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System76 are prepping a powerful new Linux laptop, the "Adder WS"

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System76 sent word earlier about something new. A new (and rather powerful) Linux laptop named the Adder WS. The Adder WS will be the first Linux machine from System76 to include an OLED display, with a 15" size and 4K support it's sounding impressive.

They're saying it's a "workstation laptop", as it's going to be quite the beast. The base standard configuration will have an Intel Core i7-9750H CPU and you can push it up to an i9-9980HK, the top end Intel offer for Laptops (according to System76). It will also come with an NVIDIA RTX 2070 GPU which "uses effective cooling techniques that allow the graphics card to reach its full performance potential"—so it sounds like a pretty damn good unit for some intense Linux gaming sessions.

For the rest of it you can have it with up to 64GB RAM, and up to 8TB storage, which includes up to 4TB NVMe storage. It also includes three USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, three video ports (HDMI, mini DisplayPort 1.3, DisplayPort 1.3 via USB-C 3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, a pair of 2-in-1 Audio Jacks (headphone/microphone, microphone/SPDIF), and an SD card reader (up to USH-II) so it's fully decked out for all occasions.

They're preparing for release and a bigger announcement in "early August", with the initial details shared early. Will let you know when they send over any more details about it.

Find the official System76 site here.

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Ruse 3 Aug, 2019
Quoting: Dorrityou'll be wasting your time.

That actually is a pretty good representation of what can be expected here generally in the forums.

Last edited by Ruse on 3 August 2019 at 12:57 pm UTC
WorMzy 4 Aug, 2019
I remain steadfast in my belief that "gaming laptop" is an oxymoron. Someone must be buying this sort of thing though, otherwise people would stop making them. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
cprn 5 Aug, 2019
Quoting: wytrabbit
Quoting: cprnIsn't it at this point easier (also cheaper and more scalable) to just have a desktop workstation...? And a cheap laptop on a side if you really need that mobility but, yeah, most people don't.

Depends on the job, but laptop and desktop workstations aren't necessarily exclusive to one another. You can have the desktop for your main work and the laptop to move around a building or to other buildings, but maybe you need the laptop to be capable of renders and data computing too where you're going. Maybe you need to bring the laptop home to finish work some nights, or any number of other excuses as long as you or the company you work for deem it worth it.

I don't argue. I'm just saying it's rare to really need that kind of power on the go. Most people don't. Most people would be fine not having a laptop at all but they pay for the misrepresented luxury.
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