Meet KDE Slimbook II, the second-generation of the KDE Slimbook laptop that emphasizes the widely-used KDE Plasma open-source desktop environment for GNU/Linux distributions. Build for running the KDE Neon Linux distro, the 1st-generation KDE Slimbook laptop was announced a year ago and offered some attractive features, including a 13.3-inch screen, faster SSDs, and latest Plasma desktop.
A year later, KDE Slimbook II is here to redefine what a modern Linux laptop should be and promises to be up to 15 percent faster than its predecessor by featuring either a 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 CPU with 3MB cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.1 GHz or a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7 CPU with 4MB cache and Turbo Boost up to 3.5 GHz. It also supports 4, 8, or 16 GB or DDR4 RAM that’s up to 33 percent faster than DDR3.
KDE Slimbook II features the same crisp Full-HD 13.3-inch matte anti-glare screen as the first generation Slimbook, more powerful Wi-Fi antennas, a bigger touchpad with multi-touch and support for various gestures, 3xUSB 3.0 ports, including a reversible USB-C port, a slicker backlit keyboard, as well as dual disk drive bay that lets users insert a second drive to extend the internal storage of the laptop, supporting M.2 SSDs of 120GB, 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB.
Best of all, KDE Slimbook II is cheaper than its predecessor and the price starts from 699,00 € for the Slimbook Katana II with an Intel i5 processor and 799,00 € for the Slimbook Katana II with an Intel i7 CPU.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht