System76 Launches Bonobo Extreme – the Fastest Ubuntu Powered Laptop

The price tag reflects the components integrated in this laptop

By on November 20th, 2012 08:01 GMT

System76, a company that manufactures Ubuntu preinstalled laptops, desktops, and servers since 2005, has just launched Bonobo Extreme, dubbed the world's fastest Ubuntu laptop.

System76 is making a name for itself, especially after having launched last month another interesting product called Sable Complete, an all-in-one computer.

Bonobo Extreme comes with some very impressive default configurations, but most of the components can be upgraded.

The laptop benefits from 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 CPUs (i7-3630QM, i7-3630QM, i7-3630QM, and i7-3630QM) and the world's fastest mobile GPUs, the nVidia Geforce GTX 670MX or Geforce GTX 680M. This means that it can support up to 4 GB of GDDR5 memory and 1,344 CUDA Cores.

The System76 Bonobo Extreme can also support up to 32 GB of Dual Channel DDR3 1600 MHz memory, if the users choose to upgrade.

The laptop also sports a huge 17.3" 1080p Full High Definition LED Backlit Display, which is capable of 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Bonobo Extreme is capable of holding 2 x 2.5" 9mm Removable SATA II/III, but users are advised by the manufacturer to upgrade to an Intel Solid State Drive to run Ubuntu and add additional drives for storage.

The keyboard is backlit and the users can choose its brightness settings and colors. The Synaptics Clickpad has been increased and provides an extra-large navigation surface, with support for two-finger horizontal and vertical scrolling.

The number of ports for Bonobo Extreme is also impressive: SD Card Reader, HDMI 1.4a, Display Port 1.2, Ethernet, eSata USB 2.0 Combo Port, 4 x USB 3.0 (1 powered), 1 x USB 2.0, Headphone Jack, Microphone Jack, Line In Jack, and S/PDIF Output.

The “weakest” configuration for this laptop will come at the measly price of $1,499 (€1,172), but the maximum configuration is a whopping $4,900 (€3,832).

More details about Bonobo Extreme can be found on the official website.

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