StarBook Mk V Linux laptop now comes with AMD or Intel processor options


When UK-based Linux computing company Star Labs introduced the StarBook Mk V last year, it was available with a choice of 11th Gen Intel Core i3 or Core i7 processors. But now there is another option.

The StarBook Mk V can be configured with an 11th Gen Intel chip or an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor, although you might have to wait a bit longer to get your hands on an AMD model.

Indeed, laptops are still in production and Intel models should be ready to go first. Star Labs says the next batch of StarBook Mk V laptops with Intel chips will ship in May 2022. But laptops with AMD chips won’t ship until late June. The good news is that you’ll get a 5% discount if you order a production laptop instead of waiting for it to be available.

And that brings the starting price of a StarBook Mk V with an Intel Core i3-1115G4 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD down from the list price of $930 to $884.

Upgrade options include an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U or Intel Core i7-1165G7 processor, up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory, and up to 2TB of solid-state storage.

The laptop can be configured with your choice of GNU/Linux distributions including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Manjaro, MX Linux or no operating system. These options are all free, but if you want to add a Windows license, you will have to pay extra.

Firmware options include American Megatrends UEFI or the open source Coreboot. And you can choose from multiple keyboard languages, including US and UK English, Spanish, French, German, and Nordic. US, EU, AU and UK power adapters are also available.

The laptop has an aluminum body, 14-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, backlit keyboard and glass trackpad, 720p webcam, stereo speakers, 65Wh battery, and USB-C power delivery 65 watts.

Ports include USB Type-C and Type-A, a 3.5mm audio jack, an HDMI port, and a microSD card reader.

The StarBook Mk V measures 326 x 220 x 18 mm (12.8″ x 8.7″ x 0.7″) and weighs 1.4 kg (3.1 pounds).

You can find more details about the laptop at Star Labs website.

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