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Meet the Entroware Zeus, a Powerful Linux Laptop

A balance of portability and performance

Say hello to the Entroware Zeus, the latest Linux laptop from UK-based computer seller Entroware.

‘The Entroware Zeus balances performance with portability’

A hulking great 15.6-inch laptop with the power to match. On paper, I’m impressed at how well the Entroware Zeus manages to balance top tier performance and yet retain the benefits of portability.

The sleek aluminium chassis measures just 18.6mm thick, and the whole laptop weighs in at just 1.9KG — surprisingly light for a portable workstation.

zeus closed left side

This doesn’t come at the expense of power or performance. The Entroware Zeus packs a quad-core Intel Core i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz processor, 8GB DDR4 RAM as standard and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 MAX-Q 8GB graphics card. There’s also a 128GB SSD.

Options to add more RAM and bump the storage are available, but doing so will add extra cost. Another optional extra is LTE compatible networking.

Whether you’re hoping to do something brilliant in Blender, plant to get graphical in GIMP (especially now it has multi-core support) or cut some cute cat videos in Kdenlive — the Entroware Zeus appears to have the power to perform.

As you’d expect, a laptop as hearty as this commands a domineering price: the Entroware Zeus costs from £1524.99 for the base configuration.

Yes, it’s expensive — but a device with these specs is going to be. This is a workstation demanding professional use, rather than a device attempting to persuade couch-surfing casuals to switch to Linux.

Entroware Zeus Specifications

Display:

15.6” Matte LED IPS [1920×1080]

Processors:

Intel Core I7-7700HQ @ 2.8GHz

Memory:

8GB DDR4 with options for 16, 32GB, 2133 and 2400Mhz

Storage:

120GB SSD with options up to 6TB of SSD storage

Graphics:

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 MAX-Q 8GB

Keyboard:

Multi-Colour backlit keyboard. UK and International options.

To learn more about the Zeus, or to place an order, head over to the official product page:

Entroware Zeus