The HP Dev One is a notebook designed for professional developers. The 3.24 pound notebook has a 14 inch full HD display, a backlit spill-resistant keyboard with a pointing stick in the center as well as a glass-covered clickpad below it, and an AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U processor.

But the main thing that marks this as a developer-centric laptop (other than the name)? It ships with a Linux distribution called Pop!_OS rather than Windows. First announced in may, the HP Dev One is now available for $1099.

Pop!_OS is an Ubuntu-based operating system designed by the folks at System76 for their own laptops, but it’s also an open source operating system that’s available for anyone to download and install on compatible hardware.

HP is the first company other than System76 to pre-load the operating system on a computer though, and System76 has trained HP’s tech support team so that the company can offer customer support for the software.

Pop!_OS has a custom user interface that places and emphasis on multitasking and window management, among other things, which could come in handy for developers who often have a bunch of windows open at once.

For a laptop aimed at developers though, it would be nice if HP offered a newer processor (the Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U is so 2021), a USB 4 port or two, or the option to configure the notebook with more than 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage… but at least you can probably do something about the memory and storage limitations. Both are user upgradeable.

Here’s a run-down of the computer’s key specs:

HP Dev One specs
1920 x 1080 pixels
1000 nits
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 Pro 5850U
8-cores / 16-threads
1.9 GHz base / 4.4 GHz boost
GraphicsAMD Radeon Vega 8
Up to 2 GHz
2 x SODIMM slots
PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD
M.2 2280
Battery & Charging53 Wh
65W power adapter
Ports2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (10 Gbps)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (5 GBps)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x 3.5mm audio
1 x AC power
WirelessWiFi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Realtek RTL8822CE
dual microphones
OSPop!_OS 22.04 LTS
HP support
Dimensions323.4 x 214.6 x 19.1mm
12.7″ x 8.4″ x 0.8″
Weight1.47 kg
3.24 lbs

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4 replies on “HP Dev One laptop with Pop!_OS Linux now available for $1099”

  1. 16GB is max? Soldered to the board?

    There’s nothing “developer” about that.

  2. probably great if you live in the US, not sure why they don’t even ship to Canada, it’s really not that far…

  3. Interesting machine, but not for me. Great to see fully supported Linux machine. It is missing ports – especially rj-45 and screen aspect ratio is still 16:9 🙁

  4. I can’t figure out why Pop OS is named and punctuated like a children’s toy.

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