System76 launches updated Kudu Linux laptop powered by AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

System76 is a computer maker and vendor that has long sold laptops, desktops and servers using a Linux based operating system. For years, it only offered Ubuntu, but in recent years, it started offering its own Ubuntu-based operating system called “Pop! _OS.” This distribution has proven to be quite popular in the Linux community, because it builds on the greatness of Ubuntu, while also making it better.

As great as Pop! _OS is, today System76 makes a big announcement about hardware instead of software. To the delight of many consumers, the company is releasing an updated version of its popular “Kudu” laptop. This new generation of mobile workstation has a 15.6-inch 1080p display and is powered by an octa-core AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX.

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Coupled with formidable NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics and up to 64GB of Dual Channel DDR4 memory, the Kudu is built with a multi-tasking top of mind laptop. The Kudu laptop is also capable of managing up to three external monitors with one HDMI port, one mini DisplayPort, and one DisplayPort via USB-C – add to that the internal 15-inch thin bezel FHD matte display, and you have a total of four monitors at your disposal, “says System76.

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Ben Shpurker, the company’s product manager explains: “The new Kudu laptop combines the latest in AMD mobile computing with discrete NVIDIA graphics. This combination makes it the perfect machine for making on the go.”

System76 shares specifications and configuration options below.

audio Stereo Speakers, 1 × Headphone / Microphone Combo Jack, 1 × Microphone Jack
Battery Li-Ion – 48.96 Wh
Camera 1.0M 720p HD Webcam
Charger 230 W, AC-in 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz
Dimensions 14.21 ″ × 10.16 ″ × 1.14 ″ (36.09 × 25.81 × 2.90 cm)
Screen 15.6 “1920 × 1080 FHD matte finish, 144Hz
Expansion 1 × USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 × USB 2.0 Type-A
The graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Input Multitouch Clickpad, Multi-Color Backlit US QWERTY Keyboard
remember Up to 64 GB DDR4 @ 3200 MHz
Networking 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5
Operating system Pop! _OS 21.10 (64-bit), Pop! _OS 20.04 LTS (64-bit), or Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (64-bit)
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX: 3.3 to 4.6 GHz – 8 cores – 16 wires
Security Kensington Castle
Storage 2 x M.2 SSD (PCIe NVMe only). Up to 4TB total.
Video Ports 1 × Mini DisplayPort 1.4, 1 × HDMI (w / HDCP), 1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C w / DisplayPort 1.4
Weight 4.85 lbs (2.20 kg)

Want to buy your own AMD-powered System76 Kudu? The Linux laptop can be purchased here now. Prices start at $ 1,799, which seems reasonable considering the nice specs. Of course, adding better specs will reduce the cost.


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