Earlier today, Microsoft unveiled the all-new Surface Book 2. People all over the world are probably very excited about the device. Oh, what? You aren’t excited? You mean, you don’t want a super-expensive non-upgradeable Windows 10 tablet that plugs into a keyboard? What a shocker! All joking aside, that is very understandable. After all, most consumers would be better served by a traditional laptop.
If you don’t want a gimmicky Windows 10 tablet, a laptop running a Linux-based operating system, such as Ubuntu, is a wise alternative. System76 is one of the best sellers of these types of notebooks, and today, two of its most popular models are getting huge upgrades. You see, both the Lemur and Galago Pro laptops now have 8th generation ‘Coffee Lake’ Intel Core CPU options.
New processors aside, these laptops should be pretty much identical to prior generations — which is a very good thing. If you want to configure a Lemur with a Coffee Lake chip, you can build your own.
Keep in mind, while the laptops are still shipping with vanilla Ubuntu, that will change in the near future. System76 will soon begin offering its own Ubuntu-based Pop_OS! operating system by default.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht