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.
Image Credit - System76
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|
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|
Dependent on display size (Height × Width × Depth):
Dependent on display size:
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.