Litebook Releases Compact 14-inch Linux Notebook for $249
The relatively unknown company Litebook is introducing a new laptop that comes with Linux pre-installed for a price tag of just $249. Litebook – which is the name of the company as well as the name for the notebook itself – is aiming to compete with Chromebooks in the same price category. The Litebook is equipped with an Intel N3150 Celeron CPU at 1.6 GHz, 4 gigabytes of internal RAM memory and a hard drive with 512-gigabyte capacity. A slightly different variant of the Litebook is also available with a 32-gigabyte SSD alongside the hard drive for $269.
The Litebook features a white, black or red exterior with dimensions of 13.5 x 9.3 x .64 inches. The total weight of the device hasn’t been specified. The enclosure will have a full ethernet port, two regular sized USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and MicroSDXC. With all these goodies, there’s still some negatives, like the lack of a USB Type-C port and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.
The display of the notebook measures 14.1 inches and uses a Full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. To keep the price low, Litebook is releasing their laptop with a Linux operating system, ElementaryOS. Elementary is known for its user-friendly interface and seems to be inspired by MacOS. The notebook also has a free open-source software suite, WPS Office, pre-installed. Aside from the included Office software suite, they promise that the device will be kept free of bloatware.
The company also assures that you’ll be able to install a Windows operating system on this laptop without any issues. Nonetheless, it is promoting Linux and Steam for Linux and claims the laptop is an ideal casual and light gaming device.
The Litebook is available to purchase on the official website and comes with one year warranty.