Linux Computers

Linux runs great on new computers and classic computers. A six to ten year old computer running Linux is a great for general use. I’ve been rescuing classic computers, upgrading them, and loading Linux. I’m offering these computers as way to help people get into Linux. I purchase these computers from third parties (eBay, Letgo…), test them, upgrade components and use them. Every computer has been in my hands and is here because it works.

Current listings:

  1. System76 – Galago Pro with i5, 3K display, 16GB RAM, 250 GB m.2, 250 GB SSD
  2. System76 – Meerkat with i5, 16GB RAM, 250 GB SSD – SOLD
  3. ThinkPad T420 with i5, 12GB Ram 125GB SSD

1. System76 – Galago Pro (2018)

Specs

13″ HiDPI 3K HiDPI Display
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
3.4 GHz i5-8250U (1.6 up to 3.40 GHz – 6MB Cache – 4 Cores – 8 Threads)
16 GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2400MHz (2× 8 GB)
250 GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
250 GB 2.5″ SSD
WiFi up to 867 Mbps + Bluetooth
USB 3.1 Type-C with Thunderbolt 3, 2 × USB 3.1 Type-A, SD Card Reader
Power cord included

Condition

Used, minimal signs of wear, fully functional.

History

This computer has a single owner, me. I purchased this from System76 in late 2018 and used it as my daily driver until recently building a desktop computer.

Price

$680 plus shipping. E-Mail me if you are interested stephenacross@gmail.com.


2. System76 – Meerkat (2017) – SOLD

Specs

Model: meer4
3.4 GHz i5-7260U (2.20 up to 3.40 GHz – 4MB Cache – 2 Cores – 4 Threads)
16 GB Dual-channel DDR4 at 2133 MHz (2× 4 GB)
250 GB M.2 SSD
Front: 2× USB 3.1 Type-A (one powered)
Rear: 2× USB 3.1 Type-A, 1× USB Type-C (DisplayPort enabled)
HDMI, USB Type-C (DisplayPort enabled)
Gigabit Ethernet, Intel® Wireless-AC, Bluetooth 4.2
Power cord included

Condition

Used, fully functional, noisy CPU fan recently replaced.

History

This computer has a single owner, me. I purchased this from System76 in late 2017 and was my first Linux computer. I used this computer to produce the last two years of Talking Drupal podcast.

Price

$300 plus shipping. E-Mail me if you are interested stephenacross@gmail.com.


3. ThinkPad T420

Specs

Intel i5-2540M CPU
12 GB RAM
125GB SSD
Power cord and battery included.

Condition

Used. Usual wear marks for a computer this age. All features are working. A pixel is out in the center of the screen (see photos). Less than usual wear on the trackpad it’s age.

History

I purchased this T420 on eBay and upgraded to an SSD and purchased a power cord. When my daughter’s newly purchased HP failed and needed to be shipped out for repair, this T420 stepped up for a month. I installed Windows 10 and she used until her computer was repaired, and she continued using it for while longer. This 2011 computer performed as well as the 2019 HP budget laptop. She loved the keyboard.

Price

$145 plus shipping. I will install a fresh distro of your choice before shipping.