System76 brings 4K display Ubuntu Linux laptop for Pro users

Finally, some good news for Apple fans who crashed System76 website a few days back. Apple makes a good laptop. However, they lack the option to add additional RAM or ports or graphics card. The new System76 Oryx laptop has a 4K HiDPI display. If you are a sysadmin, DevOps, or developer, give it a try to System76.


System76 Oryx Pro with 4K display


  1. Operating System: Ubuntu 16.04.01 LTS (64-bit) or Ubuntu 16.10 (64-bit)
  2. CPU: 6th Gen Intel Core i7 – 2.6 up to 3.6 GHz Quad-Core
  3. Display: 15.6″ or 17.3″ 1920×1080 matte, IPS option available. 15.6″ 3840×2160 4K HiDPI option available.
  4. Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or 1070
  5. RAM: Up to 64 GB dual-channel DDR4 @ 2400 MHz
  6. Storage: M.2 SSD and SATA. Total up to 5 TB.
  7. Ports: 2× USB 3.1 Type-C, 3× USB 3.0 Type-A, SD Card Reader
  8. Input: Multitouch Touchpad, Multi-Color Backlit Keyboard
  9. Networking: Gigabit Ethernet, Intel Wireless-AC WiFi
  10. Video Ports: 1× HDMI, 2× Mini DisplayPort
  11. Audio: Stereo Speakers, Stereo Mic, Headphone Jack, Mic Jack, S/PDIF
  12. Camera: 1080p HD Webcam
  13. Battery: Li-Polymer – 60 Wh

You can remove Ubuntu and install other Linux distros such as Fedora or Arch or Debian Linux. I suggest you stick with a cutting-edge distro with the latest kernel for better support.

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Is HiDPI supported by all apps on Linux?

HiDPI (High Dots Per Inch) displays, also known by Apple’s “Retina Display” marketing name, are screens with a high resolution in a relatively small format. They are mostly found in high-end laptops and monitors. Not all software behaves well in high-resolution mode yet. Here are listed most common tweaks which make work on a HiDPI screen more pleasant.

Where can I get it?

You can order it online at the following location:

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4 comments… add one
  • vonskippy Nov 18, 2016 @ 1:50

    At 1.1″ thick, not exactly “thin” – seems more like a throwback to the mid-2000 laptops than a modern laptop. I’d rather get a real ultra portable modern laptop (that’s actually thin) with windows, remove windows, and load whatever OS I chose.

    • Scott Nov 22, 2016 @ 1:06

      @vonskippy cool story bro

    • WorBlux Dec 5, 2016 @ 0:46

      This is a professional workstation, not a toy. Room for 2 2.5″ hard drives, and 2 M.2 SATA SSD’s or one M.2. NVME drive. An i7 with four cores and eight threads, twice as powerful and any you’ll find in an ultra-portable. A powerful discrete GPU. Four RAM slots.

      Not a throwback, a serious machine that can tear through tasks many desktops would choke on.

  • Jarrod Dec 21, 2016 @ 9:32

    As someone that’s watched people buy 15″ laptops with 4K screens, be careful and do your research first, most people have regretted it in the end.

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