Tuxedo Computers, a specialist in Linux notebooks, has decided to launch what should be the first mass-produced all-AMD Linux gaming laptop, the Sirius 16, powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS APU and Radeon RX 7600M XT GPU.
The laptop has a sleek all-aluminium chassis with configurable RGB keys, providing a “sleek gamer look.” The Sirius 16 is Tuxedo's first all-AMD setup, and the company has ensured that the system is optimised for performance by allowing the Phoenix APU's maximum TDP rating of 54W sustained (or 80W CPU-only turbo) and retaining the RDNA3 GPU at its rated 120W TGP under full CPU+GPU loads. The laptop also has vents on both sides and the back of the chassis, and about half of the bottom panel is open intake for the dual-fan cooling system.
The Sirius 16 features a 16.1-inch QHD display with a 165Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB colour gamut coverage, making it appropriate for various professional tasks and multimedia consumption. The laptop has a full-size per-key programmable RGB keyboard and a colour-adjustable light strip down the front edge of the chassis.
The laptop includes two M.2 SSD slots under the bottom panel and two DDR5 SODIMM slots with up to 96GB of capacity. It also has one 40Gbps USB-C 4.0 Gen3x2 port, one 40Gbps USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port, two 10Gbps USB-A 3.2 ports, one HDMI 2.1 connector, an RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet socket, and separate headphone and microphone 3.5mm audio jacks.
Tuxedo claims the laptop offers up to 10 hours of battery life with the lowest display brightness settings, wireless turned off, and no programmable lighting enabled. Rated battery life reduces to 6 hours at medium brightness, with wireless turned on, and under modest “office work” demand. The laptop has a 230W power brick and an 80Wh changeable battery mounted within the chassis.
The pre-orders for the Tuxedo Sirius 16 have already begun, with a starting price of €1700 when equipped with 16GB DDR5-5600 and a 500GB Samsung SSD. The company expects to ship devices within the next several weeks, with a projected mid-December 2023 delivery deadline.
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