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I would suggest looking into system76.com/laptops If you don't want to go that route. I would strongly suggest grabbing the Asus x550la Intel core i7 haswell or a similar model. Ubuntu runs flawlessly out of the box and incredibly stable. All hardware drivers work without any issue. I have customized my build exactly how I want with no issues as well. ...


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I just got my 3rd gen X1 machine. As I'm writing this, Ubuntu 14.10 is running from a USB pen drive. So far I can say that this is not a "zero glitches" solution: mouse key buttons above trackpad don't work screen brightness keys don't work Full story at http://fredrik.wendt.se/2015/02/24/lenovo-thinkpad-x1-carbon-3rd-gen/


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On top of the link you've already got, you can have a look at the Ubuntu Supported Hardware catalogue. If the laptop's technical specifications only contains hardware that's mentioned on this list, it's obviously compatible with Ubuntu regardless of Ubuntu version.


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I have the 1st gen X1 Carbon and have been running Ubuntu on it for two years now. With 14.04 the fingerprint reader works. That was the only piece of hardware that didn't work in 13.10. It's a fantastic machine. Use powertop to find which settings are killing your battery life and you'll be much happier. I can get >5hrs


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It looks like the Arch Wiki has a page for the first generation. From my experience with a T530 of the same generation, UEFI booting with 14.04 and the latest firmware should be no problem. Audio seems to work fine, there seem to be no issues with (audio) power management on recent releases. Side note: Should have the convenient and now common TRRS/CTIA ...



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