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The Power of Linux. Zero Setup. Next-Day Shipping. No Kidding.

WATCH THE VIDEOS   Get the ultimate just-works Linux laptops featuring industry-standard Ubuntu® 20.04 LTS and the beautiful and intuitive KDE desktop.

Designed, Engineered, and Supported for Your Success

Zero Setup
Zero Setup
Save weeks or even months of setup with dozens of apps professionally installed, configured, and tested.
Ultra Optimized
Ultra-Optimized
Hundreds of optimizations make the most of the premium hardware. We take care of the platform, so you can focus on work and play.
Enterprise Ready
Enterprise Ready
Benefit from DevOps to Desktop. Stay secure with full disk encryption, centralized management, YubiKey 2FA, and VPN.
Shipped Next Day
Shipped Next Day
Get your Focus fast. Your Focus is built, updated, and tested the day you order and shipped the next business day[1].
Guided Solutions
Guided Solutions
Save countless hours with Guided Solutions designed for your Focus. Complete complex tasks like Deep Learning in unprecedented time.
Unparalleled Support
Unparalleled Support
Get answers about hardware or software fast with free live support and free cross-shipping[2].

[1] Applies for most common configurations. See order pages for details.

[2] A fully refundable credit card hold is required to insure loaned equipment.

Focus Has the Power Where You Need It

Coding
Run Pro IDEs like Android Studio, Visual Studio Code, PyCharm, WebStorm, IntelliJ, and Eclipse. Develop with thousands of full-strength Linux tools like NodeJS, Anaconda, and CUDA running on your laptop. Write once and deploy with fewer errors.
3D Design
Use GPU-accelerated Blender on its native OS to create complex 3D models in record time. Create complex 3D solids and mechanical designs with Maya or VariCAD and print them using Cura and Ultimaker. Power robots with ROS2 on its only supported OS.
Dev Ops
Automate and manage deployments on Amazon Web Services, Azure, Google Cloud, and Oracle Cloud with native command-line tools. Create, run, and test Docker containers on your Focus before deploying to the Cloud.

THE APPS YOU NEED

The most common apps you need are installed and configured to work out of the box on 20.04 LTS. Many others are ready to install from official third-party repositories with a click of a button. Click here to see more.

Blender

Blender

3d-edit

KDEConnect

KDEConnect

android-tools

BackInTime

BackInTime

backup

Jekyll

Jekyll

blog-edit

Firefox

Firefox

browser

Chrome

Chrome

browser

WebCamOid

WebCamOid

cam-record

Dropbox

Dropbox

cloud-drive

Insync

Insync

cloud-drives

VSC

VSC

development

PyCharm

PyCharm

development

Meld

Meld

development

Kubernetes

Kubernetes

devops

GCS

GCS

devops

Azure

Azure

devops

AWS

AWS

devops

Thunderbird

Thunderbird

email

Dolphin

Dolphin

file-manage

FileZilla

FileZilla

file-transfer

Steam

Steam

games

Lutris

Lutris

games

Nvidia

Nvidia

gpu-tools

Krita

Krita

image-edit

Inkscape

Inkscape

image-edit

Gimp

Gimp

image-edit

Gwenview

Gwenview

image-view

OBS Studio

OBS Studio

live-stream

Telegram

Telegram

messaging

Slack

Slack

messaging

Elisa

Elisa

music

LibreOffice

LibreOffice

office

KeePassXC

KeePassXC

passwords

Okular

Okular

pdf-view

Darktable

Darktable

raw-photo

KRuler

KRuler

screen

SSRecorder

SSRecorder

screen-record

Kleopatra

Kleopatra

security-pgp

Audacity

Audacity

sound-edit

PulseControl

PulseControl

sound-volume

SysSettings

SysSettings

system

Discover

Discover

system

AptRollback

AptRollback

system

Kate

Kate

text-edit

WinFF

WinFF

transcode

Handbrake

Handbrake

transcode

FFMPEG

FFMPEG

transcode

Zoom

Zoom

video-call

Teams

Teams

video-call

Skype

Skype

video-call

KDEnlive

KDEnlive

video-edit

VLC

VLC

video-play

VirtualBox

VirtualBox

virtualization

Docker

Docker

virtualization

USED BY THE PROS

Take the guesswork out of system and app configuration without the need for IT. Focus laptops are used by top scientists, creators, and developers who appreciate the top-notch Linux-first support.

ZERO-SETUP

Eliminate weeks of trial and error with scores of best-in-class curated apps installed and configured with a single click. Tap the disk icon to start hourly snapshots of your data with sensible defaults01. Replace hours of research with handy Focus Tools that just work easily and reliably in seconds02.

SAVE DAYS,

WEEKS

OR MORE
UPDATE ON

YOUR

SCHEDULE

BUILT AROUND YOU

Stop wading through out-of-date HOWTOs or incomplete forum posts. Instead, go from zero to solved with Guided Solutions that are designed, tested, and maintained for your system. Run the GPU-powered Deep Learning Suite, display content on 4k monitors, edit RAW photographs, and many more.

SEARCHABLE

HOWTO

GUIDED SOLUTIONS
COMPREHENSIVE

FOCUSRX

SUPPORT

GET FOCUSED FAST

Remarkable products deserve outstanding support. Guided solutions, free live support, and cross-shipping ensure you’re never stranded without help or a system03. We build Focus laptops to order, and most ship next business day04.

ULTRA-OPTIMIZED

Hundreds of optimizations improve almost every facet of your daily experience. Get optimized apps like browsers out of the box05, 06. Relax while normal system updates deliver highly tested libraries for deep learning, development, and other important workflows07.

