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:
|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)
|Configurable up to 64GB DDR4 2666 MHz
8GB DDR4 2666Mhz (base config)
|Configurable up to 2TB storage
250GB PCIe NVMe SSD (based config)
|14" Matte, FHD (1920x1080), 72% NTSC|
|Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics|
|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.