The current king of high-end Linux laptops is the Dell XPS 13 (Kaby Lake) Developer Edition, but independent reseller System76 has launched its own lightweight laptop, the Galago Pro.
Our review model has a base spec of an Intel Core i7-7500U processor running at 3.5GHz, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 250GB M.2 SSD, Intel HD Graphics 620 and a lovely 13-inch HiDPI display – a similar spec to the Dell, albeit without the same level of ﬁnish.
Galago Pro’s all-aluminium casing wouldn’t look out of place among more expensive laptops. It’s also impossible not to notice how light the Galago feels in the hand. However, when you ﬂip open the laptop, the thickness of the display’s bezel is a little jarring, especially if you’ve spent any time with Dell XPS 13’s inﬁnityEdge display. Still, the 3,200 x 1,800 HiDPI screen is clear and vibrant, and scales by using proper pixel doubling.
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