Here we are again, TUXEDO continuing to roll out new models to try and capture Linux users attention and the latest with the TUXEDO Stellaris 15 sounds pretty great. Part of what makes the TUXEDO Stellaris 15 interesting is the split options between AMD and Intel CPUs, giving you more control and choice on what you can buy.
Before getting too excited, keep in mind it's yet another high-end gamer and high performance workstation model. We have something of a lack of low-mid end devices since these high-end options seem to be what gets people talking, even though we would love to see more low end stuff too.
You get the choice between the Tiger Lake Intel Core i7-11800H or the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU as well as Ryzen 9 5900HX so that should make a lot of people happy there. Coming with a "3K" screen giving you 2,560 x 1,440 pixels to stare at, with a 165Hz IPS panel it's probably going to make things look pretty good. When it comes to graphics options, you're only getting NVIDIA here with either the RTX 3060 / 3070 / 3080 which depends on what processor you pick too. Not all are available with each.
The case is a little on the thicker side with a quiet "optomechanical" keyboard, which TUXEDO say gave room for "higher fans and heatsinks than typical thin-and-light gaming notebooks" so it's hopefully a bit more powerful than slimmer models to keep it nice and cool but still weighing a reasonable 2.2 kg. Thinking about the weight, my rubbish old Intel laptop weighs about the same and is a great many-many times less powerful. Pretty amazing what you can fit into small spaces now.
You also get a 93 Wh battery they say gives "8 hours" idle and about "6 hours" with "moderate work", so probably a lot less while gaming. With the Intel model you get Thunderbolt 4, while the AMD models come with USB-C 3.2 Gen2 - both of which have DisplayPort signal integrated. Then there's also 3x USB Type A ports and a full size card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC) and the typical headphone port, microphone input and the ethernet port.
Once again though, this "high-end" unit comes with only 8GB RAM to begin with. Seems really odd to have such a low starting point of RAM for what's supposed to be a power house. Starting at €1,799 it's not cheap but let's face it you want 16GB minimum so it's actually more like €1,854.
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