TUXEDO Computers Introduces World's First Linux-Based AMD Laptop

TUXEDO Computers Introduces World’s First Linux-Based AMD Laptop


TUXEDO Computers is one of the companies betting on laptops with pre-installed Linux-based operating systems. This week, she introduced a new model, which is reported to have specifications that set the device apart from similar solutions.

TUXEDO Book BA15 is equipped with an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor (4 cores, 8 threads, 2.1-3.7 GHz, 4 MB cache and 15 W TDP) with integrated Radeon Vega 8 graphics and, according to the company, is the first in the world a laptop based only on AMD components and with a pre-installed Linux platform. The device is equipped with DDR4 RAM up to 32 GB and a drive up to 2 TB.

BA15 boasts excellent battery characteristics: a battery with a capacity of 91.25 Wh can offer up to 25 hours of battery life in a special energy-saving mode. In more practical everyday situations, the laptop also works for a long time: the user can do his daily work, surf the web, write letters, etc. for up to 13 hours. And in the video viewing mode in 1080p resolution at 50% of the screen brightness, the laptop can work up to 10 hours.

The 15.6-inch laptop is equipped with an IPS screen with a resolution of 1920 × 1080, a contrast level of 1200: 1 and a brightness of 320 cd / m22. The thickness of the device is 16.8 mm and the weight is 1.4 kg.


Among the features include Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax dual-band support, Bluetooth 5.1, an HD webcam, two 2-W speakers, USB-C 3.2 Gen1 ports, two USB 3.2 Gen1, USB 2.0, HDMI 2.0, a gigabit Ethernet port, 3.5 mm headphone and microphone jack, Kensington jack and micro-SD adapter. The keyboard with a proprietary TUX super-key has a white backlight.

TUXEDO Computers sells BA15 complete with Ubuntu and TUXEO_OS, but several other operating system options are also available. For example, a company may install a dual-boot configuration of Linux and Windows 10, or even install only one OS from Microsoft.

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