That laptop seems over priced to me, The base model is worth $1000 AUD, I would rather buy a similar Windows machine for a few hundred less and install Kubuntu on it. And you get as a bonus.
That's exactly what many mobile Linux users does, these Linux specific vendors charges Mac like prices for inferior hardware & are only shooting themselves in the foot by doing so by untold number of lost sales. When an OEM is moving computers, prices for components drops.
If a PC, one can build two nice Linux desktops for the price of one of those, and for the same price, a well above average one.
Not to count, this is a not a proven brand in the business, first time I've heard of the name. If there's going to be mass distribution of Linux notebooks & PC's, a deal needs to be struck with the World's largest retailer in Walmart & price accordingly (if too high, they'll reject any deal). Yet that's exactly where many Chromebooks are distributed, as well as many $248 & up notebooks & PC's that runs Windows. Considering that Linux is free, that shaves over $100 off of the price tag, though the savings for the OEM will be greater, depending on how many licenses are purchased.
As it stands, Dell has the best shot (in the US) at mass marketing KDE, it's a well known brand, and if one digs deep into their site, there'll be several Ubuntu notebooks discovered. Kubuntu is a Ubuntu flavor, so it would cost no more to distribute these on around $400 notebooks. While this may not at first be profitable, as more & more discovers KDE (& Linux), partnering with a major retailer will be a major step forward in gaining Linux usershare. Plus have some $249 models for Black Friday specials & ample stock so that everyone can have one.
With no Windows license to fall back on, as well as no published drivers for the models, that would be a winner for the entire Linux community & can cause a huge loss of Windows usershare. Yet someone has to have the courage to step forward & break ties with Microsoft (the large OEM's are allowed only a small percentage of non-Windows computers for subsidies) to make it happen. It could be Dell (unlikely), IBM (more likely) or Samsung (unsure of). And they can't be fooling with eMMC SSD's (like Chromebooks), a 2.5" HDD will do, the user can install a SSD & clone it. Plus would be good to have a Recovery partition to load the OOTB condition (even on SSD).
Someone can do this, the million dollar question is who has the guts & desire to do it? Compaq, which is now pure Walmart brand, often for Black Friday specials, would be a good & well known brand to distribute Kubuntu at a low cost, so it can be done. I've been saying this for the last 4-5 years, why run away from the largest retailer on the planet, if there's profit involved, Walmart wants in on it. They may want exclusive rights as a condition, yet that's OK, the OS is still free to download & install on most Windows computers. Unlike Windows 7 & 8.1, the Kaby Lake/Skylake restriction to Windows 10 doesn't apply to KDE (or non-Windows) OS's.