New KDE Slimbook Available

Jul 30, 2020

The makers of the KDE Slimbook have released a Ryzen-4000 powered laptop.

Linux fans everywhere now have more choices than ever. With distribution-specific laptops popping up left and right, it was only a matter of time before a desktop environment received the same treatment. So when the KDE Slimbook arrived, it was not only the first laptop to focus on the KDE desktop environment, it was a well-spec'd thing of beauty.

And with the rise of popularity of the AMD Ryzen CPU, it makes perfect sense that the makers of the KDE Slimbook would migrate their laptops to AMD's processor.

This new laptop easily falls into the Ultrabook category. With a magnesium case that's less than 20 millimeters thick and either a 14.1" or 15.6" display, the new laptops weigh only 1.1 kg (for the 14.1" option) and 1.5 kg (for the 15.6" version). The display is a full HD IPS LED panel and covers 100% of the sRGB range, so colors will be accurate.

As for the CPU, the new Slimbook features an AMD Ryzen 7 4800 H processor (which includes 8 cores, 16 threads, and up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM running at 3200 MHz), which makes the KDE Slimbook Ryzen edition the first of its kind for Linux pre-installed laptops.

The KDE Slimbook includes 3 USB ports, a single USB-C port, an HDMI socket, an RJ45 network port, and support for the new WiFi 6 standard.

As for price, the 14" unit starts at 899,00 € and the 15" unit starts at 929,90 €. Make your choice and order a KDE Slimbook from the online store now.

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