A new version of the KDE Slimbook Linux laptop has been rolled out this week in the form of the aptly named KDE Slimbook II, which now offers faster performance as well as a lighter weight and more slimline design. The new KDE Slimbook II Linux laptop is now available to purchase priced from €699 or roughly $857. Processor options to power the Linux laptop include options to install either an Intel Core i5-7200U or Core i7-7500U Kaby Lake processor, that can be supported by up to 16GB of RAM and fitted with up to 1TB of internal solid state drive (SSD) storage.
The Linux laptop is equipped with a 13.3-inch display offering users a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and finished with a matt screen to help reduce reflections. The small form factor laptop is also equipped with both M.2 SSD slot and a 2.5-inch drive bay enabling you to use two drives for storage. Connections on the laptop include USB 3.1 Type-C port, 1 x USB 3.0 Type-A port, and a USB 2.0 port. With wireless connectivity provided by support for either 802.11n or 802.11ac WiFi cards.
Another handy feature includes a backlit keyboard, and the Linux laptop comes supplied pre-loaded with the KDE Neon operating system, an Ubuntu-based GNU Linux operating system. Thanks to the included Neon operating system the laptop is also installed with LibreOffice, Firefox, VLC, and KDE apps, taking the form of the Kontact calenra, email and task manager, Dolphin file explorer, and the Kdnlive video editor, providing a great variety of apps to get you started. For more details jump over to the Slimbook website by following the link below.