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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:

AMD Intel
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.

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inckie 26 Aug
I'm never gonna buy a laptop from TUXEDO, simply because they are manufactured by Clevo.

Don't buy Clevo.
Fester_Mudd 26 Aug
Quoting: setzer22> The only GPU option is the NVIDIA RTX 3060 GPU

Why are all those linux hardware vendors so disconnected from the reality of the products they sell? Nvidia is *not*, to this date, a viable alternative for Linux day to day usage. It may pass as working after some shallow testing, but anyone that has to use an nvidia optimus laptop as their daily driver wouldn't dare shipping a laptop like this at such a premium price.

Horrible screan tearing, constant driver crashes and terrible power management issues. This is what you get if you buy Nvidia. Don't support laptop vendors that pretend to be linux friendly while tying you into nvidia's propietary software ecosystem. Run away while you still can!!

AMD all the way for me too
TheSHEEEP 26 Aug
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Quoting: inckieI'm never gonna buy a laptop from TUXEDO, simply because they are manufactured by Clevo.

Don't buy Clevo.
What's wrong with Clevo?
sarmad 26 Aug
Quoting: TheSHEEEP
Quoting: inckieI'm never gonna buy a laptop from TUXEDO, simply because they are manufactured by Clevo.

Don't buy Clevo.
What's wrong with Clevo?

I'm using System76's Darter Pro, which is also a Clevo laptop. The build quality is close to garbage, but it otherwise works flawlessly.
inckie 28 Aug
Quoting: TheSHEEEP
Quoting: inckieI'm never gonna buy a laptop from TUXEDO, simply because they are manufactured by Clevo.

Don't buy Clevo.
What's wrong with Clevo?

I have owned 2 Clevo models and they were utter garbage.

The cooling was crap and in general they ran really hot and the chassis had tons of flex e.g. the power on button made squeaking sounds when pressed

I had a fan that failed completely (the laptop woke me up one in the middle of the night, with a loud beeping sound, it was apparently an alarm, that the fan had stopped working)

and also the BIOS had a fan control bug that once the fan hit a 100% it would never speed down.

Oh and even the dGPU in one of them managed to just stop working completely.

So I learned my lesson and I'm staying away from Clevo.


Last edited by inckie on 28 August 2021 at 6:41 pm UTC
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