System76 brings 4K display Ubuntu Linux laptop for Pro users

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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:


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

4 comment

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

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