Need some new hardware in your life? How about a powerful laptop, that's designed for getting everything you need done while on the go? UK-based Entroware have announced the latest refresh of the Proteus Linux laptop with Intel Xe and a bigger screen.
We've seen a number of new Linux hardware announcements recently including the System76 Launch keyboard, Star Labs 14" StarBook Mk V and just recently the Tuxedo InfinityBook Pro 14. There's never been a better time for Linux hardware that's for sure. Entroware clearly want your attention with the Proteus too.
"Proteus is constructed in a lightweight 2cm aluminium chassis, packing a full keyboard layout and a 15.6” Matte FHD LED panel with an ultra-thin bezel. Powered by our highest capacity Proteus battery yet, Proteus is perfect for extended mobile work sessions on the go." — Entroware.
|Processor||Configurable with 11th Generation Intel® CoreTM Processors:
i5-1135G7 (8M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz, 4 Cores, 8 Threads)
i7-1165G7 (12M Cache, up to 4.70 GHz, 4 Cores, 8 Threads)
|Memory||Configurable up to 64GB DDR4 2666 MHz
8GB DDR4 2666MHz (Base config)
|Storage||Configurable up to 4TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage
250GB PCIe NVMe SSD (Base config)
|Display||15.6" Matte FHD LED (1920x1080)|
|Graphics||Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics|
|Ports||1 x USB 2.0 (Type-A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C)
1 x ThunderboltTM 4 (Type-C)
1 x 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack
1 x HDMITM
1 x RJ-45 Ethernet
1 x Power Connector
|Power & Battry||73WH (Lithium-Ion)
Power Adapter: 65W 19V 3.42A (5.5mm X 2.5mm)
Power Adapter (Optional): 65W USB Type-C Power Delivery
|Size||Height: 19.9mm | Depth: 220.5mm | Width: 357mm|
|Weight||Starting from 1.74 Kg|
When buying from Entroware the operating system choices are either Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS for the new and improved Proteus.
It's quite big and bulky, so you're going to want a sturdy bag to carry this one around. With that big 73WH battery though, it should keep you going for quite some time. Overall it sounds like quite a nice unit, although I do have my usual gripe about 8GB RAM which just isn't enough.
The price? Starting at £819.99 it's reasonable but you're clearly paying something of a premium for it being a smaller Linux vendor as comparable units I've seen going for around £50 less from the much bigger vendors but that comes with Windows 10 and no support with Linux.
You can buy it on the Entroware website.