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Like all Focus Systems, the Ir14 saves you time and hassle every day with hardware optimizations, curated apps, Focus Tools, HOWTOs designed for your system, regular software enhancements, and unmatched Linux-first support. See an April 2023 review by ZDNET.
Enjoy the sublime pleasure of quality without sacrificing performance or value. The Ir14 marries the enterprise-class hardware from Carbon Systems® with the meticulous OS integration and Linux-first support from Kubuntu Focus®. Everything you see or touch exudes quality. All chassis surfaces, for example, are aluminum alloy. Other highlights include the Vibrant Display, the Precision Keyboard & Touchpad, and Helpful Focus Tools.
See and enjoy more, even outdoors, with a taller, brighter, and richer display sized just-right for clarity and efficiency.
The Focus Hardware System optimizes this display by inserting the correct kernel parameters and scaling both the GUI and virtual terminals for optimal readability.
Command your computer with precision. Type quickly and accurately on the no-flex keyboard with tactile certainty. Use 2- and 3-finger gestures on the glass touchpad to tap and scroll effortlessly through documents. And illuminate your keyboard with at the touch of a button.
The Focus Hardware System optimizes for the keyboard and touchpad. It adjusts the Quick Hint widget to provide guidance specifically for the model keyboard, and it configures the touchpad for sensitivity and multitouch support.
Get what you want fast. Open-Source Focus Tools are built on top of the excellent Kubuntu 22.04 LTS OS. These handy utilities and optimizations make your life easier every day. For example, you can open the power tool and unplug the AC to see how battery life is maximized in real time for your specific model.
Get started with the comprehensive Welcome Wizard. Explore features from the Feature Guide. Install recommended Curated Apps using a single click. Read Guided Solutions HOWTOs created and maintained for your system. And enjoy updates to these tools delivered without fuss in regular package upgrades.
Connect multiple displays and peripherals at once without expensive dongles or docks with high-speed ports and proven wireless technology.
Join video calls immediately using the built-in noise-cancelling microphone array and HD webcam. Use the security cover to protect from prying eyes. Connect two external 4K displays using USB-C or HDMI. Edit your photos immediately with the SD card reader and run ML and rendering tasks on an eGPU using Thunderbolt 4.
Enjoy the convenience of high-speed Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.1. Connect to your WLAN or a hotspot in your local coffee shop. Integrate to your phone using KDE Connect, and connect your Bluetooth headset for voice calls.
Enjoy an ultra-portable 14-inch laptop with exceptional speed and long battery life. Speed through demanding jobs and handle big data with up to 64 GB of high-speed memory. We found the i5-12450H processor provides a persuasive balance of features, performance, mature-and-reliable Linux compatibility, and cost.
Enjoy hushed, cool performance and long battery life with the i5-12450H processor mated with 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM. Launch most apps quickly and sleep-and-resume almost instantly.
Like all H-series processors, this CPU favors performance when requested. It provides 12 threads from 4 P-cores and 4 E-cores. These cores boost up to 4.4 and 3.3 GHz when you need the performance, but they idle at just 0.4 GHz to conserve battery. In most benchmarks, the CPU scores 5-10% better than an i5-1240P despite having 4 fewer cores.
Intel UHD integrated GPU delivers seamless daily performance that is plenty for DevOps, content creation, and - with modest quality settings - even mid-level games like CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Left for Dead, Dota 2, and Minecraft. Dual-channel 16 GB+ RAM is required for the best performance. Drive up to three external displays, two of them at 4K.
If you need ultimate GPU capabilities for visualization, machine learning, video editing, or games, we recommend you plug in an eGPU - the system has been tested and configured for this purpose - or consider a system like the Focus M2. However, if your GPU needs are more modest, you should be very pleased with the built-in graphics on the Ir14.
We benchmark Focus systems extensively to optimize for compatibility and performance. We hope you find the highlights below helpful when assessing the capabilities of the Ir14 GEN 1 and encourage you to compare the results with your device or others.
The i5-12450H is one of the best values in laptop CPUs, with strong single- and multi-core scores. When combined with 3200 MHz, apps load and run quickly, and sleep-resume is nearly instantaneous.
