Linux News Today: Entroware Releases Powerful Linux Gaming Laptop with Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE 16.04
Today, June 16, 2016, Entroware, a British hardware manufacturer known for building laptops with Ubuntu or Ubuntu MATE GNU/Linux operating system pre-installed, had the great pleasure to inform Softpedia about an exciting new product.
Please meet Athena, Entroware’s first 17-inch Linux gaming laptop that comes with either the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) with the modern Unity interface or Ubuntu MATE 16.04 LTS for those who want a more customizable and lightweight desktop environment on their already high-performant workstation.
Yes, that’s right, Entroware Athena is a high-performant gaming laptop. Why? Because it ships with either a Nvidia GTX 970M graphics card with 6GB RAM or an Nvidia GTX 980M GPU with no less than 8GB RAM, but you’ll have to pay an extra 250 pounds (€316) for that.
“The stunning Athena is the perfect solution to your high-performance Linux workstation requirements. Whether you need to play the latest Linux games on the move or you simply need extra power on your business commute, Athena has you covered,” said Entroware.
A 15″ model is available as well
We told you above that Athena is Entroware’s first 17″ laptop, but the good news is that there’s also a 15″ model if you want something more portable. And it’s not called Athena for nothing, because both models are build to last using an Aluminium alloy, and they feature a comfortable, backlit and long-lasting keyboard with slightly concave keys.
Taking a look under the hood of Entroware Athena, we can notice that the laptop can be powered by either an Intel Core i7-6700HQ or Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, up to 64GB DDR4 2133MHz RAM, up to 2TB Samsung EVO SSD, up to four internal storage drives, Intel AC-8260 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as Gigabit Ethernet. The price starts from £1,099.00 (€1390 or $1560) and it can go up to £3,078.92.