System76 have now fully revealed the 'Lemur Pro' laptop, and not only is it powerful and good-looking it's also their most open laptop yet.
What makes it more open than their previous laptops, and from other hardware vendors? The Lemur Pro uses their own special System76 Open Firmware which includes Coreboot (a replacement for the traditional proprietary stuff), EDK2 and System76 Firmware Apps. Additionally, they also have the open source System76 Embedded Controller Firmware for controlling keyboard, fans, and battery and more. It's a big step towards a fully open model and progress towards removing proprietary code entirely from all their hardware. It's not just aimed at the FOSS crowd though, as System76 founder Carl Richell stated:
"With the Lemur Pro, we wanted to create a laptop that would appeal to both developers and to the broader user," says Carl Richell, Founder and CEO. "The result is a 2.2lbs laptop that delivers 14 hours of battery life or more in one charge depending on your activity, truly allowing you to work from anywhere without worrying about plugging in.".
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It also has (as shown in the above gallery) a 180 hinge, System76 said this is "for literal complete flexibility in your work station set up". On top of that there's also "USB-C charging capabilities which allows you to hook up your Lemur to an external display while simultaneously charging it". It's full of tricks, and it has the power to back it all up too with "up to" 14 hours battery life depending on how you're using it.
Pop!_OS 19.10 (64-bit), Pop!_OS 18.04 LTS (64-bit), or Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (64-bit)
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
14.1″ 1920×1080 IPS, Matte Finish
Intel® UHD Graphics
Up to 40 GB DDR4 @ 2666 MHz
2× M.2 SSD. Up to 4TB total.
USB 3.1 Type-C, 2× USB 3.0 Type-A, MicroSD Card Reader
12.64″ × 8.5″ × 0.61″ (32.1 × 21.6 × 1.55 cm)
The Lemur Pro starts at $1099 for base configuration, obviously it goes a lot higher if you start adding upgraded specs. The base model is still pretty sweet though, good for work and a bit of play.
See more and order the Lemur Pro on the System76 website.