The German company Tuxedo is bringing the 15.6-inch InfinityBook S 15 notebook with Intel’s Tiger Lake processors and a pre-installed Linux operating system. Thanks to its compact dimensions, the model is quite light, and a 73 watt-hour battery ensures a long runtime.
The core des InfinityBook S 15 forms either a Core i5-1135G7 or a Core i7-1165G7 from Intel’s 10-nanometer production. Both come with four CPU cores, but the i7 model has a higher clock rate, uses more level 3 cache and has a more powerful graphics unit. Both models run Tuxedo with a Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 28 watts, which ensures high turbo clock frequencies.
Long battery life and many connections
The 15.6-inch IPS display covers 95 percent of the sRGB color space and shines with up to 300 cd / m². The housing is made of aluminum and plastic; the entire notebook weighs around 1.74 kilograms. The battery should last up to 19 hours – under realistic office conditions, Tuxedo promises 12 hours with half the display brightness.
On the connection side, the InfinityBook S 15 is well equipped: 1 × Thunderbolt 4 as USB-C port including USB 4, DisplayPort Altmode and Power Delivery, 2 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit / s, one each type A and type C) , 1 × USB 2.0 Type A, HDMI 2.0, audio combo jack, micro SD card reader and Gigabit Ethernet. Wi-Fi 6 (WLAN 802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.1 are also included.
Can be pre-ordered from 940 euros
The basic configuration of the InfinityBook S 15 with Core i5-1135G7, 250 GByte small SATA-6G-SSD and 8 GByte DDR4-SDRAM costs just under 940 euros. Buyers can have various operating systems preinstalled, from the Tuxedo OS they have customized themselves to Ubuntu LTS to openSUSE – Windows 10 is available at an additional cost. If you want to save money, order without an SSD and retrofit one yourself. The interior is freely accessible thanks to the removable underside. Delivery is scheduled to begin at the end of February 2020.
Comparable notebooks with Tiger Lake CPU, lightweight housing and 300 cd / m² display are available in small numbers from 700 euros, but without the promised Linux compatibility and less maintenance-friendly.