There are a many options if you want to buy a laptop that comes with Linux. But most of those options come with an Intel processor. AMD based Linux laptops are rare.
Let us introduce you Tongfang PF5PU1G. It’s a 15.6 inch laptop with an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U processor and Radeon Vega 8 graphics from Tsinghua Tongfang Co., Ltd. A Chinese software company based in Beijing.
This is the good choice for you if you don’t want a laptop with Intel processor and chipset.
The Tongfang PF5PU1G is the first AMD Linux laptop with a Ryzen 5 3500U processor and Radeon RX Vega 8 integrated graphics. This sturdy dark gray laptop with 15.6 inch Full HD IPS LED display has a magnesium (metal) casing.
With a weight of 1.4 kg (3.1 pound) and a battery life of up to 14 hours, the gray PF5PU1G is ideal for travel.
The PF5PU1G comes out-of-the-box with an extra large battery capacity, a 91Wh Lithium battery. With a fully charged battery you can work for up to 14 hours continuously during normal activities.
This model comes with an AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (4 cores / 8 threads) and can be assembled with up to two M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs and up to 32gb DDR4 memory. Its only 16.8mm thin. For a laptop with 15.6 inch display this is really compact.
You can choose an operating system from a variety of popular Linux distros including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Kubuntu, Elementary OS, Xubuntu, Zorin OS and Ubuntu Mate.
Tongfang PF5PU1G Specs
- 1 x SODIMM slot for up to 32GB of DDR4-2666 RAM
- 1 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x4 NVMe slot for SSD
- 1 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x4 SATA sloe for second SSD
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port (does not support charging or video out)
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
- 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A port
- 1 x HDMI 2.0 port
- 1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port
- 1 x 3.5mm audio jack
The laptop is available from Laptop with Linux. The price starts at €695 ($780) and up.
The starting price is for a model with no memory or storage, so you’ll have to pay extra if you don’t plan to provide your own RAM and SSD.