad x220 is intentionally left in the listing so as to highlight the sheer love of this machine!
At the moment, it seems like the
Dell XPS 13 is a clear winner with ASUS nipping at its heels, however if one was to aggregate all the Lenovo ratings any of the thinkpads would be the laptop of choice :)
If you'd like to contribute to this dataset please feel free to get in touch!