Power Out of the Box

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Amazing Hardware, Optimization, and Support

Eliminate days or weeks of setup. Use the Focus Deep Learning Suite to immediately start running GPU-accelerated AI. 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 with industry-standard Kubuntu® 20.04 LTS

TensorFlow Cost

Benchmarks That Matter: TensorFlow

Deep Learning

How Much Is Your Time Worth?

The Focus Deep Learning Suite gets you running GPU-accelerated AI in minutes and can save you days or weeks of setup. It uses Anaconda and expertly managed Nvidia CUDA and TensorRT libraries and integrates beautifully with the PyCharm IDE. Supported tools include (GPU) TensorFlow, (GPU) PyTorch, (GPU) Jupyter Notebook, (GPU) MXNet, and Theano.

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

Results[1]RTX 2080[2]RTX 2070[2]RTX 2060[2]Titan X[3]Titan XP W10[3]Titan XP Ubuntu[3]
Inference9,6268,8817,7857,4439,74111,948
Training9,7679,2958,6717,90810,37512,922
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

Benchmarks That Matter: Blender

3D Modeling

Beautifully Rendered, Amazingly Fast

The RTX 2080 Focus is faster than 93% of all Blender benchmarks recorded. The OptiX backend which is twice as fast as CUDA and many times faster than CPU rendering. Blender OptiX support is only available with Nvidia RTX GPUs. Rendering is many times faster and more stable compared to popular non-upgradable Unix® laptops that cost twice as much.

RTX 2080RTX 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

Benchmarks That Matter: Geekbench

i9-9900-like Performance

In a Thin and Light Laptop

The 8-core i7-10875H CPU in the M2 substantially outperforms the Geekbench 5 average by 16% / 17% (single-core / multi-core). It also surpasses the prior generation Focus M1 by 18% / 42% and the prior generation i7-9750H average by an impressive 36% / 67%.

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

Benchmarks That Matter: Graphics

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 middle RTX 2070 R2 option.

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

 

Benchmarkavg FPSmax FPSmin FPSScore
Unigine Superposition
Medium 1080p
79996110,617
Unigine Superposition
High 1080p
6072498,029
Unigine Superposition
Extreme 1080p
2529213,400
Unigine Heaven 4
Medium-normal-2x
131220293,310
Unigine Heaven 4
Ultra-Normal-8x
87151252,213
Basemark GPU 1.2.0
3840x2160, Vulkan
59104465,914
Basemark GPU 1.2.0
3840x2160, OpenGL
64107156,421

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.

Hardware

Power and Ports

CPU10th Generation Intel Core i7-10875H Processor, 8 core / 16 thread. 2.3GHz Base, 5.1GHz Turbo
GPUs

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
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
MemoryUp to 64GB Dual Channel DDR4 3200 MHz
Core LogicIntel HM470 Express Chipset
Storage2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3x4 interface featuring Samsung 970 Evo Plus at 3,500MB/s and 2,700MB/s seq. read and write. Over 5x faster than standard Evo 860 Pro SSD.
Battery
  • 73 Whr
  • Up to 6.0 hr on iGPU
  • Up to 3.5 hr on dGPU
Network
  • Built-in Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet LAN
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX + Bluetooth
Security
  • Full disk encryption
  • Kensington Lock
  • YubiKey 5 NFC 2FA (optional)
Sound
  • High Definition Audio
  • S/PDIF digital output
  • Built-in Array Microphone and two speakers
  • Sound Blaster Atlas
Webcam1.0M HD Video Camera
Keyboard
  • 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, resign 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.
Multi-Card-Reader
  • MMC / RSMMC
  • SD / SDHC / SDXC / Micro SD (with adapter)
  • SD Express / UHS-II
  • MS / MS Pro / MS Duo
Ports
  • 1 HDMI output Port (with HDCP)
  • 1 Mini DisplayPort 1.4 output Port
  • 1 Thunderbolt 3 Port
  • 1 Kensington Lock
  • 3 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports (Type A, 1 x powered USB port, AC/DC)
  • 1 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Microphone / S/PDIF Optical output)
  • 1 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone)
  • 1 RJ-45 Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
  • 1 Intel Dual Band Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX + Bluetooth, M.2 interface
  • 1 Built-in 1.0M HD Video Camera
Slots
  • 1 MicroSD Push-Push Card reader up to UHS-ll
  • Three 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
ContributeTwo percent of gross purchase price is donated to the Kubuntu Foundation

Optimizations

Just Works

The Focus is optimized to make the most of its premium hardware. A partial list is provided below.

CPU

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

Optimized using 3 benchmarks

GPU

Configure Google Chrome to use GPU extensively - type chrome:gpu in address bar. Compare using google-chrome --user-data-dir=./foo

Ensure stable and fast desktop compositing effects including desktop grid

Optimized using five benchmarks

Audio

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

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

Battery

Configure Powerdevil to provide good performance and improve battery life

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 controls

Global key shortcuts applied and documented in desktop widget

Security and Monitoring

Full disk encryption

OpenVPN

YubiKey option

BackInTime auto-config for all users

Baloo indexing disabled

KsysGuard custom panels

User Experience

Add Quick-Tips to top right of desktop

Alias rm to Trash system

Clipboard history increased to 150

Desktop assitance widget

Enable website icons to directly open apps

Hunt down and fix stall issues

Custom Konsole terminal theme

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

Comprehensive VIM config (.vimrc)

Expanded Bash config

Simplify and expand keyboard shortcuts

Select, install, test apps for all Guided Solutions

Trackpad multi-finger gestures and coasing enabled

Unified splash, lock, and desktop wallpapers

Theme and configured QT and GTK apps consistently including stubborn apps

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

Comparison Table

Don’t Settle For Less

Feature[10]KFocus[11]Dell 5540[12]MacBook Pro 16[13]
Built same day?
YES
No, 2 weeks
No, 2 weeks
Relative TensorFlow Training Speed?
20x
10x
1x
Relative GPU Speed?
5x
3x
5x
Hardware optimized?
Extensive
Some
Extensive
Full Disk Encryption?
Free
No
YES, user enabled FileVault
YubiKey security option?
YES
No
No
User expandable and serviceable?
YES
Not declared
No
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS?
YES
No, 18.04 LTS
No, MacOS BSD
Ready-to-run Guided Solutions?
YES[14]
No
No
Live Remote Desktop support?
Yes
No, Web Forum
Yes
Free Cross-shipping?[15]
Yes
Same-day service
No
Purchase Price
$1,795
$3,230
$3,612

[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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