Slimbook Essential is an Affordable Linux Laptop with 10th-gen Intel Core

Slimbook Essential 14 ships with Intel Ice Lake processors, while the Slimbook Essential 15 comes with Intel Come Lake-U processors.

Spanish PC maker Slimbook’s latest Linux laptops are thin, light, and affordable models powered by 10th-gen Intel Core processors. The Slimbook Essential is actually two laptops, each with slightly different specs.

During our 5 years of service, we have released several high performance ultrabooks targeting professional environments with relatively moderate / high prices, but never as low as €499 like the new Essential. With this new addition, we aim to widen our client base and reach customers that look for the best price / quality ratio.

Both laptops are available with Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processor options. Both feature dual SODIMM slots for up to 32GB of RAM and an M.2 drive for PCIe NVMe solid state storage. Both have aluminum bodies, full HD matte displays, and 49 Wh batteries good for up to 6 hours of battery life.

On paper the Slimbook Essential offers the best price to quality ratio of any model in the Slimbook lineup.

CPUIntel i3-1005G1
Intel i5-1035G1
Intel i7-1065G7
Intel i3-10110
Intel i5-10210
Intel i7-10510
Screen14-inch 1920×1080
FullHD matte screen
15.6-inch 1920×1080
FullHD matte screen
KeyboardWhite backlight
Spanish or other European languages
RGB backlight
Numeric keypad
Spanish or other European languages
RAM2 x DDR4 2666Mhz slots (up to 32GB)2 x DDR4 2666Mhz slots (up to 32GB)
HDD250GB, 500GB or 1TB NVMe drives250GB, 500GB or 1TB NVMe drives
GPUIntel Iris PlusIntel UHD
USB1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (Type A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (Type C)
1 x USB 2.0 (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (Type A)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 port (Type C)
2 x USB 2.0 (Type A)
Video outputs1x HDMI (with HDCP)1x HDMI (with HDCP)
Warranty2 years premium warranty in Spain2 years premium warranty in Spain
Outer materialAluminum and ABS titanium colorAluminum and ABS titanium color
Wireless LANIntel 9560AC
Intel AX200
Intel 9560AC
Intel AX200
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.0
RJ45 network10/100 / 1000Mb Base-TX10/100 / 1000Mb Base-TX
4G LTE SIMNot availableOptional SIM card module
WebcamHD 720p (1280 x 960)HD 720p (1280 x 960)
AudioStereo speakers, internal microphone, headphone and microphone jacks
5.1ch HD sound via HDMI
Stereo speakers, internal microphone, headphone and microphone jacks
5.1ch HD sound via HDMI
Dimensions324.9mm x 219.5mm x 18.95mm360.4mm x 239.3mm x 19.7mm
Weight~1.34 Kg~1.63 Kg
Battery49 WH lithium battery
Approximate duration of 5 to 7 hours
49 WH lithium battery
Approximate duration of 5 to 7 hours
Card readerMicroSD card readerMicroSD card reader
Charger100 ~ 240V, 50 ~ 60Hz, DC output 19V 2.1A, 40W100 ~ 240V, 50 ~ 60Hz, DC output 19V 2.1A, 40W
Box contents1 laptop, 1 power charger1 laptop, 1 power charger

For both models you can pick between: no operating system, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, KDE Neon, Ubuntu MATE, Debian, elementary OS, Linux Mint, Manjaro, Windows and a dual boot.

You can learn more about the device on the Slimbook website.

Bobby Borisov

Bobby Borisov

Bobby, an editor-in-chief at Linuxiac, is a Linux professional with over 20 years of experience. With a strong focus on Linux and open-source software, he has worked as a Senior Linux System Administrator, Software Developer, and DevOps Engineer for small and large multinational companies.

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