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KDE Slimbook II Linux laptop
More than last year, Linux designers KDE and a Spanish hardware maker accompanied forces to own KDE Slimbook, a 13.3-inch laptop computer running a Ubuntu-based OS with mid-range specs and a mid-range cost. Today KDE has returned aided by the Slimbook II, which, like many laptop sequels, is slightly faster, a little bit thinner, and slightly less heavy than its forerunner.
The initial Slimbook wasn’t an overall performance powerhouse, nonetheless it was not a slouch, either. It utilized sixth-generation (a.k.a. Skylake) Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and supplied to 16 gigs of RAM, 500GB of solid-state storage, and a 1080p HD screen. Its successor jumps towards the 7th generation of Core i5 and i7 potato chips, which also causes a leap to DDR4 RAM, resulting in a moderate performance gain throughout the first Slimbook.
Other hardware upgrades consist of a 1TB SSD option, a far more powerful Wi-Fi antenna, and a trackpad with improved tactile feedback. The Slimbook II can be about an ounce light and a tenth of an inch thinner as compared to 3-pound, 0.6-inch dense initial Slimbook.
But the biggest benefit of the Slimbook II (much like its forerunner) is the fact that the hardware meshes with all the pre-installed Linux create, versus a person using a Microsoft windows device and converting it to Linux. Which means no motorist installs and compatibility issues, among various other prospective problems. KDE neon is made regarding the Ubuntu Linux flavor, and the Slimbook II includes KDE’s efficiency apps such as for instance Kontact (email and schedule), DigiKam (picture processing), and Kdenlive (video editing).
Inspite of the open-source ethos of the Slimbook II, it is not precisely a budget-friendly system. Just like the initial Slimbook, the new Core i5 version is priced at 699 euros ($856), while the Core i7 design expenses 799 euros ($978). But versus Dell’s Ubuntu-powered XPS 13 Developer Edition, with a $1,400 beginning cost, it could seem like a bargain to a Linux laptop fan.[Via Liliputing]