Ubuntu laptops generally do not come equipped with super fast processors or powerful GPUs and looks like System76, popular Ubuntu laptop and desktop vendor, wants to change that perception. The company has released Bonodo Extreme processor that is being touted as the world’s fastest Ubuntu laptop by its CEO. Inside, you will a very powerful Core i7 3630qm processor that runs at 2.6GHz. If you want the top of the mobile processor, they provide an option to swap it with Core i7 3940XM which is the fastest mobile processor out there, outperforming the most powerful sandy bridge CPU, the i7 3920xm by nearly 200 points in Cinebench benchmark test.
Graphics are handled by Nvidia GTX 670MX with 3GB DDR5 RAM and 960 CUDA cores. Want something more powerful? System76 can equip it with Nvidia 680M GTX with 4GB DDR5 RAM and 1344 CUDA cores for extra $134. Here are Bonodo Extreme specs at a glance:
17.3 inch Backlit Display with Glossy Surface ( 1920 x 1080 )
Intel i7 3630QM Processor clocked @ 2.40GHz (Quad core + hyper threading)
8GB DDR3 RAM
500 GB 7200 RPM HDD
nVidia Geforce GTX 670MX 3GB
5x USB ports, Ethernet, card reader, audio jacks, HDMI, Kensington lock, display port
8 Cell Battery
Keyboard is backlit and touchpad looks perfect for multi touch gestures. Price? Just $1499 after deducting $100 as a part of their Christmas promotion. Check out Core i7 3940XM benchmark.