In terms of computer systems preloaded with Linux, it’s Ubuntu that will get the most important piece of pie. From Dell to System76, from ZaReason to Logic Provide, everybody has Ubuntu (with Unity).
It doesn’t imply that aren’t different choices. You should buy Ubuntu Mate preloaded system from Entroware. Linux Mint has acquired its personal branded Mintbox collection.
KDE, probably the greatest Linux desktop atmosphere, had nothing up to now.
However that is going to vary quickly. KDE customers might be quickly in a position to purchase KDE branded laptops and man it seems stunning, as stunning as KDE Plasma itself.
Behold! Right here Is A $89 Open Supply Laptop computer Operating Linux
Meet KDE Slimbook, made with KDE, for KDE
Spanish firm Slimbook has simply introduced a brand new vary of KDE powered laptop computer known as The KDE Slimbook. It is going to be working KDE Neon which implies 100% contemporary KDE expertise.
Should you by no means heard of Slimbook earlier than, don’t despair. I didn’t too. Wanting deeper into it, I discovered that their Slimbook collection (skinny, MacBook Air like laptops) already runs on Linux and offers choices like Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Antergos. KDE is an addition to this collection but it surely comes with full help from KDE neighborhood.
Actually, KDE Slimbook has been examined by KDE devs itself. Slimbook approached KDE with their thought of KDE laptops and KDE didn’t lose time in placing its designers and builders on this undertaking.
“when the Spanish laptop computer retailer Slimbook approached KDE with the thought to supply KDE-branded laptops that come pre-installed with Plasma and KDE Functions. We have been excited concerning the thought, and put our designers and builders to the duty of making a branding for such a tool and ensuring that KDE neon runs with none hardware-related points on it.”
And thus born KDE Slimbook, to offer you a seamless KDE expertise with none hardware challenge.
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KDE Slimbook specification
There are two fashions out there for now, KDE Slimbook i5 and KDE Slimbook i7. No prizes for guessing that the distinction between the 2 is Core i5 and Core i7 processor.
Each fashions have 13.1 inches Full HD (1920*1080p) LED show. Because it’s an ultrabook collection, it weighs just one.36kg. Which additionally imply that it doesn’t come low-cost.
Specification for each KDE Slimbook i5 and i7 are the identical apart from the processor (and the value):
Intel i5-6200U, 2.3GHz, Turbo Increase 2.8GHz, 2 Core four Threads, 3M Cache (for KDE Slimbook i5)
Intel i7-6500U, 2.5GHz, Turbo Increase three.1GHz, 2 Core four Threads, 4M Cache (for KDE Slimbook i7)
Intel Graphics HD 520
4GB, 8GB or 16GB DDR3 RAM
120GB or 250GB or 500GB SSD
Display 13.three″ Full HD 1920x1080px LED
Keyboard LED back-lighting
Wi-fi: Intel Twin Band: 3160 or 7265 N or 7265 AC
2 USB three.zero ports
Solely mini HDMI port
SD card reader
6800mAH excessive lithium battery
Worth for KDE Slimbook i5 begins from €729 whereas i7 model begins at €849. Costs will go up in case you attempt to improve the RAM and SSD.
Extra data on KDE Slimbook will be discovered on its web site:
Know Extra About KDE Slimbook
Getting KDE Slimbook
KDE Slimbook is on the market for pre-order at current however the transport received’t begin earlier than mid-March this 12 months. if , you possibly can place your order on the web page beneath:
Pre-order KDE Slimbook
What do you consider KDE Slimbook?
In my view, that is what we’d like an increasing number of in Linux world. A great collaboration between the software program suppliers and hardware distributors. It will give the tip consumer an out of the field, no bother, seamless Linux expertise.
What do you suppose? Will you have a tendency to purchase such Linux laptops over the common ones out there in the marketplace?