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Pro Certified pre-install for Ubuntu
Most features like wireless, bluetooth, touchpad, keyboard, all work out of the box in terms of Linux compatibility.
Pro Good Keyboard
Backlit and offers good travel compared to competitor laptops.
Pro Good battery life
10.9 hours advertised, and runs pretty close to 10 hours in reality.
Con Higher specs only available for the touchscreen model
Only the touchscreen model offers the i7 processor and a 256 GB hard drive, which increases the price by $600.
Con Requires some manual work for full Linux compatitbility
At least two known issues: the left/middle trackpoint buttons, and the brightness and display switch keys. However, they can be fixed.