Linux Slimbook Laptop with AMD Ryzen 4000 released

KDE project and Slimbook released a new Linux ultrabook with AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU that comes with eight cores, 16 threads, and a Plasma desktop. Let us look into Linux Slimbook Laptop hardware specifications and other information.

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Linux Slimbook Laptop with AMD Ryzen CPU

Linux Slimbook Laptop with AMD Ryzen 4000 picture

Credit KDE/Slimbook

They released a total of two ultrabook laptops with a choice of 14″ or 15.6″ screen with AMD Ryzen 7 4800H CPU. These devices are 100% compatible with Linux and ships with KDE neon Linux distribution developed by KDE. It is based on the most recent Ubuntu LTS.

KDE And Slimbook hardware specification

The CPU with eight-core is the leading killer feature of this laptop for developers and power Linux users who wish to edit videos or images. It comes with a large multi-touch touchpad, an IR camera, and much more.

Linux Slimbook Laptop models

  • Processor – AMD Ryzen 4800H (8C/16T) TSMC 7nm
  • Display – FHD. 14″ or 15.6″ with 1920×1080 (16:9) LED with 100% sRGB coverage and over 300 nits of brightness
  • Storage – SSD m.2 2280, NVME
  • RAM – Up to 64GB RAM 3200 MHz
  • Battery – 47‑watt‑hour battery on 14″ model and 92.6‑watt‑hour battery on 15.6″ model
  • Ethernet – Yes
  • Wifi – Intel Wifi 6 AX200 (max speed 2.4Gbps)
  • USB – 3 USB slots and 1 USB-C slot
  • HDMI – Yes
  • Weight – Magnesium–Aluminum light alloy chassis. 1kg for the 14″ and 1.5kg for the 15.6″ model
  • BIOS options to disable hardware components such as the webcam, mic and wireless interfaces for privacy and security reasons
  • Keyboard – English and many other languages

I find small form factor very interesting as you can carry a 1kg laptop easily while traveling. However, thunderbolt is missing and I wish this, Ryzen 4000 laptops come with screen resolutions higher than FHD. It is also not clear if the battery is replaceable or not. Of course we also have AMD based devices from System76 too.

Slimbook price

  • KDE Slimbook 14 – Starting 899.00 €
  • KDE Slimbook 15 – Starting 929.90 €

Conclusion

Overall I welcome AMD based Linux laptop that comes pre-installed with KDE Linux distro. Of course, you can replace that with other Linux distros such as CentOS or Debian. They ship worldwide, and one can order it online by visiting their estrone. They support the KDE project by sharing part of the profits too. Would you buy such a laptop? Let us know in the comments section below.

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21 comments… add one
  • Tristan Jul 23, 2020 @ 11:17

    I am zeroing on The Thinkpads T14s and they also got Lenovo X13. This is nice but warranty might be problem for me as I live NZ. So I going with local support and Thinkpad.

  • Nano is the best Jul 23, 2020 @ 11:56

    This and many other clones are based upon TongFang PF5NU1G

  • Bruce Jul 23, 2020 @ 13:07

    Are they made in china though?

    • 🐧 Vivek Gite Jul 23, 2020 @ 14:03

      Yes, I believe so. Almost all electronics is made in China/HK and some in Vietnam/India/Malaysia these days due to cost factor.

      • Bruce Jul 23, 2020 @ 14:14

        I would actually like a linux laptop made in Hong Kong!

        • Silver Jul 23, 2020 @ 19:25

          @Bruce
          You can order TongFang model PF5NU1G directly from China/HK https://www.tongfangpc.com/ or Aliexpress too.

          • Bruce Aug 25, 2020 @ 13:33

            Nothing from Hong Kong there, it is also all in simplified chinese so assuming it is all made in china not Hong Kong

        • Jiaoxin Oct 24, 2020 @ 3:32

          Brother, Hong Kong is only a part of China. There is no denying that in the past 20 years, Hong Kong has indeed been an important port for China to connect with the world. With the continuous development of China’s Guangdong, Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing and other cities have become world-class cities. made in Hong Kong is also made in China,Hong Kong has an internationally ,China/HK。
          I just want to let you can lean about china more.China has a different charm.

    • Valentin Jul 23, 2020 @ 20:54

      The components are made in China, but they are assembled in Spain. I’ve got one with Intel, I’m pretty happy, not as good as a Asus but you can upgrade it later on, change the ram, the SSD, that’s why I choose it

  • Unhappy with slimbook Jul 23, 2020 @ 13:31

    I got a slimbook pro. Older model of this and i am unhappy due to heating and loud fan noise.

  • Kate Jul 23, 2020 @ 13:36

    Hi

    lack of a numpad, and the lack of dedicated graphics is the main reason for me not to buy it. Otherwise okay machine.

    • Łukasz Jul 23, 2020 @ 17:05

      For me, it is perfect. I don’t need numpad and dgpu :)

    • Rashid Ali Jul 23, 2020 @ 19:07

      I really like this product, Could I install windows OS in this laptop?

      • 🐧 Vivek Gite Jul 23, 2020 @ 19:20

        I believe you can install Windows too but this is mainly made for Linux users.

  • summer_blue Jul 23, 2020 @ 16:02

    Is it just me or it is a lot more expensive than say HP laptop?

  • Adarsh pandey Jul 24, 2020 @ 4:40

    I like the photo where Blender is open in the laptop

  • Xyze Jul 24, 2020 @ 6:45

    What is the price and where can I buy this in Mumbai, India?

  • Australia Aug 2, 2020 @ 14:19

    Australia here. Do they ship to Australia?

  • Rahul Sep 24, 2020 @ 2:48

    Came here to read about the Slimbook and ended up wanting to know what wireless keyboard is featured in the image lol. Can anyone help? Thanks in advance.

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