Focus M2: Lightning Fast

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INTEL®

8-CORE

PROCESSOR
UP TO

64GB

HI-SPEED MEMORY
UP TO

4TB

NVMe STORAGE
UP TO NVIDIA® GEFORCE®

RTX 3080

16GB GDDR6

PERFORMANCE

Change your life and cut TensorFlow jobs from 8 hours to 15 minutes. Start running GPU-accelerated AI immediately with the Focus Deep Learning Suite. Render Blender many times faster than laptops without Optix. Few thin and light laptops outperform the M2 regardless if you’re coding, running GPU-accelerated deep learning, designing 3D models, editing videos, gaming, or orchestrating cloud deployments.

PROCESSORS & MEMORY

The RTX-20 series laptops feature the 8-core i7-10875H 5.1GHz CPU and 3200MHz memory which performs 10% better than the Geekbench 5 multi-core average. This is probably due to superior cooling compared to other slim and light laptops. It also surpasses the performance of the prior generation i7-9750H by 17% Single-Core and 58% Multi-Core.

The RTX-30 series laptops feature the 8-core i7-10870H 5.0GHz CPU and 2933MHz memory which has has very similar performance.

10TH GEN INTEL®

CORE i7

1087XH / 8C / 16T
2.3GHz Base

5.1GHz

TURBO BOOST
UP TO

64 GB

DUAL CHANNEL DDR4
HI-SPEED MEMORY

GRAPHICS

Get amazing performance and features with NVIDIA's® series of GeForce® RTX graphics card featuring Turing™ architecture. Whether gaming, rendering, or running deep learning models the ray-tracing and tensor cores provide cutting-edge mobile performance.

Nvidia RTX

DESIGN

Enjoy simple beauty without sacrificing performance. All exterior surfaces are an aluminum alloy with a resin screen bezel. Cooling is exceptional, wireless and bluetooth use the latest and fastest standards, and high-speed ports are plentiful. The keyboard and trackpad are a joy to use, and the screen is sharp, bright, and colorful.

CONNECTIVITY

Whether you’re at home, in a large enterprise, or on the road, the Kubuntu Focus allows you to connect fast the way that best suits your needs. It even features a full Gigabit Ethernet port for times when you need the ultimate connection speed and reliability.

DUALBAND 5GHz

WIFI 6

AC/A/B/G/N/AX
REALTEK

RTL8168

GIGABIT ETHERNET
DUAL MODE

BLUETOOTH

VERSION 5.1

EXPANDABILITY

CONNECT ANYTHING ANYWHERE

Get all the high-speed ports you need without expensive dongles or docks. Connect two 4K monitors with HDMI and Mini DisplayPort, an external GPU with Thunderbolt 3, and three USB peripherals. All at once.

Ports-01Ports-01

KEYBOARD & TRACKPAD

ELEGANT, RESPONSIVE, AND ILLUMINATED

Light your keys with one of 7 colors at 10 levels of intensity. Type quickly and accurately with reliable scissor mechanism with 4mm of travel. Use 2 and 3-finger gestures to effortlessly tap, scroll, and coast through documents with the highly configurable glass Synaptics trackpad.

Keyboard Colors and Trackpad

AUDIO & VISUAL

A FEAST FOR EVERYONE’S EYES AND EARS

Tackle twitch games on a 15.6" IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate and a 5ms response time. Entertain your friends with wide viewing angles and high dynamic range stereo speakers. Join meetings with zero setup thanks to the integrated noise-canceling microphones and HD webcam.

Multimedia

BENCHMARKS

We benchmark extensively to optimize and tune the Focus. Compare the results below to your device or others.

TensorFlow Cost

Deep Learning

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

Start running GPU-accelerated AI immediately with the Focus Deep Learning Suite. It installs and tests Anaconda, TensorFlow GPU, PyTorch GPU, Jupyter Notebook GPU, MXNet GPU, and Theano. We ensure the CUDA, cuDNN, and TensorRT libraries you need are always installed, upgraded, and tested.

