Here’s a Kubuntu Exclusive Linux Laptop Priced at $2285

We have a lot of manufacturers focusing on Linux laptops nowadays. For instance, the latest $200 Pinebook Pro laptop. And, of course, System 76 also makes some of the best Linux laptops for several years.

Now, The Kubuntu Council, MindShareManagement Inc, and Tuxedo Computers teamed up to come up with a premium Kubuntu-powered laptop for power users: Kubuntu Focus.

Here, let me highlight some of the key specifications of the laptop and what you need to know about it.

Kubuntu Focus Laptop

Kubuntu Focus Specifications

Here’s what it offers:

  • CPU: Core i7-9750H 6c/12t 4.5GHz Turbo
  • GPU: NVIDIA RTX-2060/2070/2080
  • RAM: 32GB Dual Channel DDR4 2666 Mhz RAM expandable up to 64 Gigs
  • Storage: 1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus NVMe SSD
  • Display: 16.1” matte 1080p IPS
  • Keyboard: LED-backlit, 3-4mm travel
  • Chassis: Metal and plastic, 0.78”
  • Broad suite of curated apps pre-loaded
  • Two-year warranty (1 Year limited warranty for the base model)
  • User expandable SDD, NVMe, and RAM
  • Superior cooling

What’s special about Kubuntu Focus?

Kubuntu Focus Laptop 1

The spec sheet is obviously impressive and it is quite competitive to what System 76 offers.

The design, the keyboard, the RGB lighting, and the screen may not be the strongest points for the laptop. You might just get a powerful laptop in that range from other manufacturers as well (and save money in the process).

However, with Kubuntu Focus, you get a customized and tailored Kubuntu experience. And, apparently, it does not look like the stock Kubuntu 18.04 LTS experience at all.

You can also take a look at Jason Evangelho’s first impressions on the laptop to know more about it. Here’s also a video for it by Jason:

Price & Availability

The base model costs $2285 and the top-end model would cost you about $3,550.

Even though you cannot choose a lower configuration for the processor (as of now), you can choose to increase the RAM, change the graphics card, and opt for a 2-year warranty when you head to purchase it.

You can purchase it right now from its official Shopify page.

Apart from Pinebook, none of the Linux laptops have inexpensive offering. Kubuntu Focus takes it to the next level with a premium offering that costs above $2000.

What do you think about the ‘Kubuntu Focus’ laptop? Will you consider buying it? Let me know your thoughts on it in the comments below.

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  • I want to use Manjaro instead of Kubuntu.
    I don’t think the reason for using Linux is because it’s cheap to build an environment.

  • Problem with proposed customer. Most people don’t know Linux, let alone Kubuntu! Why would they pay a premium for an unknown? Whereas, Linux folks know (and love?) Kubuntu, so they’ll install it themselves and save a packet.
    Bottom line: Focus folks, learn about marketing before, not after, you launch a new, expensive product.

    • We are targeting developers who want to move away from W10 and MBP but don’t want the hassle of constantly fixing a broken distribution. Also, we can build and ship many orders in 24 hours (others charge extra to ship within a week!) I assure you, we fully understand our demographic.

  • I love my 2 year old Ubuntu thinkpad with an ssd, and I installed an M2 drive. It runs the compiz 3D desktop cube. Best PC I ever had. One of my kids just started law school with a 4 year old Macbook Air and has no desire for any new computer. There are also a couple of Win10 units floating around and the best anyone can say about them is that they were cheap.