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Ready to drool over new Linux hardware? Star Labs are ready for you to open your wallets to the 14" StarBook Mk V. Now this is the type of laptop model I can get into. A screen that's not too big, a sleek chasis and a reasonable price backed up by some powerful internals along with it being designed for Linux.

With the new StarBook Mk V, you get quite a lot more choice too. When it comes to the BIOS, they're now letting you choose between AMI (American Megatrends Inc.) Aptio V and the open source Coreboot. Not only that, you can switch between them any time you want.

A nice matte screen as standard too with the 14-inch ARC display, with anti-reflective coating that should provide a good experience whever you are. Star Labs say it comes with a hard coating to prevent damage too.

Some of the specifications on offer:

Chassis Type II matte black anodised aluminium
   
Display 14-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit matte display with IPS technology
1920x1080 resolution at 157 pixels per inch
16:9 aspect ratio
Processor

2.4GHz dual-core Intel® Core® i3-1110G4
Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz, with 6MB Cache

Configurable to:
2.8GHz quad-core Intel® Core® i7-1165G7
Turbo Boost up to 4.7GHz, with 12MB Cache

Storage

240GB Over-Provisioned SATA SSD

Configurable to:
480GB Over-Provisioned PCIe SSD

Configurable to:
960GB Over-Provisioned PCIe SSD

Configurable to:
1920GB Over-Provisioned PCIe SSD

Configurable to:
500GB Over-Provisioned Gen4 PCIe SSD

Configurable to:
1000GB Over-Provisioned Gen4 PCIe SSD

RAM

8GB of 3200MHz DDR4 memory

Configurable to: 64GB of 3200MHz DDR4 memory

Graphics

Intel® UHD G4 Graphics

Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics

When it comes to operating systems you get a lot choice there too between: Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (64-bit) or later, elementary OS 5.1.7 (64-bit) or later, Linux Mint 20.1 (64-bit) or later, Manjaro 21.0 (64-bit) or later, MX Linux AHS 19.3 (64-bit) or later, Zorin OS 15.2 (64-bit) or later and even Windows.

Available from £777.00. Check out the official page to find out more and order.

While it has technically launched, it's currently in production, which may be delayed due to component shortages worldwide right now. They offer a 5% discount if you order a laptop that's in production and not yet ready.

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Appelsin 6 May
16:9 = Big narp on that one. I'll keep my old 16:10 MacbookTux, tyvm.
Intel = Meh, no thanks.

Seriously. Can we PLEASE stop with 16:9? It was bad in 2010, it was bad in 2015 and it's still bad in 2021. I get that they are cheaper than proper aspect panels, but come one.

16:9 is horrible on anything smaller than a 27". And even then it's not good. /rant >_<
Hori 6 May
I mean... I'm happy when I see new Linux-focused hardware but... I'm disappointed it's never ARM-based Linux laptops :( It's unfortunate that Windows will probably take over that market as well if we're so late for the party
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Quoting: Appelsin16:9 = Big narp on that one. I'll keep my old 16:10 MacbookTux, tyvm.
Intel = Meh, no thanks.

Seriously. Can we PLEASE stop with 16:9? It was bad in 2010, it was bad in 2015 and it's still bad in 2021. I get that they are cheaper than proper aspect panels, but come one.

16:9 is horrible on anything smaller than a 27". And even then it's not good. /rant >_<
Yeah, I don't get it. I have a few 16:10 panels and my current set up is a 32:10. It is a much nicer ratio. The painful thing is so many games only support 16:9...
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