Results[1]RTX 3080 MaxQ[2]RTX 3070 MaxQ[2]RTX 3060 MaxQ[2]Titan XP W10[3]
Inference12,48911,57610,1899,741
Training12,98612,09010,60910,375
AI Score25,47523,66620,79820,089
Video RAM16 GB8 GB6 GB12 GB

Get results up to 30 times faster than popular Unix® laptops that do not offer Nvidia RTX yet cost far more. Develop with industry-standard PyCharm IDE from the installed JetBrains Toolbox.

[1] See official comparison chart

[2] Kubuntu Focus M2, 2.0kg, 20mm thick

[3] Desktop GPU

Blender 2.90 Bench

Blender 3D Rendering

Blazingly Beautiful

The RTX 3080 Focus M2 is faster than 95% of devices tested[4] including proprietary Unix® laptops that cost twice as much. The OptiX backend is available only with Nvidia RTX GPUs and is 2x faster than CUDA and 4-12x faster than OpenCL or CPU rendering. It is also more stable.

RTX 3080 MaxQRTX 3070 MaxQRTX 3060 MaxQ
Total Time 2.90[4,5,6]7.37 min7.92 min9.90 min
Percentile 2.90[4,5,6]5th6th11th
Video RAM16 GB8 GB6 GB
Power80 Watts80 Watts60 Watts
Geekbench 5.2.3 and 4.4.3

Geekbench

i9-9900-like Performance

The 8-core i7-10870H CPU is a true powerhouse. Thanks to superior cooling, the CPU in the M2 out-performs the Geekbench 5 average by 16% / 17% (single-core / multi-core)[7]. It also surpasses the prior generation Focus M1 i7-9750H 4.5GHz CPU by 18% / 42% [8] and the Geekbench 5 average by 36% / 67% [9].

Geekbench-5.2.3CPUSingle-Core
1,422
Multi-Core
8,121
Geekbench-4.4.3CPUSingle-Core
6,649
Multi-Core
33,926
MadMax Explosion

GPU Capabilities

Explosive Power

Few laptops have the graphical capabilities of the Focus. Even the RTX 3060 runs most of the games tested well over 60 FPS on High or Ultra settings. The 8GB 3070 and 16GB 3080 really shine when you require more video RAM for Deep Learning, 4K games, 3D rendering, or similar applications.

BenchmarkRTX 3080 MaxQRTX 3070 MaxQRTX 3060 MaxQ
T-Rex, Gfxbench GL1,7611,6901,526
Car Chase, Gfxbench GL439401365
Unigine Superposition
Medium 1080p
100/13,39897/12,96884/11,210
Unigine Superposition
High 1080p
76/10,19671/9,50463/8,480
Unigine Superposition
Extreme 1080p
36/4,84734/4,59530/3,988
Unigine Heaven 4
Medium-normal-2x
132/3,323128/3,233124/3,110
Unigine Heaven 4
Ultra-Normal-8x
99/2,48192/2,32293/2,350
Basemark GPU 1.2.3
3840x2160 Vulkan
73/7,30468/6,80162/6,168
Basemark GPU 1.2.3
3840x2160 OpenGL
85/8,45778/7,75069/6,896

All benchmarks were run on AC power and in High Performance mode. Compositing was disabled using the SUPER+f12 shortcut. Maximum GPU temperature was 73°C and maximum fan volume was 42dB two feet from screen center.

GFXBench tests were run at 1080p offscreen. Unigine Heaven Ultra settings include Ultra preset, 1080p, normal tessellation, and 8x anti-aliasing. Unigine Heaven Medium settings include Medium preset, 1080p, normal tessellation, and 2x anti-aliasing. Basemark settings use high content quality and bc7 compression at 4k (3,840×2,160).

All results show average FPS and Score. If a separate score is not provided by the benchmark, then FPS alone is shown.

