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In the market for a pricey and powerful laptop? Zeus has descended from the heavens for your Linux needs.

Entroware [Official Site], the UK-based Linux hardware vendor teased it over Twitter last night, but now it's out there waiting to be ordered.

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It's pretty slim at 18.6MM, with a weight of 1.9KG so it should sit happily on your lap anywhere you decide to plop yourself down for work and play.

Zeus is pretty powerful even to begin with, but it also has room to be configured. As standard it comes with a pretty decent 15.6” Matte LED IPS display, a Core I7 7700HQ, 8GB DDR4 RAM and it can go as high as 32GB. It also has 120GB SSD with the base model with options going up to 6TB of storage for the hundreds of games you're hoarding. The icing, is that it comes with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 MAX-Q 8GB, so it's not short of power!

Here's where it gets a little eye-watering, as the starting price is £1524.99. It's certainly not cheap, but those specifications are pretty good and it has a sweet backlit keyboard too.

Entroware will ship to: United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.

You can find the Zeus on the Entroware store. I was impressed with the hardware Entroware sent me before to briefly test, so they do seem pretty good. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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razing32 25 Aug, 2017
I actually want to sell my old Asus ROG 751J and get something more linux friendly.
But these guys don't ship in my neck of the woods :(
MayeulC 25 Aug, 2017
QuoteIn the market for a pricey

No.

But I would be in for a cheap ARM laptop ultraportable, with a decent screen (slim bezels not to loose space).
I only need vim in a VT, and a couple of days of battery :)

OK, if you want to be fancy, add in links, ssh, and maybe, maybe some VNC or GUI of some kind (with a browser).

But all I personaly really need right now is a cheap, low-power portable terminal ;)
omer666 25 Aug, 2017
Quoting: MayeulC
QuoteIn the market for a pricey

No.

But I would be in for a cheap ARM laptop ultraportable, with a decent screen (slim bezels not to loose space).
I only need vim in a VT, and a couple of days of battery :)

OK, if you want to be fancy, add in links, ssh, and maybe, maybe some VNC or GUI of some kind (with a browser).

But all I personaly really need right now is a cheap, low-power portable terminal ;)
I think a Pentium-based laptop is already very power-efficient, even if it's going a bit "overkill" by your standards.
[Edit] For example an Intel Pentium N3710 is consuming 6w for 4 cores.


Last edited by omer666 on 25 August 2017 at 3:09 pm UTC
WJMazepas 25 Aug, 2017
Quoting: MayeulC
QuoteIn the market for a pricey

No.

But I would be in for a cheap ARM laptop ultraportable, with a decent screen (slim bezels not to loose space).
I only need vim in a VT, and a couple of days of battery :)

OK, if you want to be fancy, add in links, ssh, and maybe, maybe some VNC or GUI of some kind (with a browser).

But all I personaly really need right now is a cheap, low-power portable terminal ;)

The Pinebook is something like you want. But the screen is low end.

I have a CHUWI Lapbook 14.1, which has a Quad-Core Celeron, 4GB RAM and a 1080p matte display. The battery lasts more than 8 hours with Ubuntu MATE. It comes with W10 but Linux worked with 0 issues. It could solve your problem a laptop like my
MayeulC 25 Aug, 2017
Quoting: WJMazepas
Quoting: MayeulC
QuoteIn the market for a pricey

No.

But I would be in for a cheap ARM laptop ultraportable, with a decent screen (slim bezels not to loose space).
I only need vim in a VT, and a couple of days of battery :)

OK, if you want to be fancy, add in links, ssh, and maybe, maybe some VNC or GUI of some kind (with a browser).

But all I personaly really need right now is a cheap, low-power portable terminal ;)

The Pinebook is something like you want. But the screen is low end.

I have a CHUWI Lapbook 14.1, which has a Quad-Core Celeron, 4GB RAM and a 1080p matte display. The battery lasts more than 8 hours with Ubuntu MATE. It comes with W10 but Linux worked with 0 issues. It could solve your problem a laptop like my
I've looked into it, it sounded perfect (even got the mail for placing an order) until I figured that it was using a Mali GPU :/

For now, I will keep my old Samsung notebook :)
That is, until I find better. But I will have a look at the other solutions offered here.


Last edited by MayeulC on 25 August 2017 at 4:38 pm UTC
Finn 26 Aug, 2017
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Quoting: MayeulC
QuoteIn the market for a pricey

No.

But I would be in for a cheap ARM laptop ultraportable, with a decent screen (slim bezels not to loose space).
I only need vim in a VT, and a couple of days of battery :)

OK, if you want to be fancy, add in links, ssh, and maybe, maybe some VNC or GUI of some kind (with a browser).

