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Entroware have updated their Linux laptop line-up again with the Kratos-3000 and it's a little beast for sure.

Note: Click pictures to make them bigger for a better look at the unit.

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It features Intel's 7th generation 'Kaby Lake' processors in either a i5-7300HQ or i7-7700HQ. It also comes with a 1080p display as standard and an NVIDIA GTX 1050 2GB GPU.

You can configure it to have up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and it also has PCIe SSD options for those who can afford the nice extras.

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It will set you back £749.99, but the price increases if you change the specification. Weirdly it only comes with 4GB RAM at the initial specification, which is a bit low for the price when taking the rest of the specs into consideration too. Pushing it up to a more reasonable 8GB RAM will up the price to £789.98.

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Entroware look to be a pretty good option for people in the UK/Europe, since their shipping should be a lot cheaper than the US-based Linux hardware vendors.

Buying from a Linux-focused hardware vendor ensures what you get is fully tested and supported with Linux, so it's generally a better option than buying a random laptop from other stores.

The Kratos-3000 sounds like it would be a great unit for work and gaming!

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Science 22 March 2017 at 1:50 pm UTC
I hope they work with ryzen soon
Leopard 22 March 2017 at 1:57 pm UTC
It seems good,GTX1050 is a good choice.

But 4 gb system ram is absurd,like you pointed out.8 gb should be standart in these days.

Support for M2 Ssd's is also a good feature.
Guppy 22 March 2017 at 2:51 pm UTC
Keyboards are only available in UK, US, IS, ES

Buy you can have them mount a vinyl sticker on the windows key >_>
tmtvl 22 March 2017 at 3:57 pm UTC
Tuxedo Computers have some very nice gaming laptops for people who can read German. Could be cheaper shipping-wise for people on the mainland.
scaine 22 March 2017 at 5:52 pm UTC
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Just a shame they went for packing in a numeric keypad on that unit. The resultant offset trackpad is infuriating (to me) and makes the whole unit look cramped and cheap. The Dell XPS 15 (2013)was beautiful to look at in a similarly sized chassis. Although I note that the modern Dell XPS 15 is over the twice the price of this Entroware unit!

Great specs though and it would be nice to see how that 1050 performs, both in terms of gameplay and how much heat it generates on the unit while playing.
slaapliedje 22 March 2017 at 7:23 pm UTC
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I think it'd be great if laptop / desktop manufacturers could go back to the good old days of not supplying an OS with the computer, so that we could put whatever we want onto it.
cRaZy-bisCuiT 22 March 2017 at 8:39 pm UTC
slaapliedjeI think it'd be great if laptop / desktop manufacturers could go back to the good old days of not supplying an OS with the computer, so that we could put whatever we want onto it.
What does hinder you to do so? You can easily deploy whatever OS you oh-so desire! (;
Mountain Man 22 March 2017 at 9:13 pm UTC
slaapliedjeI think it'd be great if laptop / desktop manufacturers could go back to the good old days of not supplying an OS with the computer, so that we could put whatever we want onto it.
They stopped doing that because Microsoft used to charge manufacturers for a Windows license even if they shipped without Windows.

It ultimately doesn't matter because it's easy enough to wipe the drive and install whatever you want.
scaine 23 March 2017 at 9:15 pm UTC
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scaineJust a shame they went for packing in a numeric keypad on that unit. The resultant offset trackpad is infuriating (to me) and makes the whole unit look cramped and cheap.

To each their own.. I won't buy a laptop without a keypad.. I use them way too often

Haha! Brilliant. To each their own, indeed!
Hori 24 March 2017 at 4:01 pm UTC
Why are those laptops better than any other regular laptop that doesn't necessarily come with Linux preinstalled?

I mean, I've seen a lot of Asus, Acer, and HP laptops that came with either Windows or FreeDOS preinstalled, that run Linux without issues... I'm pretty sure this apples to all other brands as well.

I have an Asus one and while in the beggining I had some problems with changing the backlight, it's all working fine for a long time now. (Back then I had Ubuntu on kernel 3.18 - and upgrading to a newer kernel - and distro - solved the issue).


Last edited by Hori on 24 March 2017 at 4:04 pm UTC
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