Just last month, Star Labs introduced the Byte Mk II Intel Processor N200-based mini PC with a choice of Linux distributions that include Ubuntu 22.04, Linux Mint, Manjaro, Zorin OS, and others, as well as Coreboot support.
The company has now introduced another Linux hardware platform powered by the Processor N200 Alder-Lake-N CPU with the StarLite Mk V 2-in-1 hybrid laptop with a 12.6-inch tablet and a detachable keyboard available in six different layouts.
StarLite Mk V specifications:
- SoC – Intel Processor N200 quad-core processor @ up to 1.0 GHz / 3.7 GHz (Turbo) with 6MB cache, 32EU Intel HD graphics @ 750 MHz; TDP: 6W (PL2 set to 25W)
- System Memory – 16GB 4800MHz LPDDR5 RAM
- Storage – 512GB M.2 2242 PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSD (option for 1TB or 2TB); microSD card slot
- 12.6-inch 3K touchscreen IPS display with 2880 x 1920 resolution, LED backlight, 10-point touch
- Micro HDMI 2.0 up to 4Kp60
- DisplayPort (USB-C) up to 4Kp30 (TBC)
- Up to three independent displays with the built-in display and up to two displays with 3840×2160 resolution at 60Hz through HDMI and 30 Hz through USB-C DisplayPort
- Audio – Stereo speakers, dual microphone array, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Camera – 2K rear camera, 2K front-facing camera
- Networking – Wi-Fi 5 up to 1.73 Gbps and Bluetooth 5.1 via Intel 9560 module
- USB – 2x USB 3.2 Type-C ports with PD 3.0, and at least one support DisplayPort Alt. mode if the triple display support is confirmed
- User input
- Magnetic Backlit keyboard
- Trackpad for precise cursor control and Multi-Touch gestures
- Security features
- TMP 2.0
- BIOS Lock
- Secure Boot
- Measured Boot
- Disabled Intel Management Engine (IME)
- Power Supply
- 65W USB-C power supply
- 38 Wh lithium-polymer battery good for up to 12 hours on a charge
- Dimensions – 28.33 x 20.3 x 0.89 cm (aluminum chassis)
- Weight – 900 grams
- Temperature range – Operating: 5° to 40°C; storage: -20° to 60°C
- Relative humidity – 0% to 90% non-condensing
- Operating – tested up to 3048 meters
- Storage/shipping – up to 12192 meters
The StarLite Mk V tablet ships with a 65W USB-C power adapter with one detachable plug (UK, EU, US, or AU), a 2-meter USB-C charging cable, a Quick Start Guide, a protective sleeve, and a screen cleaning cloth. The detachable keyboard is not included by default, but you can add to the order with either English (UK), English (US), German, Spanish, French, or Nordic layout
Just like for the Byte Mk II mini PC, the 2-in-1 hybrid laptop can be purchased with Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, elementary OS 6.1, Linux Mint 21, Manjaro 21.3.7, MX Linux 21.1, or for an extra fee, Zorin OS 16.1 or Windows 11 22H1. Other options include the SSD’s storage capacity of up to 2TB, a 5-meter USB-C cable, a USB-C Dock, etc…
As noted when we wrote about the Star Labs Byte Mk II mini PC, the pricing for the 2-in-1 Linux hybrid laptop is on the high side, because of the niche nature of the device, customization to the firmware (CoreBoot), a made-to-order device with various options, plus some of the profits will end up being donated the developers of the selected OS.
For those reasons, Star Labs ask for $498 for the StarLite Mk V in its minimal configuration with 512GB SSD storage and no keyboard. That’s apparently a promotional price, and eventually, the company’s Processor N200 tablet will sell for at least $713 in basic configuration. Additional information may be found on the product page where you’ll find the “Configure” tab to pre-order the device and get it shipped within 8 to 9 weeks.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.