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StarBook Mk V Linux Laptop Is Now Available for Pre-Order

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Last month, UK-based Linux hardware vendor StarLabs teased us with a new addition to their light and powerful Linux-powered laptops, the StarBook Mk V, which promised great battery life, a bigger and more beautiful display, as well as newer and more powerful components.

Now, those in the market for a new Linux laptop can pre-order the StarBook Mk V from StarLabs’ website and fully configure it to their needs. The laptop features a larger chassis that allows for a bigger battery and a true matte 14-inch IPS Full HD display that prevents glare with an anti-reflective coating and damage with a 3H hard coat.

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By Liam Dawe

  • Star Labs have now revealed the slick 14" StarBook Mk V Linux laptop

    Ready to drool over new Linux hardware? Star Labs are ready for you to open your wallets to the 14" StarBook Mk V. Now this is the type of laptop model I can get into. A screen that's not too big, a sleek chasis and a reasonable price backed up by some powerful internals along with it being designed for Linux.

StarBook Mk V is a Linux laptop with Intel Tiger Lake for $929

  • StarBook Mk V is a Linux laptop with Intel Tiger Lake for $929 and up

    The latest Linux laptop from UK-based Star Labs is a 3.1 pound notebook with a 14 inch full HD display, support for super-speedy storage, and an 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake-U processor.

    Available with a choice of GNU/Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Manjaro, MX Linux, Elementary OS, and Zorin OS, the StarBook Mk V is now available for pre-order for $929 and up.

StarLabs’ Latest Linux Laptop Has Landed, Priced from £777

  • StarLabs’ Latest Linux Laptop Has Landed, Priced from £777

    Their latest 3.1 pound notebook boasts a 14 inch full HD display, 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake-U processor, and a range of other options.

    Plus like all of their devices it’s available to buy with choice of Linux distribution, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Zorin OS. While the StarBook Mk V isn’t the cheapest Linux laptop out there it’s price isn’t astronomical, either.

Star Labs StarBook Mk V laptop for sale with Linux Mint

  • Star Labs StarBook Mk V laptop for sale with Linux Mint, Ubuntu, Manjaro, and more

    Back in the day, getting a laptop with Linux pre-installed was almost unheard of. For the most part, you had to buy a computer with Windows and then install Linux yourself. This wasn't bad necessarily, but it did mean that the price of the computer usually included a Windows license you maybe didn't want. In other words, Microsoft was profiting off of Linux users -- just because the consumer bought a Windows PC.

    In 2021, however, there are many computers to be had with Linux pre-installed -- thanks to pioneers like System76. Of course, nowadays, big companies like Dell and Lenovo are selling Linux machines too. Today, yet another such laptop hits the market -- the Star Labs StarBook Mk V. This 14-inch notebook can be had your choice of several quality Linux distributions pre-installed, such as Linux Mint, Ubuntu, and Manjaro to name a few. And yes, Windows 10 is an option too.

    "The StarBook Mk V features a 14-inch ARC display, a true matte display that prevents glare with an Anti-Reflective Coating. It also features a hard coat rated at 3H to prevent against damage. The Intel Core 11th-generation processors boast outstanding performance. The Iris Xe Graphics provides a 180 prcent improvement in graphical performance," says Star Labs.

StarLabs has Released Another Linux Laptop

  • StarLabs has Released Another Linux Laptop

    A new 14" Linux laptop has been released by the company that created the 11" Star Lite and can be purchased with your choice of Linux distribution.

    StarLabs is not just a research facility in the world of The Flash, it’s also a company that sells Linux laptops. Up until now, StarLabs only had one device for sale, the 11" Star Lite Mk III, which offered an 11.6" screen, 1.1GHz quad-core Intell Pentium N5000 CPU, a 240GB SSD drive, 8GB of LPDDR4 onboard memory, and up to 7 hours of battery life.

    The Star Lite was specced to be a low-end machine and started at £399.00. At the moment, the Star Lite is unavailable for purchase. However, the company will soon release the StarBook, which can be spec’d quite a bit beefier than the original, with a 14" matte IPS display, an 11th gen Intel CPU (either i3-1110G4 or i7-1165G7), up to a 1TB NVMe SSD drive, up to 64GB of DDR4 memory, a full-sized backlit keyboard, and up to 11 hours of battery life. The base-model StarBook can be purchased now at £777.00 and a fully-spec’d model will run approximately £1,552.00.

StarLabs StarBook 14 Inch Laptop Will Cost You $929 [Specs]

  • StarLabs StarBook 14 Inch Laptop Will Cost You $929 [Specs]

    Processor: 2.4GHz dual-core Intel® Core® i3-1110G4/Turbo Boost up to 4.1GHz, with 6MB Cache or 2.8GHz quad-core Intel® Core® i7-1165G7/Turbo Boost up to 4.7GHz, with 12MB Cache.

    Display: 14-inch (diagonal) LED-backlit matte display with IPS technology, 1920×1080 resolution at 157 pixels per inch; 16:9 aspect ratio

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