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posted by janrinok on Saturday July 09, @05:36PM   Printer-friendly
from the intel-management-engine-included-for-free dept.

Alder Lake-Powered Linux Laptop Arrives With 14 Hours of Battery Life

System76, the Colorado-based Linux laptop, desktop, and server specialist, has announced a new highly portable laptop with an Intel Alder Lake processor inside. The new Lemur Pro is a "lighter than Air" 14-inch form factor laptop with excellent battery life and attractions such as open firmware (powered by Coreboot) and a 180-degree hinge. In addition, buyers can choose to go with Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS pre-installed.

Coreboot, known initially as LinuxBIOS, is significant as it is an open-source BIOS implementation embraced by Linux users. It is lightweight, flexible, and feature-rich. Sadly, not many modern laptops or desktop PCs support Coreboot, but it seems to have gained momentum in recent times. We reported on Coreboot being made available for MSI Z690-A WiFi motherboards in April. More recently, in a demonstration of Coreboot's flexibility for tinkerers, we reported on a port of Doom being released as a Coreboot payload.

Now if only emacs could be a Coreboot payload, you could run the rich set of applications written in emacs lisp.


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  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by canopic jug on Saturday July 09, @06:03PM (1 child)

    by canopic jug (3949) Subscriber Badge on Saturday July 09, @06:03PM (#1259216) Journal

    Rumor has it that supposedly they may have a shop within the EU soon. Either way, this will be on quite few people's shortlist as System76 does have a good reputation for nice computers.

    The only thing obvious to pick on is that "Alder Lake" is just a fancy name for x86. Getting 14 hours out of a power-hungry x86 processor is still an excellent achievement, but if this had been RISC-V or ARM it would have been far more with the same battery. I would also settle for MIPS.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 09, @07:08PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 09, @07:08PM (#1259242)

    I just get work to buy and ship them to me in the EU. I love my Oryx Pro!