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Slimbook reveal the AMD powered Excalibur laptop and KDE Plasma 6 Slimbook

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For all of you who keep asking for more AMD powered laptops, Slimbook have delivered with the brand new Excalibur which also has a KDE Slimbook counterpart. 

The Excalibur comes with an AMD Ryzen 7840HS, AMD Radeon 780M GPU, a big 16" IPS 165Hz screen with a 2560x1600 16:10 resolution, 5600 MHz RAM (16GB base model up to 64GB), a 250GB NMVe on the base model up to 4TB x 2 and of course your choice of operating system with numerous Linux distributions offered out of the box. Coming in at €999 thanks to a €200 discount during pre-orders with availability expected in April.

Main specs:

  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7-7840HS
  • 8 cores 16 threads, up to 5.1GHz
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon 780M
  • Display: 16" WQXGA (2560x1600) 16:10 sRGB 100%, 165Hz, 400 nits
  • Ports: 2x USB-C USB3.2 Gen1 with PD3.0 charging and 4K@60Hz video output
  • Ports: 3x USB-A 3.2 Gen1
  • Keyboard: backlit
  • Material: aluminum
  • Networking: Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.2
  • RAM: up to 64GB at 5600 MHz DDR5
  • Storage: 2x SSD NVMe PCIe 4.0 M.2 up to 8TB
  • Keyboard: multiple languages

See the Slimbook store page.

Additionally, Slimbook has also announced the first laptop to come with KDE Plasma 6 with their refreshed KDE Slimbook model which seems to be exactly the same as the Excalibur but bundled with KDE Neon. And buying that model supports KDE directly.

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Dorrit Feb 22
Quote2560x1600 16:10 resolution
Good.


Last edited by Dorrit on 22 February 2024 at 12:36 pm UTC
Jarmer Feb 22
Specs and price wise these seem like wonderful little laptops! Manjaro should take notice: THIS is how you do a linux laptop.
On the store page it's talking about Euros. So is this a Europe-only store or do they sell to for instance North America as well? Because this is just the sort of thing that would be a good laptop for me; I like the slim aluminum schtick, I like that it's got AMD graphics . . . it seems pretty nice. But I'm in Canada, so.
jrepin Feb 22
Quoting: Purple Library GuyOn the store page it's talking about Euros. So is this a Europe-only store or do they sell to for instance North America as well? Because this is just the sort of thing that would be a good laptop for me; I like the slim aluminum schtick, I like that it's got AMD graphics . . . it seems pretty nice. But I'm in Canada, so.
They do have more information about shipping. They do ship to North America.
melkemind Feb 22
It's nice that they'll install so many different distros for you even though you'll probably inevitably install several different ones on your own. Yes, I'm talking to you. You know who you are.
yndoendo Feb 22
Why do European keyboards use an elongated enter key that takes up the space of two keys? Is there any laptop manufacturer that has a programmable keyboard built-in?
tuubi Feb 22
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Quoting: yndoendoWhy do European keyboards use an elongated enter key that takes up the space of two keys?
As opposed to US keyboards that have a wide enter key that takes up the space of two keys? It's simply a different standard layout.
Natanox Feb 22
Quoting: yndoendoWhy do European keyboards use an elongated enter key that takes up the space of two keys?
It's the ISO standard, it puts that key next to left Shift instead of having that Shift unnecessarily elongated.
You're probably used to ANSI keyboards.
ToddL Feb 22
Quoting: Purple Library GuyI like the slim aluminum schtick, I like that it's got AMD graphics . . . it seems pretty nice. But I'm in Canada, so.

I was interested in the laptop and taking a look at it from their store. Since you'll have to add a power adapter for use in the US (and probably Canada) for about $19CAD, if you stick to the basic model that gives you 16GB of non-soldered RAM and 250GB NVME PCI-e 4.0 SSD, it'll end up costing you over $1500CAD (shipping was added to the price of the laptop itself, which is about $1475CAD). However, since I live in the US, it would cost about $1100 + $50 shipping + sales tax and that would push it past $1200.

Overall, it looks likes a good laptop to get since it's nice to see an AMD powered one over the usual Intel/Nvidia combo you see pretty often.


Last edited by ToddL on 22 February 2024 at 11:51 pm UTC
emphy Feb 23
QuoteFor all of you who keep asking for more AMD powered laptops,

I am certainly definitely fine with more amd options.

However, what I keep asking for is a dedicated linux laptop with a keyboard with classic thinkpad layout and trackpoint with physical buttons as opposed to the yet another ultrabook-alike that even lenovo is steadily moving its line to.
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