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Focus XE

Kubuntu Focus XE

Thin • Light • Powerful • Affordable

PLASMA 5.24 LTS

KDE

DESKTOP
INTEL®

4-CORE

PROCESSOR
MEMORY UP TO

64 GB

3200 MHz
3500 MB/s UP TO

2.0 TB

NVMe STORAGE
INTEL® GRAPHICS

IRIS Xe

80 EUs

PERFORMANCE

The 14-inch XE laptop is fast, energy efficient, and ultra-portable. Blaze through big jobs and many open apps with its excellent per-core performance and large high-speed memory capacity. Like all Focus systems, the XE saves you time every day with hardware optimizations, curated apps, Focus Tools, HOWTOs designed for your system, and unmatched Linux-first support. Call us at the number at the bottom of this page to learn more.

PROCESSOR & MEMORY

The XE features the 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake-UP3 processor in its most powerful 28 W configuration. This 4-core, 8-thread CPU has a base frequency of 2.4 GHz and a maximum turbo boot of 4.2 GHz.

Apps load and run noticeably faster thanks to outstanding single-threaded performance and 3200 MHz RAM, while the high-efficiency 10 nm SuperFin process results in up to 8 hours of typical battery life.

11TH GEN INTEL®

CORE i5

1135G7 / 4C / 8T
2.4 GHz Base

4.2 GHz

TURBO BOOST
UP TO

64 GB

DUAL CHANNEL DDR4
3200 MHz

GRAPHICS

Iris Xe graphics are up to 3x faster than the prior-generation Intel integrated graphics. Performance is excellent for development, DevOps, most content creation, and - with modest quality settings - even lighter games like Dota 2, CS:GO, or Minecraft. Best GPU performance requires a minimum of 16 GB dual-channel RAM.

If you need ultimate GPU capabilities for visualization, deep learning, or games, we recommend the Focus M2. However, if your GPU needs are more modest, you should be very pleased with the XE.

Intel iRIS Xe

DESIGN

The XE gets things done without drama or dongles. Communicate using the latest protocols. Connect to almost any peripheral or camera card. Enjoy a large, centered clickpad with a durable and responsive keyboard.

COMMUNICATION

Whether you’re at home, at work, or on the road, connect the way you want using the latest Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and Bluetooth technologies. Communicating has never been faster or easier.

The Thunderbolt 4 port allows one to use high bandwidth peripherals that were previously impossible on a laptop. For example, add an eGPU enclosure to run deep learning or rendering tasks on an external GPU.

DUALBAND 5 GHz

WI-FI 6

AC/A/B/G/N/AX
RJ-45

GIGABIT

ETHERNET
BLUETOOTH

DUAL

VERSION 5.2
THUNDERBOLT

40 Gbit/s

VERSION 4

EXPANDABILITY

CONNECT ANYTHING ANYWHERE

The Focus XE provides all the high-speed ports you need without expensive dongles or docks. Connect up to 3 external 4K displays at once. Use a full Gigabit Ethernet port for simplicity or when you need the ultimate connection speed and reliability. Read camera cards and plug in your headset without drama.

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KEYBOARD & CLICKPAD

ELEGANT, RESPONSIVE, ILLUMINATED

Backlight your keys at 6 levels of intensity. Type quickly and accurately with reliable scissor mechanism with 4 mm of travel. Use 2 and 3-finger gestures on the spacious clickpad to tap, scroll, and coast effortlessly through documents.

Keyboard Clickpad

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

We try to provide all the details you need to decide if the XE is right for you. If you have any questions, please call 844-536-2871 or write TellMeMore@kfocus.org.

DISPLAY

● 14.0” (356mm) Full-HD IPS 120 Hz

● 1920 x 1080 Resolution

● 120 Hz Refresh Rate (2.0x Standard)

● LED Backlight

● Anti-Glare Coating (Matte)

● View angles of 89/89/89°

● Open angle of 140°

● Color > 90% sRGB and > 72% NTSC

● Max Brightness > 300cd/m²

● Max Contrast > 1200:1

● Connect up to 4 concurrent displays: three external and the laptop panel. A single 3840 x 2160 (4K) display @30 Hz can connect to the HDMI 1.4b port. Up to two 3840 x 2160 (4K) displays @ 60 Hz can connect using DisplayPort 1.4a through the USB-C Thunderbolt 4 port.

