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Looking for your next Ubuntu powered ultrabook? We might have what you're looking for with the new Entroware Apollo.

Not a name we hear too often from but Entroware are a dedicated Linux hardware vendor based in the UK, who also ship to the Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. So if other hardware vendors have proven too expensive on shipping - here's another choice. Entroware claims it's "built from top to bottom using the best components available, for a richer, faster Ubuntu experience. Now shipping with NVMe PCIe SSD storage as standard".

Here's the base specifications to expect from it:

Processor
Configurable with 11th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors:
i5-1135G7 (8M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz, 4 Cores, 8 Threads)
i7-1165G7 (12M Cache, up to 4.90 GHz, 4 Cores, 8 Threads)
Memory
Configurable up to 64GB DDR4 2666 MHz
8GB DDR4 2666Mhz (base config)
Storage
Configurable up to 2TB storage
250GB PCIe NVMe SSD (based config)
Display
14" Matte, FHD (1920x1080), 72% NTSC
Graphics
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
Ports
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C)
1 x Thunderbolt™ 4 (Type-C)
1 x 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
1 x HDMI™
1 x RJ-45 Ethernet
1 x Power Connector
Battery and Power
Battery: 49WH (Lithium-Ion)
Power Adapter: 65W 19V 3.42A (5.5mm X 2.5mm)
Power Adapter (Optional): 65W USB Type-C Power Delivery
Size and Weight
Height: 17.6mm | Depth: 225mm | Width: 324.9mm
Starting from 1.5 Kg

It also has a variable backlit keyboard, a decently sized touchpad and that Xe graphics chip should give you a somewhat reasonable gaming experience with an up to date version of Mesa. When it comes to operating system choice it's quite limited with just Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS. The new 14" Entroware Apollo comes in at £749.99 for the base configuration.

Check out the Entroware Apollo.

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5 comments

kemra102 28 Apr
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Great price for the specs, would love to see a review from someone on this model as it's super tempting.


Last edited by kemra102 on 28 April 2021 at 10:47 am UTC
spayder26 28 Apr
Even with those shiny Xe graphics outperforming the amusingly outdated AMD iGPU proposition, having an overheating Frankenstein of a CPU is the exact opposite of what I want on my next laptop.

Disclaimer: written on the most uncomfortably hot laptop keyboard possible because of the very same reason.
Calinou 28 Apr
Quoting: spayder26Disclaimer: written on the most uncomfortably hot laptop keyboard possible because of the very same reason.

Have you looked into undervolting? While recent Intel CPU models have locked down undervolting in the name of security, it's still viable on older models.
All Intel, and i for one would be looking for all AMD nowadays.
sarmad 28 Apr
Is that a Clevo laptop?
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