Kubuntu Focus Announces XE Gen 2 Linux Laptop

Mar 22, 2023

Another Kubuntu-based laptop has arrived to be your next ultra-portable powerhouse with a Linux heart.

The Kubuntu Focus team has released yet another device that focuses on the Kubuntu distribution and offers plenty of power.

This second-generation laptop sports an Intel i7-1260P CPU (12 cores/16 threads), that offers a 16% and 60% boost in single and multi-core Geekbench 5 scores, which means enough performance to handle large, multi-process tasks. As for graphics, the XE Gen 2 ships with Intel IRIS Xe 96 or 80 EU, and the battery reportedly gives you 8 hours of power.

The laptop includes high-speed audio and data ports, such as the Thunderbolt 4, so you can attach multiple 4K displays. The total ports include RJ45 Gigabit LAN, 6-in-one card reader, Thunderbolt 4 USB-C Gen 3.2 with both power-in and Display Port 1.4A, HDMI 1.4B with HDCP, USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, and a combo mic/headphones jack. As well, the XE Gen 2 offers Intel Dual-Band Wi-Fi AX201, a 14.0" IPS display (at 1920 x 1080), and can be configured with up to 64 GB or high-speed 3200 Dual-Channel RAM and up to 2TB of 7,450 MBps NVMe storage with no-cost disk encryption.

The base model starts at $895.00 and can be purchased on the Kubuntu Focus site.


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