KDE – the international free software community announced a KDE-branded laptop called the KDE Slimbook. KDE is one of the bigger Linux project out there and now it would be partnering with Slimbook – a Spanish PC company – to produce the KDE Slimbook. A laptop designed specifically running the KDE Neon.
KDE contributor Thomas Pfeiffer said that the Slimbook is the latest effort by KDE developers to ensure the open-source software just works.
KDE Slimbook Features
The laptop features a 13 inch Full HD display with the screen resolution of 1080 pixels. The device runs on either a sixth generation Core i5 model or Core i7 processor. The device comes with 4GB of RAM along with 120GB SSD, and features a backlit keyboard.
Both models can be upgraded with 8GB or 16GB of RAM plus a 250GB or 500GB SSD. The keyboard of the device is available in Spanish, English, French and German. The notebook is available in a silver aluminum body.
The Slimbook is based on the KDE Neon platform and the Plasma Desktop interface. Neon is a software repository based on Ubuntu LTS (which is based on Linux) that provides rapid updates of Qt and KDE software while the rest of the Ubuntu-based components installed on the notebook are updated at a normal pace. KDE Plasma is the visual desktop environment built to enhance the Linux computing experience.
Other features included two USB 3.0 ports, mini HDMI port, list open ports on Linux, an SD and MMC card reader. Connectivity options include the Wireless N, wireless AC, and Bluetooth 4.0. The laptop boasts a massive 6,800mAh battery.
KDE Slimbook Specs
- 13 inch Full HD display
- Resolution of 1080 pixels
- Sixth generation Core i5 model or Core i7 processor
- 4GB of RAM
- Upgradable up to: 8GB or 16GB of RAM
- 120GB SSD
- Upgradable up to: 250GB or 500GB SSD
- Two USB 3.0 ports
- Mini HDMI port
- SD and MMC card reader
- 6,800mAh battery
KDE Slimbook Price & Availability
The pre-orders of the Slimbook are open now but the company won’t be fulfilled until March 15, 2017. The Core i5 model priced at $779.77 (€729), while the Core i7 model costs for $1,325.30 (€1,239). The laptop will also come with two-years warranty.