HP and System76 Teamed Up to Build a Powerful Linux Laptop


Image of the HP Dev One laptop

System76 has been promoting among the finest Linux laptops for years, however now the corporate is teaming up with HP to promote the ‘HP Dev One’ — a laptop computer constructed for builders with System76’s customized taste of Linux.

System76 has loads of its personal laptops and desktops, and in 2017, it began creating its personal variant of Ubuntu Linux referred to as Pop!_OS. Pop is now a preferred Linux distribution in its personal proper, with a custom-made desktop interface and extra built-in drivers, and the OS will be put in on third-party PCs. Nonetheless, the one computer systems that shipped with Pop have been from System76 itself… till now.

HP has began accepting pre-orders for the HP Dev One, a brand new laptop computer primarily geared toward growth work. It seems to be a slightly-customized model of the HP EliteBook 845 G8, with an 8-core/16-thread AMD Ryzen 7 Professional 5850U processor, a 14-inch LED display (with out contact), a glass touchpad, a 1TB NVMe SSD for storage, 16GB RAM, and a 720p digicam. That quantity of RAM could be too little for some growth work, however System76 confirmed that the SSD, Wi-Fi card, and RAM will be simply changed or upgraded.

HP Dev One keyboard

There are additionally loads of ports on the laptop computer, together with two 10Gbps USB Kind-C ports, two USB Kind-A, a headphone/microphone combo jack, and HDMI 2.0. You’ll be able to both use USB Kind-C to cost the laptop computer, or the proprietary energy connector with the included 65W AC wall adapter. There’s additionally Wi-Fi 5 (not 6 or 6e, sadly) and Bluetooth 5 for wi-fi connectivity.

The primary promoting level is that it ships with Pop!_OS Linux put in by default, as an alternative of Microsoft Home windows. It’s normally not too tough to put in a Linux distribution on any PC, however that normally means you’re by yourself for technical issues. The HP Dev One has “HP Help built-in into Pop!_OS,” and knowledgeable technical help is accessible in case you want it. HP additionally eliminated the emblem from the Home windows key in favor of a generic “tremendous” label.

The HP Dev One is accessible for $1,099 from the official store. It’s solely bought in the USA, and there’s just one {hardware} configuration supplied.

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