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    TUXEDO Stellaris 17 - Gen3

    AMD oder Intel CPU
    Ryzen vs Tiger Lake

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
    TGP up to 165 W

    Optomechanical keyboard
    RGB | 3 mm key stroke

    3K WQHD IPS Display
    2.560 x 1.440 pixels | 165 Hz

     

    Interstellar performance meets large WQHD screen

    The TUXEDO Stellaris 17 is a high performance desktop replacement in a subtle business-class looking and relatively lightweight 17.3-inch partial aluminum chassis.

    Its high-end hardware includes NVIDIA's fastest mobile GPUs up to the GeForce RTX 3080 in its highest TGP specification of up to 165 watts and latest high-end CPUs from Intel and AMD: Depending on the preference, either Intel's new Tiger Lake Core i7-11800H or AMD's Ryzen 9 5900HX can be chosen.

    In addition to the new high-resolution WQHD display with 2560 x 1440 pixels and 165 Hz refresh rate, the lightning-fast universal port Thunderbolt 4 (Intel-only) also makes its way into under the sturdy hood of the 17-inch Linux gaming notebook.

     

    Business-ready design and mechanical RGB backlit keyboard

    The TUXEDO Stellaris 17 follows the principle of "wolf in sheep's clothing" and relies on a subtle yet professional look in a solid partial aluminum chassis, which also allows its usage in the office, school or lecture hall without attracting smirking looks.

    The brushed aluminum display lid and the rubberized palm rest not only give the 17-inch-device a high quality and pleasant feel, but also increase stability and reduce the susceptibility to fingerprints on the base unit.

    The slim display bezels result in a very compact footprint of former 15.6 inch notebooks of only 39.6 x 26.1 cm, which together with the relatively low weight of only 2.5 kg makes the Stellaris 17 one of the most portable devices in its class of high performance desktop replacement laptops.

    The highlight of the TUXEDO Stellaris 17 is the optomechanical keyboard, which appeals to gamers and frequent writers alike with a desktop-like typing feel and clearly defined key strokes and pressure point. The RGB backight can be set for any of the octagon-shaped keys separately to any color and in 4 brightness levels, making it much easier to work and play in dim environments. 

     

    Thunderbolt 4 and SD Card Reader

    Depending on the selected CPU, the TUXEDO Stellaris 17 is equipped with a fast USB-C 3.2 Gen2 port (AMD) or even with the universal all-rounder Thunderbolt 4 (Intel) at the back of the device.

    In addition to maximum data transfer speeds of up to 40 gigabits per second and a charging power delivery of 15 watts for peripherals, Thunderbolt 4 also allows connecting up to two 4K monitors via the integrated DisplayPort 1.4 signal.

    Regardless of the CPU choice , 3 additional USB ports (2x USB-A 3.2 Gen1, 1x USB-A 3.2 Gen2) as well as an SD card reader are on board to supply the needs of content creators. The RJ45 LAN port, microphone input and headphone output, as well as the obligatory Kensington lock, round off the TUXEDO Stellaris 17's connectivity portfolio.

    Polaris 15 left ports

    From left to right: Kensington Lock, USB-A 3.2 Gen2, microphone in, headphone out

    Polaris 15 back ports

    From left to right: USB-C (Intel: Thunderbolt 4 | AMD: 3.2 Gen2), HDMI 2.1, Gigabit Ethernet, power connector

    Polaris 15 right ports

    From left to right: SD memory card reader, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen1

     

    AMD Ryzen vs Intel Tiger Lake:
    A tough decision to make

    The TUXEDO Stellaris 17 offers the customer a difficult choice:
    Intel Core i7-11800H or the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX?

    Thanks to the new Tiger Lake architecture and efficient 10nm SuperFin manufacturing process the Intel Core i7-11800H eight-core processor does not only outperform its predecessor Core i7-10870H by far, but also catches up with AMD's highly decorated Ryzen APUs.

    However, the Ryzen 9 5900HX with 8 cores / 16 threads does not have to hide behind its opponent at all: While the Core i7-11800H is on par in single-core performance, the AMD processor is slightly to noticeably ahead in multi-core workloads - depending on the TDP level.

    For gaming, the i7-11800H is the best choice. If your focus is on content creation though, the Ryzen 9 5900HX benefits from its better energy efficiency in terms of multi-core performance - at least at lower to medium CPU power limits.

    At higher powerlimits though Intel's Tiger Lake chip is able to fully close the performance gap! To provide these high levels of performance the Core i7-11800H features liquid metal between its die and heat sink as maximally effective thermal interface material, which cannot be applied on the Ryzen APU due to safety reasons in terms of different chip layouts on the mainboard.

    Three high-end CPUs, but only one slot available!
    So it's up to you to make to decide: AMD or Intel. What will you choose? 

     

    Highest graphics performance
    thanks to maximum TGP

    For interstellar graphics performance, the 17-inch gaming notebook is equipped with the fastest mobile graphics card on the market: The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 in its maximum TGP configuration with up to 165 watts (incl. 15 watts Dynamic Boost) of power and whopping 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM.

