In the market for a new Linux laptop? If so the folks at TUXEDO Computers — and no that’s not me shouting their name but how it’s styled — have something that may be of interest…
InfinityBook S 15 Specs
15.6-inch IPS display
Intel Core i5-1135G7
(quad-core @ 2.40 GHz);
Intel Core i7-1165G7
(quad-core @ 2.80 GHz)
|GPU:||Intel Iris Xe|
|RAM:||Up to 64 GB|
|Storage:||Up to 1 TB NVMe|
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 Bluetooth 5.1
Meet the TUXEDO InfinityBook S 15.
This is a 15.6-inch laptop somehow squeezed (possibly through magic) into a 14-inch laptop chassis. The device comes pre-loaded with a choice of Linux distros (including encrypted Ubuntu), and packs in some pretty powerful internals.
With a 92 percent screen-to-body-ratio, the InfinityBook boasts sip thin bezels and a full HD display (part of me would like to see QHD, aka 2K, screens become the norm, but I digress).
The TUXEDO InfinityBook S 15 base configuration starts at €937. This gets you an Intel Core i5-1135G7, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 8 GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM, and a 250 GB Samsung 860 EVO M.2 SSD.
Configuration options are naturally available, albeit at increased cost. You can upgrade to a faster Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, slot in up to 64GB RAM, and pick from an assortment of M.2 and/or NVMe storage choices.
A Linux laptop of this size and spec would make a good workstation, and a good workstation needs a plethora of ports. TUXEDO duly oblige.
The InfinityBook 15 S touts a Thunderbolt 4 (aka USB Type-C 4.0) port capable of outputting 2 4K displays displays (and power charging); a regular USB Type-C 3.2 port; 2 regular USB ports; a microSD card slot; full-size HDMI out, 3.5mm audio jack; and the requisite Rj45 ethernet port.
TUXEDO reckon the device is for up 19 hours of battery life idle, and up to 12 hours under general use. With a full-size backlit keyboard (yes, it has a Tux key) productivity would be much of an issue, and neither will networking thanks to built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.1.
Keen to learn more?
You can buy the TUXEDO InfinityBook S 15 direct from the TUXEDO Computers website using the below link. As the firm is based in Germany it can ship throughout the EU, but if you’re in the UK be aware that import fees will now apply.