According to recent sources, Tuxedo Computers, a Schenker / XMG subsidiary from Germany, offers its latest Linux-powered laptops with Intel CPUs and Nvidia RTX 3000 GPUs. The laptops are dubbed as the new Book XP15 and XP17 models. The laptop could have benefitted from AMD’s Ryzen 5000 APUs, but the inclusion of Intel’s Comet Lake-H is also a good choice, but it will make the laptop a little pricey.
Sources indicate that both the machines are 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch models and have almost similar specs. Here is a list with the shared specs:
- Intel Core i7-10870H CPU
- Up to 64 GB of DDR4 RAM
- Up to 4 TB of SSD storage (NVMe + SATA combo)
- RTX 3070 Max-Q (105 W max TGP) or RTX 3080 Max-Q (105 W max TGP)
- FHD IPS 144 Hz / FHD IPS 300 Hz display option
- GbE NIC + Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 (optional)
- Port selection: 3x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, 1x Thunderbolt 3 (DP, no power), DP 1.4 video out, HDMI 2.0b video out, miniDP 1.4 video out, GbE jack, 6-in-1 UHS-II Card reader, headphone + mic combo jack, audio out + S/PDIF jack
- 73 Wh battery
The 15.6-inch model will get a 144 Hz FHD IPS panel with G-SYNC compatibility and a 4K OLED with a 60 Hz refresh.
The 17.6 variant on the other hand only gets a 4KIPS screen with 60 Hz refresh. The 15.6-inch model can also be equipped with an RTX 3060 Max-Q GPU with max 105 W TGP.
The German laptop maker will sell the XP15 model starting at ~$1,900 with base configurations including 8 GB RAM, 250 GB NVMe storage, 144 Hz FHD display, and an RTX 3060 Max-Q. The XP17 starts at ~$2,200 with the default configuration including the 144 Hz FHD IPS screen and an RTX 3070 Max-Q GPU.