UP TO

30x

FASTER TENSORFLOW
UP TO

3x

FASTER NODE BUILDS
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Highly tested and robust Kubuntu Focus Tools

SUPERCHARGED AND UPGRADABLE

We pack each Focus with only top-speed components that provide maximum performance across the most demanding workflows. Every Focus is designed to be upgradable with tools you probably already own. Click here to learn more.

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BUILT SAME-DAY

Your custom Focus laptop is built, tested, and shipped in one business day without any “express processing” fees. With express shipping, you can be working on a new Focus in as little as two days.

WORLD-CLASS SUPPORT

Solve issues quickly and correctly the first time with fast, free live support. Upgrade under warranty with approved components08.

JUST-WORKS BLISS

We meticulously select and optimize configurations and software to make the most of premium hardware. A partial list is provided below.

User Experience

[01] One-touch hourly user snapshots with BackInTime

● Create six Kubuntu Focus themes: light, dark, mixed

● Unify splash, lock, and desktop wallpapers

● Select, install, test apps for all Guided Solutions

● Add Apt-rollback and ppa-purge to revert system changes

● Remove compositor and indexing stall conditions

● Simplify and expand keyboard shortcuts

● Package JetBrains Toolbox and Integrations

● Provide custom terminal theme

● Expand clipboard history capacity

● Create RH Panels option to maximize vertical space

● Expanded Bash config (.bashrc)

● Extensive Pro vim config (.vimrc)

● Trackpad multi-finger gestures and coasting enabled

● Theme and configure QT and GTK apps consistently including stubborn apps

  • Audacity (custom theme)
  • Google Chrome
  • GTK Apps
  • Inkscape
  • LibreOffice


Focus GUI Tools

[02] One-click install and launch apps from support docs

● Quick-Tip 11-panel widget at top right of desktop

● Extensive welcome guide

● Guided Solution search

● Anaconda deep learning gpu suite

● C Compiler installer and version switcher

● Extra software installer

● Kernel and tools cleaner

● Keyboard color selector

● Power profile settings

● Video controls to remove video tearing on demand

● GPU switcher in system tray

● Comprehensive first-run wizard

  • Connect to internet
  • Change encryption passphrase
  • Change avatar
  • Connect to cloud with dropbox, gdrive, others.
  • Run password manager
  • Start IDE
  • Review curated apps


● FocusRx system analysis and recovery tool detailed below

Applications

[05] The following packages are sourced from the latest stable official repositories and maintained with daily software updates.

  • AWS CLI
  • Azure CLI
  • Docker-CE
  • Insync
  • Google Chrome Browser
  • Handbrake
  • JetBrains Toolbox
  • KeepPassXc
  • Keyboard Controls
  • Kubernetes
  • Lutris
  • NodeJS
  • Slack
  • VSCode and Skype
  • VirtualBox (required to support 5.8+ kernels)


Security and Monitoring

FocusRx Check system issues on sign-in and notify users if any issues

  • Check and remove unused kernels
  • Check and fix X11 configuration
  • Check and repair CUDA, cuDNN and TensorRT
  • Repair and clean system packages

● Full disk encryption

● OpenVPN

● YubiKey option

Build and Shipping

[03] Cross shipping of loaned equipment is available to minimize downtime. Requires a credit card hold to insure equipment.

[04] Most common configurations are built and shipped next day. Lower volume components may require additional time. See product pages for details.

[08] Approved components at time of upgrade. Reasonable limitations apply. See specific product warranties for details.

CPU and GPU

[06] Accelerate Brave and Google Chrome with GPU. Type chrome:gpu in address bar to see settings. Compare using google-chrome --user-data-dir=./foo

[07] Curate NVIDIA drivers. Test to ensure compatibility with Steam, Deep Learning, Optix, GPU switching, OpenGL, Vulkan, Lutris, and suspend-resume prior to updates.

● Provide tools to select Performance, Normal, and PowerSave energy profiles.

● Reduce heat and extend battery life by ensuring power state forces CPU to idle at 800 MHz on low-power mode.

● Use NVIDIA caching and KDE setting to eliminate artifacts on suspend and resume.

● Ensure stable and fast desktop effects, including desktop grid.

● Verify results with eight benchmarks, Steam, and Lutris (see systems pages for details).

Audio

● Support both Intel (analog) and NVIDIA (HDMI) sound systems.

● Ensure NVIDIA sound works across headphones, speakers, and HDMI through multiple attachments.

Battery

● Adjust Powerdevil to provide superior performance on AC and extend battery life

● Provide Power Profile GUI controls

● Toggle Snapshots with AC power

● Toggle Bluetooth with AC power

● Toggle Keyboard LEDs with AC power

● Toggle Turbo Boost with AC power

Keyboard

● Provide LED color and intensity GUI controls

● Simplify and expand keyboard shortcuts


“With the Focus our researchers don’t need to be DevOps experts. This is really valuable.”

Gary Passon, Autonomous Vehicle Team Principal
Founder, VectorAero

“The Focus is over twice as fast
for NodeJS build times vs W10 WSL2.”

Dean Verleger,
Software Developer

“I have been amazed by the same-day
build and spectacular customer service.”

Sergei Golimbievsky,
CEO, Link BioSciences

“A TensorFlow job took 37 hours on my
MBP. It takes just 1.5 hours on my Focus.”

Chris Mattmann,
AI Lead, Professor and Scientist

HAVE QUESTIONS? Call 844-536-2871 or write TellMeMore@kfocus.org
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