System76 To Design And Build Laptops In-House » Linux Magazine
System76 has been promoting laptops and desktops, preinstalled with Linux, since 2005. But up till lately, their desktop machines have been designed by third-party OEMs. That all modified in 2018 when System76 started promoting their in-house designed and constructed desktops, the Thelio. The Thelio machines have been met by glowing opinions throughout the globe, and could be specced excessive sufficient to accommodate critical hundreds.
As for laptops? System76 has been relying on Sager and Clevo to design their hardware. These laptops have served the corporate (and shoppers) nicely. But as soon as System76 proved they might construct one of many best Linux-powered desktops in the marketplace, they got down to uncover if it was doable to additionally produce laptops in home.
Starting in 2020, the corporate will start the journey to make this dream a actuality. But these gained’t simply be the usual fare. According to Carl Rochelle, CEO of System76, the laptops will comply with in the identical footsteps because the Thelio and ship as a lot kind because it does operate. In different phrases, the corporate plans on designing a laptop computer that may stand toe-to-toe with each the aesthetic and efficiency (comparatively talking) of their desktop providing.
The in-house designed and constructed laptop computer manufacturing ought to take 2-Three years to get on its ft. Until then, System76 will proceed to supply the present laptop computer lineup, which incorporates the Galago Pro, Darter Pro, Gazelle, Oryx Pro, Adder WS, and Serval WS.