If you’re looking for a powerful Linux laptop that takes advantage of AMD’s Intel-beating chips look no further than the Pulse 15 from TUXEDO Computers.
Tuxedo Pulse 15
15.6 inch IPS
AMD Ryzen 5 4600H;
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
Radeon RX Vega 6;
Radeon RX Vega 7
|RAM:||Up to 64 GB|
|Storage:||Up to 2TB NVMe|
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
The German hardware outfit’s latest Linux ultrabook use AMD Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” series processors to provide users with a powerful yet portable workstation.
Now, TUXEDO Computers are not new to AMD Linux laptops. They launched a laptop earlier this year using Ryzen 3000 series mobile processors.
But the new 15.6-inch monster blows that version out of the water, giving users a choice of Ryzen 5 4600H or Ryzen 7 4800H processors, both paired with integrated Vega graphics.
The AMD Ryzen 5 4600H is a six-core beast running at 3.0 GHz, with 12 threads, 11 MB Cache, and a relatively modest 45 W TDP.
The AMD Ryzen 7 4800H is an octa-core processor running at up to 4.2 GHz, with 16 threads, 12 MB cache, and an equally modest 45 W TDP.
All of this power somehow fits into a svelte laptop (made of magnesium alloy, no less) that is a mere 16.8 mm thick and weighs a comparatively light 1.5 Kg.
Plus a backlit keyboard, Tux key (d’aww) and the usual smattering of ports, connectivity, and (praise be) a standard 3.5mm audio jack.
TUXEDO Computers say the battery of the Pulse 15 is good for up to 20 hours running idle on low brightness, and around 10 hours handling a more moderate workload (like reading omg! 😉)
You can configure the TUXEDO Pulse 15 with up to 64GB of dual-channel RAM and storage up to 2TB NVMe (the base model has 8GB RAM and a 250GB M.2).
So how much will all this sweet sounding tech cost you?
Not as much as you might be expecting.
Buy the TUXEDO Pulse 15
The TUXEDO Pulse 15 costs from €989 (minus shipping and other fees). While this isn’t super cheap it’s not uncompetitive. Similarly spec’d laptops from well-known OEMs (and lumbered with Windows 10) fall in at a similar price point.
You also get to choose which OS the device ships with (assuming the standard Ubuntu-based but Budgie-toting TUXEDO OS doesn’t do it for you).
To learn more head over the product info page on the official TUXEDO Computers website where you can quite literally throw your money at the screen.