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Slimbook reveals the new Fedora Slimbook Ultrabook

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In the market for a new light laptop? Slimbook teamed up with the Fedora crew to bring out the new Fedora Slimbook Ultrabook.

The Slimbook team say it is optimized to give a smooth out-of-the-box experience. Fully tested with a standard Fedora Workstation install, with a Fedora logo on the back of the lid and on the "super key" so no silly Windows logo. When you buy the Fedora Slimbook Ultrabook, 3% of the revenue goes directly back to the GNOME Foundation, so your purchase will help further development.

Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader, Manager and Distinguished Engineer, Red Hat "Installing Linux distributions can be a daunting task and can stand in the way of individuals adopting open source software. The collaboration between Fedora Project and Slimbook has removed this hurdle by providing users with hardware featuring pre-installed Fedora software. Red Hat is excited to see open source communities and hardware vendors working together to make open source software more accessible."

Specifications:

Model

Fedora Slimbook 16"

CPU

Intel® Core™ i7-12700H up to 4,70 GHz
14 Cores, 6 P-Cores, 8 E-Cores, 20 Threads & 24MB Cache

Graphics adapter

NVIDIA RTX 3050Ti 4GB DDR6 2560 CUDA Cores

Display

16 Inches 90 Hz LTPS Antiglare
Omni-resolution: 2560 x 1600
Maximum brightness: 400 cd/m2
Contrast ratio: 1500:1

Keyboard

ISO keyboard (with TUX key) Available in most languages

Touchpad

«Infinity touchpad» sized at 13 x 8 cm with hidden buttons to maximize surface area Built-in palm rejection technology while typing, multi-touch and gesture capable.

RAM

2 non-soldered DDR4 slots 3200 Mhz
16GB, 32GB or 64GB
(16GB required for Dual Channel operation)

Storage
 

Up to 2 SSD M.2 NVMe drives. Available sizes: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB (up to 4TB total)
1x PCIe x2 + 1x PCIe x4, RAID 0 & 1 capable

Webcam

1080p Full-HD webcam with stereo microphone
Dedicated biometric facial detection webcam

USB

2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen1
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 w/video output (displayport 1.4)
1x Thunderbolt 4 w/video output (displayport 1.4a) and PD charge

Video outputs

1x HDMI 2.0
2x USB-C with video output capability

OS

Fedora Workstation

Build materials

Magnesium & aluminum alloy

Wireless LAN

Wifi 6 compliant adapter
Intel AX 200 up to 2400 Mbps

Bluetooth

Bluetooth 5.2

Audio

2 Watt stereo speakers
Webcam built-in stereo microphone
2 in 1 3.5mm Jack connector

Weight

1.5~ Kg

Size

355 x 245 x 20mm

Battery

82 Wh

Charger

Automatic voltage and smart fast charge
120W DC19V/6.32A
**120W required for USB-C PD charge

Warranty

3 years warranty in Spain, 2 years in Europe, 1 year outside Europe (6 months on batteries)

Box contents

1 Laptop, 1 Charger.

Available for €1,799.

Check out the product page here.

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9 comments

AsciiWolf Oct 12, 2023
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Nice, but would be much better with an AMD graphics.
Villian Oct 12, 2023
Quoting: AsciiWolfNice, but would be much better with an AMD graphics.

exactly, fedora is wayland default, i mean, if in their test nvidia is working ok so good, but amd still better
grigi Oct 12, 2023
It's kinda worse than that, the mobile 3050ti is hardly faster than the iGPU on that intel cpu, and slower than on an amd 7840u.
It's like RGB leds, great for marketing, annoying in practice.
slaapliedje Oct 12, 2023
I came to the conclusion a while ago that if I'm ever in the need for a new laptop (I have a few for different purposes already that should last me a few years), I'm totally getting a Framework one. They support Linux builds, and the engineering on them means I won't just have one sitting around collecting dust when I can basically infinitely upgrade it...
grigi Oct 12, 2023
Quoting: slaapliedjeI came to the conclusion a while ago that if I'm ever in the need for a new laptop (I have a few for different purposes already that should last me a few years), I'm totally getting a Framework one. They support Linux builds, and the engineering on them means I won't just have one sitting around collecting dust when I can basically infinitely upgrade it...

I'm in Batch 1 for FW 16. I'll consider doing a writeup for it when I get it. Probably only in 2 months.

My kind of writeup will probably be things like... does it suspend, have weird errors, other power management issues, etc...

Because my current notebook, whilst good ito performance and ergonomics, completely sucks when it comes to things like power management fails, random crashes, suspend-resume lottery, tons of repeating and random kernel errors in dmesg, lack of firmware updates (even for windows, it's a shit show there too).

Never getting an MSI ever again.
slaapliedje Oct 12, 2023
Quoting: grigi
Quoting: slaapliedjeI came to the conclusion a while ago that if I'm ever in the need for a new laptop (I have a few for different purposes already that should last me a few years), I'm totally getting a Framework one. They support Linux builds, and the engineering on them means I won't just have one sitting around collecting dust when I can basically infinitely upgrade it...

I'm in Batch 1 for FW 16. I'll consider doing a writeup for it when I get it. Probably only in 2 months.

My kind of writeup will probably be things like... does it suspend, have weird errors, other power management issues, etc...

Because my current notebook, whilst good ito performance and ergonomics, completely sucks when it comes to things like power management fails, random crashes, suspend-resume lottery, tons of repeating and random kernel errors in dmesg, lack of firmware updates (even for windows, it's a shit show there too).

Never getting an MSI ever again.
Nice! Yeah I swore off MSI when I had a motherboard that would randomly shit on the USB. Only way to get it working again that I could find was to pull the CMOS battery. It was like the firmware would get corrupted while it was on.

Funny thing is, it seems to me not a single manufacturer / operating system can figure out the power management... you have stupid things like the newer sleep states that allows network traffic, so that updates can be done while the computer is 'asleep'. The other day I booted up my Steam Deck and it said my macbook pro was ready to stream from... I hadn't used it in days!
torham Oct 15, 2023
No trackpoint and the keyboard looks awful. Also Nvidia on a Linux system is a hell I don't wish to revisit.
Pengling Oct 16, 2023
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Quoting: grigiI'm in Batch 1 for FW 16. I'll consider doing a writeup for it when I get it. Probably only in 2 months.

My kind of writeup will probably be things like... does it suspend, have weird errors, other power management issues, etc...
I'd love to see that - I hope you do so.
slaapliedje Oct 31, 2023
Quoting: torhamNo trackpoint and the keyboard looks awful. Also Nvidia on a Linux system is a hell I don't wish to revisit.
Ha, I've never really had issues with nvidia, with the exception of optimus stuff (which is it's own separate gnarly annoyance) and then started running into some specific software that was 'we're not going to fix this for nvidia, because reasons'. Thanks Red Hat. I swear since IBM bought them, they've been put up there on my list of 'screw you!' companies like Apple / Microsoft.
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