List of computers that ship, support, or should be friendly with Fedora Linux

As part of our Strategy 2028 initiative to get Fedora shipping on more computers out of the box, the Marketing Team wants to improve our support of hardware vendors who choose to ship or support Fedora for their products.

One of pain points that came from that was ambiguity over how to actually buy the computers that ship Fedora. Where do you configure that? What’s the link that you’re supposed to use? And why is it so hidden away?

As the first step in solving this problem, we put together a table that has all the computers that you can currently buy that ship Fedora. We also list those which have been tested to run Fedora and those which might still have success with running Fedora due to being tested against RHEL.

Big thank you to @mpearson from Lenovo as they are the only partner on this list right now, and one who has been working with Fedora for a good while despite a lack of help from the Marketing Team. All of this info came from https://www.lenovo.com/linux and he shared the links to items you can currently buy as well as additional insights. Those that you can buy with Fedora in Europe may get updated links to be able to buy in North America. Those that support Fedora are actually meant to be purchasable from Lenovo, so those are a work in progress. Hopefully this exercise can encourage Lenovo marketing to put more focus on being able to configure purchases to have Fedora preinstalled.

As we continue to develop partnerships with other companies, they will also be added to this list, like with the upcoming Fedora Slimbook. The goal is for this to be a growing document of what ships or supports Fedora.

The next step is to find a home for this table. It will likely live in the Marketing docs or wiki. Once that’s settled and we iron out anything else we learn based on community feedback, the following step will be to work with the Websites and Apps Team to have a nice looking landing page that can directly guide people to the places to buy Fedora computers. No one should have to ask around for how to buy a laptop with Fedora preinstalled because of how easy it will be to find that information. We hope to make that question moot.

For now, here is the list. We hope it helps you. And if anyone wants to spot check against the Lenovo site to make sure we’re right, that would be appreciated, lol.

