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  • System76 Announces "Kudu" AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Powered Laptop

    Phoronix: System76 Announces "Kudu" AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX Powered Laptop

    System76 is today announcing their latest AMD laptop in the form of the Kudu with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor and up to 64GB of RAM...

    https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pa...76-Kudu-5900HX

  • #2
    "high-end"
    "1080p"

    Well, I guess it will be fast enough.

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    • #3
      What an ugly brick..

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      • #4
        i just can't understand why people buying is kind of product. That's pretty much a rebranded cheap laptop from china. Is it for linux support? I doubt that, considering the hardware it has. It doesn't live up "linux laptop" gimmick.

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        • #5
          Missed opportunity to include an AMD graphics option

          Even if NVIDIA is the gold standard in computing (due to CUDA), AMD should be an option as the Linux community has a large base of AMD seekers...
          Last edited by tildearrow; 01 February 2022, 01:45 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by NateHubbard View Post
            "high-end"
            "1080p"

            Well, I guess it will be fast enough.
            1080p is the sweet spot for laptops IMO. 1:1 app scaling is acceptable (especially in 15.6"), it uses less power at idle than 1440p, and... its cheaper. You can (theoretically) put the money into other useful features like a wider gamut, higher refresh, better backlights, or VRR. And the sharpness jump from 1080p to 1440p doesn't feel as big as it does in a desktop monitor or TV.

            Only other res I would want is 4K, where integer scaling can be used when needed, and otherwise non-native resolutions don't look as "fuzzy" thanks to sheer brute force.



            Anyway, yeah, that's quite a premium for explicit linux support. Systems76 kinda feels like the Apple of linux laptops.
            Last edited by brucethemoose; 01 February 2022, 01:42 PM.

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            • #7
              Does it come with working suspend/resume ? Previous experience with the Ryze 5XXX series hasn't been good on Ubuntu

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              • #8
                1.8 kUSD is a lot for a laptop that is probably a Clevo. Nice specs, though.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by brucethemoose View Post

                  1080p is the sweet spot for laptops IMO. 1:1 app scaling is acceptable (especially in 15.6"), it uses less power at idle than 1440p, and... its cheaper. You can (theoretically) put the money into other useful features like a wider gamut, higher refresh, better backlights, or VRR. And the sharpness jump from 1080p to 1440p doesn't feel as big as it does in a desktop monitor or TV.

                  Only other res I would want is 4K, where integer scaling can be used when needed, and otherwise non-native resolutions don't look as "fuzzy" thanks to sheer brute force.
                  For me, the sweet spot is a 17" 4k screen with no scaling: I can put a 1080p window in each corner, or expand a window to 1920x2160ish. I got a laptop with this screen format last year, and it's the first time I haven't felt cramped working on just a laptop screen. Interfaces are still designed for 1080p, so everything just works, unlike with a 1440p screen. The battery life sucks, but it's worth it for the increased productivity.

                  I ended up going with an Intel based system, using the onboard graphics, and no dGPU. I would have preferred an AMD system, but they all seem to come with NVidia GPUs and their driver headaches.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by brucethemoose View Post

                    1080p is the sweet spot for laptops IMO.
                    1080p is low resolution crap IMO, but I'm not a gamer, and this isn't aimed at me I suppose.

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