System76 has released a new version of its Serval WS laptop, which has a desktop version of AMD’s Ryzen CPU. The laptop runs on at least a Ryzen 5 3600 and has a GeForce RTX 2070 GPU and 64GB of RAM.
It is the first System76 laptop model that does not run on an Intel chipset. System76 has been releasing the Serval WS laptops for some time, which are mainly mobile desktops. The edition coming out this year runs on the Ryzen chips and comes with Linux. The laptop is based on a barebone from Clevo.
The Serval WS 2020 comes in several releases, all with third-generation AMD chips. The laptop can be purchased with a Ryzen 5 3600, a Ryzen 7 3700X or a Ryzen 9 PRO 3900. Two GPU configurations are available from Nvidia. This includes the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or the RTX 2070.
The laptop can also come with up to 64GB of ddr4 memory, and the device has two m2-sata or pci-e nvme-ssds for 2TB of storage, with an expansion option to 8TB.
The laptop has a 15.6 “screen with a Full HD resolution of 1920×1080 pixels with a refresh rate of 120Hz. As connection options, there are two USB 3.2 ports, a USB 3.2 USB-C port, and a USB 2.0 port. , and an SD card reader, there is also a gigabit ethernet connection on the laptop, and the device supports wifi 6 ax.
The laptop is 32x360x258mm in size and weighs 2.7 pounds. The battery is 62Wh and, depending on the GPU, comes with a 180W or 230W charger.
System76 ships the laptop with Ubuntu, or with its own Linux distribution Pop! _OS. No Windows configuration is available. The prices of the laptop start at $ 1299 or 1154 euros, but those who take all the maximum specs pay around $ 5000. That is without VAT. Availability is not yet known.