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Powerful Linux laptop RTX 3080 Kubuntu Focus Gen 3 M2 workstation

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Kubuntu Focus has this week unveiled a new addition to their range of Linux mobile workstations with the introduction of the 3rd generation M2 Linux laptop powered by Intel 11th generation Core i7-11800H with RTX 3080 and RTX 3070 variations. “The M2 makes quick work of the most demanding tasks and outperforms nearly all thin-and-light laptops. Run GPU-accelerated AI immediately with the included Deep Learning Suite. Accelerate TensorFlow jobs from 8 hours to less than 15 minutes. Render Blender scenes 10x faster with NVIDIA RTX Optix. All with unmatched Linux-first optimization and support.”

The third-generation M2 performance is provided by the 8-core, 16-thread i7-11800H CPU supported by high-quality 3200 MHz RAM offering improvement of 19 and 29% this generation say the engineers at Kubuntu Focus. Users can install up to 64 GB of Dual Channel DDR4 3200 MHz and each system also has an integrated GPU to conserve power and video RAM when you need it. The Intel Irix Xe 32EU iGPU has twice the performance of the previous generation.

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Kubuntu Focus M2 Linux laptop gets a spec bump

  • Kubuntu Focus M2 Linux laptop gets a spec bump (and a smaller, cheaper sibling: the Kubuntu Focus XE)

    The Kubuntu Focus family of Linux laptops is growing.

    A 3rd-gen Kubuntu Focus M2 laptop with a 15.6 inch display, 45-watt Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake processor, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series graphics is now available for $1945 and up. But if you’re in the market for something smaller and/or cheaper, the Kubuntu team also introduced the 14 inch Kubuntu Focus Xe this summer. It sells for $895 and up.

Kubuntu Focus M2 is renewed with Intel Tiger Lake and NVIDIA RTX

  • Kubuntu Focus M2 is renewed with Intel Tiger Lake and NVIDIA RTX 30 - itsfoss.net

    Recently we have among us the third generation of the Kubuntu Focus M2 , the renewal of the professional laptop that stands out for its high performance and for using the Ubuntu family member as a pre-installed operating system, more specifically the 20.04 LTS version.

    The processor incorporated in the renewed Kubuntu Focus M2 is the Intel Core i7-11800H , corresponding to the Tiger Lake generation and incorporating 8 physical cores, 16 threads (2 threads per core), 24MB of Intel Smart Cache, integrated Gen12 graphics ( Xe) and is capable of working at a maximum frequency of 4.6GHz. It is important to bear in mind that this component is fixed and cannot be modified in the purchase process.

    The notebook also includes the latest generation of NVIDIA graphics technology, offering a in the base configuration 6GB RTX 3060 that can be replaced by an 8GB RTX 3070 or a 16GB RTX 3080 . Here we find one of the great buts of the product, since NVIDIA does not care much about complying with the standards , despite the many efforts that there are to make them swallow them by force . Added to this are the problems tearing that are usually present when combining KDE Plasma with the official NVIDIA driver, which is easy to solve as long as you are willing to use the console. Hopefully with Wayland the dynamics begin to change.

The Kubuntu Focus M2 sounds like a great all-rounder laptop

  • The Kubuntu Focus M2 sounds like a great all-rounder laptop

    Out for a new laptop for both work and play? The third-generation Kubuntu Focus M2 seems like it can hit the sweet spot so let's take a look. Revealed late in September, this new laptop has some pretty nice specifications.

    "The M2 makes quick work of the most demanding tasks and outperforms nearly all thin-and-light laptops. Run GPU-accelerated AI immediately with the included Deep Learning Suite. Accelerate TensorFlow jobs from 8 hours to less than 15 minutes. Render Blender scenes 10x faster with NVIDIA RTX Optix. All with unmatched Linux-first optimization and support."

    You can expect with the base model to get a Core i7-11800H 8C/16T 4.6 GHz, an NVIDIA RTX 3060, 16 GB 3200MHz RAM, a 250GB Samsung NVMe and a 15.6-inch IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate and anti-glare matte coating. You can spec it out with much more though up to an NVIDIA RTX 3080, two NVMe drives (each up to 2TB) and 64GB RAM. There's also the included Intel Irix Xe 32EU graphics too, still pretty good for when you don't want to have more power sucked away by the NVIDIA chip.

30 years of Linux

  • 30 years of Linux: The winners of the B1 Systems OSS competition have been announced

    30 years of Linux: The winners of the B1 Systems OSS competition have been announcedThe open source system house B1 Systems is donating 30,000 euros on the occasion of the 30th birthday of the Linux kernel: Half of this is distributed over a number of Linux and open source projects. With just under 1900 euros, the association behind the Windows-like, open-source ReactOS operating system gets most of the cake. The other places are followed by the mobile Ubuntu UBPorts (1410 euros), the Perl-based server program FHEM (1364 euros) and the Internet platform Ask the State (1207 euros).

    The rest of the prize money, another 15,000 euros, will go to the Nepalese NGOs Association for IDEA Nepal and New SADLE, which work for the health of leprosy sufferers and people in need.

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