Got some exciting news for you power users out there: the Oryx Pro laptop by System76, while it was already pretty powerful, now has upgraded hardware. It now features an Alder Lake processor – the i7-12700H – with 14 cores, 20 threads, and has a frequency of 1.7-4.7 GHz. The Ti editions of the RTX 3070 or 3080 can also be selected when choosing the specs for the laptop.

Full tech specs are as follows:

Operating System: Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Firmware: System76 Open Firmware (coreboot, EDK2, System76 Firmware Apps) System76 Open Source Embedded Controller Firmware

Processor: 12th Gen Intel® Core i7-12700H, up to 4.7 GHz - 24 MB cache - 6 P-cores and 8 E-cores

Display: 15.6" or 17.3" FHD (1920x1080) Matte Finish

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti or 3080 Ti

Memory: Up to 64 GB dual-channel DDR4

Storage: 2x M.2 PCIe Gen4x4, Up to 4 TB total

Expansion: 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1 x powered USB, Type A), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1 x Micro SD Card reader

Input: Multitouch Touchpad, Multi-Color Backlit Chiclet US QWERTY Keyboard

Networking: Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5

Video Ports: 1 x HDMI (w/HDCP), 1 x Mini DisplayPort (1.4), 1 x Thunderbolt™ 4

Audio: 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Microphone / S/PDIF Optical output), 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone), Stereo Speakers

Battery: Embedded 6 cell Polymer battery pack 80Wh


Dependent on display size (Height × Width × Depth): 15.6": 0.98" x 14.10" x 9.45" (24.89 x 358.14 x 240.03 mm) 17.3": 0.98" x 15.59" x 10.32" (24.89 x 395.99 x 262.13 mm)


Dependent on display size: 15.6": 5.29 lbs (2.4 kg) 17.3": 6.17 lbs (2.8 kg) Base weight. Varies on configuration.

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They mention this in the press release:

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This laptop is available right now and starts at a base price of $2,199. I should be getting a review unit in the beginning of August, so that’s something you can look forward to seeing how capable of a machine this thing is.

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