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System76 announce the AMD powered Pangolin with Ryzen and Radeon

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You asked, quite a lot actually and now System76 are going to be delivering with the all-AMD powered Pangolin. Considering the power of the newer generation AMD chipsets, it's not surprising that they've seen plenty of requests for a laptop powered by team red.

While no formal press release has been made about it (that we've seen anyway?), they have announced it briefly on Twitter with a coming soon page. Interestingly, the Pangolin looks to be their most affordable laptop and one they're calling an "everyday laptop" with the price starting at $849.


Operating System

Pop!_OS 20.10 (64-bit), Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS (64-bit), or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (64-bit)


AMD Ryzen™ 5 4500U: 2.3 up to 4.0 GHz - 6 Cores - 6 Threads

AMD Ryzen™ 7 4700U: 2.0 up to 4.1 GHz - 8 Cores - 8 Threads


15.6″ 1920×1080 FHD, Matte Finish


AMD Radeon™ Graphics


Up to 64 GB DDR4 @ 3200 MHz


1 x M.2 SSD. Up to 8TB total.


1× USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 2× USB 2.0 Type-A, MicroSD Card Reader


Multitouch Clickpad, Multi-Color Backlit US QWERTY Keyboard


Gigabit Ethernet, Intel® Dual Band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5

Video Ports



Stereo Speakers, 1× Headphone/Microphone Combo


1.0M 720p HD Webcam


Kensington® Lock


Li-Ion - 49 Wh


65 W, AC-in 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz


14.19″ × 9.42″ × 0.78″ (36.0 × 23.9 × 1.99 cm)


3.64 lbs (1.65kg)

You can see the coming soon page here

Once they give out more info, we will let you know.

In other System76 news, it seems their custom keyboard is still in progress. Founder and CEO, Carl Richell, showed off a shot on Twitter of the prototype keyboard milling. Will be very interesting to see what they actually come up with in the end, as we know it's going to be quite customizable from what they teased back in August.

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Pikolo 3 Dec, 2020
I've been trying to buy a laptop with a Ryzen 4700U CPU, 16 GB of Ram and at least 3 USB ports for over a month now. They're sold out everywhere - Lenovo E14 Gen 2 has been "coming soon" for 3 months now, HP ProBook 455 G7 isn't even visible on HPs website anymore... The only laptops with Ryzen 4700U CPUs available come with a single USB port, which just won't cut it.

Maybe I'll be able to buy the Pangolin.

Last edited by Pikolo on 3 December 2020 at 9:42 pm UTC
Para-Gliding 3 Dec, 2020
having a pangolin at home is so 2019 #covid-19
I get back to my lockdown :(
setzer22 3 Dec, 2020
Cool! Finally something from System76 with AMD :) Curious about those "AMD Radeon graphics", any more details?
Koopacabras 3 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Para-Glidinghaving a pangolin at home is so 2019 #covid-19
I get back to my lockdown :(

imho not a nice name considering the reputation of the said animal.
Luke_Nukem 3 Dec, 2020
QuoteLi-Ion - 49 Wh

Well that's a disappointment. Factor in 10% degradation in the first year and you'll be tied to a charger. Laptops should come with 70+Wh batteries otherwise what's the point?
Pikolo 3 Dec, 2020
Quoting: setzer22Cool! Finally something from System76 with AMD :) Curious about those "AMD Radeon graphics", any more details?
Integrated Radeon Graphics. My understanding is they're ~GTX 1050 performing if the computer features dual channel memory
whizse 3 Dec, 2020
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Quoting: The_Aquabatimho not a nice name considering the reputation of the said animal.
It's OK. They're taking it back.

Anyhow, nice to see AMD. Still however waiting for a EU store/reseller.
Dorrit 3 Dec, 2020
I'm definitely not a fan of laptops, whatever the brand. But I really like System76 Thelio desktop, particularly the smaller version.
Purple Library Guy 4 Dec, 2020
Good to see. That's actually somewhat the kind of laptop I buy--I do gaming at my desktop normally, so there's not much point going hog wild on the laptop.
PublicNuisance 4 Dec, 2020
Hopefully they use Coreboot.
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