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Amazing Optimization, Hardware, and Support

Eliminate days or weeks of setup. Start running GPU-accelerated AI immediately with the the Focus Deep Learning Suite. Reduce TensorFlow jobs from 8 hours to 20 minutes and render Blender scenes many times faster than proprietary Unix® laptops that cost twice as much. Write once and deploy to industry-standard Ubuntu® 20.04 LTS

TensorFlow Cost

TensorFlow Benchmarks

Deep Learning

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

Start running GPU-accelerated AI immediately with the Focus Deep Learning Suite. Use the PyCharm IDE to develop within the industry-standard Anaconda environment. Instruct the suite to install and test popular AI tools including TensorFlow GPU, PyTorch GPU, Jupyter Notebook GPU, MXNet GPU, and Theano. We ensure the CUDA, cuDNN, and TensorRT libraries you need are installed, upgraded, and tested daily.

Run TensorFlow 20-25x (2,500%) faster than popular Unix® laptops that do not offer Nvidia® RTX GPUs yet cost far more.

Results[1]RTX 2080 Super[2]RTX 2070[2]RTX 2060[2]Titan X[3]Titan XP W10[3]Titan XP Ubuntu[3]
AI Score19,39318,17616,87815,35120,08924,870

[1] See official comparison chart

[2] Kubuntu Focus 2.0kg, 20mm thick

[3] Desktop GPU

Blender 2.90 Bench

Blender Benchmarks

3D Modeling

Beautifully Rendered, Amazingly Fast

The RTX 2080 Super Focus is faster than 93% of devices tested[4]. The OptiX backend is twice as fast as CUDA and many times faster than CPU rendering, and it is only available with Nvidia RTX GPUs. Blender rendering on the M2 is many times faster and more stable than rendering on popular Unix® laptops that cost twice as much.

RTX 2080 SuperRTX 2070RTX 2060
Total Time 2.90[4,5,6]10.85 min15.75 min16.30 min
Percentile 2.90[4,5,6]7th13th15th
Geekbench 5.2.3 and 4.4.3

Geekbench Benchmarks

i9-9900-like Performance

In a Thin and Light Laptop

The 8-core i7-1087XH 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). It also surpasses the prior generation Focus M1 i7-9750H 4.5GHz CPU by 18% / 42% and the Geekbench 5 average by 36% / 67%.

The RTX-20 series laptops include the i7-10875H CPU, while the RTX-30 series laptops include the i7-10870H. The latter has slightly slower clocks (0.1GHz) but almost identical performance.

MadMax Explosion

Graphics Benchmarks

Explosive Performance

Elite Power

Few laptops have the graphical capabilities of the Focus. Even the RTX 2060 runs most of the games tested over 100 FPS on High or Ultra settings. Results below are for the mid-range RTX 2070 R2 option.

Benchmarkavg FPS
T-Rex, Gfxbench GL1,149
Car Chase, Gfxbench GL297


Benchmarkavg FPSmax FPSmin FPSScore
Unigine Superposition
Medium 1080p
Unigine Superposition
High 1080p
Unigine Superposition
Extreme 1080p
Unigine Heaven 4
Unigine Heaven 4
Basemark GPU 1.2.0
3840x2160, Vulkan
Basemark GPU 1.2.0
3840x2160, OpenGL

All Benchmarks, unless otherwise noted, were run with the AC power plugged-in with CPU performance mode set to performance using the included cpufreq widget. Compositing was disabled using the included <kubuntu>-<f12> shortcut. In all cases, the maximum GPU temperature recorded was 70°C and maximum fan volume was 42dB two feet from screen center.

Settings for Unigine Heaven Ultra include Ultra preset, 1080p, normal tessellation, and 8x anti-aliasing. Settings for Unigine Heaven Medium include Medium preset, 1080p, normal tessellation, and 2x anti-aliasing.


Just Works

Our engineers optimize the system and software to make the most of premium hardware. A partial list is provided below.

User Experience

● Kubuntu Focus themes: light, dark, mixed

● Unified splash, lock, and desktop wallpapers

● Select, install, test apps for all Guided Solutions

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

● Alias rm to trash system

● Remove compositor and indexing stall conditions

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

● Simplify and expand keyboard shortcuts

● GPU switcher in system tray

● Package JetBrains Toolbox

● Custom Konsole terminal theme

● Expanded clipboard history capacity

● Desktop assistance icons

● Launch apps with web icons

● Place panel at right to maximize vertical space and focus on work

● 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


The following packages are sourced from the latest stable official repositories. They are upgraded during normal system updates.

