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2 New Linux Laptops Unveiled by Entroware

Two powerful new Linux laptops have been announced by UK-based computer company Entroware.

The Entroware Apollo is a 13.1-inch notebook made from aluminium, while the Entroware Hybris is a 17.3-inch desktop replacement goliath.

Both models are powered by a selection of Intel Kaby Lake processors, with the Hyrbis boasting powerful i5-7300HQ and i7-7700HQ options. Equally, both models are hampered by a lowly base 4GB RAM and mechanical 500GB HDD. These can be upgraded, but at extra cost.

Both devices are available to buy from today, June 28, through the Entroware online store.

Entroware Apollo Specs & Price

If the Entroware Apollo looks a tad familiar there’s a reason for it: it’s the same device as the 13.1-inch Slimbook Pro and the System76 Galago Pro.

This means that while it has all the pros, like a slim profile and small weight, it also has the cons, including a miserly battery and rather loud fans (yes, it has a fan).

Unlike the Galago Pro Entroware is only offering the Apollo with a standard HD display, not a pixel-popping HiDPI one.

Entroware say the Apollo is “constructed using a premium Aluminium chassis, for exceptional durability and lightness. Ubuntu laptops have never looked better”.

Display:

13” (1920×1080)

Processors:

Pentium 4415U, i3-7100U, i5-7200U, or i7-7500U

Memory:

4GB (standard) to 32GB DDR4

Storage:

500GB (standard) HDD up to 6TB SSD

Graphics:

Intel Integrated

Keyboard:

White LED backlit keyboard with international options

Alongside power-friendly versions of Intel’s latest 7th Generation processors,you get 4GB RAM as standard and Intel integrated Graphics.

Ports wise the clamshell has 1x USB Type-C (not used for charging) and 2x USB 3.0; display port; full-size HDMI out, an SD card slot, ethernet port and Kensington lock. Separate mic and courage jack (aka 3.5mm headphones port) also feature.

  • Full-size HDMI out
  • Mini Display Port
  • 2x USB 3.1
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • SD card slot
  • Ethernet RJ45 jack
  • Courage jack
  • Mic jack

Additionally, the Apollo can be shipped with LTE capability (it has a little SIM card slot in the side) so you don’t have to be near a WiFi hub to get online.

From £529.99

Buy the Entroware Apollo

Entroware Hybris Specs & Price

The Entroware Hybris is every inch the desktop PC replacement — and there’s a lot of inches in it!

Display:

17” (1920×1080)

Processors:

Intel i5-7300HQ or Intel i7-7700HQ

Memory:

4GB (standard) up to 32GB DDR4

Storage:

500GB (standard) up to 6TB SSD

Graphics:

Intel Integrated or NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB

Keyboard:

White LED backlit keyboard with international options

The 2.9 kg beast ships with Intel Integrated Graphics by default but can be equipped with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB.

You can also add in up to 32GB DDR4 RAM (4GB in the base config) and (if you want one) an additional M.2 or PCIe SSD.

The Hybris has a matte IPS 1080p display as standard, and a full keyboard with number pad.

  • Full-size HDMI out
  • 2x Mini Display Port
  • 2x USB 3.1
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • SD card slot
  • Ethernet
  • Separate mic & headphone ports
  • 1x USB 2.0

International readers may be pleased to hear that the Entroware Hybris laptop can be configured with backlit international keyboards.

From £659.99

Buy the Entroware Hybris