The world’s first ultra-thin laptop to use Intel’s Iris Pro graphics has today been unveiled by Ubuntu-dedicated hardware company System76.
Intel say that their new Iris Pro graphics delivers up to 2x the performance over their existing integrated graphics options.
It’s new, it’s slim and it’s super-thin. And, like all System76 devices, it’s named after an animal.
But what sets the 14.1″ Galago UltraPro apart from its Ubuntu-toting competitors is the CPU. The Galago is powered by a 4th generation Intel i7 – yes, Haswell – so as well as peppier performance comes brilliant battery life.
The diminutive 0.75″ case:
- 14.1″ 1080p IPS screen
- Quad-core Intel i7-4750HQ Processor (Haswell) clocked at 2.0Ghz
- Intel Iris Pro Graphics (128 MB eDRAM)
- 4GB DDR3 RAM
- 500GB HDD
The Galago UltraPro is available to pre-order now from $995. More RAM, SSD, second hard-drive can be configured before purchase.
Shipments are due to begin in July.
Gazelle Professional Refresh
System76’s popular 15.6″ Gazelle Professional portable has also been refreshed with a Haswell CPU.
Also included is a 1080p IPS display option, increased battery life and the addition of mSATA as a new storage option.
Pricing starts from $799. Shipping dates commence June 2013.
Pressing The Right Buttons
Slick new processors and powerful graphics performance aside, both the Gazelle Professional and Galago UltraPro come with one another awesome feature; for the first ever custom manufactured Ubuntu keys.