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System76 have today revealed a refreshed Oryx Pro laptop. The first to come from System76 that features both their System76 Open Firmware, System76 Embedded Controller Firmware and NVIDIA together. This was hinted at recently, when System76 engineer Jeremy Soller had mentioned they were working on it on Twitter.

Quite an exciting development, having a top Linux hardware vendor bring open source firmware that's built from coreboot and the EDK boot-loader to more models and with an NVIDIA GPU too so there's plenty of power involved. System76 said it "means that users get lightning fast boot times, enhanced security, and firmware updates accessible through their operating system" plus "open source firmware gives a look inside the code, so users can keep track of what’s happening with their data".

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The System76 Embedded Controller Firmware is important too, available under the GPL3 that they told us "grants you access and control over important functionality, such as your keyboard, fans, and battery". All together, it's an exciting push for more control across more hardware. System76 just keep on impressing.

Actual specs:

Operating System

Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS (64-bit) or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (64-bit)


10th Gen Intel® Core i7-10875H, 2.3 up to 5.1 GHz – 16 MB cache – 8 cores – 16 threads


15.6" or 17.3" FHD (1920x1080) 144 Hz refresh rate, Matte Finish


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, 2070, or 2080 Super

(NVIDIA driver currently unavailable on Windows)


Up to 64 GB dual-channel DDR4 @ 3200 MHz, 8GB DDR4 as standard


2 x M.2 (SATA or PCIe NVMe), Up to 4 TB total


USB 3.2 Type-C with Thunderbolt 3, 3 x USB 3.2 (1 x powered USB, AC/DC), SD Card Reader


Multitouch Touchpad, Multi-Color Backlit Chicklet US QWERTY Keyboard


Gigabit Ethernet, Intel® Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX + Bluetooth

Video Ports

1 x HDMI (w/HDCP), 1 x Mini DisplayPort (1.4), 1 x Thunderbolt 3


2-in-1 Audio Jack (Microphone / S/PDIF Optical output), 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone), Stereo Speakers


1.0M HD Video Camera


Disabled ME, Kensington® Lock


Embedded 3 cell Polymer battery pack 73Wh


180 Watts, AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz


Dependent on display size (Height × Width × Depth):

15.6": 0.78" x 14.07" x 9.37" (19.81 x 357.38 x 238.00 mm)

17.3": 0.78" x 15.60" x 10.43" (19.81 x 396.24 x 264.92 mm)

With NVIDIA's expanded PRIME support on Linux now, the Pop!_OS Linux distribution from System76 allows the ability to easily toggle between Intel and NVIDIA giving the best of both worlds when you need it. For a laptop, it's a bit of a beast and for gaming that looks pretty ideal.

Learn more on System76.com, they said it will be available starting today. You can see all their open source tech used on GitHub.

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Shmerl Jun 25, 2020
Waiting for AMD based laptop with Coreboot.
Beamboom Jun 25, 2020
Wow that's some serious spec! Wonder what price we're looking at here.

Also, if there are any Norwegian distributors for it.
PublicNuisance Jun 25, 2020
I will take Coreboot over a fully closed source BIOS but the fact they rely on closed source blobs to make it work still angers me any time they want to slap the open source tag on it. The same can be said for many things, the Linux kernel included. It's all open source ! Except for the parts that aren't....... Just sad what we have had to settle for due to hardware manufacturers.
shawnsterp Jun 25, 2020
Quoting: BeamboomWow that's some serious spec! Wonder what price we're looking at here.

Base price is a little over $1600 USD. Also, upgrades are reasonable. It has been a LONG time since I looked at buying a laptop new, but that seems pretty good to me.
Eike Jun 25, 2020
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While I'm all happy with Nvidia personally, "Coreboot, Open Controller Firmware and NVIDIA" sounds like a strange combination. Who's eager on having even their BIOS open (all fine with that, don't get me wrong) and still wants their GPU drivers closed?
Alm888 Jun 25, 2020
Sadly, what I need is a good lightweight compact and *portable* 10" netbook as my current "Samsung N308" has become really outdated.
And as for a "Beast of a PC", my current desktop serves me well, thank you very much.
Quoting: Alm888Sadly, what I need is a good lightweight compact and *portable* 10" netbook as my current "Samsung N308" has become really outdated.
And as for a "Beast of a PC", my current desktop serves me well, thank you very much.
Sadly there are only detachables left in the 10" category. I once had a Dell Netbook, even switched the HDD with an SSD and upgraded its RAM to 2 GiB. But the CPU (Atom N450) was just too slow even for web browsing (although the trend to responsive web design effected readability enormously on the 1024x600 display).

I bought a refurbished Thinkpad A285 some time ago. It's a bit wider and longer but only half as thick and weighs nearly the same, so portability is okay for me. And is has more than enough oomph.
DMG Jun 25, 2020
I really don't like price and warranty. I mean, in Europe all laptops come with 2 year warranty, but here I have to pay extra money for that. And because service centres are not in my country, I believe, I would have to send them back laptop and wait a long time before I will get it back. That's really not looking good for that price

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vskye Jun 26, 2020
I'm still waiting for a AMD 4000 series laptop.
sarmad Jun 26, 2020
Most people are waiting for an AMD GPU. But this one is a nice machine. Nice to seem them finally giving a compact gaming machine without sacrificing specs (the previous Oryx Pro was bigger than this). Also, good to see the battery bumped to 73Wh. I wonder how long this one lasts, though with an 8 core H series CPU I don't expect it to last much.
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