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on 5 May 2015

Ubuntu now available for pre-order on AMD-based laptops at Ebuyer.com


  • A number of new HP solutions preloaded with Ubuntu and powered by AMD technology are available on pre-order from Ebuyer.com
  • Increases Ubuntu’s e-tail presence within the UK

05 May 2015, London: Electronic Commerce Retailer Ebuyer has launched a series of AMD-based HP laptops preloaded with Ubuntu. These devices are perfect for business and home users and are now available for pre-order on Ebuyer.com; fully available at the end of May 2015.

The launch with Ebuyer.com not only signals a significant milestone in terms of solidifying a partnership with one of the pre-eminent local electronic retailers, but increases Ubuntu’s e-tail presence here in the UK.

Initially, Ebuyer.com is offering users a choice of three different AMD-based HP laptops preloaded with Ubuntu –  the HP 255 (£199.99), 355 (£249.99) and ProBook 455 (£299.99). All three devices come with 15.6 LED displays, 1 TB hard disk drive and AMD Quad core Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) with AMD RadeonTM graphics. Both the HP Probook 255 and 355 come with 4GB of RAM whilst the ProBook 455 boasts 8GB.

The laptops are pre-installed with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS making it the most secure and reliable desktop OS for commercial customers. The units are Ubuntu Certified so hardware components are fully compatible with Ubuntu and users will enjoy robustness and great performance, including touch screen support and hiDPI monitors.

“We are extremely pleased to be launching Ubuntu on AMD-based HP devices with Ebuyer.com here in the UK,” said Maria Bonnefon, Global Client Sales Director at Canonical. “Ebuyer.com has proven itself to be a stalwart force in the UK electronics retail space and we are excited to be aligning with them on offering the Ubuntu desktop OS to local customers. We are thrilled  by the growing success of this partnership and what lies ahead.”

“By combining HP notebook platforms with AMD multicore APU’s and Ubuntu OS, Ebuyer.com is bringing to market an offering for SMBs and SOHOs that is competitively priced,” said James Blackman, AMD Commercial Channel Lead for EMEA. “Ebuyer.com is an innovative reseller always willing to bring new computing solutions to commercial customers that helps with their ongoing challenges of affordability, performance and security, without compromising on quality.”

Lee Weymouth, General Manager at Ebuyer.com, said “The focus has always been in providing our customers with the widest and most diversified choice of solutions and hence offering an alternative OS like Ubuntu is a natural next step for us. We trialled and sold Ubuntu preloaded on one device last year with huge success, which precipitated our desire to expand our efforts and offer customers a wider range of Ubuntu preloaded devices moving forward. We are excited to be expanding our partnership with Canonical.”

Ubuntu is now available for pre-order from Ebuyer.com on HP solutions powered by AMD. For more information on the products and/or to pre-order, visit www.ebuyer.com/ubuntu

About EBuyer.com

Ebuyer.com is one of the UK’s leading online retailers of electronics, technology and office supplies, processing over 1.3 million orders per year. Established in 1999 as a specialist retailer of computer components, Ebuyer.com is based in Howden, East Yorkshire.

About AMD

AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing. AMD solutions enable people everywhere to realize the full potential of their favorite devices and applications to push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information, visit www.amd.com.

About Canonical

Canonical is the commercial sponsor of the Ubuntu project and the leading provider of support services for Ubuntu deployments in the enterprise.

Ubuntu is a free, open-source platform for client, server and cloud computing. Since its launch in 2004, it has become a natural choice for users of all kinds, from Fortune 500 companies to hardware makers, content providers, software developers and  individual technologists.

With developers, support staff and engineering centres all over the world, Canonical is uniquely positioned to help its partners and enterprise customers make the most of Ubuntu. Canonical is a privately held company.

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