It’s been a busy few weeks for Linux laptops, with new devices from StarLabs and TUXEDO being announced.
Not wanting to be left out is UK-based computer company Entroware, who just unveiled their latest Ubuntu laptop — and it packs some huge tech inside.
It’s time to say hello to the Entroware Proteus.
The Entroware Proteus is 15.6-inch laptop packing a whopping 73 Wh battery. Even used at full tilt, this laptop isn’t going to need recharging as often as other 15-inch workstations, meaning users can get more done,with fewer adapter-related interruptions.
Admittedly, the 15.6-inch matte IPS LED display (1920×1080) isn’t a wow feature — TUXEDO’s InfinityBook Pro 14 has a 2K screen in its base config, and a 3K screen for just €50 more — but the panel on the Proteus should feel roomier thanks to a svelte bezel surround.
Intel’s 11th-gen Tiger Lake processors come as standard, with buyers able to pick between the Intel Core i5-1135G7 and the Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor. 8 GB RAM and a 250 GB PCIe NVMe SSD come as standard, but both are upgradeable to a max of 64 GB RAM and 2 TB NVMe respectively.
Like many modern laptops the Proteus has an expansion slot for a second M.2 storage device, giving it a 4 TB capacity overall — which isn’t too shabby, at all!
Integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics shoulder the graphical grunt.
A versatile Thunderbolt 4 port is included supporting power, display, and data transfer. Other holes to stick things into include a pair of USB Type-A ports (one 2.0, one 3.2); and a single USB Type-C (3.2) port.
Plus, the Proteus has a 3.5mm combo audio jack, a full-sized HDMI, and obligatory ethernet. A 720p webcam (neatly nestled in a lip on the top bezel) is included, as are some on-board speakers, a built-in microphone, and a microSD card slot.
Prices start at a smidge under £820 for the base model with i5, 8 GB RAM, and a 250 GB SSD. The Laptop is available to buy with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS preloaded.
If all you need a laptop for is reading your fave blogs (ahem 😉) and watching movies on, then yeah: this laptop is overkill. Those who place bigger demands on their portable — which at 1.74 Kg, certainly is — should find the Proteus has the power to keep pace and perform when needed.
Big screen, big battery, and big performance make the Entroware Proteus a laptop for getting things done.
Interested? You’ll find more details on the Proteus on Entroware website: