Entroware, the British (hooray!) Linux-focused hardware supplier have released the Athena and it's a bit of a beast.
It comes as standard with:
- Nvidia 970m (can upgrade to a 980m!)
- Intel Core i7 6700HQ
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
- 500GB HDD
- Backlit keyboard
- 15.6" 1920x1080 HD LED IPS screen (can be changed to a 17.3" screen!)
It starts at £1,099 with a range of options to make it even more powerful. If that's not your thing, they do have other cheaper models as well of course.
What's so special about Entroware? They ship with either Ubuntu, Ubuntu Mate, or no operating system. They fully test and support their products with Linux, which is fantastic to see. They previously sent me the Proteus to look at and it was very impressive.
It annoyed me in the past when ordering a laptop from other stores that had some terrible wifi chips inside and generally acted weirdly with Linux, so it's fantastic to see Entroware stick around in the Linux space so I know exactly where I will be going for a laptop in future. They do also sell desktops and servers too, if that's what you're in the mood for.
Check out the Athena on Entroware.
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Quoting: michaSimilar options are available here:
(German website though)
Do you have one of those or know anyone who could give a first-hand opinion? They're quite interesting and I'm seriously thinking of getting one - but while I'm often keen on niche brands, I need them to have a proved quality before I jump on the ship.
Last edited by pb on 17 June 2016 at 9:16 pm UTC
Quoting: pbDo you have one of those or know anyone who could give a first-hand opinion? They're quite interesting and I'm seriously thinking of getting one - but while I'm often keen on niche brands, I need them to have a proved quality before I jump on the ship.
I bought pretty much the same model this week from a danish seller, openSUSE Leap is running fantastically (and the laptop has the extraordinary option to only turn on the discrete graphics-card, so no worries about optimus.
The laptop is fantastic, with plenty of expansion-options (2xSATA and 2xM.2 slots) and 4 memory-slots.
Edit: The sound is okay, in retrospect I probably should have gone for the 17.3" instead, as it has subwoofer(s)
Last edited by MarcoDePollo on 18 June 2016 at 10:49 am UTC
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