That’s because the ClearanceClub is currently selling factory reconditioned UX280Ps for just $1099, an astonishing $900 off the initial purchase price (how they got that ridiculous $2800 list price is beyond me). This is an even better deal than those $999 UX230Ps from a few months ago because the extra $100 gets you a faster processor, bigger hard drive, and more RAM.
For an additional $59, you can even add a copy of SuSE or Linspire Linux to your order to set up a dual-boot configuration or replace the preinstalled Windows XP Pro completely. ClearanceClub erroneously lists the device as having a charcoal casing (it’s actually silver), so I’m not sure if either Linux distro is actually 100% compatible with the UX. Ubuntu seems to be working pretty well, though, so that’s a good sign.
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