TUXEDO Computers have returned with a splash today to show off their new Polaris 15 and 17 Linux laptops. They've been refreshed and upgraded with some powerful updated components with both AMD and Intel options.
"The choice between AMD and Intel has never been more difficult, as both processors are now almost on par - so our customers have a hard decision to make." — Herbert Feiler, CEO TUXEDO Computers
With both models you get to choose between either an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H or an Intel Core i7-11800H and the only GPU option is the NVIDIA RTX 3060 GPU, so they've simplified the options available since the last generation. A little less choice but still good specifications to get a lot done.
Each also allows you to pick between two different screens, although the choices there are slightly different between AMD and Intel. Screen options:
|Full-HD IPS non-glare 144Hz | AMD Ryzen 7 5800H||Full-HD IPS non-glare 144Hz | Intel Core i7-11800H|
|3K WQHD IPS non-glare 165Hz | AMD Ryzen 7 5800H||3K WQHD IPS non-glare 165Hz | Intel Core i7-11800H|
The configuration differences between the 15 and 17 are minimal aside from the obvious display size. Both models starting at €1,499 with only 8GB of RAM which gives you the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H as the Intel option costs more.
Polaris 15 and 17 can be fitted with up to 64GB RAM and two M.2 SSD hard disks with 2 TB of storage each although the base model gives a 240GB NVMe PCIe to begin with. One major difference though is that TUXEDO say the "cooling system of the TUXEDO Polaris 15 has been modified and the case has been raised by 3 mm" and the webcam has been moved from the bottom to the top.
You will be able to order your unit with TUXEDO_OS based on Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie or even Windows - whatever. You can also get them to put your own logo on the back and your own keyboard template with laser etching.
See more at the TUXEDO Computers website.