The updated Linux ultrabooks of the Slimbook Executive series follow the Slimbook 4 with Ryzen 7 5700U, but rely on Intel’s hybrid CPUs from the Alder Lake-H processor family and optionally on the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU. A 14 or 16-inch 90 Hz high resolution LTPS display is also offered.
Rejuvenation with Alder Lake-H and Ampere
After the Slimbook 4, Spanish hardware distributor Slimbook, specialized in Linux, presents two new top models in its notebook portfolio with the refreshed Slimbook Executive 14 and Slimbook Executive 16, which now have a hybrid CPU in the form of a Core i7-12700H (test) and In the case of the 16-inch model, rely on a dedicated Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU with 2,560 shaders.
Slimbook Executive 14 and 16 also focus on the display (Photo: Slimbook) The 14 or 16 inch LTPS display of the Slimbook Executive has a resolution of 2,880 × 1,800 pixels or 2,560 × 1,600 pixels in a 16:10 format and offers a Office and largely also gaming sufficient refresh rate of 90 Hz The displays must achieve a maximum brightness of 400 cd/m² and a coverage of 99 percent of the sRGB color space.
14 cores, 20 threads and 64 GB DDR4
The official specifications of the two Linux ultrabooks are as follows: Slimbook Executive 14 and 16
- Intel Core i7-12700H (6P+8E)
- 8, 16, 32 or 64GB DDR4-3200 CL22-22-22
- 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB M.2 NVMe SSD
- Iris Xe (14″) and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU (16″)
- High resolution 90 Hz LTPS matte screen
- 2,880 × 1,800 pixels (14″)
- 2,560 × 1,600 pixels (16″)
- Intel AX200 Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1
- 99Wh (14″) and 82Wh (16″)
Measuring 309 × 215 × 15 mm (14″) and 355 × 245 × 20 mm (16″), the notebooks weigh 1.2 and 1.5 kg. The batteries can be supplied with a maximum of 90 watts of energy for the smaller model and 120 watts for the larger model via fast charging. The housing is all aluminum and magnesium alloy; the speakers are THX certified.
Slimbook Executive 14 and 16 (Photo: Slimbook) In terms of external connection options, the devices offer the following connections: Slimbook Executive 14 and 16
- 1×HDMI 2.0
- 2 × USB-A 3.2 Gen1 at 5 Gbps
- 1 × USB-C 3.2 Gen2 at 10 Gbps and DisplayPort 1.4a
- 1 × Thunderbolt 4 at 40 Gbps and DisplayPort 1.4a
Numerous Linux distributions such as Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Kubuntu 22.04 LTS, Debian 11 and KDE neon as well as Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS and the latest elementary OS 6.1.0 are offered as operating systems, but also Windows 11 Home and Pro as well as a dual-boot Systems can be pre-configured.
Now available from 1,299 euros
The Slimbook Executive 14 with i7-12700H and Iris Xe costs 1,299 euros in the base configuration with 8 GB DDR4-3200 and 256 GB SSD memory, while the Slimbook Executive 16 with the dedicated GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU starts at 1,599 euros. Both models are already available through the manufacturer’s online store available. Provides more information the official website of Slimbook
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