The fourth generation M2 Laptop is announced by the Ubuntu Focus Team

The fourth generation M2 Laptop is announced by the Ubuntu Focus Team

The Nvidia GPU is upgraded from Max-Q to Full Performance and Ti versions. In some cases, the RXT 3060 out-performs the RTX 3080 Max-Q of the prior generation. The iGPU is upgraded from 32 execution units to 96. As a result, the Iris Xe® graphics are up to 150% faster. The display is upgraded from 1080p (FHD) to 165Hz 1440p (QHD) with 100% DCI-P3 color space and 201 dpi. The speakers are now larger, louder, and crisper, with improved bass response. Ports now include an additional USB-C and micro SD card reader. Webcam resolution is more than doubled from 720p (1MP) to 1080p (2MP).

The Kubuntu Focus Team has announced the release of the Fourth-Generation M2. This update is a game changer, with significant enhancements to the display, CPU, GPU, camera, speakers, and storage. The compact and lightweight M2 GEN 4 laptop is an excellent solution for anybody seeking the greatest out-of-the-box Linux experience with the most capable mobile hardware. Customers include programmers, data scientists, artists, and system administrators. All versions are in stock, with prices beginning at $1895, and will begin shipping the week of May 9, 2022.

Highlights

  • Kubuntu Focus takes the guesswork out of system configuration and administration, empowering developers and companies to focus on innovation. Eliminate days or weeks of setup with: Carefully selected and tested high-performance systems and components. Write once and deploy with industry-standard Ubuntu® 22.04 LTS and the beautiful KDE Plasma desktop. Learn more at https://kfocus.org.

  • The PSU increases from 180W to 230W and charges in just two hours.. All PCIe connections are now Gen 4 instead of a mix of Gen 3 and Gen 4. Audio and data ports include Thunderbolt 4, USB-C, HDMI, mDP, 2 USB 3.2 ports, RJ-45 Gb Ethernet, 2 multi-purpose audio jacks, and micro SD card reader. Customers can configure their build with a RTX 3060, 3070 Ti, or 3080 Ti, with up to 64GB of high-speed 3200Mhz Dual-Channel RAM, up to 4T of NVMe storage, and optional full disk encryption.

“The search for a Linux laptop is over. I have been using Linux for over 25 years. Having the right hardware and the right software has always been a challenge. It has always been doable but in a crafty, artisanal, time-consuming way. It was an art. Kubuntu Focus has managed to industrialize this process so that the user has a similar or better experience than on a Mac or Windows.” — Jean-Georges Perrin, author of Spark In Action