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Trying to buy a laptop without Windows installed - Part 5, Scan Computers
Submitted via the Customer Services web form, 31/08/2012
Hi, I have been looking round your website with a view to buying a laptop. However, as a Linux user I do not want to buy a laptop which is preloaded with any variety of windows which I will then have to try to claim money back for after rejecting the windows licence which I do not agree with the terms of. Unfortunately, I have not found any models which are available without windows. Is there an option to buy a laptop either with Linux preloaded or without windows installed?
A rather quick reply, less than one hour:-
Hi Lee, thanks for your quick reply. > Unfortunately we do not install Linux on our laptop range. We must install > an operating system in order to test all the functionality of the machine, > but you're more than welcome to wipe this as we'll use a trial copy anyway. > This would apply to our 3XS laptops only; Thanks for this info, so far this is the most positive reply I have had from shopping around, However, these laptops seem to be £1000 when VAT is added. I was looking for something in the range of £600-800 max. Is it possible to order a cheaper model and you to just not supply windows or wipe it prior to shipping? Regards, Andrew. > > Hope this helps, > > Kind regards, > > Lee Pennington - Contact: 0871-472-4747 > Scan Computers >
And another quick reply:-
We'll be having more information on custom laptops in the very near future. It's not live just yet but we're almost there. Would you like me to give you a call once they're live? Kind regards, Lee Pennington - Contact: 0871-472-4747 Scan Computers