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TUXEDO Sirius 16 launches full AMD gaming notebook with Linux

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Ready for your next hardware purchase? How about a new Linux notebook that's all-in with AMD? The TUXEDO Sirius 16 looks delicious.

"Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky and a binary star system. With the new Sirius 16 - Gen1, TUXEDO is breaking new ground and launching the first and long-awaited full AMD Linux gaming notebook named after the celestial body, especially since the TUXEDO Sirius 16 is also powered by a particularly exciting binary star, consisting of the AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS and the AMD Radeon RX 7600M XT." — TUXEDO Computers

What you get here is quite the powerhouse with a 16.1 inch 2560x1440 display, with a 165Hz refresh rate. Backed up by the 8 cores and 16 threads from the AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, a large 80 Wh battery, 2x 8 GB DDR5-5600 RAM and 1x 500 GB Samsung 980 SSD.


Pictured - TUXEDO Sirius 16

As you might be able to tell from the image above it has a colour-adjustable light bar on the front edge as well as a per-key RGB-backlit keyboard for those of you who like things a little less plain.

Plenty of room for upgrades during configuration or after purchase with the ability to up it to 96GB RAM, and they say it has two easily accessible M.2 slots when you remove the base tray, which is covered by their warranty, so you can configure it up to 2 x 4TB SSDs with a fast PCIe 4.0 connection.

As for connectivity you get 2 x USB-C (1x USB 4.0 Gen3x2, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 (40 Gbps each)), 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen2 (10 Gbps each), HDMI 2.1 and RJ45 LAN (1 Gbps). It also has a webcam shutter and a fingerprint sensor (although that only apparently works on Windows).

You can choose to have it with their own Tuxedo OS (based on Ubuntu) or with Ubuntu 22.04, Kubuntu 22.04 or Ubuntu Budgie 22.04. Pricing starts at 1,699 EUR for the base model. They said the expect the first deliveries around mid-December 2023.

See more on their store page here.

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Purple Library Guy Nov 28, 2023
Quoting: InstallIt looks sleek, I like the red lights on the keyboard.
It is nice, but I would change that to purple.
Tuxee Nov 28, 2023
Quoting: sarmad
Quoting: Tuxee
Quotea fingerprint sensor (although that only apparently works on Windows)

Selling a dedicated Linux laptop with customized Ubuntu distro and having a non-working peripheral? That's pretty lame, because there are plenty of fingerprint readers that work. On both my Lenovos they worked OOTB and even on my old HP EliteBook you could get it to work with some tinkering (and we are talking about 16.04 Ubuntu).

Are fingerprint readers useful anyway? I'm pretty sure someone getting a hold of your laptop can easily find your finger prints all over the device, so can't they simply copy it and unlock the device.

Well, every smartphone comes with one. (And I doubt that "copying fingerprints" is THAT easy...) Anyway, that's not the point: It is a device explicitly "for Linux" and in this case I expect that all the hardware that comes with the device works with the in-house distribution OOTB.
Vidrax Nov 28, 2023
Quoting: YetiLooks like one of those white label Clevvo or whatever laptops that I believe System76 also uses for a lot of their designs. Maybe I’m wrong. Does Tuxedo design their own chassis and mainboard?

Tuxedo basically sells only Clevo notebooks, but with the components explicitly chosen to work with Linux. I had one of their notebooks a while ago and it was great. I only didn't get my next notebook from them because my employer gave me one, and they don't have Tuxedo as a supplier.
BlackBloodRum Nov 28, 2023
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Tbh, I think we have enough "high end" Linux laptops at this point. What we need is some regular budget laptops that people who don't want to spend £1,000+ on a laptop can buy.

The kind of laptop where someone just trying to find a cheap laptop can buy it. That way we could gain some more Linux users, since it could be cheaper than the Windows laptop thanks to the lack of the license fee.

Quoting: rea987That numpad looks ugly and unnecessary. They should have gone to ROG Strix G15/16 route.
Disagree. It's nice to see a numpad. They are essential when you use your keyboard for any sort of serious numerical input, since you can rapidly input numbers with just one hand.

