Tuxedo readies new 15.6-inch Polaris gaming notebooks featuring AMD's Ryzen 4000H and Intel's Comet Lake processors
German laptop OEM Tuxedo is expanding its AMD-based portfolio with the Polaris models that are aimed at budget gamers. Unlike the Pulse 14 laptops announced last week, the Polaris notebooks can be equipped with AMD’s Renoir APUs, as well as Intel’s Comet Lake processors. Tuxedo ships all its laptops with pre-installed Linux distros like the proprietary Tuxedo_OS or openSUSE / Ubuntu, but users can pay a bit more for the Windows 10 dual-boot option.
The processor options include AMD’s Ryzen 5 4600H hexa-core and Ryzen 7 4800H octa-core APUs, while Intel only gets a single option with the Core i7-10750H hexa-core CPU. These can be coupled with up to 64 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM plus up to 4 TB of NVMe or SATA III SSD storage. The default configuration features the GTX 1650 Ti GPU, but this can be upgraded to an RTX 2060 Refresh model.
Other standard features include:
- 15.6-inch IPS screen with FHD resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate, 99% sRGB color gamut and 300 cd/m² peak luminance
- Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1 + GbE NIC
- 720p webcam with Windows Hello support
- 2x 2W speakers with HD Audio
- Full-size RGB backlit keyboard
- Port selection: 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 1x USB-A 2.0, 2x miniDisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0b, GbE jack, headphone-out, mic-in
- SD card reader
- 62 Wh battery
- 2 cm (0.78-inch) profile and 1.9 Kg (4.2 lbs) weight
The default model configured with an AMD Ryzen 4600H APU, 8 GB of RAM, 250 GB SATA III SSD and a GTX 1650 Ti GPU is priced at 1,124 Euro (includes taxes). However, if you want everything maxed out for the AMD configuration, you are looking at a 2,766 Euro price tag, while the maxed out Intel configuration costs 2,886 Euro.