KDE is releasing Linux laptops with AMD Ryzen 7 4800H CPU from 899 euros

KDE has announced two new Slimbook laptops. It concerns 14 “and 15.6” variants, which have a Ryzen 7 4800H CPU as standard. The company ships the laptops with its own Linux distribution, KDE Neon. The starting price is 899 euros for the 14 “model.

KDE announces the laptops on its website. Both laptops come standard with a Ryzen 7 4800H CPU with eight Zen 2 cores and sixteen threads. The laptops use the integrated Vega GPU with 7 cores. The laptops come with 8GB of ddr4-3200 memory as standard, although this can be expanded to a maximum of 64GB. The laptop has two DDR4 slots. The laptop comes standard with a 250GB NVME SSD from Western Digital, although users can also opt for a Samsung 970 Evo. Such a Samsung SSD is more expensive; the additional cost differs per capacity. The laptops can be equipped with a maximum of a 2TB NVME SSD.

The 14 “variant weighs about one kilogram, the company reports. The 15.6” model in turn weighs 1.5 kilograms. Both laptops have an IPS screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 60Hz. Both panels can display 100 percent of the srgb color space according to KDE. The Slimbook 14 “has a 47Wh battery, while the 15.6” variant has a 92Wh battery.

The laptops are also both equipped with two USB 3.0 connections of type-A and a USB-C connection. A USB 2.0 connector of type-A is also present, as is an RJ45 connection and an HDMI connector. The laptops support WiFi 6 as standard. Users can also choose a preferred keyboard layout when purchasing the laptop.

KDE ships the laptops with its own Linux distribution, KDE Neon. It is based on an LTS version of Ubuntu and features KDE’s own Plasma desktop environment. For example, the current version of the distro is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For an additional cost of 8 euros, KDE supplies a USB stick with a Linux image on it. The laptops can be ordered immediately, but currently have a delivery time of two to three weeks. The Slimbook 14 “has a starting price of 899 euros, while the 15.6” variant has a suggested retail price from 929 euros.

Laptop Slimbook 14 “Slimbook 15.6”
CPU Ryzen 7 4800H, 8 cores / 16 threads Ryzen 7 4800H, 8 cores / 16 threads
Memory Max. 64GB ddr4-3200 Max. 64GB ddr4-3200
Storage

M2, nvme

Choice of Western Digital Blue or Samsung 970 EVO

Max. 2TB

M2, nvme

Choice of Western Digital Blue or Samsung 970 EVO

Max. 2TB

Screen 14 “, 1920×1080 pixels, ips, 60Hz 15.6 “, 1920×1080 pixels, ips, 60Hz
Battery 47Wh 92Wh
Weight 1 kilogram 1.5 kilograms
Connections

USB type-A: 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0

1x usb-c

1x hdmi

1x rj45 ethernet

USB type-A: 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0

1x usb-c

1x hdmi

1x rj45 ethernet

MSRP From 899 euros From 929 euros