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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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Hannes Feb 23
I can't get used to keyboards where there are extra keys to the right of backspace/return/shift, my fingers get lost. It seems only the 16" Framework and maybe the StarLabs Starfighter are serving us numpad haters.
Relsre Feb 23
Quoting: HannesIt seems only the 16" Framework and maybe the StarLabs Starfighter are serving us numpad haters.

😔 Yeah, I wish more laptops opted to omit the numpad and use the space for two top-firing speakers beside the keyboard, 15" MBP style.

(Maybe there's potential for Framework 16 to implement that option in the future? 😅)
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