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Kubuntu Focus announce the Focus Ir14 GEN 2 and Ir16 GEN 2 laptops

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Kubuntu Focus have two new laptop models available with the Focus Ir14 GEN 2 and Ir16 GEN 2, for those of you who want a truly no-fuss Kubuntu 24.04 LTS system. Kubuntu Focus are also a KDE Patron, so they help to fund KDE development.

The Focus Ir16 GEN 2 starts at $1,145 for a 16.0" 2560 x 1600 @ 90 Hz IPS display (100% sRGB - 16:10), Intel Core i5-13500 4.7 GHz Iris Xe, 16GB 4800Mhz RAM, a 500GB Samsung NVMe and a 80 WHr battery.

While the Focus Ir14 GEN 2 starts at $1,080 for a 14.0" 1920x1200 @ 60Hz IPS display (100% sRGB - 16:10), Intel Core i5-13500 4.7 GHz Iris Xe, 16GB 4800Mhz RAM, a 500GB Samsung NVMe and a 53 WHr battery.


Pictured - Focus Ir14 GEN 2

The laptops are made in partnership with Carbon Systems, a company known for supplying the MSP channel but with Kubuntu Focus ensuring all parts have the "most complete, Linux-first support".

“Linux powers many of the ecosystems we rely on today, from servers to smartphones. The Ir series is perfect for developers, creators, and engineers who want a reliable, Linux-native device compatible with these ecosystems.” says Dana Roth, CEO. “These beautiful, light-weight, slim notebooks are portable, and make working anywhere incredibly easy.”

They offer free shipping to continental US and Canada but outside those regions you need to get in touch with them.

See more on the Kubuntu Focus store.

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benstor214 Jun 13
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Is it India Romeo or Lima Romeo?
Liam Dawe Jun 13
Quoting: benstor214Is it India Romeo or Lima Romeo?
I as in Iridium.
benstor214 Jun 13
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Huh... so Iridium-14 and Iridium-16?
emphy Jun 14
What's with the white blob on the keyboard?

That's the sort of thing that would bug me immensely if I were in the market for yet another ultrabookalike.
Eike Jun 14
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Quoting: emphyWhat's with the white blob on the keyboard?

That's the sort of thing that would bug me immensely if I were in the market for yet another ultrabookalike.

I think it's the new Microsoft AI key, coming to keyboards worldwide soon.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-67881373
Pengling Jun 14
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Quoting: emphyWhat's with the white blob on the keyboard?

That's the sort of thing that would bug me immensely if I were in the market for yet another ultrabookalike.
Quoting: EikeI think it's the new Microsoft AI key, coming to keyboards worldwide soon.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-67881373
Looks like the Kubuntu logo to me.


Last edited by Pengling on 14 June 2024 at 7:16 am UTC
Eike Jun 14
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Quoting: Pengling
Quoting: emphyWhat's with the white blob on the keyboard?

That's the sort of thing that would bug me immensely if I were in the market for yet another ultrabookalike.
Quoting: EikeI think it's the new Microsoft AI key, coming to keyboards worldwide soon.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-67881373
Looks like the Kubuntu logo to me.

I don't recognize it as that, but you're surely right!
Liam Dawe Jun 14
Yes it’s the Kubuntu logo lol
benstor214 Jun 16
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I would have made it white-on-black instead black on white.
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