Ubuntu PC makers System 76 have unveiled a new touchscreen notebook running Ubuntu 13.10.
The Darter Ultra Thin features a 14.1-inch HD multitouch display that works out of the box with Ubuntu. It’s housed in a slender 0.9″ thick chassis weighing in at 4.60 lbs (around 2 kg). Battery life is estimated at around 5 hours – which, for Linux and its power management issues, is actually quite impressive!
Alongside the touchscreen the laptop also offers more traditional methods of input, namely a multi-touch trackpad and chiclet-style keyboard.
Pricing starts at $899 for the base model specification. This gets you:
- Intel i5-4200U @ 1.5Ghz (Dual core)
- 4GB DDR3 RAM
- Intel HD 4400 Graphics
- 500 GB 5400 RPM HDD
- Integrated WiFi & Bluetooth
- 1MP Webcam
As with all System 76 computers you can craft your dream machine by bumping up specifications and adding optional extras. Options on offer for the Darter include:
- Intel Core i5 & i7 CPUs
- Up to 16GB DDR3 RAM
- Dual-storage, including SSD + HDD combo
All essential ports are provided:
- HDMI out
- 2 x USB 3.0
- Separate Headphone & Mic Jacks
- SD Card Reader
For more information on the Darter Thin head over to the System 76 website where, until October 28th, you can pre-order the Darter Thin and pay just $5 for ground shipping in the US.
Looking for a new Ubuntu desktop PC? System 76 recently refreshed their Leopard Extreme.