The touchpad style numpad I saw when googling the other laptop looks horrible for a lot of numerical input. It looks likely to be error prone since you can't "feel" where the keys are. I bet if you rapidly enter mathematical sums repeatedly to reach a final result you've inputted a few incorrect numbers with that and got the wrong answer.

However, on a proper numpad the number five has a notch, so you always know where your hand is, much like how the "j" key has a notch on a qwerty board, so you always know where your hands are.

Sorry, but for me a real numpad is essential.


Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: InstallIt looks sleek, I like the red lights on the keyboard.
It is nice, but I would change that to purple.
Don't forget to also take your laptop to the purple library when using it
CatKiller Nov 28, 2023
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Quoting: BlackBloodRumTbh, I think we have enough "high end" Linux laptops at this point. What we need is some regular budget laptops that people who don't want to spend £1,000+ on a laptop can buy.

The kind of laptop where someone just trying to find a cheap laptop can buy it. That way we could gain some more Linux users, since it could be cheaper than the Windows laptop thanks to the lack of the license fee.
Can't be done; or, at least, won't be done. The best you could get is "low end laptop for high end laptop prices" because the market size isn't there. Boutique manufacturers don't have the huge component orders, the well-polished production line, nor the extensive logistics network to drive down the costs that the big boys have. The profit to make the whole endeavour sustainable has to come from somewhere, and it's easier to get that as a smaller chunk of an expensive unit than adding a big chunk onto the price of a cheap unit. The cost of an OEM Windows licence is tiny per unit if you obey Microsoft's commandments.

If you want to make a cheap Linux computer you either need a large scale deployment (like Valve) or be willing to lose money on the hardware because you've got additional income elsewhere (like Valve).


Last edited by CatKiller on 28 November 2023 at 1:52 pm UTC
Boldos Nov 28, 2023
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Quoting: cameronboschWhat's the point of buying this over the Framework Laptop 16? The Framework Laptop 16 is much more modular, it has 2 USB4 ports, it has a Linux fprintd compatible sensor, it has a 16:10 screen unlike pretty much every other Linux laptop, and it has ANSI keyboard options unlike pretty much every good Tuxedo Laptop.

Honestly, this device seems like a bit of a miss to me... It's good to have options, but I can't see myself getting this when I'm still waiting for a Framework Laptop 16 to ship...
Because of these problems and additional costs (for EU)?

Also, Framework just does NOT provide half of EU keyboard setups.
So I guess, those are some of the points.


Last edited by Boldos on 30 November 2023 at 8:19 pm UTC
Purple Library Guy Nov 28, 2023
Quoting: BlackBloodRumTbh, I think we have enough "high end" Linux laptops at this point.
Well, yeah, but until now almost all of them used NVidia for graphics. Every single time one of these articles comes up, everyone complains about that. I'm surprised that aspect isn't getting any thanks here.
McCarthee Nov 28, 2023
Such a Linux focused laptop and company having hardware in their product that doesn't even work on Linux is quite frankly pathetic.
cameronbosch Nov 29, 2023
Quoting: Boldos
Quoting: cameronboschWhat's the point of buying this over the Framework Laptop 16? The Framework Laptop 16 is much more modular, it has 2 USB4 ports, it has a Linux fprintd compatible sensor, it has a 16:10 screen unlike pretty much every other Linux laptop, and it has ANSI keyboard options unlike pretty much every good Tuxedo Laptop.

Honestly, this device seems like a bit of a miss to me... It's good to have options, but I can't see myself getting this when I'm still waiting for a Framework Laptop 16 to ship...
Because of these problems and additional costs (for EU)?
This applies when you order somewhere to EU
Also, Framework just does NOT provide half of EU keyboard setups.
So I guess, those are some of the points.

There literally aren't any ANSI options from Tuxedo though. So if youre not in Europe, this laptop is DoA. Not to mention 16:9 needs to die on laptops; nearly every good Windows laptop has moved on from 16:9.

Also, your link isn't working.
jrepin Nov 30, 2023
Awesome. I hope in the future they also launch some more full-AMD businesses-focused laptops, that are more slim and with better display and battery life.
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