System76 refreshes Kudu Linux-based laptops with Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU
Linux-based laptop OEM System76 is updating the Kudu lineup with a 2022 model that combines the high-end performance of the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX APU with the mid-range Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU and the versatility of a Linux distro. Users can choose among System76’s proprietary Pop!_OS versions or the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
Besides the powerful APU and GPU combo, the latest Kudu6 laptops feature 15.6-inch screens with 1080p resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate, up to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, and up to 4 TB of NVMe SSD storage via 2x M.2 slots. Connectivity includes 2.5 GbE + Wi-Fi 6 + BT 5, while the system can support up to three external video sources through a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 with DP 1.4, miniDP 1.4 connector, plus an HDMI video out.
Additionally, there are ports such as 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen and 1x USB 2.0, plus audio jacks. The new model weighs 4.85 lbs (2.2 kg) and comes equipped with a rather small 48.96 Wh battery. Standard features like a 720p webcam and multi-color keyboard are offered, as well.
Price-wise, the base model with 8 GB of RAM and 240 GB storage starts at US$1,799, while a fully equipped model that includes mechanical keys and carrying bag would cost $US3,906.