System76 Laptop Special | LAS s29e10

System76 Laptop Special | LAS s29e10

Is the Galago UltraPro the ultimate Linux ultrabook? We’ve got that and the Kudu Professional from System76 in studio. It’s our review of these Haswell powered laptops.

PLUS: Does the Intel Iris GPU hold up to the Steam challenge? And Linux’s big area of growth in 2014, that nobody’s talking about.

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Kudu Professional and Galago UltraPro Review:

Kudu Professional features:

  • processor: 4th Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 Processors
  • display: 17.3" 1080p Full High Definition LED Backlit Matte Display
  • graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4600
  • memory: Up to 16 GB 204 pin Dual Channel DDR3 @ 1600 MHz
  • storage: 1 x mSATA, 2 x 2.5" 9mm Removable SATA II/III
  • touchpad: Multitouch with two finger scrolling
  • networking: Gigabit LAN (10/100/1000), WiFi
  • wireless: Intel Centrinoup to 802.11 AC
  • ports: HDMI, VGA, Ethernet, eSata/USB 3.0 Combo, 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack, SD Reader
  • camera: Built-In 2.0 MP High Definition Webcam
  • security: Kensington(r) Lock
  • power Management: Suspend and Resume
  • battery: Removable 62.16 Wh 6 Cell Smart Lithium-Ion
  • power System: Full Range AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, 90W AC Adapter, DC output 19V, 4.74A
  • dimensions: 16.25“ x 10.50” x 0.82“~1.38” (WxDxH)
  • weight: 6.80 lbs. (3.08 kg.)

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5 Responses to “System76 Laptop Special | LAS s29e10”

  1. garegin Says:

    “transparency of code ensures that its secure”. Zemlin

    Either the guy is delusion or completely ignorant of the security problems in Linux that have been known for more than a decade. The openness of code only ensures that no one can indefinitely hide a backdoor. Because the kernel alone is millions of lines of code, holes have been discovered that were years old. Not to mention that we have known holes that haven’t been even patched yet.
    To say that “millions of eyes” can see the code is “monkeys typing Shakespeare”. Only a few people can find holes in the kernel. Because even if one is a whiz in C, it would be difficult to actually hunt down holes in unfamiliar code.

    http://theinvisiblethings.blogspot.com/2011/04/linux-security-circus-on-gui-isolation.html

  2. Miquel Mayol i Tur Says:

    1.- Congratulations for your money problems solving
    2.- For improving laptop video performance 720p almost double it, and current good integrated graphics at 720p can run Steam hard gaming or future Steam OS boxes configured to 720p instead than 1080p or the higher resolution available at the monitor specs.
    3.- I do not understand why the refresh is set by default to 60 Hz when is 75 Hz or more the healthier setting.

  3. Phil Says:

    I’d be interested in hearing Chris and Matt’s opinion of the Kudu Professional’s screen. When Matt was holding it up, it appeared to have good viewing angles. What do you guys think about the color, contrast and sharpness?

    Thanks for your podcast and all that you guys do for the Linux community.

  4. Marcel Says:

    Hi Chris and Matt. I love your shows. May I suggest you review Crunchbang. I have been using Ubuntu since 8.04 but switched to Mint since Unity which I dislike. Although I like Mint, I am not happy that it is based on Ubuntu which is based on Debian. I find it a bit of a resource hog on My Dell Inspiron 1525 with only 1 Gig Ram. I tried Crunchbang a couple of years ago but found it a bit unstable and hard to use. However, I have just rediscovered Crunchbang. The install was very easy and everything worked out of the box. It even installed the correct drivers for my Broadcom wifi card and it worked! Ubuntu and Mint never worked with my wifi card without me having to install additional drivers. Crunchbang is a shorter route to Debian and very fast and light on resources. http://crunchbang.org/. Keep up the good work and boo to Amazon! All the best. Marcel from London, UK

  5. Falklandtim Says:

    Hey guys, How do I get into helping out with graphic design/ UI design for linux platforms??

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