TUXEDO Computers is a German manufacturer popular for offering a wide range of consumer Linux desktops and laptops.
One of their latest notebook releases, the Pulse 15 – which was introduced two years ago has received a second revision and it sounds like a big upgrade.
Tuxedo Pulse 15 Gen-2: What’s New?
The notebook’s new 15.6-inch display takes the center stage here. A 2560 x 1440 pixels LED panel is definitely a huge enhancement compared to the 1080p display used in the previous model. So you can expect clearer and more detailed images, not to mention fluid movements thanks to the high 165Hz refresh rate!
The AMD Ryzen 5 4600H is now replaced by the year-old Ryzen 7 5700U. Offering a total of 8 cores and 16 threads with a boost up to 4.3Ghz clock speed, it should be ideal for heavy workloads.
TUXEDO has optimized the CPU to run at a whopping 35W instead of the maximum recommended 25W. Moreover, a 35% decrease in power consumption compared to the Ryzen 5 4600H has been benchmarked. The integrated AMD RX Vega 8 graphics running at 1900MHz will be slightly more powerful thanks to the increased wattage.
Lastly, the criticisms of the cooling system should be addressed by a new design that features an “above-average” dual-fan setup and includes two heat pipes. TUXEDO stated that users shouldn’t come across thermal throttling issues and loud fan noise when at full load.
Despite such big hardware upgrades, the magnesium-chassis laptop weighs only about 1.5Kg with a 1.7cm thickness.
You get two M.2 NVMe slots for storage and two DDR4 memory slots that support up to 3200MHz.
As far as the battery is concerned, the same 91-Wh battery is being used promising a best estimate of up to 18 hours, varying with usage.
The connectivity options also include a new DisplayPort via USB-C, which was absent with the first-generation model. Other options contain:
- Intel Dual Band AX 200 (WiFi 6 & Bluetooth 5.2)
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
- 2 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A
- 1 x USB 2.0 Type-A
- 1 x HDMI 2.0
- 1 x Gigabit RJ45 LAN
- 2-in-1 Headphone & Microphone
- Kensington Lock
- UHS-50 Micro SD Cardreader
Pricing & Availability
The base configuration which includes 8 GB Samsung 3200 MHz DDR 4 RAM and 250 GB NVMe SSD costs 1149 EUR or 1185 USD. You can choose the flagship TUXEDO_OS 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Kubuntu 22.04 LTS, or Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 LTS as the operating system of your choice.
Shipping for orders starts on July 15, 2022. You can pre-order the laptop now.
You can check out the official website product page for more details.
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The Tuxedo Pulse 15 specs indicate that it is a solid offering. Thus, developers and business users should not have any complaints regarding its performance.
Looks like you’re in for a treat if you are saving up for a premium Linux-specific laptop.