Silicon Systems, an NZ-based Lenovo reseller (among other things), has extended an updated offer to NZOSS members, making 2 Lenovo laptop models available without Windows pre-installed. That means you can buy them without paying for a proprietary operating system you neither need nor want. The models are
- the Thinkpad X1 Carbon (gen 4) - this is a high-end 14" ultrabook: $2375 + GST
- the L560 Notebook - value-for-money, extensible 15.6" laptop: $1250 + GST
These are excellent machines (I've got a gen 2 X1 Carbon and am almost certainly going to upgrade to a newer one eventually). Full specs attached.