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Oryx Pro Ubuntu notebook to rival MacBook Pro

If you were looking for a MacBook Pro but adhering to your old notebook due to the absent of an open source system, you can now pick the 15.6-inch Oryx Pro from System76. This new machine comes in different three screen options and also has a “Retina” display variant.

The latest Oryx Pro features a 15.6-inch IPS display panel with 1920 x 1080 pixels (full-HD) and 3840 x 2160 pixels (HiDPI) resolution options. While the former resolution is quite common across Linux machines, the latter one is something that makes the new notebook a strong competitor against the MacBook Pro.

Under the hood, there is a sixth-generation (Skylake) Intel Core i7 processor with up to 3.6GHz of clock speed. The machine also includes the high-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 to boost graphics results. System76 has provided an option for up to 64GB of dual-channel DDR4 to offer extensive results to programmers and entrepreneurs.

If you want to store several bulks of data, the Oryx Pro has two m.2 SSD slots with a maximum capacity of up to 5TB. There are USB 3.1 Type-C and USB 3.0 to rival the newest MacBook family. Also, the notebook has a multitouch touchpad and multi-color backlit keyboard to support scientific applications.

You can design the Oryx Pro with either Ubuntu 16.04.01 LTS or Ubuntu 16.10. Certainly, the available hardware is sufficient enough to support various applications. The device would also be a flawless option to test new open source projects. It costs you $7,012 with the highest configuration.