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System76 Meerkat Mini-Linux PC - Now with Up to Intel Core i7-1260P

Monday March 20, 2023. 02:37 AM , from Slashdot has an update about the System76 Meerkat, which they describe as 'a compact desktop computer with support for up to 64GB of RAM, up to two storage devices (for as much as 16TB of total storage), and up to an Intel Core i7 mobile processor. It's basically a rebranded Intel NUC.' (Escept that System76 offers a choice of Pop!_OS or Ubuntu Linux pre-installed.)

'Previously available with a choice of 10th or 11th-gen Intel Core processor options, the Meerkat now also supports 12th-gen Intel chips.'

That means there are a total of 9 different processor options available. Prices start at $499 for an entry-level model with a Core i3-10110U processor, 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. The prices rises by $50 if you want to go with a Core i3-1135G4 model, while prices start at $599 for a Meerkat mini PC with a 12th-gen Intel Core processor....

But the biggest difference is that Intel's 12th-gen processors introduce a hybrid architecture that pairs Performance and Efficiency cores, leading to much higher core counts for better multi-core performance.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.
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