Star Labs Reveals a New Surface-Like Linux Tablet

Aug 23, 2023

If you've ever wanted a tablet that rivals the MS Surface, you're in luck as Star Labs has created such a device.

Star Labs has reconfigured its StarLite tablet into a laptop in the same vein as the Microsoft Surface.

The new StarLite has a 12.5" LED-backlit 10-point touch display with IPS technology and runs at 2880 X 1920 resolutions with 276 pixels/inch. The included processor is a 1.00 GHz quad-core Intel Alder Lake N200 with a turbo boost of up to 3.7 GHz and a 6MB smart cache.

Internal storage is 512 GB Gen3 PCIe SSD and is configurable up to 1TB or 2TB Gen3 PCIe SSD. RAM is 16 GB of 4800 MHz LPDDR5 (which is onboard and not upgradable).

Connectivity includes micro HDMI, 2 X USB Type C 3.2 Gen 2 with Power Delivery 3.0, Micro SD memory card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Wireless comes by way of an Intel Wi-Fi 5 9560 chip that supports 802.11 ac up to 1.73 Gbps and is also 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n compatible. Finally, the StarLite supports Bluetooth 5.1.

As far as battery life is concerned, the StarLite delivers up to 12 hours on a full charge by way of a 38-watt-hour lithium-polymer battery and a 65w USB-C power adapter. The included keyboard is backlit with media keys, function lock, and international layouts.

The StarLite can be configured with Ubuntu, elementary OS, Linux Mint, Manjaro, Zorin OS, MX Linux, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, and more.

The StarLite can be purchased now for $498.00 (for the basic configuration) from the Star Labs website.



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