Unveiling System76’s Oryx Pro Linux Laptop: Enhanced with 14th Gen Intel HX-Class CPU and Upgraded RAM

System76, a Linux hardware vendor, has released an update to their Oryx Pro laptop, which now includes a 14th Gen Intel HX-Class processor and additional memory capacity compared to older models.

The Oryx Pro laptop has not seen a major update in over nine months. The latest iteration, scheduled for official release on April 2nd, 2024, comes with a 14th Gen Intel i9-14900HX processor capable of a max clock speed of 5.8 GHz, has a 36MB cache, 24 total cores, and features Intel Iris Xe Graphics.

Aside from the processor upgrade, the new Oryx Pro also sees a significant increase in memory capacity, from a max of 64 GB dual-channel DDR5 4800 MHz to 96GB dual-channel DDR5 5200 MHz. Other specifications, such as 8TB M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage capacity and a 16-inch FullHD+ (1920×1200) matte finish display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 165 Hz refresh rate, remain consistent with the previous model.

Customers can also opt for a dedicated graphics card from the latest NVIDIA RTX 40 Series, namely the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060, or the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070.

“Featuring a 16:10 display, the Oryx Pro excels at intensive tasks like engineering and gaming,” said System76. “The Oryx Pro’s 16:10 (1200p) display means more convenient reviewing of code, documents, and emails. Game on up to an NVIDIA RTX 4070 GPU while the HX-class Intel i9 compiles your code fast.”

Connectivity-wise, the Oryx Pro laptop features a 2.5GbE Ethernet LAN port, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5, an HDMI port with HDCP, a Mini DisplayPort 1.4, a Thunderbolt 4 port, 2-in-1 3.5mm audio jack (headphone and microphone), a dedicated microphone jack, and an SD card reader.

As with all of System76’s Linux notebooks, the new Oryx Pro comes pre-installed with System76’s Ubuntu-based Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS or with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish), as well as the System76 Open Firmware (Coreboot, EDK2, System76 Firmware Apps) and System76 Open Source Embedded Controller Firmware.

System76 is set to officially launch its new Oryx Pro model on April 2nd. However, you can configure and pre-order the device today, with prices starting at $1899 USD. This base cost includes features such as the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 graphics, 16GB dual-channel DDR5 4800 MHz RAM, and a 500GB M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage.

Customers who pre-order the new Oryx Pro laptop prior to the launch on April 2nd will receive a $100 USD discount.

Credits: System76

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