Need a really powerful laptop with top-tier Linux support? System76 has refreshed the Oryx Pro and here's all the details.
This is their popular flagship NVIDIA graphics laptop that now sports a new 12th Gen Intel Core processor with the i7-12700H giving an impressive 14 cores with 20 threads. Not only that, you're also getting an open source friendly laptop too since System76 continue to support their open firmware and open source embedded controller firmware. The graphics options have been bumped up too from the previous having an RTX 3070 or 3080, users can now configure the Oryx Pro with an RTX 3070 Ti or 3080 Ti graphics.
Interestingly, System76 are clearly paying attention to Linux gaming and all the movement there, with their official press release giving it a clear mention:
For gamers, Protondb.com is a helpful resource for double-checking Steam game compatibility, and add the ProtonUp-Qt application to expand compatibility for your game library with Proton-GE. Make sure Steam Play is turned on in your Steam settings! Games accessible through other game stores like GOG, Battle.net, or the Epic Games Store can be installed and linked to your account through the Lutris application.
|Operating System||Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS|
|Processor||12th Gen Intel® Core i7-12700H, up to 4.7 GHz - 24 MB cache - 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores|
|Display||15.6" or 17.3" FHD (1920x1080) Matte Finish|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or 3080 Ti|
|Memory||Up to 64 GB dual-channel DDR4|
|Storage||2x M.2 PCIe Gen4x4, Up to 4 TB total|
|Expansion||1 x Thunderbolt™ 4, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1 x powered USB, Type A), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x Micro SD Card reader|
|Input||Multitouch Touchpad, Multi-Color Backlit Chiclet US QWERTY Keyboard|
|Networking||Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5|
|Video Ports||1 x HDMI (w/HDCP), 1 x Mini DisplayPort (1.4), 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4|
|Audio||2-in-1 Audio Jack (Microphone / S/PDIF Optical output), 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone), Stereo Speakers|
|Battery||Embedded 6 cell Polymer battery pack 80Wh|
|Dimensions||Dependent on display size (Height × Width × Depth):
15.6": 0.98" x 14.10" x 9.45" (24.89 x 358.14 x 240.03 mm)
17.3": 0.98" x 15.59" x 10.32" (24.89 x 395.99 x 262.13 mm)
Dependent on display size:
The pricing for the new Oryx Pro starts at $2,199.
It's possible we may be getting a review unit, so stay tuned on that.