Slimbook laptop with Linux gets Core i3-1005G1 and starting price of 499 euros

Spanish manufacturer Grupo Odín has announced a new Linux laptop in its Slimbook line. The company advertises the Slimbook Essential as ultrabooks with Linux, with a starting price of 499 euros.

The Slimbook Essential 14 and 15 are, as the names indicate, laptops with 14 “and 15.6” screens respectively. Both have a matte screen with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The housing is made of aluminum and has a thickness of less than 20mm. The 14 “laptop has a white backlit keyboard, the 15.6” variant has an RGB backlight.

The cheapest version of the Essential 14 contains an Intel Core i3-1005G1, 8GB ram and a 250GB NVME SSD. The price of this model is 499 euros. The Essential 15 is not much more expensive with a starting price of 549 euros. For that amount, buyers get a model with Intel Core i3-10110 and also 8GB and SSD of 250GB. Grupo Odín offers the possibility to adapt various parts for an additional cost.

The Slimbooks are available with various Linux distributions at no extra cost. At an additional cost, the maker equips it with Windows 10 or a dual boot option with Windows 10. Grupo Odín does not make the laptops itself. This kind of manufacturer uses so-called build-to-order models from, for example, Clevo.


Fashion model

Essential 14 “

Essential15 “

Intel i3-1005G1
Intel i5-1035G1
Intel i7-1065G7

Intel i3-10110
Intel i5-10210
Intel i7-10510

14-inch 1920
X 1080 FullHD matte screen

15.6-inch 1920
X 1080 FullHD matte screen


White backlight.
Spanish and other European languages ​​to choose from.

RGB backlight.
Numeric block.
Spanish and other European languages ​​to choose from.

2 DDR4 2666Mhz slots up to 32GB


250 GB, 500 GB or 1 TB NVMe- discs

Graphics Card

Intel Iris Plus

Intel UHD

1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (Type A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (Type C)
1 x USB 2.0 (Type A)

1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (Type C)
2 x USB 2.0 (Type A)
Video outputs

1x HDMI (with HDCP)


2 year premium warranty in Spain


To choose: Windows, Linux or both


Aluminum and ABS titanium color

wireless LAN

Intel 9560AC
Intel AX200


Bluetooth 5.0

RJ45 network

10/100 / 1000Mb Base-TX

4G LTE SIM card

Not available

Optional SIM card module


HD 720p (1280 x 960)


Stereo speakers, internal microphone, headphone and microphone connections
5.1 channel HD sound via HDMI


1.34 ~ kg

1.63 ~ kg

49 WH lithium battery
Estimated run time of 5 to 7 hours

Card reader

MicroSD card reader


324.9 x 219.5 x 18.95 mm

360.4 x 239.3 x 19.7 mm

100 ~ 240V, 50 ~ 60Hz, DC output 19V 2.1A, 40W


Optional reader / writer

Contents box

1 laptop, 1 charger