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TUXEDO launch their smallest Linux gaming notebook with the Book XP14

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With a rather unassuming and plain case that doesn't give much away, the new TUXEDO Book XP14 is their smallest and lightest gaming notebook now available.

Coming with Intel Tiger Lake processors with either the Core i5-1135G7 or the Core i7-1165G7 it's backed up by their new Xe graphics, you can also upgrade it to have an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 if you want that extra bit of power for your gaming needs.

Not only does it have ample power, it also has a speedy 14" 120Hz screen along with a matte finish to help keep away as much glare as possible to be usable in various lighting conditions.

The included 49 Wh will give around 6 hours of usage according to what TUXEDO state, although that will obviously go down based on what you're doing with it. There's plenty more to appreciate with it, check out some specs:

Processor Intel Core i5-1135G7 (max. 4.2 GHz Quad-Core, 4 Cores / 8 Threads, 8 MB Cache, 28 W TDP)
or upgrade to
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (max. 4.7 GHz Quad-Core, 4 Cores / 8 Threads, 12 MB Cache, 28 W TDP)
GPU Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 | 96 Execution Units | Clockrates: 400 - 1300 (Boost) MHz
or upgrade to
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR6 VRAM | TGP: 50 watts
RAM DDR4 3200 MHz SoDIMM | Dual Channel | 2 sockets | max. 64 GB
Base configuration: 8 GB (1x 8GB) 2666MHz CL19 Samsung
Storage NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD
Base configuration: 250 GB Kingston (NVMe PCIe), up to 2TB total
Available Ports 1x Thunderbolt 4/USB-C 4.0 Gen3x2 (DisplayPort 1.4a, Power Delivery DC In*)
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 (DisplayPort: no, Power Delivery: no)
2x USB-A 3.2 Gen1
1x HDMI 2.0b (with HDCP)
1x 2-in-1 audio (headphone + mic)
1x RJ45 Port (LAN)
1x SD card reader
1x DC-In/power connection
6-in-1 Card reader (MMC / RSMMC / SD / mini SD / SDHC / SDXC)

As usual for this company it comes as standard with TUXEDO_OS, which is based on the latest Ubuntu release with the Budgie desktop as the default. They do also offer it with a standard Ubuntu install.

Quite an affordable notebook too starting at €865.50. For the specifications, the compact size and having full Linux support out of the box from a known company it seems like an ideal machine. TUXEDO stated in their email that shipping is expected to begin at the end of December 2020.

Check out the TUXEDO Book XP14 here.

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Jahimself 12 Dec, 2020
I see all kind of good choice and compromize in the hardware which makes it a decent price for what if offers.

Usually I find the tuxedo a bit too expensive, but here it's pretty good because you get the GTX1650 and an i5. 8gb of ram is sufficient despite what many can think, and it can be upgraded later if really needed.


Very good offer with low power consumption also and you can bring this computer everywhere with you and do improvised lan parties :p


Last edited by Jahimself on 12 December 2020 at 9:50 am UTC
damarrin 12 Dec, 2020
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I wish 16:10 screens would come back. :-(

And the 1080p nonsense in 13-14-15" screens is baffling. Linux has no functional fractional scaling and those screens should not exist.
Julius 12 Dec, 2020
Maybe lightest, but I have a 14" Tuxedo gaming laptop sitting in from of me right now...
ageres 12 Dec, 2020
Quoting: damarrinI wish 16:10 screens would come back. :-(
Why? It's the worst ratio ever. I'm glad that it died.
Quoting: damarrinthose screens should not exist.
Why? The resolution is too high? Or too low? I have a laptop with an 11" screen and use no scaling at all.
rea987 12 Dec, 2020
14" and Nvidia GPU, nope... IF only it has AMD GPU and 15"...

Edit: Never mind, they seemed to have 15" AMD GPU laptops, why didn't I see these before the Black Friday... :'(

https://www.tuxedocomputers.com/en/Linux-Hardware/Linux-Notebooks/Alle.tuxedo#!#1275,1322


Last edited by rea987 on 12 December 2020 at 1:16 pm UTC
Perkeleen_Vittupää 12 Dec, 2020
Quoting: rea98714" and Nvidia GPU, nope... IF only it has AMD GPU and 15"...

That's right! AMD or nothing nowadays! Nvidia driver updates seldom break the system. Why can't they just open these bloody drivers up and let the community make em gold for Linux?
Nevertheless: Nouveau is now getting somewhere
Alm888 12 Dec, 2020
1,45 kg

Not quite "light". :(
3zekiel 12 Dec, 2020
Quoting: Perkeleen_Vittupää
Quoting: rea98714" and Nvidia GPU, nope... IF only it has AMD GPU and 15"...

That's right! AMD or nothing nowadays! Nvidia driver updates seldom break the system. Why can't they just open these bloody drivers up and let the community make em gold for Linux?
Nevertheless: Nouveau is now getting somewhere

Ah I wish they would open them. They opened for their embedded ones, maybe with a bit of pressure from Intel/AMD (they will be the only closed source option at the end of 2021) they will finally open their kernel/vk drivers. It's sad too, tech wise, I'm all Nvidia, many of what they do on that aspect is awesome.
But, just opening kernel + vulkan driver would not kill them. You can still hide all the secret sauce in fw + cuda framework, vulkan driver itself is really not a big secret I think. Power management and co either. As for DLSS, AMD pose no threat since they don't have the basics to exploit it, but it's true I would be afraid of Intel probably more versatile graphic cores, so I understand they want to keep it closed. But still, I wish they would open up a bit more on that too, a bit of doc, all headers etc. And at least contribute to Proton for it.

Quoting: Alm8881,45 kg

Not quite "light". :(

Is not bad when you factor the graphics card.

Only thing I still don't quite get, why not use magnesium chassis, which is their signature I'd say, more ? Instead of using plastic ... I'm more disapointed by that.
Still waiting on 15" infinity book to pull the trigger, if you want to make me happy Tuxedo Santa: 25w TGP for XE and full dual channel (non soldered) would make me very happy. Magnesium and less than 1,4 would be golden.
Tuxee 12 Dec, 2020
Quoting: damarrinAnd the 1080p nonsense in 13-14-15" screens is baffling. Linux has no functional fractional scaling and those screens should not exist.

Care to elaborate? I have a 13.3" display with full HD resolution. Works perfectly ok.
CatKiller 12 Dec, 2020
Quoting: damarrinI wish 16:10 screens would come back. :-(

Dells have 16:10 screens.
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