PROCESSOR

11th Generations Intel Core i5-1135G7

  • 2.4 GHz Base, 4.2 GHz Turbo
  • 4 Cores, 8 threads
  • 8 MB Smart Cache
  • 28 W TDP (high-performance)
GRAPHICS

i5 integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7

  • 80 Execution Units
  • 400 MHz - 1300 MHz (Boost)
  • Shared VRRAM with System
  • Codecs AVC, HEVC, VP9, AV1
  • Performance is similar to the NVIDIA MX250
MEMORY

Up to 64 GB Dual Channel DDR4 3200 MHz SoDIMM

STORAGE

● 1 x M.2 2280 NVMe PCIe Gen4x4

● Samsung 3,500 / 2,700 MB/s Sequential Read / Write

● Over 5x Faster than Standard Evo 860 Pro SSD

CHASSIS

● Aluminum top and keyboard deck

● Cool plastic bottom and screen bezel

● Cool and light plastic bottom and screen bezel

● 3.2 lb (1.45 kg) with battery

● 12.8 x 8.9 x .69 in (325 x 225 x 17.6 mm)

● User accessible components (storage, memory, wi-fi, fans) with 12 standard Phillips case screws

BATTERY

● 49 Wh Li-ION Battery

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

● FlexiCharger Battery Optimization Available in BIOS

POWER SUPPLY

65 W Mini Power Supply AC

  • 90 x 50 x 30 mm, 0.46 lb (0.21 kg)
  • Input 100-240 Volts AC, 50-60 Hz Line Frequency
  • Output 19 V DC, 3.42 A

Power may optionally be provided through USB charging on Thunderbolt 4 port

Use FlexiCharger BIOS option to maximize battery life for laptops frequently plugged-in for long periods

KEYBOARD

● Single Zone White LED Backlight

● User Configurable Intensity with Function Keys

● Kubuntu Super Key

● Numpad Mode Available using FN key

NETWORK AND BLUETOOTH

● Built-in Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet LAN (10/100/1000 Mbit/s)

● Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 AX 200, M.2 2230 Card

  • LAN and WLAN 802.11 AC/A/B/G/N/AX
  • DualBand 2.4 and 5 GHz
  • 2x2 Communication Channels
  • 300 Mbit/s @2.4 GHz; 2.4 Gbit/s @ 5 GHz
  • Dual Mode Bluetooth 5.2
CLICKPAD

Large, centered click pad with multi-finger gestures, coast, and scroll

WEBCAM

● 1.0 MegaPixel HD 720p (1280 x 720)

● Top-Center Mounted

● Integrated microphone array

● Physical Security Shutter

SOUND

● 2 x 2 W Speakers

● High Definition Audio

● Integrated Array Microphone with Noise Suppression

PORTS

● 1 x Thunderbolt 4 USB-C 4.0 GEN 3x2 (DisplayPort 1.4a, Power Delivery DC-IN 25 V/3.25 A )

● 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen1

● 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen2 (no DisplayPort or DC-IN)

● 1 x HDMI 1.4b (with HDCP)

● 1 x 2-in-1 Audio Jack - Headphone and Microphone

● 1 x RJ-45 Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN (10/100/1000 Mbit/s)

● 1 x Kensington Lock

● 1 x 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC / RSMMC / SD / mini SD / SDHC / SDXC)

● 1 x DC-IN Power Connection

SLOTS AND EXPANSION

2 x M.2 Card Slots

  • WLAN Combo M.2 2230 Card with PCIe and USB interface
  • SSD M.2 2280 Card with PCIe Gen3x4 interface

Other Expansion Opportunities

  • Thunderbolt 4 Supports eGPUs and multiple external displays
  • Connect up to 3 additional 4 or 8K monitors (HDMI, Thunderbolt 4)
  • User expandable SSD, NVMe, and RAM under warranty
  • Opens with standard screwdriver
COOLING

Two fans cool with heat pipes. Reduce power draw and fan noise by setting power level to low: Start Menu > Kubuntu Focus > Power Profile and select Low.

SECURITY

● Kensington Lock Mount

● Optional No-Cost Full Disk Encryption

● Optional Pre-Configured YubiKey 5 NFC 2FA

● Optional BIOS Disable TPM 2.0 chip

WARRANTY

One- or Two-Year Limited Warranty with Unmatched Linux-First Support

HAVE QUESTIONS? Call 844-536-2871 or write
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