System76 Releases AMD-Powered Kudu Laptop

Feb 02, 2022

Denver-based System76 welcomes back a familiar face to their laptop lineup with the Kudu.

System76 has finally brought back the popular Kudu laptop workstation powerhouse. This time around the laptop is equipped with a 3rd-gen AMD (Zen 3) Ryzen 9 5900HX H-class processor with 8 cores and 16 threads. The CPU runs at 3.3 GHz but can be boosted up to 4.6 GHz.

The Kudu is paired with NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics and up to 64GB of Dual Channel DDR4 memory.

According to Ben Shpurker, Product Manager at System76,  “This combination makes it the perfect machine for creating on the go.”

The 15" FHD matte display and a thin bezel, but for creators of all kinds, the Kudu laptop can manage up to three external displays with one HDMI port, one mini DisplayPort, and one DisplayPort over USB-C.

As far as ports, you’ll enjoy one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A port, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port with DisplayPort 1.4, one USB 2.0 Type-A port, one Mini DisplayPort 1.4 port, one HDMI port with HDCP, as well as a headphone/microphone combo jack, and a dedicated microphone jack.

Other features include a multitouch click pad, multi-color backlit US QWERTY keyboard, 2.5 Gb ethernet, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5, 1.0 M 720p HD webcam, 48.96 Wh Li-Ion battery, and 2 x M.2 SSD (PCIe NVMe only) for up to 4TB total storage.

The Kudu is now available to the general public and has a base price of $1799.

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