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System76’s Bonobo WS Makes a Comeback as Their Most Powerful Linux Laptop

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System76 is relentless in their pursuit to provide Open Source firmware to all of their Linux laptop line-up, and the new Bonobo WS is the latest to get the Coreboot-based System76 Open Firmware and the System76 Embedded Controller Firmware after the Darter Pro, Lemur Pro, and Oryx Pro.

These Open Source technologies not only offer users full control over their hardware, such as battery, fans and keyboard, when they buy a Linux laptop from System76, but they also greatly speed up the boot time and overall performance of the device.

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Also: System76 Launches The New Bonobo WS High-End Linux Laptop At $2399+ USD

System76 reveal the true monster desktop-class laptop 'Bonobo WS'

Things We Love About the New Bonobo WS

  • Things We Love About the New Bonobo WS

    The Bonobo WS is a powerhouse of performance—as well as an actual house for tiny elves. There’s a lot to love about this new laptop, some of which we recite in song from our respective locations.

Checking out the new AMD Serval WS Laptop from System76

"buy a monster Linux laptop"

  • Lilbits: Use a Sony DSLR as a webcam, buy a monster Linux laptop, and more

    Linux PC maker System76 has released its most powerful laptop to date: the new System76 Bonobo WS is a mobile workstation with support for desktop-class chips including a 125-watt Intel Core i9-10900K processor and NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER graphics. At 8.4 pounds, it’s not the sort of laptop we’d normally cover on Liliputing, but hey, it’s more portable than a desktop with those components.


    System76 Bonobo WS is a 17.3 inch Linux laptop/mobile workstation PC with desktop components (up to a Core i9-10900K deca-core CPU, NVIDIA RTX 2080 SUPER graphics, 128GB RAM, Thunderbolt 3, and 1080p 144Hz or 4K/60Hz display options. It’s HEAVY though (8.4 pounds).

Bonobo WS: System76 Unveils Its Most Powerful Linux Laptop

  • Bonobo WS: System76 Unveils Its Most Powerful Linux Laptop

    Linux PC Vendor System76 has finally launched its new Bonobo WS portable Linux laptop with high-end specifications, powerful and open source components.

    With a 17.3-inch 1080p or 4K Matte display to play 4K videos and higher resolution gaming smoothly, Bonobo WS boasts a 10th generation Intel Core Desktop processor underneath.

System76 Bonobo WS Linux laptop returns with Core i9 and GeForce

  • [Older] System76 Bonobo WS Linux laptop returns with Core i9 and GeForce RTX 2080 Super

    Fans of computer maker and seller System76 will undoubtedly remember the Bonobo WS. This was a desktop-class laptop that provided insane power. Of course, calling it a "laptop" is only true in form factor -- it isn't likely that many will use the hulking beast on their laps. Instead, it is intended to make high performance portable -- and then be used on a desk or table.

    Today, System76 brings the Bonobo WS Linux laptop back with very modern specifications. In fact, on the top-end, it can be configured with a 10th generation Intel Core i9 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super. All of this power is cooled by an impressive number of heat-pipes and dual-fans.It is absolutely loaded with useful I/O, including ports on the rear. For an operating system, you can choose between Ubuntu and System76's own Ubuntu-based Pop!_OS. Best of all, it comes with Coreboot plus System76's own Open Firmware and Embedded Controller Firmware.

System76 Releases Bonobo WS Linux Laptop

  • System76 Releases Bonobo WS Linux Laptop

    According to the rhapsodic System76 blog, there’s a lot to love about the Bonobo WS, including System76 open firmware, which “is designed with minimalism, resulting in faster boot times and increased security.” And, the laptop’s embedded controller firmware grants access to the keyboard, fans, and battery.

System76 has unleashed a beast of a mobile workstation

  • System76 has unleashed a beast of a mobile workstation

    System76 is not one to rest on reputation. Instead of being content with an already impressive lineup, they’re always looking to up their game. With the release of the Bonobo WS, the Denver, Colorado company has done just that.

    The new Bonobo WS is centered around Intel’s 10th Gen Comet Lake CPU and is matched with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Desktop GPU. You can spec the Bonobo WS with up to 128GB of RAM and up to 24TB of NVMe storage. As far as display, the Bonobo WS offers a 17" matte display with either 1080p or 4k.

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