Level of Support Manufacturer Device Name Supported Distro Where to Purchase Notes
Ships Fedora Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 11th Gen Fedora 38 Europe North America
Ships Fedora Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 1st Gen Fedora 36 Lenovo Europe - build your own PC (e.g Configure Your PC | Lenovo UK)
Ships Fedora Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 1st Gen Fedora 36 Lenovo Europe - build your own PC (e.g. Configure Your PC | Lenovo UK)
Ships Fedora Lenovo ThinkPad P14s 3rd Gen AMD Fedora 37 Lenovo Europe - build your own PC (e.g. Configure Your PC | Lenovo UK)
Supports Fedora Framework Framework Laptop 13 (13th Gen Intel) Fedora 38
Supports Fedora Framework Framework Laptop 13 (12th Gen Intel) Fedora 38
Supports Fedora Framework Framework Laptop 13 (11th Gen Intel) Fedora 38
Supports Fedora Lenovo ThinkPad P16s 1st Gen AMD Fedora 37 Depends on supply
Supports Fedora Lenovo ThinkPad P1 5th Gen Fedora 37 Nvidia driver from RPM Fusion recommended
Supports Fedora Lenovo ThinkPad P16 1st Gen Fedora 37 Nvidia driver from RPM Fusion recommended
Supports Fedora Lenovo ThinkPad P1 4th Gen Fedora 35 Nvidia driver from RPM Fusion recommended
Supports Fedora Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 10th Gen Fedora 36
Supports Fedora Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 9th Gen Fedora 33
Supports Fedora Lenovo ThinkPad P14s AMD 2nd Gen Fedora 35
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T470 RHEL 7.3
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P320 RHEL 7.3 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P320 Tiny RHEL 7.3 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P330 RHEL 7.5 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P330 Tiny RHEL 7.5 - 7.x, 8.2 - 8.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P330 2nd Gen RHEL 8.0 - 8.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P340 RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P340 Tiny RHEL 8.5
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P348 RHEL 8.5
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P350 Tiny RHEL 8.5
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P350 RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P358 RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P360 Tower RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P360 Tiny RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P360 Ultra RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P5 RHEL 8.7
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P7 RHEL 8.7
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P520 RHEL 7.3 - 7.x, 8.6 - 8.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P520c RHEL 7.3 - 7.x, 8.5 - 8.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P620 RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P720 RHEL 7.3 - 7.x, 8.5 - 8.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkStation P920 RHEL 7.3 - 7.x, 8.5 - 8.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad Edge A485 RHEL 7.5
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P1 RHEL 7.5 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P1 3rd Gen RHEL 8.3
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P14s (Type: 20S4) RHEL 8.2
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P14s AMD (Type: 20Y1) RHEL 8.3
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 3 RHEL 8.7
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 1 RHEL 8.3
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P15 Gen 2 RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P15s RHEL 8.2
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P15v RHEL 8.3
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 2 RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 3 RHEL 9.1
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P15v Gen 3 AMD RHEL 9.1
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P16s RHEL 9.1
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P17 Gen 1 RHEL 8.3
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P17 Gen 2 RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P51 RHEL 7.3 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P51s RHEL 7.3 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P52 RHEL 7.5 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P52s RHEL 7.4 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P43s RHEL 8.1
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P53 RHEL 8.1
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P53s RHEL 8.0 - 8.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P71 RHEL 7.3 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad P72 RHEL 7.5 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T14 RHEL 8.2 - 8.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T14 AMD RHEL 8.3
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T14 AMD Gen 2 RHEL 8.5
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 2 RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 3 RHEL 9.1
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T14 Gen 3 AMD RHEL 8.7
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T14s RHEL 8.2 - 8.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD RHEL 8.3
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T14s AMD Gen 2 RHEL 8.5
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 2 RHEL 8.4
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3 RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 3 AMD RHEL 8.7
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T14s Gen 4 RHEL 9.2
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T15 RHEL 8.2
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T15p RHEL 8.3
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T15 Gen 2 RHEL 8.5
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T15p Gen 2 RHEL 8.5
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T15p Gen 3 RHEL 9.1
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T15g Gen 2 RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T16 RHEL 9.1
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T16 AMD RHEL 8.7
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T470 Redhat RHEL 7.3 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T470p Redhat RHEL 7.3 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T470s Redhat RHEL 7.3 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T480 RHEL 7.4 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T480s RHEL 7.4 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T490 RHEL 7.6 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T490s RHEL 8.0 - 8.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T570 Redhat RHEL 7.3 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T580 RHEL 7.4 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad T590 RHEL 7.6 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme RHEL 7.5 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 3rd Gen RHEL 8.3
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme 4th Gen RHEL 8.5
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 5th Gen Redhat RHEL 7.3 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th Gen RHEL 7.4 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 8th Gen RHEL 8.2
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 9th Gen RHEL 8.4
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 10th Gen RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 11th Gen RHEL 9.2
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano RHEL 8.4
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd RHEL 7.4 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 5th Gen RHEL 8.2
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 6th Gen RHEL 8.4
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X13 RHEL 8.2
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 RHEL 8.4
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X13 AMD RHEL 8.3
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 2 AMD RHEL 8.4 RHEL 8.4
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Gen 3 AMD RHEL 8.6
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga RHEL 8.2
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2 RHEL 8.4
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Redhat RHEL 7.3 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X280 RHEL 7.4 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X380 Yoga RHEL 7.4 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X390 RHEL 7.6 - 7.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Yoga RHEL 8.0 - 8.x
Fedora friendly Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 370 Redhat RHEL 7.3 - 7.x
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Note to self: fix the gap in the middle of the Fedora Friendly section.

Also, I imagine that only the Ships Fedora and Supports Fedora section will get the nice website treatment. Everything else can live in a table in documentation.

Also @nikodunk, it is time.

@vaja-slimbook, you guys will be here soon!

@joseph ,
Would the RHEL certified hardware database work as a list of hardware that should work well with Fedora?

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Maybe we add Framework, who also support Fedora?

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For a first step, the docs home page and especially the introduction page could be a suitable place. Or we can reserve a “box” in the lower row (Quick Docs → ARM) for this.

