Kubuntu Focus Laptop Now Ready for Preorder

Jan 16, 2020

If you’ve ever wanted a KDE-specific, Linux-powered laptop, now’s your chance.

The Kubuntu Focus is a new Linux laptop effort set to marry the Kubuntu Linux distro and a laptop aimed specifically for gamers, power users, developers, video editors, and anyone who seeks performance and seamless Linux compatibility.

And now, this brand new laptop is ready for pre-order.

The laptop was born from a collaboration between Kubuntu, Tuxedo Computers, and MindShareManagement Inc. The Focus will not only highlight the KDE desktop environment, it will be the first officially recognized laptop created specifically for the Kubuntu Linux distribution.

But before you visit the site for pre-order, understand this is a premium piece of hardware with a premium price tag. The hardware specs alone should clue you in on the price. The base model includes:

  • Display – Full HD 16.1-inch matte 1080p IPS 144Hz.
  • CPU – 6-core/12-threads Intel Core i7-9750H processor with 4.5GHz Turbo.
  • GPU – Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 with PhysX and CUDA graphics card.
  • RAM – 32 GB Dual Channel DDR4 2666 RAM.
  • Storage – 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD.

You can bump the RAM up to 64GB and the GPU to an NVIDIA RTX 2080. Other noteworthy features include backlit keyboard, NVMe and SSD near-silent operation, temperature controlled fans, optical S/PDIF output, 2-in-1 audio, 6-in-1 card reader, and full disk encryption.

The base unit sells for $2,395.00 USD. A maxed out version will set you back $3,555.00. The units are set to start shipping in February 2020. For more details (as well as benchmarks), check out the Kubuntu Focus main site.

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