Star Labs’ New Linux Tablet Featuring a 12.5-Inch Display, 16GB RAM, and Intel N200 Processor

A UK-based hardware company, Star Labs recently unveiled the StarLite 5, its newest Linux tablet. This cutting-edge 2-in-1 device has a big 12.5-inch display with LED backlighting that is lighted and boasts a brightness of 300 nits and an amazing resolution of 2880 x 1920. The tablet offers an amazing user experience thanks to its 10-point touch capability and 16:10 aspect ratio.

Key Specifications of the StarLite 5 Linux tablet:

The tablet is powered by an Intel Alder Lake N200 processor, a quad-core chip with a 1.0GHz clock speed. A sizeable 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM operating at 4800MHz is coupled with this computing capability. There is enough room for plenty of demands in the storage options, which range from 512GB to 2TB Gen 3 PCIe SSD.

One of the standout qualities of the StarLite 5 is its extensive compatibility with various operating systems, making it an adaptable choice for a diverse user base. It supports operating systems like Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, elementary OS 6.1, Linux Mint 21, Manjaro 21.3.7, MX Linux 21.1, Zorin OS 16.1, and even Windows 11 22H1.

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Impressive features such as dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, front and back 2K cameras, and the option to connect to external monitors with resolutions up to 4K and frame rates of 60/30 Hz round out the StarLite 5 experience. Security is a top emphasis, with features like BIOS Lock and Secure Boot in place, and the Intel Management Engine has been turned off for added security.

The 38Whr battery powers the gadget for up to 12 hours on a single charge and allows fast charging with a 65W adaptor. The tablet includes a micro-HDMI connector, dual USB-C 3.2 ports, a 3.5mm audio input, and a microSD card slot.

The StarLite 5 features a unique keyboard that also serves as a protective shell, as well as a trackpad. The keyboard’s compatibility for five different languages is noteworthy, making it the first international-friendly Linux tablet of its kind.

As for pricing, the standalone tablet is priced at $498, while the accompanying keyboard can be purchased separately for $101. The tablet offers the choice of free shipping with Linux Ubuntu LTS 22.04.02 or the option to include Windows at an additional cost. It is expected to be available for purchase around mid-October.

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