In the past week the developers who are in charge of the popular official Ubuntu flavor, the distribution of Kubuntu released through an announcement on the official website of the distribution selling the Kubuntu Focus laptop, which was released under the project brand and offers a pre-installed desktop environment based on Ubuntu 18.04 and the KDE desktop.
The device was released in collaboration with MindShareManagement and Tuxedo Computers. The laptop is designed for advanced users and developers who need a powerful laptop that comes with a Linux environment optimized for the proposed equipment.
Kubuntu Focus is a new Linux laptop effort to marry the Kubuntu distribution and a laptop specifically intended for gamers and anyone looking for perfect Linux performance and compatibility.
The Kubuntu Board is pleased to announce that MindShare Management recently reached out to the community with a proposal to bring to market a high specification laptop using the Kubuntu operating system.
We were both delighted and excited to see such a project undertaken.
The cost of the device is 2395 US dollars. The Slevo P960 gaming laptop is used as a base, on the basis of which the System 76 Oryx Pro and Tuxedo XP1610 laptops are also delivered.
De product specifications
- CPU: Core i7-9750H 6c/12t 4.5GHz Turbo
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX-2060 6GB
- RAM: 32GB (Dual Channel DDR4 2666)
- Storage: 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe
- Screen: 16.1 ”1080p IPS matte (1920 × 1080) 16: 9
- Supports connection of up to three additional 4K monitors via MDP, USB-C and HDMI ports
- Wi-Fi: Intel Dual AC 9260 and Bluetooth (M.2 2230) 802.11 ac / a / b / g / n
- Ethernet: Realtek RTL8168 / 8111, 10/100/1000 Mbit / s)
- Bluetooth 5
- Case: metal and plastic, thickness about 2 cm
- webcam 1.0M
- The weight of the equipment is weight 2,1 kg
- Ports and Slots: USB 3.1 (Type-C), DisplayPort 1.3 over USB 3.1 (Type-C), 2 x USB 3.0, Mini DisplayPort 1.3, HDMI, 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Microphone / S / PDIF), RJ - 45, 6-in-1 card reader, three M.2 card slots.
- Preloaded with Kubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Other characteristics of the equipment is that LED backlit keyboard with 3-4mm travel included, as well as Kensington lock, user expandable RAM, NVMe and SDD, almost silent operation when not under a heavy load, it also features temperature controlled fans, as well as full disk encryption (to ensure security of user data).
Of this, RAM memory and internal computer graphics can be modified. From which the RAM can be increased to 64 GB and from the internal graphics based on an Nvidia RTX 2060 it can be changed to an RTX 2070 or an RTX 2080. Whereupon the base price of $ 2395 increases to up to $ 3550.
The developers further explain:
This laptop is the result of months of focused industrial design. We take a meticulously tuned hardware setup to ensure everything works out of the box. Dozens of settings are adjusted to keep the hardware working at its best. The Kubuntu Focus manages the platform so you can focus on work and play.
As they will realize, the price of the equipment does not make it an affordable option since target of this team are advanced users and developers looking for performance and compatibility with Linux deployment environments.
As equipment comes preloaded and pre-updated with the latest professionally vetted software for web development, deep learning, Steam games, video editing, image editing, and dozens of additional compatible software packages.
Finally the purchase of the equipment can be made from myshopify and if you like you can go to the following link.
Units are programmed to start shipping next February 2020 (practically in a few weeks). For more details (as well as benchmarks), you can check out the official Kubuntu Focus website at the following link