HP releases its $1,099 Linux laptop computer for builders


HP releases its $1,099 Linux laptop for developers


HP launched its Dev One Linux laptop computer in the present day. Aimed toward coders, the 14-inch clamshell comes at a lower cost than earlier Ubuntu-based HP clamshells.

Beginning at $1,099, the Dev One begins to maintain prices low by choosing an AMD, relatively than Intel, CPU and skipping the discrete graphics card. HP’s final Linux laptops, a part of its ZBook workstation lineup, went nicely over $2,000 and supplied as much as Intel Xeon processors and Nvidia RTX GPUs.

The 14-incher weighs 3.24 lbs.
Enlarge / The 14-incher weighs 3.24 lbs.


Linux roots

The earlier workstations used Ubuntu 20.04 preloaded with software program packages aimed toward knowledge scientists. Nonetheless, the Dev One runs Pop!_OS, an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution from System76.

System76 additionally makes its personal laptops, desktops, servers, and the Launch mechanical keyboard. HP’s Dev One marks the primary laptop computer to run Pop!_OS with out “System76” stamped on the lid—though, you may obtain Pop!_OS and set up it by yourself system.

There are two USB-C ports, two USB-A, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack.
Enlarge / There are two USB-C ports, two USB-A, an HDMI port, and a headphone jack.


In its announcement of the Dev One in the present day, System76 pushed its OS’s auto-tiling function and Workspaces for working throughout a number of desktops with shortcuts. Dev One house owners can even use System76’s buyer assist.

Denver-based System76 nonetheless plans to promote its personal branded programs, CEO and founder Carl Richell instructed TechRepublic in Might whereas discussing System76 and HP’s partnership. The exec expressed hope that the laptop computer would carry “alternatives to speed up our in-house design and manufacturing work, notably relating to the provision chain.

The exec additionally insisted that HP was on board with the open supply facet of Linux, with “each line of code” for the Dev One being open supply. Richell additionally pointed to writing an open supply Linux app for programming the buttons on the HP 935 Creator Mouse that is being pushed alongside the laptop computer.

HP Dev One specs

The Dev One has an eight-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 Professional 5850U with a 1.9-4.4 GHz clock pace and built-in Radeon graphics.

There are additionally two sticks of 8GB DDR4-3200 RAM which are user-upgradeable as much as 64GB. The reminiscence appears to be HP model, because the laptop computer’s product web page recommends HP RAM for upgrades, “as a result of non-industry customary nature of some third-party reminiscence modules.”

HP’s 0.75-inch thick Linux system additionally has a 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD that claims 3,200 MT/s sequential switch speeds (different speeds weren’t shared).

The Dev One’s 14-inch, 1920×1080 show claims 1,000 nits’ max brightness on its specs sheet, however the wonderful print brings perceived brightness all the way down to 800 nits as a result of cowl glass.

The laptop computer claims as much as 12 hours of battery life. Extra particularly, HP took that measurement by operating textual content enhancing, Chrome internet searching full-screen, and native 1080p MP4 video playback at 24 fps and 16 % quantity.

The keyboard shows a ThinkPad-like nub.
Enlarge / The keyboard reveals a ThinkPad-like nub.


For all that coding, there’s an elective Linux keyboard with a Tremendous key, elective backlight, and spill resistance.


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