Asus and Ubuntu deliver affordable world-class laptops to USA Education

Canonical

on 26 November 2013

A quiet revolution is taking place in the global education sector: more and more institutions and students are discovering the value of the Ubuntu operating system.

In the USA, Ubuntu partner ASUS has added to its long line of Ubuntu laptops.  The X201E and 1015E  are high-quality, affordable Ubuntu laptops, perfect for education.

As Ubuntu, and all the software bundled on it is free, there’s no licence fees in the purchase price which significantly  reduces cost.  This is perfect for students and institutions, both of whose finances can be hard pressed.

Productivity applications are taken care of by LibreOffice.  Familiar feeling, they offer all the functionality students and staff need and are fully compatible with existing files from the leading proprietary alternative. There are also bundled free applications for email and web browsing.

Beyond these basics thousands of other free, open-source applications are available to meet more specific needs from image processing and 3D animation to anti-virus or accounting.

We know that effective personal computing is vital to students and Institutions, so it’s exciting for us to work with our partners to bring these low-cost, high-performance packages into the education sector.

For more information see Amazon.com and other good online retailers. 

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