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System76, Linux hardware and software vendor has today formally begun teasing the new 'Lemur Pro' laptop and it's their most open yet.

With a price that will start at $1099 it's not going to be a low-end machine, far from it, sounds like a sweet unit for many uses. System76 say you will be able to "Watch all of Lord of the Rings in 10 hours. Read Wikipedia articles for 16 hours or write code in VIM for 21 hours straight…without plugging in", at the default brightness level. Pretty good sounding battery life, compared with my own laptop lasting all of 2 hours doing anything.

Okay, so what makes it their 'most open yet?'. Well, they're going to be using System76 Open Firmware for starters which includes Coreboot, EDK2, System76 Firmware Apps. It's also going to have their open source embedded controller firmware System76 EC.

As for some specifications, get a load of this:

Operating System

Pop!_OS 19.10 (64-bit), Pop!_OS 18.04 LTS (64-bit), or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (64-bit)

Processor

10th Gen Intel® Core i5-10210U: 1.6 up to 4.2 GHz - 6MB Cache - 4 Cores - 8 Threads

10th Gen Intel® Core i7-10510U: 1.8 up to 4.9 GHz - 8MB Cache - 4 Cores - 8 Threads

Display

14.1″ 1920×1080 IPS, Matte Finish

Graphics

Intel® UHD Graphics

Memory

Up to 40 GB DDR4 @ 2666 MHz

Storage

2× M.2 SSD. Up to 4TB total.

Expansion

USB 3.1 Type-C, 2× USB 3.0 Type-A, MicroSD Card Reader

Dimensions

12.64″ × 8.5″ × 0.61″ (32.1 × 21.6 × 1.55 cm)

There's no exact date mentioned on when it will go live, however we've been told they will be sending out details on that sometime soon.

I am once again getting some serious hardware envy, sounds like a good machine. Good screen, great battery life, plenty of ports and lots of storage space backed up by some reasonably strong other internals with the recent Intel CPU.

Check out the System76 Lemur Pro here.

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grigi 24 Mar
That max 40GB memory to me means:
1x8GB soldered on board
1x32GB so-DIMM

what is this trend of soldering RAM onboard high-end laptops? Then we get asymmetrical memory config, meaning memory drops to essentially single-channel, which hampers performance, especially with the new wave of more powerful itegrated graphics.

So, 16GB or bust with this notebook then?
Rooster 24 Mar
gregfI want AMD not intel, and I want a good keyboard like on a think pad. Till then it's a no go for me.

This. I need trackpoint on my keyboard. It is such an underestimated feature.
scaine 24 Mar
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gregfI want AMD not intel, and I want a good keyboard like on a think pad. Till then it's a no go for me.

This. I need trackpoint on my keyboard. It is such an underestimated feature.

"I want AMD!"
"I want that Intel discrete GPU!"
"I want Nvidia!"
"Stop lying the screen flat!"
"Why is the memory funny?!"
"I want a trackpoint!"

Goddam, we're picky, eh?

I mean, I'm picky too. Trackpoint can go do one - hate those things. CTRL has to be the most bottom-left key on a keyboard, or I'm out. Screen must be HD minimum. Battery life must be 4 hours minimum. Performance must be "decent" (I don't expect to play 3D games on a laptop).

But otherwise? It's all about price vs looks.
Rooster 24 Mar
Why do you hate trackpoint? I mean I get why you would not want to use one, but the way Thinkpad integrates it, it is not really in the way is it?
Arehandoro 24 Mar
I've got my heart divided. I'm in need of a new laptop, after much thought I was almost convinced Lenovo T495 or T495s where my option to go -sorry Librem 13- but if Lemur Pro comes soon with AMD I much rather support a Linux first company.

Which, by the way, I install Pop_OS on my gaming machine yesterday to give it a go and it seems pretty cool too (Although I keep missing Debian and will go back to it eventually)
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RoosterWhy do you hate trackpoint? I mean I get why you would not want to use one, but the way Thinkpad integrates it, it is not really in the way is it?

Hate is indeed probably too strong a word. I don't like how it looks, and I absolutely do hate using one, but I can tolerate its existence if I must. But give me the option to remove it? I'll take that option! :D
da_habakuk 24 Mar
give me amd cpu and i will buy it :)
Cyba.Cowboy 25 Mar
ArehandoroWhich, by the way, I install Pop_OS on my gaming machine yesterday to give it a go and it seems pretty cool too

Yeah, it's pretty good right?

I tried Pop!_OS as soon as it came out of beta - before most people had even heard of it - because I was considering my options, since Canonical had abandoned Unity... At the time, Pop!_OS was mostly a cosmetic change, with a few little tweaks here and there - but those little tweaks were significant enough to make me think the distro has potential, particularly as an eventual replacement for Ubuntu (kinda like what happened with Red Hat Linux / Fedora back in the day).

From what I understand, System76 have since taken quite a few steps to make it more than "just a cosmetic change", so I highly recommend people have a look (and if you're using a System76 computer, I really don't understand why you would be using anything else!).
Appelsin 25 Mar
Enough with the cheapskate FHD 16:9 displays! Please, provide a proper 16:10 or 4:3 screen! This is (presumably) a laptop, made for working on, not a television.
chr 25 Mar
I'll add my preferences to this list of conflicting ridiculous demands :D :

* USB-C as main charging port or bust.
* 2-in-1 form factor with touch screen is pretty sweet for a portable laptop like this one.
* AMD if possible. Would be willing to pay up to 20% battery life diff for that if I have to.
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