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Star Labs unveils AMD/Intel-powered StarFighter Linux laptop

Star Labs StarFighter Linux laptop (Source: Star Labs)
Star Labs StarFighter Linux laptop (Source: Star Labs)
Available with both Intel and AMD processors, the StarFighter Linux laptop from Star Labs will be up for pre-orders in less than three weeks. Sadly, with prices from US$900 to US$3,000, interesting hardware specs overall, and quite a few configurations, this laptop comes with non-upgradeable memory.

Star Labs has just unveiled that the company's upcoming StarFighter laptop will come with a generous set of hardware choices, the highlight being the ability to choose between AMD and Intel processors. The 16-inch machine will start at roughly US$900 and, depending on the configuration, can go all the way up to US$3,000.

For the starting price mentioned above, the buyer will get an Intel Core i3-1215U, 16 GB of memory, but also a 4K display and security features such as a trackpad-mounted fingerprint reader, a wireless kill switch, as well as a removable camera. The other processor/memory combinations available are Intel Core i9-12900H & 64 GB, Intel Core i7-1255U & 32 GB, and the AMD Ryzen 7 6800H with 64 GB. 

All hardware configurations mentioned above come with two M.2 2280 slots for up to 8 TB of storage. The Intel-powered units will feature Thunderbolt connectivity, while the AMD-driven model gets USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (according to Star Labs, this will change to USB 4 if they can get the change certified in a timely manner).

The list of common features also includes an 85 Wh battery accompanied by a 100 W USB-C charger/adapter, backlit keyboard, glass-covered trackpad, and two 4 W speakers. The Micro-Arc oxidized AZ291D alloy chassis and sleek design allow for a weight of just 3.1 pounds and 14.1 x 9.6 x 0.8 inches in size. Sadly, the memory is soldered to the mainboard, so upgrading it is out of the question.

If everything goes as planned, pre-orders will begin mid-October. Shipments will begin at a later date that has yet to be announced.

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Codrut Nistor, 2022-09-28 (Update: 2022-09-28)