Linux hardware vendor TUXEDO are jumping in with Intel with a brand new lightweight laptop the InfinityBook S 14.
Their latest in a long line of Linux hardware, the sixth generation InfinityBook S 14 builds directly on the "great success" they saw with the previous iteration of the model. Coming with the Tiger Lake, the TUXEDO InfinityBook s 14 comes with the Intel Core i7-1165G7 giving you four cores and eight threads backed up by Intel's new Xe graphics platform, which should give you good performance and reasonably low power consumption. TUXEDO claim "up to" 41% better performance than the previous InfinityBook model.
|Screen||Full-HD IPS-Panel, 1920 x 1080, matt/anti-reflective/non-glare|
Intel Core i7-1165G7 (max. 4.7GHz Quad-Core, 4 cores /8 threads, 12MB Cache, 15W TDP)
|GPU||Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs|
|RAM||DDR4 3200 MHz SoDIMM
8GB standard, up to 40GB
|Storage||250 GB Kingston (NVMe PCIe) as standard
Up to 2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus (NVMe PCIe)
|Ports||1x USB-A 3.2 Gen1
1x USB-A 3.2 Gen2
1x Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C 4.0 Gen3x2 (DisplayPort 1.4b, Power Delivery DC-In*)
1x HDMI 2.0b (with HDCP)
1x 2-in-1 audio (headphone + mic)
1x microSD card reader
1x SIM-card reader 1x DC-IN/power connection (also via USB-C*)
According to the specifications, it comes with a 73 Wh battery which TUXEDO claim will give you around 14 hours of life while "video streaming" with up to 24 hours idle time. Playing games would bring that down of course but you would still get quite a lot of hours on a single charge. It's also pretty small at 16.8mm flat and weighing about 1.1kg.
One day soon, I really hope hardware vendors stop shipping with 8GB RAM as a their minimum because so much now just eats ram like it's candy you don't get a lot done with it unless you're willing to really watch everything you use. Apart from that, it seems like a nice unit.
It comes as standard with TUXEDO_OS 20.04 LTS 64Bit, which is their own branded version of Ubuntu with a few tweaks for their hardware. You can swap that for standard Ubuntu 20.04 and openSUSE 15.2 too if you prefer. Additionally, they say you can disable the Intel Management Engine (IntelME), Webcam, Microphone, WLAN and Bluetooth if you need to at the BIOS level for extra security.
Starting price €1,146.50 and it's available to order now. Find out more here.