  • 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

● Guide users through complex system updates with FocusRx

● Prompt users to clean unused kernels on sign-in

● Set up BackInTime snapshots for all users

● Full disk encryption

● OpenVPN

● YubiKey option

● KsysGuard custom panels


● Exceed i7-10875H CPU average Geekbench scores by 16% / 17%

● Reduce heat and extend battery life by ensuring power state forces CPU to idle at 800 MHz

● Tune with three benchmarks


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

● Curate Nvidia drivers. Test to ensure compatibility with Steam, Deep Learning, Optix, GPU switching, and suspend-resume prior to updates.

● Accelerate Google Chrome. Type chrome:gpu in address bar to see settings. Compare using google-chrome --user-data-dir=./foo

● Ensure stable and fast desktop effects including desktop grid

● Tuned with five benchmarks and many apps


● Support both Intel (analog) and Nvidia (HDMI) sound systems

● Ensure Nvidia sound works across Headphones, Speakers, and HDMI through multiple attachments


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

● Toggle snapshots with AC power

● Toggle Bluetooth with AC power

● Toggle Keyboard LEDs with AC power

● Toggle Turbo Boost with AC power


● Provide LED controls

● Simplify and expand keyboard shortcuts


Power and Ports

CPURTX 20-series: 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10875H Processor, 8 core / 16 thread. 2.3GHz Base, 5.1GHz Turbo

RTX 30-series: 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10870H Processor, 8 core / 16 thread. 2.2GHz Base, 5.0GHz Turbo

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

  • dGPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060/2070/2080 GPU PCIe x 16 with RTX, CUDA, and cuDNN.
  • Intel UHD 630 Graphics
  • One can employ iGPU for display and dedicate dGPU for compute

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
MemoryUp to 64GB Dual Channel DDR4 2933 or 3200 MHz
Core LogicIntel HM470 Express Chipset
  • 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
  • 73 Whr
  • Up to 6.5 hr on iGPU
  • Up to 3.5 hr on dGPU
  • 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
  • Full Disk Encryption
  • Kensington Lock
  • Optional Pre-Configured YubiKey 5 NFC 2FA
  • 2 x 2W Speakers
  • High Definition Audio
  • S/PDIF Digital Output
  • Built-in Array Microphone with Noise Supression
WebcamTop-center, HD 720p (1280 x 720), integrated microphone, physical shutter
  • Single Zone full size keyboard with numeric pad.
  • Multi-color LED backlit
  • Kubuntu super key
TouchpadTwo button, Glass Synaptics, pressure sensitive, with multi-gesture and scroll
WarrantyUp to Two year limited hardware with software support
ChassisAll aluminum alloy external surfaces, resin screen bezel; 357.5 x 238 x 20mm; 2.0kg
CoolingOne 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.
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC / Micro SD (with adapter)
  • SD Express / UHS-II
  • MS / MS Pro / MS Duo
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
ContributeTwo percent of gross purchase price is donated to the Kubuntu Foundation

Comparison Table

Don’t Settle For Less

Feature[10]KFocus[11]Dell 5540[12]MacBook Pro 16[13]
Built same day?
No, 2 weeks
No, 2 weeks
Relative TensorFlow Training Speed?
Relative GPU Speed?
Hardware optimized?
Full Disk Encryption?
YES, user enabled FileVault
YubiKey security option?
User expandable and serviceable?
Not declared
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?
No, 18.04 LTS
Ready-to-run Guided Solutions?
Live Remote Desktop support?
No, Web Forum
Free Cross-shipping?[15]
Same-day service
Purchase Price
$1,395 $1,795

[10] Current 2020-10-06 and gathered directly from each retailers web order page.

[11] Base Kubuntu Focus M2, i7-10875H, 16GB 3200Hz RAM, RTX 2060 GPU R2, 250GB NVMe, 1yr Warranty

[12] Dell Precision 5540, i9-98800H (slower than an i7-10875H), 16GB 2666Hz RAM, T2000 GPU, 256GB NVMe, 1yr Basic Service.

[13] MacBook Pro 16, i9-9880H (slower than an i7-10875H), 16GB 2666Hz RAM, AMD 5600M GPU, 512GB NVME (250GB n/a), 1yr Warranty, 1 Card Adaptor, 1 MultiPort Adaptor.

[14] Guided Solutions are developed in response to customer demand and tested on Focus hardware.

[15] Credit card hold required.

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