The CPU uses the Intel 7 process, which is comparable to “TSMC 7 nm” and is quite efficient. Highly threaded tasks scale well thanks to a generous 12 MB Smart Cache. If you need more performance, you might consider a mobile workstation like the M2 with more cores, threads, and thermal headroom.
|Ir14 GEN 1||i5-12450H||2,319||8,487||source...|
Intel UHD graphics provides impressive desktop performance and is even suitable for modest gaming at 1920x1200. It can easily drive three displays with desktop effects enabled, and while it is not as fast as Xe Iris Graphics, it is surprisingly close.
We found this iGPU runs 30-70 FPS for mid-level games like CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Left for Dead, Dota 2, and Minecraft. Dual-channel 16 GB+ RAM is required for best performance. We used VSync to disable any flicker and ran medium-to-high settings on the native 1920x1200 resolution with smooth results.
If you require more GPU power, the Focus team has tested and configured the OS to accommodate Nvidia eGPUs, or you might consider acquiring a workstation-class device like the M2 which has a powerful discrete GPU.
|Benchmark||UHD Graphics||XE Iris Graphics||3060 Max-Q|
Medium 1080 / 1200p
|Unigine Heaven 4|
All Ir14 benchmarks were run on AC power in default Quiet mode. Compositing was disabled using the
SUPER + F12 shortcut. Maximum fan volume was a modest 32 dB two feet from screen center
Unigine Heaven Medium settings include Medium preset, 1080 or 1200p, normal tessellation, and 2x anti-aliasing. All results show average FPS and Score. If a separate score is not provided by the benchmark, then FPS alone is shown.
We try to provide all the details you need to decide if the Ir14 GEN 1 is right for you. If you have any questions, please call 844-536-2871 or write TellMeMore@kfocus.org.
● 14.0” (356mm) LED IPS 60 Hz
● WUXGA 16:10 1920 x 1200
● Narrow Bezel Matte
● View Angles of 89/89/89°
● Open Angle of 145°
● Vibrant > 100% sRGB Color
● Max Brightness > 450cd/m²
● Max Contrast > 1200:1
● Connect up to 3 external displays: 2 x 4K and 1 x FHD via 2 x USB-C and HDMI
Intel Core i5-12450H
Intel UHD Graphics
Dual Channel DDR4-3200
2 x M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe 4 x 4
● All Aluminum Alloy External Surfaces
● Resin Screen Bezel and Keys
● 3 lb (1.36 kg) with Battery
● 12.4 x 8.6 x .7 in (315 x 218 x 17 mm)
● User Accessible Components (Storage, Memory, Wi-Fi, Fans) with 6 Standard Phillips Case Screws
● 53 WHr Embedded 3 Cell Smart Lithium-Ion Battery
● Up To 8 Hours Modest Use with Medium-Low Display Brightness, 6 Hours Typical
● 90W AC Adapter
● Power May Optionally be Provided Through 65 W USB-C Charging
● Many USB-C Monitors can Charge and Display Simultaneously
● Single Zone White LED Backlight
● User Configurable 4 Levels with Function Key
● Kubuntu Super Key
● Precision Glass Centered 5.3 x 4.3 in (135 x 109 mm) Touchpad
● Configured with MultiTouch and Finger Scroll
|NETWORK AND BLUETOOTH|
● Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 201X, M.2 2230 Card
● 1.0 MegaPixel HD 720p (1280 x 720)
● Top-Center Mounted
● Integrated Microphone Array
● Physical Security Shutter
● In-Use Blue LED Indicator
● Integrated Array Microphone with Noise Suppression
● 2 x 2 W Speakers
● High Definition Analog Over 3.5mm 2-in-1 Audio Jack
● Digital Audio Over HDMI
● 1 x USB-C 3.1 / Thunderbolt 4 / DisplayPort DC-IN
● 1 x USB-C 3.1 / DisplayPort / 65 W DC-IN
● 2 x USB-A 3.1
● 1 x HDMI 2.0
● 1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack - Headphone and Microphone
● 1 x Kensington Lock
● 1 x SD Card Reader
● 1 x DC-IN Power Connection
|SLOTS AND EXPANSION|
3 x M.2 Card Slots
Other Expansion Opportunities
● Dual Fans With Heat Pipes
● BIOS Controlled Fan Profiles
● Quiet by Default
● 20 dB Office Profile Available
● Kensington Lock Mount
● Webcam Physical Security Shutter
● Webcam In-Use Blue LED Indicator
● Optional No-Cost Full Disk Encryption
● Optional Pre-Configured YubiKey 5 NFC 2FA
One- to Three-Year Limited Warranty with Unmatched Linux-First Support
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