Details

CPU

10th Generation Intel Core i7-10870H Processor, 8 core / 16 thread; 2.2GHz Base, 5.0GHz Turbo

GPUs

Every M2 contains both a discrete GPU (dGPU) and an integrated GPU (iGPU).

  • dGPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060/3070/3080 GPU PCIe x 16 with RTX, CUDA, and cuDNN. Power consumption: 60W/80W/80W Respectively
  • Intel UHD 630 Graphics
  • One can employ iGPU for display and dedicate dGPU for compute
Display

15.6” Full-HD IPS 144Hz Matte

  • 1920 x 1080 Resolution
  • View angle: > 150 degrees
  • Color: > 90% sRGB and > 72% NTSC
  • Finish: Matte, non-glare
  • Brightness: > 330cd/m²
  • Contrast: > 850:1
  • Source: AUO B156HAN08.0 / LG LP156WFG-SPB3
Memory

Up to 64GB Dual Channel DDR4 2933 or 3200 MHz

Core Logic

Intel HM470 Express Chipset

Storage
  • 2 x M.2 2280 NVMe/PCIe Gen3x4
  • Samsung 3,500MBps / 2,700MBps seq. Read / Write
  • Over 5x faster than standard Evo 860 Pro SSD
Battery
  • 73 Whr
  • Up to 6.5 hr on iGPU
  • Up to 3.5 hr on dGPU
Power Supply
  • Input: 100-240 Volts AC, 2.5 Amperes, 50-60Hz Line Frequency
  • Output: 19.5 Volts DC, 9.73 Amperes, 180 Watts
Network
  • Built-in Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet LAN (Realtek RTL8168/8111 Ethernet, 10/100/1000 Mbit/s)
  • Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 AC/A/B/G/N/AX (300 Mbit/s (2.4GHz WIFI) / 1,730 Mbit/s (5GHz WIFI))
  • Dual Mode Bluetooth 5.1
Security
  • Full Disk Encryption
  • Kensington Lock
  • Optional Pre-Configured YubiKey 5 NFC 2FA
Sound
  • 2 x 2W Speakers
  • High Definition Audio
  • S/PDIF Digital Output
  • Built-in Array Microphone with Noise Supression
Webcam

Top-center, HD 720p (1280 x 720), integrated microphone, physical security shutter

Keyboard
  • Single Zone full size keyboard with numeric pad.
  • Multi-color LED backlit
  • Kubuntu super key
Touchpad

Two button, Glass Synaptics, pressure sensitive, with multi-gesture and scroll

Warranty

Up to Two year limited hardware with software support

Chassis

All aluminum alloy external surfaces, resin screen bezel; 357.5 x 238 x 20mm; 2.0kg

Cooling

One CPU and one GPU fan with heat pipes. Nearly silent in light loads such as web browsing. Max fan volume of 42dB measured two feet from screen center under max load.

Multi-Card-Reader
  • MMC / RSMMC
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC / Micro SD (with adapter)
  • SD Express / UHS-II
  • MS / MS Pro / MS Duo
Ports
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports (Type A, 1 x powered USB port, AC/DC)
  • 1 x HDMI output Port (with HDCP)
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3 Port / USB-C (Does not support USB-C charging)
  • 1 x Kensington Lock
  • 1 x 6-in-1 UHS-II-Cardreader (microSD/-SDHC/-SDXC)
  • 1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Microphone / S/PDIF Optical output)
  • 1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone)
  • 1 x RJ-45 Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
  • 1 x DC-IN / power connector
Slots
  • 1 x MicroSD Push-Push Card reader up to UHS-ll
  • 3 x M.2 Card Slots
  • 1st for WLAN Combo M.2 2230 Card with PCIe and USB interface
  • 2nd for SSD M.2 2280 Card with SATA / PCIe Gen3x4 interface
  • 3rd for SSD M.2 2280 Card with PCIe Gen3x4 interface
Expansion
  • Connect up to 3 additional 4 or 8K monitors (mDP, USB C, HDMI)
  • User expandable SSD, NVMe, and RAM under warranty
  • Opens with standard screwdriver

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