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posted by janrinok on Saturday July 09 2022, @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: 4, Interesting) by crm114 on Saturday July 09 2022, @06:20PM (1 child)

    by crm114 (8238) Subscriber Badge on Saturday July 09 2022, @06:20PM (#1259220)

    Back in the 80's my first ibm-pc with 640K + EGA add-on card, plus CRT monitor, and internal 20MB half-height hard drive cost $2500.

    Pretty much every computer I've upgraded to in the years since has been about that price point. That is, a machine for business work, not a gaming rig, nor a "computer for grandma"

    Checked out their "Configure your Lemur Pro" page. $2200. Yup.

    And that's with 2022 US$, not 1985 US$.

    Interesting how the material costs/technology/moore's law/ whatever has managed to "counteract" inflation.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by crm114 on Saturday July 09 2022, @06:22PM

    by crm114 (8238) Subscriber Badge on Saturday July 09 2022, @06:22PM (#1259221)

    And replying to myself....

        counteract inflation, and still provide 1000x the $2500 got me back in the 80's