HP and System76 teamed up to build a powerful Linux laptop



System76 has been selling some of the best Linux laptops for years, but now the company is teaming up with HP to sell the ‘HP Dev One’, a laptop built for developers with System76’s custom flavor of Linux.

System76 has many laptops and desktops, and in 2017 it started developing its own variant of Ubuntu Linux called Pop! _YOU. Pop Now is a popular Linux distro in its own right, with a custom desktop interface and additional built-in drivers, and the OS can be installed on third-party PCs. However, the only computers that shipped with Pop were from System76 itself… until now.

HP has started accepting pre-orders for the HP Dev One, a new laptop intended primarily for development work. It appears to be a slightly customized version of the HP EliteBook 845 G8, with an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U 8-core 16-thread processor, a 14-inch LED display (non-touch), a glass touchpad, a 1TB NVMe SSD for storage, 16 GB of RAM and a 720p camera. That amount of RAM may be too small for some development work, but System76 confirmed