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Reply to comment by An_Old_Big_Tree in I may be forced to get a new laptop soon. I'm considering getting something more affordable, that runs smoothly with Linux, and covers my needs. Can you help me out? (Details inside) by An_Old_Big_Tree
You can buy laptops that come with linux pre-installed by the manufacturer if you're worried about hardware support. Newly released components (especially wifi cards) sometimes take a few months before they're supported by the Linux kernel, but this is becoming more rare.
If you get the laptop from a manufacturer or a shop that sells it with Linux pre-installed, you'll know it won't have any hardware problems. Dell sells some laptops with Linux installed, for example:
And so does Lenovo (Thinkpad):
And of course there are the Linux-exclusive companies:
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