TUXEDO Computers is a German-based manufacturer of Linux-based Desktops and Notebooks. Some of their popular offerings include their range of Linux-based mini PCs and the Polaris series of gaming laptops.

Recently, they have announced the launch of two new Linux gaming laptops that will feature the Nvidia RTX 30 series of graphics cards.

The two new offerings are the TUXEDO Book XP15 and TUXEDO Book XP17, both laptops will offer up to an Nvidia RTX 3080 Max-Q with different configurations possible across the display, memory, storage and operating systems.

Let’s take a look at their offerings.

TUXEDO Book XP15

The TUXEDO Book XP15 features an all-aluminium chassis and follows Nvidia’s Max-Q design, this ensures that the best possible performance-per-watt is achieved in a relatively slim form factor with less heat being produced.

The XP15 features an 8-core Intel Core i7-10870H processor capable of going up to 5 GHz clock speed.

In terms of the GPU, the XP15 features an Nvidia RTX 3060 6 GB as standard with the option to either choose an Nvidia RTX 3070 Max-Q or an Nvidia RTX 3080 Max-Q at an added cost.

The user has the freedom to choose from no less than four different display options (at an added cost) that include:

  • 15.6-inch|IPS|Full HD|144 Hz|90 % sRGB|Matte Finish
  • 15.6-inch|IPS|Full HD|144 Hz|90 % sRGB|G-Sync|Matte Finish
  • 15.6-inch|IPS Full HD|144 Hz|100 % sRGB|Matte Finish
  • 15.6-inch|OLED|4K|60 Hz|100 % sRGB/DCI-P3|Glossy Finish

Users also have the freedom to choose up to 32 GB of Samsung’s DDR4 RAM running @3200 MHz at an added cost with Samsung’s 8 GB DDR4 RAM running @3200 MHz as standard.

The laptop also has two M.2 SSD slots for storage needs, a 250 GB Samsung 860 EVO is given as standard with the option to upgrade up to a 2000 GB Samsung 980 Pro NVMe SSD on both M.2 SSD slots for a combined storage capacity of a whopping 4 TB.

The XP15 is powered by a big 73 Wh battery with up to 10 hours battery backup in idle mode and around 6 hours with moderate use, with the display being on medium brightness and the Wi-Fi adapter being on (claimed). The laptop weighs in at 1.99 Kg (including the battery).

TUXEDO Book XP17

The TUXEDO Book XP17 features also features an all-aluminium chassis and follows Nvidia’s Max-Q design.

As you can see from the image above, the XP17 has a larger 17.3-inch screen and a more sleek looking form factor.

Most parts including the IO Ports, CPU, Memory, Storage and RAM are the same as found on the XP15, except the GPU and the display options on offer.

The XP17 features an Nvidia RTX 3070 Max-Q as standard with the option to upgrade to an Nvidia RTX 3080 Max-Q at an added cost.

Other than that, three different display options are on offer that include:

  • 17.3-inch|IPS|Full HD|144 Hz|90 % sRGB|Matte Finish
  • 17.3-inch|IPS|Full HD|144 Hz|100 % sRGB|Matte Finish
  • 17.3-inch|IPS|4K|60 Hz|100 % sRGB|100 % Adobe RGB|Matte Finish

The XP15 is also powered by the same 73 Wh battery with up to 9 hours battery backup in idle mode and around 5 hours with moderate use, with the display being on medium brightness and the Wi-Fi adapter being on (claimed). The XP17 weighs in at 2.3 Kg (including the battery).

In terms of IO ports and connectivity: Both, the XP15 and Xp17 come equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet port, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, a USB 3.2 Gen2 Thunderbolt 3 port with up to 40 Gbit/s transfer speed, three USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, a 6-in-1 microSD card reader and support for up to three external monitors that can be connected via the HDMI and Mini DisplayPort 1.4 ports.

Pricing & Availability

Both the laptops are now available to pre-order on the official website with the base configuration of the TUXEDO Book XP15 starting from €1599 and the base configuration of the TUXEDO Book XP17 starting from €1859.

Deliveries are set to commence from the beginning of April 2021.

Sourav Rudra

FOSS Enthusiast, Gaming Rigs/Workstation Enthusiast & Builder.