Linux laptop System76 received Intel processors and up to 64 GB of RAM
System76 has released updated versions of the Galago Pro and Lemur Pro performance laptops. Unlike their predecessors, both models received the latest Intel processors of the 11th generation, an impressive amount of RAM even by desktop standards, and a claimed battery life of up to 15 hours. In addition, instead of Microsoft Windows, the manufacturer chose an operating system based on the Linux kernel.
Depending on the configuration, the Galago Pro laptop is equipped with an Intel Core 5-1135G7 or Core i7-1165G7 processor. Its DDR4-3200 RAM is up to 64GB (2x32GB), and its NVMe solid-state drive is up to 2TB. Intel Iris Xe graphics are used by default, but NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 discrete graphics are also available as an option.
The new Lemur Pro is based on the same variants of Intel Tiger Lake processors as the Galago Pro. At the same time, the new product has up to 40 GB of RAM and disk storage up to 4 TB due to the presence of an additional PCIe Gen 3 slot for the second drive.
Like all laptops from the manufacturer, both devices run the Pop! _OS 20.10 / 20.04 LTS 20.10 or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating system. The models received a 14.1-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and a matte finish, while only the Galago Pro is equipped with a touch screen.
The set of new interfaces includes HDMI ports, USB Type-C 3.2, Thunderbolt 4, two USB Type-A connectors, a slot for microSD memory cards, and a combined audio jack. Galago Pro dimensions are 324.9 x 250 x 175 mm, weight - 1.41 kg. The cost of the model, depending on the modification, varies from $999 to $2300.
The Lemur Pro measures 321 x 216 x 155mm and weighs 1.09kg. As for the cost of a laptop, users will have to pay between $1200 and $2621 in the maximum configuration.