If you’re in the market for a high-end gaming laptop that runs Linux do check out the third-generation TUEXDO Stellaris.
TUXEDO Stellaris Specs
15.6-inch 3K IPS
Intel i7-11800H (base);
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H;
or Ryzen 9 5900HX
NVIDIA GeForce RTX
RTX 3070; or
(up to 64GB)
(up to 2TB SSD)
1x USB Type-C 3.2
3x USB Type A
SD Card slot
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
Announced today, this 15.6-inch high-performance laptop from European hardware company TUXEDO offers a 3K display (2560×1440) display, an optomechanical (sic) keyboard for responsive gameplay and comfortable typing, plus your choice of Intel or AMD processor.
The base configuration costs €1,799. This gets you an Intel Core i7-11800H CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics, a 250 GB SSD, and 8 GB of RAM.
Prefer AMD? if so, can swap out the Intel chip for an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H or an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX CPU.
An NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 is included in the base spec, but this can be swapped for an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080.
To cope with the performance TUXEDO says its fitted a powerful cooling system into the Stellaris matte black aluminium chassis to keep things running toasty, but not roasty!
Perhaps the most surprising thing is that despite the weighty innards the Stellaris weighs a (comparatively) modest 2.2 Kg, and is only 26mm thick when clamshell’d shut.
I should mention that both the memory and the storage are user-upgradeable, which is good. The base offerings of 8GB and 250GB respectively are a touch tame for what is ostensibly a beastly machine.
The single USB Type-C 3.2 port (supports video but not power) and full-sized HDMI will allow you to connect up to three external monitors (daisy chain involved).
For extra connectivity there are also 3 USB Type-A ports, an SD card reader, separate headphone and microphone jacks, and the requisite LAN port. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.1 are provided by the Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 card.
The (backlit) keyboard is particularly interesting: TUXEDO says it has “…an extra long key drop is suitable for gamers and frequent typists because it is modeled (sic) after the keyboard of desktops.” They add that it uses ‘silent switches’ to reduce key stroke noise, making the Stellaris ‘well suited’ to quiet environments.
The included 93Wh battery will only deliver 5 or 6 hours of moderate (non-gaming) usage, so you’ll want to keep the (barrel) power cable handy. TUXEDO say it can handle up to 8 hours of idle usage too.
While this laptop isn’t cheap — Stellaris has a base price of €1,799 — it is a potent portable thanks to a plethora of configuration choices.
The TUXEDO The Stellaris 15 is available to pre-order and configure now, with shipping due to begin on July 15, 2021.