In case you are a Linux desktop person, you recognize that purchasing a laptop computer is usually a ache. You undoubtedly have bought a Home windows machine, formatted the drive, after which put in your favourite distro. This typically works effectively, though you then have that Home windows emblem on your keyboard. Look, I am not an anti-Microsoft Linux person, however having the Home windows icon in your keyboard takes away from the general expertise.

Fortunately, there are firms like System76 that promote computer systems pre-loaded with Linux-based working techniques (with no Home windows key on the keyboard!). Its machines include Ubuntu, however they’ll run any Linux distro, comparable to Fedora, like a champ. The corporate’s latest providing, the all-new ‘Galago Professional’ laptop computer, seems to be drop-dead beautiful. It delivers a skinny and light-weight pocket book expertise — just like the MacBook Professional — however with out sacrificing specs or ports. It even has a HiDPI display screen, backlit keyboard, and elective NVMe storage. Better of all? Pricing begins at $899!

In contrast to the newest MacBook Professional which has older DDR3 and is restricted to 16GB RAM, the brand new Galago Professional makes use of the newer DDR4 reminiscence and will be configured as much as 32GB. Whereas Apple’s providing has nothing however USB Sort-C/Thunderbolt three ports, the System76 machine has the ports that many professionals nonetheless need, comparable to Ethernet, USB Sort-A, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, and an SD card port — no “dongle hell” right here, people! Don’t fret, it has a USB-C port too.

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System76 shares some specs under.

OS:Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS or Ubuntu 17.04
Processor:seventh Gen Intel i5/i7 CPU
Show:13-inch 3200×1800 HiDPI show
Graphics:Intel HD Graphics 620
Reminiscence:as much as 32GB of RAM
Storage:as much as 6TB
Networking:Ethernet port, WiFi
Video Out:HDMI & MiniDP/USB-C
Webcam:720p HD
Enlargement:SD Card, Thunderbolt three USB-C, two USB three.1 Sort-A
Dimensions:12.98″ × eight.86″ × zero.56″
Weight:2.87 lbs (1.three kg)


If you wish to purchase the Galago Professional, I’ve excellent news and unhealthy information. The excellent news is, you possibly can pre-order this stunning machine proper now with a super-low beginning worth of $899. The unhealthy information? It will not ship till early Might. Being that we’re already in mid-April, this is not too lengthy, fortunately. Should you plan to purchase it, I’d counsel ordering sooner relatively than later — you are able to do so right here.