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System76 Lemur gets a Kaby Lake upgrade

System76 Lemur Ubuntu notebook now with Intel Kaby Lake processor
System76 Lemur Ubuntu laptop
This Ubuntu Linux-powered now has the latest Intel processors inside, also offering USB Type-C connectivity and up to 32 GB of memory. Prices start at $699 USD (Intel Core i3, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB hard drive).

System76 Lemur has been around since 2015 when its maker unleashed it packing a Broadwell processor. Now, System76 has decided to bring this Linux notebook up to date, thus adding a Kaby Lake processor. Even more, this machine is now lighter and has a higher-resolution display.

These are the main specs and features of the highly customizable System76 Lemur laptop:

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-7100U or Intel Core i7-7500U, both with Intel HD Graphics 620
  • Memory/Storage: 4/8/16/32 GB DDR4; 500 GB HDD or 250 GB to 1 TB SSD internal storage (4 TB SSD option also available for $1,679 USD)
  • Display: 14.1-inch full HD IPS 
  • Camera: 720p webcam
  • Connectivity: Gigabit Ethernet, Intel Wireless-AC, Bluetooth, USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A, USB 2.0 Type-A, HDMI, VGA
  • Operating system: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Ubuntu 16.10 (both 64-bit)
  • Weight/Dimensions: 3.6 pounds; 13.4X9.5X0.9 inches
  • Battery: 44 Whr

Depending on the hardware options chosen, the weight mentioned above may vary. The updated System76 Lemur can be configured and purchased directly from the manufacturer's website already.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-10-28 (Update: 2016-10-28)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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