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I'm interested in getting a cheap but good quality laptop to use among other things, for Ubuntu Touch development. I see the ASUS 1015E listed on the Ubuntu website, so I know it is compatible with Ubuntu, and it is quite cheap.

My question is, will a laptop/netbook with those specs, listed below, be sufficient for Ubuntu Touch development (compiling - CPU speed, the amount of RAM, etc):

  • Intel Celeron 847 1.1 GHz
  • 2 GB DDR3
  • 320 GB 5400 rpm Hard Drive
  • 10.1-Inch Screen
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It should survive but I usually recommend more memory on the hard drive.

Overall. If its Ubuntu compatible like you said, It will live.

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Disk space doesn't bother me, since I previously used a 50 GB partition for the Ubuntu in-development version, and was fine, even with 2 users. My main concern is CPU and RAM. – iBelieve Dec 3 '13 at 15:08
i think you will be fine – samgabbay Dec 3 '13 at 15:11
I think you may have to upgrade your processor – Tachyons Dec 4 '13 at 1:39

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