Linux and gaming are starting to come together a lot more lately. The Steam Deck is on the way with Linux installed, and Juno just announced a new Linux gaming laptop called the Neptune 17 with specs that easily rival many Windows models.
As this is a high-end gaming PC, it comes with plenty of power, and you can customize it to add some more power if you need to. You can choose between an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 or an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080. Either one will handle most games, but of course, you’re limited by the games offered on Linux.
In spite of the high-end graphics card, the display is an FHD Panel, so you won’t be able to get up to any 4K gaming.
In terms of RAM, you can get as little as 16GB and as much as 64GB. For your SSD, you can snag a small 256GB model if you want to keep the price down a bit, but you can get a 2TB SSD if you want to go bigger.
Of course, you’re limited to the games available on Linux. While the list of games is growing, it’s still limited compared to Windows, so that’s definitely something to keep in mind.
The laptop starts at $2,225, so it also comes with a price that rivals Windows gaming laptops. If you decide to max out the specs, you’re looking at a $3,372 price tag, which will certainly put a beating on your wallet. With the maxed-out specs, this definitely looks like one of the best Linux laptops out there.
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