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Entroware launches desktop-grade Helios laptop lineup with Ubuntu Linux

The new Helios lineup is bulkier since it integrates desktop-grade components. (Source: Entroware)
The new Helios lineup is bulkier since it integrates desktop-grade components. (Source: Entroware)
The newly-introduced Helios lineup can easily replace a high-end desktop, as it comes with desktop-grade components like Intel's Core i5-9600K / i7-9700K / i9-9900K CPUs coupled with up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and up to 12 TB of storage, plus RTX 2060 / RTX 2070 / RTX 2080 GPUs. The chassis is clearly bulkier and the laptops come with 330 W power adapters.

Entroware is a relatively new UK-based company that specializes in Linux-based laptops. There are several lineups designed for specific budgets and almost all of these are now getting upgraded components up to gen 9 Intel CPUs and RTX 2080 GPUs. Additionally, Entroware is introducing the Helios high-end lineup with desktop-grade components.

The budget-oriented Apollo 14-inch laptop has been updated with Intel Whiskey Lake CPUs up to Core i7-8565U, while the RAM capacity has been upped to 32 GB of DDR4-2400, and the total storage space can be expanded to 6 TB (2 TB SATA SSD + 2 TB NVME SSD + external 2 TB HDD). Prices for this model start from ~US$850. The similar 15-inch Proteus model has prices starting at ~US$1,000.

Moving to the more expensive models, the 16-inch Zeus lineup got updated with Core i7-8750H CPUs and RTX 2080 Max-Q GPUs and prices start at ~US$2,342. The 17-inch Athena-series gets the same CPU option, but users can choose among the RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Max-Q and RTX 2080 Max-Q mobile GPUs, with starting prices of ~US$1,820.

As for the newly-introduced 17-inch Helios-series with desktop-grade components, these are bulkier and come with a 330 W external power adapter. The list of features and options includes:
•    17-inch 1080p display
•    Core i5-9600K / i7-9700K / i9-9900K CPUs
•    up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM
•    RTX 2060 / RTX 2070 / RTX 2080 (desktop versions)
•    up to 12 TB storage
•    2 x MiniDP, HDMI outputs
•    4 x USB-A 3.1, USB-C 3.1, Thunderbolt 3 connectors
•    4 x audio jacks, Ethernet port
•    1080p webcam
•    backlit keyboard

Prices for the Helios lineup range between US$2,200 and US$7,920.

Apollo-series (Source: Entroware)
Apollo-series (Source: Entroware)
Proteus-series (Source: Entroware)
Proteus-series (Source: Entroware)
Athena/Zeus-series (Source: Entroware)
Athena/Zeus-series (Source: Entroware)
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-04-18 (Update: 2019-04-19)
Bogdan Solca
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