Kubuntu Focus M2 with Nvidia GPU
Kubuntu serves best when it comes to serving gamers and performance-hungry professionals as it has started to offer Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30-series graphics processor with its Kubuntu GNU/Linux distribution-based M2 laptop.
Linux-based laptops prove to be niche products for specific requirements users, so the variety of products is limited. Yet powerful hardware in high-end notebooks is offered by few companies that can give competition to the corresponding Windows counterparts. One prominent name in these few companies is Kubuntu Focus that offers such a machine.
A 15.6-inch 144Hz Full-HD display and Intel’s Core i7-10875H (8C/16T, 2.30GHz/5.10GHz) processor is included in the Kubuntu Focus M2 that was first brought into the limelight in October. At that time, no mobile GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs featuring the Ampere architecture were available so the manufacturer offered Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 20-series graphics processors based on the Turing architecture.
Now the Kubuntu Focus M2 comes with an option for RTX 3060, 3070, and 3080 GPUs after Nvidia has launched its GeForce RTX 30-series graphics processors for notebooks. The base models are priced at $1,795 which is accompanied by the GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 16GB of memory, the Core i7-10875H CPU, and a 250GB SSD.
Connectivity and Ports
Kubuntu Focus M2 offers rich connectivity with a Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth adapter, a GbE port, a microSDXC card reader, three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A connectors, a Thunderbolt 3 connector, two display outputs (one mini-DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI), and audio ports making it a powerful mobile workstation with plenty of options. The Topel model of Kubuntu Focus M2 is priced at $4535 and includes beefed up 64GB of DDR4, the Core i7-10875H, the GeForce RTX 3080, and a 4TB of storage costs.
This Kubuntu Focus M2 may seem to be the lone wolf using Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30-series graphics-based Linux laptops but won’t be the last one.