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Focus Ir 14 GEN 1

Kubuntu Focus Ir14

Brilliant • Affordable • Sublime

KDE PLASMA LTS

BEAUTIFUL

DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT
INTEL® H-SERIES

FAST

8-CORE i5-12450H
AMAZINGLY

QUIET

32 OR 20 dB MODE
TALL 16:10 DISPLAY

VIBRANT

450 NIT 100% sRGB IPS
MEMORY UP TO

64 GB

3200 MHz DDR4 RAM
THUNDERBOLT 4

40 Gbit/s

EGPU OR DISPLAYS
UP TO DUAL-DRIVE

4.0 TB

NVMe @ 7450 MB/s
CHARGE WITH

USB-C

FROM MONITOR

Like all Kubuntu Focus systems, the Ir14 can save you time and hassle every day with optimized hardware, tested upgrades, curated apps, Focus Tools, HOWTOs designed for your system, and unmatched Linux-first support. See reviews from ZDNET and HowToGeek.

DESIGN

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.

VIBRANT DISPLAY

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 the display by inserting the correct kernel parameters and scaling both the GUI and virtual terminals for optimal readability.

BRIGHT & VIBRANT

450 NIT

100% sRGB DISPLAY
TALL 1920x1200

16:10

WIDE-ANGLE IPS
OPTIMIZED

SCALE

& KERNEL PARAMS
ADD UP TO

THREE

EXTERNAL DISPLAYS
Kubuntu Focus Ir14 GEN 1

PRECISE KEYBOARD & TOUCHPAD

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 multi-touch support.

ALUMINUM ALLOY

METAL

CHASSIS
SOLID BACKLIT

NO-FLEX

KEYBOARD
MODEL-SPECIFIC

HINTS

DESKTOP WIDGET
MULTI-TOUCH OPTIMIZED

TOUCHPAD

LARGE CENTERED GLASS
Kubuntu Focus Ir14 Keyboard & Touchpad

Helpful Focus Tools

Get what you want fast. Open-Source Focus Tools are built on top of the excellent Kubuntu 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.

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CONNECTIVITY

Connect multiple displays and peripherals at once without expensive dongles or docks with high-speed ports and proven wireless technology.

HIGH-SPEED PORTS

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 3 external 4K displays using 2 x USB-C and 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. 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.

HDMI 2.0

4K VIDEO

AT 60 Hz
THUNDERBOLT 4

40 Gbit/s

DISPLAYS AND EGPU
USB-C

65 W

CHARGING
DUAL-BAND AX201

WI-FI 6

WITH BLUETOOTH 5.1
Ports-01Ports-02

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PERFORMANCE

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.

PROCESSOR & MEMORY

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® H-Series

CORE i5

i5-12450H / 8C / 12T
2.0 GHz Base

4.4 GHz

TURBO BOOST
MEMORY UP TO

64 GB

DUAL CHANNEL DDR4
3200 MHz
LITHOGRAPHY

INTEL 7

12 MB CACHE
Ir14 Closed Lid

GRAPHICS

Intel UHD integrated GPU delivers seamless desktop 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 at 4K each.

If you require superior 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.

INTEL 12TH-GEN

UHD

GRAPHICS
EXECUTION

48

UNITS @ 1.2 GHz
UP TO

FOUR

DISPLAYS

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BENCHMARKS

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.

Geekbench Scores

GEEKBENCH

Portable Power

The i5-12450H is one of the best values in laptop CPUs, with strong single- and multicore 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 Focus M2 with more cores, threads, and thermal headroom.

Geekbench 6
ModelProcessorSingle-CoreMulti-CoreLink
Ir14 GEN 1i5-12450H2,3198,487source...
Geekbench 5
ModelProcessorSingle-CoreMulti-CoreLink
Ir14 GEN 1i5-12450H1,7797,753source...
XE GEN 1i5-1135G71,5155,370source...
NX GEN 1 Desktopi7-1165G71,6555,643source...
XE GEN 2i7-1260P1,8648,870source...
NX GEN 2 Desktopi7-1260P1,8959,777source...
M2 GEN 4i7-12700H1,89312,753source...
Minecraft 03

GRAPHICS

Impressive Desktop Performance

The Intel UHD graphics provides impressive desktop performance and is even suitable for modest gaming at 1920x1200. It can easily drive an additional 3 displays with desktop effects enabled. 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 Focus M2 which has a powerful discrete GPU.

BenchmarkUHD GraphicsXE Iris Graphics3060 Max-Q
Unigine Superposition
Medium 1080 / 1200p
11/1,52415/2,01984/11,210
Unigine Heaven 4
Medium-Normal-2x
22/55929/727124/3,110

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

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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.

DISPLAY

● 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 at 4k via 2 x USB-C and HDMI

PROCESSOR

Intel Core i5-12450H

  • Performance Biased H-Series
  • 2.1 GHz Base, 4.4 GHz Turbo
  • 8 Cores, 12 Threads
  • 12 MB Smart Cache
GRAPHICS

Intel UHD Graphics

  • 48 Execution Units up to 1200 MHz
  • Shared System VRAM
  • Requires Dual-Channel RAM (16 GB+) for Maximum Performance
MEMORY

Dual Channel DDR4-3200

  • 2 x 260 Pin SODIMM
  • Up to 64 GB
STORAGE

2 x M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe 4 x 4

  • Samsung Read/Write Speeds up to 3500/3200 MB/s
  • Samsung Read/Write Speeds up to 7450/6900 MB/s
CHASSIS

● 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

BATTERY

● 53 WHr Embedded 3 Cell Smart Lithium-Ion Battery

● Up To 8 Hours Modest Use with Medium-Low Display Brightness, 6 Hours Typical

POWER SUPPLY

● 90W AC Adapter

  • Input 100-120 Volts AC, 50-60 Hz Line Frequency
  • Output 19V, DC, 4.74A

● Power May Optionally be Provided Through 65 W USB-C Charging

● Many USB-C Monitors can Charge and Display Simultaneously

KEYBOARD

● Single Zone White LED Backlight

● User Configurable 4 Levels with Function Key

● Kubuntu Super Key

TOUCHPAD

● Precision Glass Centered 5.3 x 4.3 in (135 x 109 mm) Touchpad

● Configured with Multii-Touch and Finger Scroll

NETWORK AND BLUETOOTH

● Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 201X, M.2 2230 Card

  • Dual-Band 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • WLAN 802.11 AC/A/B/G/N/AX
  • 2x2 Communication Channels
  • 300 Mbit/s @2.4 GHz; 2.4 Gbit/s @ 5 GHz
  • Dual-Mode Bluetooth 5.1
WEBCAM

● 1.0 MegaPixel HD 720p (1280 x 720)

● Top-Center Mounted

● Integrated Microphone Array

● Physical Security Shutter

● In-Use Blue LED Indicator

SOUND

● 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

PORTS

● 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

  • 1 x WLAN Combo M.2 2230 Card with PCIe and USB Interface
  • 2 x NVMe M.2 2280 Card with PCIe Gen 4x4 Interface

Other Expansion Opportunities

  • Thunderbolt 4 Supports eGPUs and multiple external displays
  • Connect up to 3 additional 4k displays (HDMI, 2 x USB-C)
  • User Expandable NVMe, and RAM
  • Opens with Standard Screwdriver
COOLING

● Dual Fans With Heat Pipes

● BIOS Controlled Fan Profiles

● Quiet by Default

● 20 dB Office Profile Available

SECURITY

● 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

WARRANTY

One- to Three-Year Limited Warranty with Unmatched Linux-First Support

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