But all I personaly really need right now is a cheap, low-power portable terminal ;)

I'd recommend a Chromebook with an IPS display. Just nuke ChromeOS and use your distro of choice.

Bonus nachos if you get a model that's fanless.
Areso 26 Aug, 2017
Quoting: MayeulC
Quoting: WJMazepas
Quoting: MayeulC
QuoteIn the market for a pricey

No.

But I would be in for a cheap ARM laptop ultraportable, with a decent screen (slim bezels not to loose space).
I only need vim in a VT, and a couple of days of battery :)

OK, if you want to be fancy, add in links, ssh, and maybe, maybe some VNC or GUI of some kind (with a browser).

But all I personaly really need right now is a cheap, low-power portable terminal ;)

The Pinebook is something like you want. But the screen is low end.

I have a CHUWI Lapbook 14.1, which has a Quad-Core Celeron, 4GB RAM and a 1080p matte display. The battery lasts more than 8 hours with Ubuntu MATE. It comes with W10 but Linux worked with 0 issues. It could solve your problem a laptop like my
I've looked into it, it sounded perfect (even got the mail for placing an order) until I figured that it was using a Mali GPU :/

For now, I will keep my old Samsung notebook :)
That is, until I find better. But I will have a look at the other solutions offered here.

Are u sure? It sad it has Intel HD 500 graphics there https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-500.182723.0.html and there https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/celeron/n3450.

And about Chuwi. IDK how it goes right now, but I remember their tablets was extremely low-quality almost any fourth was with some defect right from manufactory. There are big community in Russian internet about Chuwi tablets and topics about their defects has hundreds of pages.


Last edited by Areso on 26 August 2017 at 10:41 am UTC
WorMzy 27 Aug, 2017
Quoting: MayeulC
QuoteIn the market for a pricey

No.

But I would be in for a cheap ARM laptop ultraportable, with a decent screen (slim bezels not to loose space).
I only need vim in a VT, and a couple of days of battery :)

OK, if you want to be fancy, add in links, ssh, and maybe, maybe some VNC or GUI of some kind (with a browser).

But all I personaly really need right now is a cheap, low-power portable terminal ;)

Probably shouldn't be looking at gaming laptops* then. :P

I've only ever had two laptops (technically netbooks), and I got them both for ~£150 from CEX. Neither of them could play anything graphically demanding, but they've both played native-resolution videos well enough, and can handle low-population fortresses in Dwarf Fortress.

* Although I still consider 'gaming laptop' to be an oxymoron.


Last edited by WorMzy on 28 August 2017 at 8:59 am UTC
WJMazepas 29 Aug, 2017
Quoting: Areso
Quoting: MayeulC
Quoting: WJMazepas
Quoting: MayeulC
QuoteIn the market for a pricey

No.

But I would be in for a cheap ARM laptop ultraportable, with a decent screen (slim bezels not to loose space).
I only need vim in a VT, and a couple of days of battery :)

OK, if you want to be fancy, add in links, ssh, and maybe, maybe some VNC or GUI of some kind (with a browser).

But all I personaly really need right now is a cheap, low-power portable terminal ;)

The Pinebook is something like you want. But the screen is low end.

I have a CHUWI Lapbook 14.1, which has a Quad-Core Celeron, 4GB RAM and a 1080p matte display. The battery lasts more than 8 hours with Ubuntu MATE. It comes with W10 but Linux worked with 0 issues. It could solve your problem a laptop like my
I've looked into it, it sounded perfect (even got the mail for placing an order) until I figured that it was using a Mali GPU :/

For now, I will keep my old Samsung notebook :)
That is, until I find better. But I will have a look at the other solutions offered here.

Are u sure? It sad it has Intel HD 500 graphics there https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-500.182723.0.html and there https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/celeron/n3450.

And about Chuwi. IDK how it goes right now, but I remember their tablets was extremely low-quality almost any fourth was with some defect right from manufactory. There are big community in Russian internet about Chuwi tablets and topics about their defects has hundreds of pages.

He's talking about the Pinebook. It has a Allwinner A64 SoC, with a Mali-400MP2 GPU.

For now, has not a really good hardware acceleration
Areso 3 Sep, 2017
Quoting: WJMazepasHe's talking about the Pinebook. It has a Allwinner A64 SoC, with a Mali-400MP2 GPU.

For now, has not a really good hardware acceleration
It is not just for now, it's almost for decade of years.
I think, that's really problem why ARM will not gain signifant marketshare with GNU\Linux.
To be honest, I don't know how good is MIPS' graphic drivers either, but for last years I see MIPS as decreased marketshare.


Last edited by Areso on 3 September 2017 at 5:07 am UTC
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