Slimbook Essential Laptop

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

The latest 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.

ESSENTIAL 14″ ESSENTIAL 15″
CPU Intel i3-1005G1
Intel i5-1035G1
Intel i7-1065G7
Intel i3-10110
Intel i5-10210
Intel i7-10510
Screen 14-inch 1920×1080
FullHD matte screen
15.6-inch 1920×1080
FullHD matte screen
Keyboard White backlight
Spanish or other European languages
RGB backlight
Numeric keypad
Spanish or other European languages
RAM 2 x DDR4 2666Mhz slots (up to 32GB) 2 x DDR4 2666Mhz slots (up to 32GB)
HDD 250GB, 500GB or 1TB NVMe drives 250GB, 500GB or 1TB NVMe drives
GPU Intel Iris Plus Intel UHD
USB 1 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 outputs 1x HDMI (with HDCP) 1x HDMI (with HDCP)
Warranty 2 years premium warranty in Spain 2 years premium warranty in Spain
Outer material Aluminum and ABS titanium color Aluminum and ABS titanium color
Wireless LAN Intel 9560AC
Intel AX200
Intel 9560AC
Intel AX200
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0 Bluetooth 5.0
RJ45 network 10/100 / 1000Mb Base-TX 10/100 / 1000Mb Base-TX
4G LTE SIM Not available Optional SIM card module
Webcam HD 720p (1280 x 960) HD 720p (1280 x 960)
Audio Stereo 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
Dimensions 324.9mm x 219.5mm x 18.95mm 360.4mm x 239.3mm x 19.7mm
Weight ~1.34 Kg ~1.63 Kg
Battery 49 WH lithium battery
Approximate duration of 5 to 7 hours
49 WH lithium battery
Approximate duration of 5 to 7 hours
Card reader MicroSD card reader MicroSD card reader
Charger 100 ~ 240V, 50 ~ 60Hz, DC output 19V 2.1A, 40W 100 ~ 240V, 50 ~ 60Hz, DC output 19V 2.1A, 40W
Box contents 1 laptop, 1 power charger 1 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.

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