Alder Lake-Powered Linux Laptop Arrives With 14 Hours of Battery Life [tomshardware.com]
"Lighter than Air" Linux portable gets Alder Lake.
System76, the Colorado-based Linux laptop, desktop, and server specialist, has announced [twitter.com] a new highly portable laptop with an Intel Alder Lake processor inside. The new Lemur Pro [system76.com] 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 [tomshardware.com] 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. [tomshardware.com]
Now if only emacs could be a Coreboot payload, you could run the rich set of applications written in emacs lisp.