     This makes the TUXEDO Stellaris 17 one of the fastest gaming notebooks currently available and offers highest performance reserves for high-resolution gaming on the new 165 Hz WQHD display.

    For a more balanced price-performance ratio, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 with up to 140 watts and 8 GB VRAM as well as the entry-level into the high-end segment, the GeForce RTX 3060 with a maximum of 130 watts and 6 GB VRAM, are also available.

     

    165 Hz High-Resolution Gaming in 3K

    From great power comes great resolution - The TUXEDO Stellaris 17's high-end graphics performance offers plenty of reserves for high-resolution gaming and thus allows upgrading the built-in display:

    To enjoy a crisp image quality despite the big 17.3 inch screen, the Linux gaming laptop integrates a WQHD IPS display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and a blazingly high refresh rate of 165 Hz to fulfill highest gaming demands.

    Compared to many standard Full HD displays (1920 x 1080), the 34 % higher pixel density shows its strengths not only in gaming, but especially in everyday use: Fonts, high-resolution images or graphics look very sharp-edged and rich in detail, even small text is comfortably legible without straining the eyes.

    The screen brightness of around 350 nits as well as the color gamut of around 95% sRGB provide a vibrant and rich-in-contrast image that is not also well suited for gaming, but also for content creators in the fields of photo and video editing.

     

    Up to 7 hours of battery life

    Mobile use is not the core competence of a large, powerful desktop replacement notebook. Nevertheless, the TUXEDO Stellaris 17 offers battery life for about 6 hours under realistic working conditions with the use of Wifi, writing emails and text editing and medium display brightness settings. In idle state maximum runtimes of up to 7 hours are achievable.

    The 62 Wh lithium polymer battery, which is internally screwed for future repairability, is charged via the 230 Watt power supply, which provides the 17 inch Linux gaming notebook with the energy needed for full performance.

     


    Technical Details

    Display / Monitor

    Modern displays with IPS panels have bright areas along the frame as a normal characteristic. This has hardly any influence on everyday operation, not least because the displays are optimized for daylight operation. It can only be minimized, but not completely avoided, regardless of the manufacturer and for manufacturing reasons. Details on pixel error classes can be found here.

     

    3K WQHD IPS 165 Hz 
    17,3", 16:9, matte / non-glare
    Viewing angle: 89°/89°/89°/89°
    Resolution: 2560 x 1440 Pixel
    sRGB: 95 %
    Brightness: 350 nits
    Contrast: 1000:1

     

    Display model used:
    WQHD 165 Hz: BOE NE173QHM-NY2

     

    All display models largely correspond according to their technical properties in terms of brightness, contrast and color gamut.

    For technical production reasons, the measured values always vary slightly from panel to panel. More information

     

    Display opening angle: ~ 135°

     

    Chassis

    Dimensions:
    Width: 39.6 cm; Height: 2.7 cm; Depth: 26.1 cm
    Weight: approx. 2.5 kg with battery

     

    Chassis materials:
    Display lid made of brushed aluminum
    Base unit made of plastic with rubberized coating
    Display bezels and bottom panel made of plastic

     

    Keyboard

    Optomechanical keyboard with number pad.
    Tactile Switches | Key stroke: 2 mm | actuation point: 1 mm
    Multicolor (RGB) per-key backlit keyboard, means that the writing on the keys have backlight! Brightness can be controlled in 4 levels and deactivated by special keys.
    TUX super-key on all layouts!
    Big precision glass clickpad with integrated buttons and multi-gesture- & scroll-function

     

    Battery & power supply

    62 Wh battery, 4 cells lithium-polymer
    Changeable (screwed inside)
    230 Watts Power supply unit (155 x 75 x 30 mm | 890 g incl. EU power cable)

    Power plug:
    Type: Coaxial
    Inner diameter: 2.5mm
    Outer diameter: 5.5mm
    Length: 11mm



    Battery life:
    up to 7 hours at min. display brightness, without Wifi & Bluetooth, without keyboard backlight, in idle mode
    up to 6 hours at medium brightness (~ 150 nits) with Wifi, at office work

     

    We're testing battery time always in idle mode, at minimal display brightness, with keyboard backlight deactivated, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth disabled and without any further connected devices (USB, LAN, HDMI, VGA etc. unplugged!). We always test with integrated graphics when a dedicated and integrated graphics chip is installed.
    This way you get an information of maximal possible battery life. Starting from this, you can manage your individual battery life depending on your demands and to influence it e.g. is keyboard backlight unnecessary during daylight. Bluetooth is also only needed to be turned on, if there's a Bluetooth device connected. Full display brightness as well is hardly always necessary.

