The System76 Pangolin line of laptops are lightweight notebooks with 15.6 inch displays, AMD Ryzen processors. And like all System76 computers, they come with a GNU/Linux distribution pre-installed.
When the Pangolin first launched a few years ago it initially shipped with an AMD Ryzen 4000U processor. Later that year System76 released an updated model with Ryzen 5000U chips. Now you can pick up a new model with a Ryzen 7 6800U processor.
Prices start at $1299 for a Pangolin laptop with 32GB of LPDDR5-6400 memory and a 250 GB PCIe Gen 4 SSD. There are two M.2 slots, so you can also pay more for up to a total of 16TB of storage (or bring your own upgrades).
The memory is soldered to the mainboard and therefore not user upgradeable, so it’s nice to see that 32GB comes standard.
Other features include a 1920 x 1080 pixel, 144 Hz matte display, a 70 Wh battery, support for WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 and a set of ports that includes HDMI 2.0 and Ethernet jacks as well as USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C. The notebook has a magnesium alloy chassis, a hinge that opens to a 150 degree angle, a backlit keyboard, and a security switch that physically disconnects the laptop’s 720p webcam when you’re not using it.
The system is powered by AMD’s Ryzen 7 6800U processor, which is an 8-core, 16-thread chip with AMD Radeon 680M integrated graphics featuring 12 RDNA 2 GPU cores. And the new System76 Pangolin measures 371 x 248 x 18mm (14.6″ x 9.8″ x 0.7″) and weighs 1.79 kg (3.95 pounds).
System76 offers the laptop with a choice of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS or Pop!_OS 22.04 operating systems pre-installed.
This article was first published January 12, 2023 and most recently updated February 9, 2023.