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Tuxedo Pulse 15 combines Linux with AMD power and long battery life

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The Pulse 15 by Tuxedo is a 15-inch Ultrabook with fast AMD Ryzen CPU and large battery. Throw in a matte IPS display and good input devices, and you've got yourself a decent overall package.
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The Tuxedo Pulse 15 is a thin Ultrabook with a large 15-inch 1080p IPS display, a fast AMD processor (Ryzen 5 4600H), 32 GB of RAM, and a 1 TB SSD. It runs Linux by default and can be customized to your liking on Tuxedo’s website with prices starting at around 1,000 Euros at the time of writing. One option for example is a dual boot Windows setup in case you wish to use both operating systems. Alternatively, the identical Schenker Via 15 Pro runs Windows by default.

The Pulse 15’s highlight is without a doubt its high-quality metal case, which is made partly of a magnesium allow. At just 1.5 kg it is comfortably lightweight yet still very sturdy and robust. Its input devices performed very well in our test, as did its APU. Overall performance was very fast and responsive and more than adequate enough for work.

Unfortunately, where there is light there is shadow. Connectivity could be better (USB-C without DisplayPort, 1x USB 2.0, slow card reader) but at least the device comes with sufficient USB connectivity as well as a full-sized HDMI port. Its matte IPS display could have been a bit brighter but in return its contrast ratio, color accuracy, and color gamut were very good (100% sRGB). And while it does use PWM for brightness regulation the frequency is very high and should not cause any issues. Overall, the display is very well suited for work.

Last but not least there is the behemoth of a battery. At 91 Wh it allows for very long battery life. Accordingly, the Pulse 15 lasted for almost 14 hours in our real-world Wi-Fi test at 150 nits and more than 8.5 hours at maximum brightness. Find out more in our Tuxedo Pulse 15 review. 

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Andreas Osthoff
Editor of the original article: Andreas Osthoff - Managing Editor Business Laptops - 1315 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
I grew up with modern consumer electronics and my first computer was a Commodore C64, which encouraged my interest in building my own systems. I started working as a review editor for Notebookcheck during my dual studies at Siemens. Currently, I am mainly responsible for dealing with business laptops and mobile workstations. It’s a great experience to be able to review the latest devices and technologies and then compare them with each other.
Finn D. Boerne
Translator: Finn D. Boerne - Translator - 424 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
Born in the United States and raised in Germany I became acquainted with both languages from an early age and turned this into my profession later in life. Computers have always played an important role in my life, and my love for all things digital is a huge part of my daily routine. Virtual Reality has captured my imagination and interest in particular, and I cannot wait to see what the (near) future will bring.
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Andreas Osthoff, 2021-03-23 (Update: 2021-03-23)