Alpha outs Centurion Nano/Ultra Linux laptops
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If you’re looking for a slim notebook and acknowledge the superiority of Linux over Windows, you could be interested in the two new Alpha laptops that come pre-installed with a Linux-based OS. The Centurion Nano and Centurion Ultra notebooks are powered by gen 7 ULV CPUs from Intel and feature stylish slim silver aluminum cases.
These new models can be customized to include the Core i5-7200U or the i7-7500U dual-core CPUs coupled with either 8 or 16 GB of RAM. Alpha offers three storage options: 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD, 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HD, or a single 960 GB SSD.
The Centurion Ultra comes with a 15.6-inch 1080p display powered by Nvidia’s 940M GPU, and includes a second drive bay that allows users to add another storage drive. It also features 4 x USB 3.0 connectors, SD card reader, HDMI out, headphone jack and a USB Type-C for fast charging, plus the usual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Centurion Nano has a 13.3-inch 1080p display, but comes with only 2 x USB 3.0 connectors and no dedicated GPU. This allows a case thickness of only 0.37 inches and a total weight of 3 lbs, as opposed to the 4 lbs 15-incher. Both models are equipped with batteries that are supposed to last up to 9 hours.
Prices for the 13-incher start at US$699, while the 15-incher costs at least US$749, depending on the options. Both models can be ordered directly from the Alpha store.