Based on my experience in our docs team, I would advise against a wiki page. This significantly reduces visibility and presence (seo). We should also avoid introducing a new separate address for it again. The fragmentation of information is a major problem that new users in particular always complain about.

I’ wondering about the “A little bit of risk” of all things in the section stability. Is that because of our semi-annual release cycle? There can’t be any technical reasons, especially in comparison with Ubuntu.

That’s for this resource! I had no idea this existed. Originally I wanted to keep this list to be based on official resources or communication we got from our partners, but I think this database from Red Hat certainly qualifies.

However, it does present the question of what to do for the vendors who do support RHEL but don’t explicitly support Fedora. While Lenovo has a huge list for RHEL supported systems, we consider them a hardware partner because of their items that ship or support Fedora specifically. The “Fedora friendly” systems are kind of scooted in as an extra value add to Lenovo and for sustainability.

On one end we could include the Dell systems, as an example, even though they don’t have anything that supports Fedora (as far as I know). On the other end, being on this list will become extra marketing for these products, and therefore is a value add that the Fedora Project is providing to our partners because they are going through the trouble of supporting Fedora. From a sales perspective, I would like to keep this list to partners only and sell Dell or other OEMs to start supporting Fedora on the basis of our marketing support (this list included).

I’m not super firm on this point, and I do think we can find a solution that includes partners and non-partners if there is enough interest in the other systems. I just want to give the emphasis and stage to the partners over the non-partners at least.

I added them to the list, thanks! Originally I didn’t add them because we haven’t established that partner relationship between Framework and the Marketing Team. See above for my thoughts on including non-partners. In this case, they are literally supporting Fedora (which other OEMs are not) and I think I just have to email them to get in touch and “formalize” the partnership.

Docs it is. That’s where I was leaning anyway and it would be nice to have the full list on Docs with a fancy list of the top stars on the main website. If we can be on the home page of Docs, I think that would be cool too!

In my experience, some vendors’ “enterprise” models are only sold in bulk (I was once told the minumum order size was 1000 units when trying to obtain a few units for students that were identical to those supplied by our IT group.)

Sharing a quick observation! I will note that getting this information somewhere more static and then editing this post to remove the table is likely helpful. Unlike mailing lists, Discourse has a lot more search engine juice to it, so providing all the information in a Discourse post may result in this post coming up as a top hit on Google in one year, if we do not have another clear place for this to live otherwise.

I do think there’s a possibility of this, especially with the platforms that may show from the enterprise side or that are RHEL certified. However, I think it would still be valuable for IT departments or IT employees to know these exist and from a sustainability perspective it acts as a resource for someone who wants to buy a used laptop to know that it should also run Fedora well. :slight_smile:

@adinfinitum ^ this is the sustainability angle I mentioned in the Marketing matrix!

Yeah, I gotta put this in Fedora Docs. Just edited for the sake of having an up to date list in the topic. I will get over my fear/apprehension or MRs, lol.

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It is not an urgent problem now, but I wanted to note it somewhere to address later on. I could also help with the docs end of things if I knew the page to put it on.

Is it possible for me to add edits? Or is it best if you guys do that?
X1 Carbon G11 just came online in US and Canada (finally!). Was going to add the link to that:

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That’s awesome and so timely with the podcast coming up!

I will add it to this list, but when this moves to Fedora Docs I think it will be available for others to just make a merge request.

Updated in the list above!

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How about those?

(I don’t have any experience with those companies/products, just mentioning them because I found them on the internet)

Ah jeez, seems like you can’t edit these posts after a certain amount of time. All the more reason to kick it into high gear and migrate this to Fedora Docs.

Someone on Mastodon caught the note that the ThinkPad Z1 Carbon 11th Gen link for “North America” is actually just for the US. Thankfully they were able to track down the Canadian version, which is linked here.

Dear Future Joseph - please fix in the docs.

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Merge Request opening time :beefy:

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This discussion is unfolding right now in a new GitLab issue opened by @roseline-bassey.

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