Star Labs, hardware vendor with some really lovely looking laptops with first-class Linux support have announced the StarBook Mk VI with Ryzen 7 or Intel 12th Gen.
Writing in an email they said " With an upgrade to 12th Generation Intel® Core® processors, we thought it was only fitting to create the next generation of StarBook" and that to ensure it was worth the wait they also worked on a bunch of other upgrades to this new model that include:
- Fingerprint reader
- Improved speakers
- Heavily upgraded webcam
- Upgraded sound card
- Better microphones
- Improved oleophobic coating
- Improved footpads
|Screen||14-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit matte display with IPS technology
1920x1080 resolution at 157 pixels per inch
16:9 aspect ratio
|Processor||1.50GHz 10-core Intel® Core® i3-1220P
Turbo Boost up to 4.40GHz, with 12MB Cache
10 Cores, 12 Threads, 28W TDP, 64W PL2
2.10GHz 12-core Intel® Core® i7-1260P
Turbo Boost up to 4.70GHz, with 18MB Cache
12 Cores, 16 Threads, 28W TDP, 64W PL2
1.90GHz 8-core AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800U
Boost clock up to 4.40GHz, with 16MB L3 Cache
8 Cores, 16 Threads, 25W TDP, 45W PL2
|Firmware||AMI Aptio V or coreboot|
|RAM||8GB of 3200MHz DDR4 memory
Configurable up to 64GB G.Skill Ripjaws
USB Type C with Power Delivery 3.0
USB Type A
DC Charging Jack
Micro SD Memory Card Reader
3.5mm Combination Jack
You can order it with your choice of Linux (or Windows 10) including: Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS (64-bit) or later, elementary OS 6 (64-bit) or later, Linux Mint 20.2 (64-bit) or later, Manjaro 21.0 (64-bit) or later, MX Linux AHS 19.4 (64-bit) or later, Zorin OS 16 (64-bit) or later.
For models currently in production (sold out), they give you a 5% discount if you pre-order. Pricing usually £1,062.00 with a current discount to £1,008.90.
Meanwhile, they're also working on the bigger StarFighter laptop which will be a 15.6" beast that has a 4K IPS matte display and 45W Intel / AMD processors. It will be their biggest and most expensive unit yet, with Star Labs mostly targetting low-mid ring previously.