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System76 gives the Oryx Pro a big refresh with an OLED 4k display

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The Linux flagship NVIDIA laptop from System76 has been given a major overhaul, making it something of a beast. Pricey though, with you needing to dig deep into your wallets with a base price of $2,199.

If you're after a powerful system with a proven Linux vendor, this is one of the best possible machines you can buy.

System76 are keen to note the difference in available performance between this and their older model, noting in their press material that the CPU is "+35% faster", the memory is "+92% faster" and the graphics are "+40% faster" thanks to all the changes. You're now getting a 12th Gen Intel® Core i7-12700H, DDR5 RAM and a choice between an NVIDIA 3070 Ti or 3080 Ti. No matter what you're doing, it seems like the new System76 Oryx Pro will probably handle it quite nicely.


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Full tech specs:

Operating System    Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
Firmware System76 Open Firmware (coreboot, EDK2, System76 Firmware Apps)
System76 Open Source Embedded Controller Firmware
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 or 15.6" OLED UHD (3840x2160) Glossy Finish

Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or 3080 Ti
Memory Up to 64 GB dual-channel DDR5
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
Charger 230 Watts, AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz
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)

Weight

Dependent on display size:
15.6": 5.29 lbs (2.4 kg)
17.3": 6.17 lbs (2.8 kg)

Base weight. Varies on configuration.

It's also interesting to see how all the marketing around Linux machines has evolved. System76 have now begun noting in their releases about gaming noting things like Steam Play Proton, ProtonDB, ProtonUp-Qt and Lutris. What a different world it is not Linux now to have hardware vendors repeatedly talking up gaming.

See more on the System76 website.

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9 comments

kokoko3k 28 Sep
Is an oled display the right choice for a pc?
Thinking about burn-in issues...
mr-victory 28 Sep
> 15.6" or 17.3" FHD (1920x1080) Matte Finish or 15.6" OLED UHD (3840x2160) Glossy Finish

So if you want larger screen, you can't go for higher resolution. Huh?
sarmad 28 Sep
Here is the catch though: if you go for the OLED version you lose FPS. OLED version is 60hz, standard version is 144hz. Going for OLED instead of 144hz is something a gamer should never do.
TheRiddick 29 Sep
Quoting: kokoko3kIs an oled display the right choice for a pc?
Thinking about burn-in issues...

I have a LG C1 48" OLED for PC use. There is a 42" C2 model now btw, but burn-in hasn't really been a issue at all for me yet, I've only had it for like 6months or so.

I've read of people having theirs for like 2+ years without issue for PC gaming stuff etc... I really do love OLED! Just a shame I gotta use HDMI2.1 which AMD doesn't support under Linux (NVIDIA however has it in open and closed kernel driver... so I dunno how they can do that...)
Pengling 29 Sep
Quoting: kokoko3kIs an oled display the right choice for a pc?
Thinking about burn-in issues...
OLEDs hurt my eyes - I'd never be able to use one of these. (I also don't much like the idea of them being guaranteed to die due to being organic, either - feels like a con to me...)
Quoting: Pengling(I also don't much like the idea of them being guaranteed to die due to being organic, either - feels like a con to me...)
Well your guranteed to die one day...... But we still accept you
TheRiddick 29 Sep
Quoting: PenglingOLEDs hurt my eyes

You do know you can turn down back-lighting and brightness MUCH MORE on a OLED then you can on a traditional LCD/LED screen right? shrug...
Pengling 29 Sep
Quoting: StoneColdSpiderWell your guranteed to die one day...... But we still accept you
Oh har-de-har. You know what I mean.

Quoting: TheRiddickYou do know you can turn down back-lighting and brightness MUCH MORE on a OLED then you can on a traditional LCD/LED screen right? shrug...
Yes, I do. They still hurt my eyes. I'm glad that you do like them, though.


Last edited by Pengling on 29 September 2022 at 5:25 am UTC
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I am just astonished by that huge mouse in that tiny mousepad. I wonder about the absurdly high mouse sensitivity this person must use.
That, or the mouse is just for show and one actually moves around the screen with the joystick.
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