KDE community builds MacBook competitor

KDE Slimbook

KDE Slimbook

In a move likely to counter latest Apple MacBook lineup, the KDE community has partnered with Spanish PC maker Slimbook and developed the KDE Slimbook. This new notebook brings the best of Linux alongside top-of-the-line hardware and premium design.

The prime aim behind the creation of the KDE Slimbook is to offer a “safe, private and productive” experience out of the box. This means that you can get into the world of Linux with the very first boot on the latest offering.

Developers at the KDE community are set to solve the issue of underwhelming specifications and address various compatibility concerns by offering the KDE Slimbook with the Neon build.

“Many alternatives took whatever hardware they could find when they wanted to provide more free options and the end result was often lackluster and as such, lowering the enjoyment in using the computer, our main tool in creating and shipping with underwhelming specs. We saw the problem and solved it,” the KDE team says while explaining the need for the KDE Slimbook development.

One solution for all

Instead of targeting only developers or engineers, the KDE Slimbook is designed as one solution for all. It can be a choice of end users or creators. Alongside the attractive build that includes an aluminium chassis and a chiclet-style keyboard, the notebook has the six-generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 options. There is also up to 16GB of RAM and 500GB SSD drive for a price of €1,239.

The KDE Slimbook includes a Plasma environment as well as all the latest versions of KDE applications and advancements in KDE frameworks. Also, there is a 13.3-inch full-HD LED display and Intel Graphics HD520.

With the arrival of the aristocratic KDE Slimbook, Linux enthusiasts can now tease Macbook users. It has all the pros to be a good option for coders. Likewise, the KDE-running notebook can be a great alternative to various Windows-powered ultrabooks and macOS X-based Macbooks.

However, the extravagant pricing might help buyers settle with cheaper options such as the Dell XPS 13 DE.


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