Alto 3880 S1

Alto 3880 S1

This is the exact laptop that Cory Doctorow reviewed in "ZaReason: a company with freedom built in" Now that the review is over, rather than ship it back to the US, we are offering it to anyone in the UK who would enjoy a built-for-GNU/Linux laptop. We have received many requests from the UK over the years for our laptops! We hope to connect with one of those people and get them a great laptop at a great price. 


Long battery life, HD graphics, light and lean = everything a laptop should be.


  • 14" HD (1366x768) Glossy LED Backlit Display
  • Processor: Core i7- 2670QM 2.2 GHz 4 Core 8 thread
  • Memory:   8GB DDR3-1333
  • Video Card: Intel HD graphics
  • Hard drive: 500 GB, 5400 RPM
  • WiFi: Intel Centrino wireless N-1030, 802.11 B/G/N
  • Optical Drive: CD-RW / DVD-RW
  • Card Reader: MMC/SD/MS
  • Webcam:1.3 megapixels
  • Speakers above the keyboard for quality sound output
  • Bluetooth
  • Super Key: Tux logo
  • Full 1 year warranty


  • HDMI and VGA monitor ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Kensington lock port
  • Headphone and mic jacks
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports


  • Linux Mint 12
  • Battery Life: 5 hrs
  • DVD Playback Time: 3+ hrs
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 13.5 x 9.25 x .75-1.25 in
  • Weight: 4.5 lbs

Read reviews: 

The Powerbase "When I opened the lid, I was greeted by what is probably the best mousing surface I’ve ever used" by Dean Howell

High on the Alto 3880 "In giving it the once-over, the Alto is light in one’s hands, but it still feels sturdy" by Larry the Free Software Guy


Any questions, ask:

Linux Version
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Price: $ 850
Regular price:: $ 966
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Customer Reviews

  • Author: Published review by Doctorow "I found it to be a very snappy, responsive machine that, as promised, "just worked" out of the box."
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