The KDE Slimbook packs an AMD Ryzen 7 4800 H processor in a magnesium alloy case that is less than 20 millimeters thick, which should make it quite portable.
Slimbook and KDE have today announced the third iteration of the classic KDE Slimbook, two years after the second version launched. As this is a KDE-branded device, it ships with the KDE Neon Linux distribution which uses the KDE desktop.
This is the latest and third iteration Linux laptop, launched as a result of a collaboration between KDE software community and Spanish PC maker Slimbook. It is a one-of-a-kind machine that you can not only use for casual work or entertainment but also for gaming, design, animation, 3D rendering, and hardcore software development.
Aside from the AMD Ryzen 7 4800 H processor (8 cores, 16 threads), the new KDE Slimbook includes up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM that runs at 3200 MHz, three USB ports, a USB-C port, an HDMI socket, an RJ45 for wired network connections as well as support for the new Wi-Fi 6 standard. On top of that runs KDE’s Plasma desktop, complete with a wide range of preinstalled, ready-to-use Open Source utilities and apps.
The device is available in two sizes: one with a 14-inch screen that weighs 1.1kg and a 15.6-inch version that weighs 1.5kg. The displays are Full HD IPS LED panels that cover 100% of the sRGB range, making them ideal for photographers and designers.
The KDE Slimbook is available now from the company’s website. The price of 14″ KDE Slimbook starts at €899 and 15.6″ at €929.
Slimbook says that at this price range, it’s more affordable than other laptops with similar specifications.