Alto 4330

Alto 4330
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Long battery life, HD graphics, light and lean = everything a laptop should be.


  • 14" HD (1366x768) Glossy LED Backlit Display
  • 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor
  • Intel HD 4000 Graphics
  • Combo CD/DVD burner
  • SRS HD audio
  • 802.11 B/G/N WiFi included
  • Bluetooth
  • 1.3 Megapixel webcam included
  • Multi-gesture touchpad


  • HDMI and VGA monitor ports
  • Gigabit Ethernet port
  • Kensington lock port
  • Headphone and mic jacks
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports


  • Your choice of a variety of Open Source operating systems
  • Battery Life: 5 hrs
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 13.5in x 9.41in x 1.12 in
  • Weight: 4.85 lbs

Read reviews of previous Alto models (review of 4330 coming soon) : 

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

Linux Version
2.5" Drive
Main Battery
Spare Battery
AC Adapters
Super Key
Laptop Case
Price: $ 699
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Customer Reviews

  • Author: Cory Doctorow (review)
    "ZaReason sent me their Alto 3880... I found it to be a very snappy, responsive machine that, as promised, "just worked" out of the box. The machine's styling is pretty generic -- it looks like your basic, silvery OEM laptop, albeit one where they've opted for the top-spec option for the pointing surface, keyboard, etc..."

    "I'm awfully glad that ZaReason exists... This is especially important today, as a new PC "security" feature called UEFI is making it increasingly hard to install non-commercial OSes on your own computers.

    "ZaReason's mission isn't just to make free/open hardware: it's to ensure that there is always a free-as-in-free-speech option for your computing needs. This is a vital role, and they deserve kudos for stepping up to it... they have my endorsement and gratitude for keeping freedom alive, and putting ethics ahead of profit."

    See ZaReason: a computer company with freedom built in for the full review
  • Author: Scott Nesbitt
    The Alto 3880 is my third laptop from ZaReason and it's the best one yet (that's not to say the other two were bad; they definitely weren't). Like the other laptops I bought from ZaReason, I use this daily for work and play. The quality of the hardware is excellent and it runs Linux Mint beautifully.

    Obviously, there's a reason I keep coming back to ZaReason for my laptops. Several reasons, in fact. Besides the overall quality of the computers, the customer service and support is outstanding. I've heard people complain about the price of the laptops but you get what you pay for. And what you pay for is darned good.
  • Author: George Golden
    Couldn't be happier with my Notebook. The first thing I did was to install my favorite Linux and now have 4 different Linux partitions. Keep up the good work and keep it unlocked!
  • Author: Jay
    My Zareason notebook has been my most reliable computer.
  • Author: Dave in Philly
    I came here to review the TerraHD netbook, which is apparently no longer available. I *love* this machine. I know very little about Linux, but hasn't stopped me from using my ZaReason computer daily (with Linux Mint 10 installed). I've got computers with the major OSs, too, but my netbook just keeps chugging alone, doing what needs to be done without troubling me to do updates or maintenance. And it never slows down! Thanks.
  • Author: Randy,
    In response to Corry Doctorow, I have and are using three ZaReason laptops, Alto, netbook and Strata. Both of my girls have used ZaReason laptops throughout college. I have been using a Strata laptop for daily home use for the past two years. I chose ZaReason because I wanted quality parts, quality service and a laptop that worked and did not die, sputter etc. after 18 to 24 months of usage. I also wanted to avoid the Windows software bloat that is required to keep a Windows machine running. As far as I'm concerned its Linux machine from here on out.
  • Author: Ken Ling
    I am very happy with my Alto 3880. It does everything I want. A wonderful laptop that just runs.
  • Author: Stuart Stephen
    I wanted to review the Alto 1454, which is no longer in production. I purchased this unit back in Aug 2010 and am still using it on a daily basis. Its been a great laptop, all the hardware from Wifi to SD reader working perfectly from day one. I installed PCLinuxOS on it shortly after receiving it (replacing Ubuntu), and its been rock solid for the past 18 months. Still runs as fast as the day I first installed the OS and takes up only 5Gb of HD space. Goodbye Windows bloat and crapware. Don't miss 'ya at all. When the time finally comes to replace this unit, I'l be back to Zareason. Free and open source computing has far more value to me than any closed, locked down system. Thanks again for making such wonderful products and giving consumers a FOSS choice for their computing needs.
  • Author: Russ
    I have owned and run a Teo netbook since May 2010 but it isn't available any more. I really love it. I have desktop computer running Ubuntu which is my main computer at home but I am much happier sat on my easy chair in front of the TV reading my Gmail from the Teo browser and doing a remote desktop login to my desktop to read my regular email.

    The battery seems to last about 8-10 hours which means several days while travelling and it has got my wife out of trouble several times when her up-market Windows Laptop failed to log into WiFi sites in Hotels and restaurants. In the end she used my Teo with a USB data stick and a USB "TurboStick" for internet Data access. Luckily the Teo has 3 USB sockets. I have even used it on trains and tour buses.

    Thanks for a great product.
  • Author: ZaReason Customer
    This will be my next laptop. I have an older Teo netbook that runs great with Debian Squeeze. I had a small problem with the Teo case, but got it fixed. The hardware on the Teo is great and reliable. Even with only 2GB of RAM, it rarely uses more than 1GB with a KDE desktop and having Iceweasel (the largest memory consumer), Korganizer, Kmail, Skype, Clementine, VLC (playing a movie), and Nepomuk/Strigli running. Battery lasts around 4-5 hours too. Can't wait to try this new one out. It can only get better. --- Thanks, Cathy & Co.!
  • Author: Roberto Saravia
    I bought one of these machines and let me say that I am utterly impressed by its quality. It's sturdy, elegant and responsive. I have never seen anything like this for its price. Also, the customer support was amazing! They were in contact with me throughout the whole process and made sure everything was fine. I will keep buying from ZaReason and will recommend it to all my friends.
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