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The new TUXEDO Book XUX7 is an absolute monster desktop-replacement laptop

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While today we had Slimbook offer up good value with their affordable Slimbook Essential, on the complete opposite end we have Tuxedo Computers with their monster TUXEDO Book XUX7.

This, Tuxedo said, is a "high-end desktop replacement". It's big and bulky, with a high price tag and the performance to back it up with ridiculous specifications. It's their new flagship gaming laptop coming in at 43.5 mm high and weighing 3.8 kg so it's certainly not light but not overly heavy - equivalent to a few bags of sugar over in the UK. This puts it at about the same weight as the System76 Bonobo WS. In fact, the shell even looks the same.

Ready to see the specifications? It's nuts:

Screen Full-HD (1920 x 1080) 240Hz IPS-Panel mat G-Sync
Ultra-HD (3840 x 2160) 4K IPS-Panel mat G-Sync ( +250,00 EUR)
Processor (comet lake) Intel Core i5-10500T (6x 2.3 - 3.8 GHz, 12 Threads, 12 MB Cache, 35 W TDP)
Intel Core i5-10500 (6x 3.1 - 4.5 GHz, 12 Threads, 12 MB Cache, 65 W TDP)
Intel Core i5-10700T (8x 2.0 - 4.5 GHz, 16 Threads, 16 MB Cache, 35 W TDP)
Intel Core i7-10700 (8x 2.9 - 4.8 GHz, 16 Threads, 16 MB Cache, 65W TDP)
Intel Core i7-10700K (8x 3.8 - 5.1 GHz, 16 Threads, 16 MB Cache, 125W TDP)
Intel Core i9-10900T (10x 1.9 - 4.6 GHz, 20 Threads, 20 MB Cache, 35W TDP)
Intel Core i9-10900 (10x 2.8 - 5.2 GHz, 20 Threads, 20 MB Cache, 65W TDP)
Intel Core i9-10900K (10x 3.7 - 5.3 GHz, 20 Threads, 20 MB Cache, 125W TDP)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Refresh | 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER | 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER | 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
RAM 8GB 2666MHz Samsung
Up to 128 GB (4x 32GB) 3200MHz CL22 Samsung
Storage 250 GB Samsung 860 EVO (M.2 SATAIII) up to 2TB
250 GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus (NVMe PCIe) up to 2TB
512 GB Samsung 970 PRO (NVMe PCIe) or 1024 GB Samsung 970 PRO (NVMe PCIe)
+ space for 4 drives total

Once again though, they're making the huge mistake of having the base configuration at 8GB RAM. For something like this, RAM that low really shouldn't even be an option so people don't end up with it even by accident. Don't expect a long battery life with it either, they mentioned the "deliberate avoidance of NVIDIA Optimus" so expect only a couple of hours out of it.

You can have it pre-installed with either their own-brand TUXEDO_OS 20.04 based on Ubuntu that has the Budgie desktop,  standard Ubuntu 20.04 or Windows. You also get their special TUXEDO Control Center to control the fan behaviour and you can get the keyboard customised to quite a few different language layouts with their 'TUX' super key (instead of the old Windows key).

The price? A little eye-watering at €2,391.17. Probably quite a niche market for that but nice to have options.

You can find it here, looks like actual stock becomes available in October.

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setzer22 17 Sep
Here's the necessary random guy on every hardware post complaining about nvidia, reporting in :)

No, but really. Do they just don't make high-end mobile AMD GPUs? I'm surprised that all those linux-centric companies are still betting on nvidia with all its issues. Why would I spend ~2k on a laptop to get screen tearing?
Arehandoro 17 Sep
Quoting: WJMazepas
Quoting: Purple Library GuyIt's cool, but at that point why "replace"? Why not just have a desktop computer?

Maybe people with tiny houses want something like this

I lived in a tiny house until 2 years ago (27 sq meters, thanks Camberwell) and this would have been a much less space saver than my ITX build connected to the TV.
Quoting: Arehandoro
Quoting: WJMazepas
Quoting: Purple Library GuyIt's cool, but at that point why "replace"? Why not just have a desktop computer?

Maybe people with tiny houses want something like this

I lived in a tiny house until 2 years ago (27 sq meters, thanks Camberwell) and this would have been a much less space saver than my ITX build connected to the TV.
Come to that, it strikes me that people who can afford this much for a computer mostly don't live in tiny houses. Sure, no doubt there are exceptions, young upwardly mobile singles living in fashionable urban tiny lofts, but as a rule.


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 17 September 2020 at 5:52 pm UTC
Arehandoro 17 Sep
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: Arehandoro
Quoting: WJMazepas
Quoting: Purple Library GuyIt's cool, but at that point why "replace"? Why not just have a desktop computer?

Maybe people with tiny houses want something like this

I lived in a tiny house until 2 years ago (27 sq meters, thanks Camberwell) and this would have been a much less space saver than my ITX build connected to the TV.
Come to that, it strikes me that people who can afford this much for a computer mostly don't live in tiny houses. Sure, no doubt there are exceptions, young upwardly mobile singles living in fashionable urban tiny lofts, but as a rule.

That's a very good point. Although the mobile in "young upwardly mobile singles" wouldn't be so true with this laptop.
I only just got my gaming Laptop which is an ASUS TUF FX505DU 15.6" Full HD 120Hz Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 5 3550H, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB Graphics, 512 GB PCI-E SSD boot drive, 2TB SSD for home folder, 32GB RAM. I had to upgrade the ram as it originally had only 8GB. I'm running Linux Mint 20 on it and games perform really well. I play games at work on night shift, the only downside is the noisy fan when under stress. Why on earth would someone want to buy this laptop to replace a Desktop? Surely building your own Desktop is far cheaper.
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