1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

System76 Gazelle Pro: An Intel Haswell Laptop With Ubuntu Linux

Michael Larabel

Published on 22 August 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 1 of 8 - 9 Comments

System76 recently sent over their Haswell-based Gazelle Professional laptop that sports HD Graphics 4600, a fancy Intel SSD, 8GB of system memory, and a beautiful HD display. This Haswell Linux laptop has already been used for testing within a few Phoronix articles while now is a full look at this Ubuntu laptop along with some comparison performance tests.

This laptop from System76, the Ubuntu-friendly desktop/server/laptop vendor based out of Colorado, recently introduced the Gazelle Professional revision with Intel Haswell processors. The Gazelle Professional features a 15.6-inch 1080p HD LED-backlit display, fast performance, a very large keyboard with keypad, a large touchpad, and a respectable build quality.

Our particular System76 Gazelle Professional review sample was configured with an Intel Core i7 4900MQ bearing HD Graphics 4600, 8GB of DDR3 system memory, a 120GB Intel SSD, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 WiFi, 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 display, and multitouch touchpad. The laptop weighs 5.40 lbs and measures in at 14.7 x 9.9 x 0.55~1.24 inches. The Gazelle Professional comes preloaded at this time with Ubuntu 13.04.

The System76 Gazelle Pro comes in simple but straightforward packaging as is usually the case for the Linux-focused hardware vendors. Included with the laptop was a US AC power adapter, System76 and Ubuntu stickers, and a small piece of paper advertising System76's support/help portal and encouraging customers to follow them on their social networking channels.

<< Previous Page
1
Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. Even With Re-Clocking, Nouveau Remains Behind NVIDIA's Proprietary Linux Driver
  2. The Power Consumption & Efficiency Of Open-Source GPU Drivers
  3. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  4. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
Latest Linux Articles
  1. Nouveau vs. Radeon vs. Intel Tests On Linux 3.16, Mesa 10.3-devel
  2. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
  3. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
  4. Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air
Latest Linux News
  1. Hawaii Bug-Fixes Start Hitting Mainline RadeonSI Gallium3D
  2. The FFmpeg vs. Libav War Continues In Debian Land
  3. Grand Theft Auto Running On Direct3D Natively On Linux Shows Gallium3D Potential
  4. GCC As A Just-In Time Compiler Is An Interesting Project
  5. Age Of Wonders III Is Still Being Ported To Linux
  6. Git 2.1 To Further Mainline Windows Support Patches
  7. Debian 8.0 Jessie Is Settling For Linux 3.16
  8. Meson: A Next-Gen Build System Showing Promise
  9. Linux 3.16-rc7 Calms Things Down For The Linux 3.16 Kernel
  10. Open-Source AMD Users Report Hawaii GPU Acceleration Is Working
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. Open-source drivers on ATI R7 260X
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. List of Linux friendly Kickstarter projects
  4. Linus Torvalds On GCC 4.9: Pure & Utter Crap
  5. Porting Mesa to the Playstation 2
  6. ASRock AM1H-ITX: One Of The Best AM1 Mini-ITX Motherboards
  7. Debian + radeonsi
  8. Table test