Star Labs, the maker of Linux-powered PCs, starfighter (opens in new tab) Custom Laptop. This fairly high-spec, highly configurable laptop comes with Thunderbolt 4 / USB 4, a selection of Linux distributions from Ubuntu, Mint, Manjaro, and other configurable specs. I’m here. Privacy issues are addressed with a snap-on magnetic camera and Wi-Fi kill switch.
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StarFighter is a highly customizable machine. StarFighter’s base model features 12th Gen Intel i3 processors, but 12th Gen i7s, AMD Ryzen 7 (6800H), and even Intel i9s can all be built with integrated graphics. increase. RAM can be configured from 16GB to 64GB, but this is a choice of processors and storage options ranging from 240GB SATA SSD to 2TB of PCIe Gen 4 Flash, with many options in between. A secondary SSD can also be plugged in if needed, giving you an additional 2 TB. With a pair of SODIMM slots and two M.2 sockets inside, a DIY upgrade is not out of the question.
There is a choice of screens, the standard 16:10 4K (3840 x 2400) 60Hz panel is interchangeable with a 16:10 1440p alternative panel capable of managing up to 165Hz. This latter option also consumes half the power of a 4K screen. The firmware has a choice of American Megatrends or Coreboot and can specify a custom keyboard layout if desired.
There are many operating system options, including Ubuntu (22.04 LTS). (opens in new tab)) Elementary OS, Kubuntu, Mint (opens in new tab)MATE alternatives, XFCE frontends, Plasma or Gnome versions of Manjaro, Zorin OS, and even the option of not using Windows 11.OS at all.
The laptop features two Thunderbolt 4 ports (USB 3.2 Gen 2 on the Ryzen 7 option if you get the Intel model), as well as one USB 3 Type-A, HDMI, SD reader and headphone jack. increase. There’s an interesting magnetic Webcam module that snaps into a port on the back of the screen, peeking over the edge towards the user. When not in use, it can be slid into the recess of the chassis. The magnetic connector uses USB, suggesting more upgrade possibilities. A hardware switch at the edge allows you to turn off power to the wireless module. When activated, it offers Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3. The manufacturer claims up to 18 hours of battery life.
The laptop’s configurable nature means it’s available at a variety of prices, but the base price is $1,677, plus tax and shipping. Shipping is scheduled for 4-5 months.