Kubuntu Focus Team Announces High-Performance Focus XE

Aug 02, 2021

The team behind the KDE-powered Linux laptops is now offering an ultra-portable laptop that doesn't skimp on performance.

From the makers of the Focus M2 (one of the hottest KDE-specific laptops on the market), comes the new Focus XE. And although it’s focused on those looking for something small in form factor, it’s certainly big in performance.

Sporting 11th generation CPUs and high-speed audio/data ports, this machine isn’t an entry-level, budget-friendly laptop. The specs of the XE include a 4-core processor (Intel Core i7), up to 64GB of 3200 MHz RAM, up to 2TB NVMe storage, and Intel IRIS Xe Graphics. Other features include dual-band 5 GHz wireless, RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth dual version 5.2, and Thunderbolt v4. You’ll also find two USB-A 3.2 GEN1 ports, and one USB-C 3.2 GEN2 port. An illuminated keyboard with 4mm of travel, a generous trackpad, a 1.0 MP HD webcam, and a 49 Whr Li-ION battery with FlexiCharge Battery Optimization (available in the BIOS), are all housed in a composite aluminum and plastic chassis.

The base model XE will run you USD $1,195, so this isn’t a laptop that budget-minded users are going to seek out. But if you’re looking for a sleek mobile workstation, that can be specced out to “beast mode” for $2,290 and enjoys the KDE desktop environment, the Focus XE might be just the machine for you.

Purchase your Focus XE from the Kfocus website.

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