This is the first joint launch between Lenovo and Canonical in India
Canonical said that Lenovo will be shipping Ubuntu preloaded devices starting with Thinkpad L450 laptop series starting early July 2015. The laptops will be available to purchase from selected commercial resellers and distributors throughout the region at prices starting from INR 40,000.
This marks another milestone in the global adoption of Ubuntu, and is the first joint launch between Lenovo and Canonical in India – another OEM coming into the fold in a region where Ubuntu already possesses a strong foothold announced the press release.
The Thinkpad L450 laptop series will come preloaded with Ubuntu 14.04 (the long term support version) which affords support and maintenance for five years from release date. In addition to long-term support, Ubuntu 14.04 comes with touch screen enhancements and works seamlessly on hiDPI monitors.
Prakash Advani, Regional Director (Sales & Alliances – India & South East Asia, said, “This marks a true stepping stone in our relationship with Lenovo and an extension of our offerings in the Indian marketplace which is one of our key markets for Ubuntu PCs globally. Lenovo has a strong presence amongst large enterprises who are increasingly adopting the Ubuntu OS.’’
Rahul Agarwal, MD, Lenovo India, said, “We are happy about this partnership as our customers in India will now have access to Ubuntu preloaded Thinkpad L450 laptop series. Through this partnership we hope to strengthen our customer relationship by providing multiple OS options and enhance user experience.”
Lenovo Thinkpad 450 laptops with Ubuntu preloaded will be available from select distributors and resellers across the region starting early July.