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Buying laptops - Which ones would be easier to dual boot?


I am looking for a laptop with the following specs - 16 GB RAM/Intel core i7 11th gen (8 cores)/4 GB NVidia RTX 3050 (or better) Graphics Card. I have shortlisted

Acer Predator Helios 300 Core i7 11th Gen - (16 GB/1 TB HDD/512 GB SSD/Windows 10 Home/4 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050ti/165 Hz) PH315-54 Gaming Laptop (15.6 inch, Abyssal Black, 2.3 kg)

MSI Katana GF66 Core i7 11th Gen - (16 GB/1 TB SSD/Windows 10 Home/4 GB Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050/144 Hz) Katana GF66 11UC-628IN Gaming Laptop (15.6 inches, Black, 2.25 kg)

I want a laptop on which I would be able to easily set up a dual boot with Ubuntu or Kali Linux. I know there are some issues with dual booting laptops that have Intel RST (Rapid storage Technology) on.

So please suggest a laptop with similar specs or tell me which one of the two I have shortlisted would be easier to dual boot?

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Super User

This is a technical support forum  and does not provide the information you want.  There are many sites on the net that do.  I would try Tom's Hardware first.


Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Waiting for Windows 12]

Valued Contributor I

Is this a real question or an spam attempt? Why is there a kind of "hidden" link in the letter "I" in the fourth paragraph?

This is like the third time I see this type of hidden links...