     

    Main processor

    • AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
      (8x 3,3 - 4,6 GHz Octa-Core, 16 Threads, 16 MB L3-Cache, 45 W TDP)
       
    • Intel Core i7-11800H
      (8x 2,3 - 4,6 GHz Octa-Core, 16 Threads, 24 MB Intel Smart-Cache, 45 W TDP)

     

    Graphics card

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 | 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM | 115 W TGP (+15 W Dynamic Boost)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 | 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM | 125 W TGP (+15 W Dynamic Boost)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 | 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM | 150 W TGP (+15 W Dynamic Boost)

     

    (NVIDIA currently allows a maximum of 115 W TGP under Linux. We are already in close contact with NVIDIA to improve the graphics driver and to deliver it via the system updates as soon as possible!)

     

    Power efficient CPU integrated Graphics (iGPU):
    AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 8 Graphics (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX)
    Intel UHD Graphics (Intel Core i7-11800H)

     

    HDMI and USB-C (DisplayPort) are unchangably hardwired with the NVIDIA GPU for best performance!

     

    The internal notebook display can be switched to be driven by the NVIDIA GPU directly in the BIOS for best performance (MUX switch)
    Please note that this causes the NVIDIA GPU to be permanently active (instead of automatically switching to the more power-efficient iGPU during low load) and leads to increased power consumption and lower battery runtimes.

     

    Memory

    Typ: DDR4 SO-DIMM (up to 3200 MHz)
    Manufacturer and speed see configurator
    Default and maximum see configurator
    Performant Dual Channel mode (2 slots)

     

    Mass storage (SSD / HDD)

    Two slots for super fast SSDs in space-saving M.2 form factor

     

    With AMD Ryzen:
    2x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI-Express 3.0 x4

     

    With Intel Core:
    1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI Express 4.0 x4
    1x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI Express 3.0 x4

     

    Communication / Network

    Wired/LAN: 2,5 Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8125BG Ethernet, 10/100/1000/2500 Mbit/s)

    Wireless/WIFI:
    Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 Series:
    Interface: M.2 2230
    Wireless LAN / WLAN standards: 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n/ax
    DualBand 2,4 / 5 GHz
    Communication channels: 2x2
    Transfer rate: 300 Mbit/s (2.4GHz WIFI) / 2,4Gbps (5GHz WIFI)

    Bluetooth:
    Integrated in above Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi AX200 Series
    Version: Dual Mode Bluetooth 5.2

     

    Webcam / Laptop camera

    HD (720p) webcam / camera including microphone with noise cancelling

     

    Sound / Audio

    High Definition Audio
    2x 2 W stereo speakers
    Integrated microphone with noise cancelling

     

    Ports

    1x Thunderbolt 4 (Intel) | USB-C 3.2 Gen2 (AMD)

    • Hardwired to: iGPU (for power-efficient operation)
    • DisplayPort 1.4a: yes;
    • Power Delivery: no;
    • no support for VR headsets
    • no support for G-SYNC (proprietary), but compatible with Adaptive Sync (incl. FreeSync and G-SYNC compatible)

    1x USB-A 3.2 Gen2
    2x USB-A 3.2 Gen1
    1x HDMI 2.1

    • HDCP 2.3
    • Hardwired to: NVIDIA GPU (for best performance)

    1x Headphone-out
    1x Mic-in
    1x Gigabit LAN/network RJ45
    1x Card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC)
    1x power plug (DC-in)

     

    Card reader

    Card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC)

     

    Security

    - Kensington-Lock mounting
    - Intel Management Engine (Intel ME) can be disabled directly via the BIOS
    - Webcam & audio (only on Intel CPUs) can be deactivated directly via the BIOS
    - WLAN & Bluetooth can be deactivated directly via the BIOS


    TPM 2.0

     

    Cooling System & Fan

    Temperature controlled fan
    At low system workload there is less heat emerging. The cooling system fans can spin accordingly slow or even turn themselves off completely. Depending on the chassis, cooling system and CPU and GPU, high to very high fan noise (air swooshing) is produced under full load. Thinner notebooks normally tend to get louder due to less cooling capacity.

    Custom performance and fan control with the TUXEDO Control Center
    With the TUXEDO Control Center you are able to control the performance and the behavior of the fans by yourself. This means that you get the ability to make your device as quiet as possible. By heavily reducing the performance you are able to set the device almost passive cooled, without any fan noise most of the time!

     

     

    Modell-ID: AMD: STELLARIS1XA03 / Intel: STELLARIS1XI03





    System & Service

    Operating systems

    We install Ubuntu and TUXEDO OS (based on Ubuntu with KDE Plasma Desktop) in the latest 64-bit version with long term support.

    With our fully automatic installation WebFAI you can easily perform a Linux installation exactly as we at TUXEDO Computers do it in our production! You can choose from all distributions that we also offer in our configurator. Depending on the distribution you have the choice between different desktop interfaces. More backgrounds and a video demo as well as detailed instructions can be found here.

     

    For "self-installers" and everyone who is interested, we have set up a database with downloads, instructions, tips & tricks and offer a software app called "Tomte", which makes our customizations automatically under Ubuntu and compatible derivates: Help & Support Section | tomte.sh

     

    Encrypted Installation

    On request we install your Linux system completely encrypted. The pre-installation as dualboot with Windows is technically not possible.
    Further details as well as a detailed introduction to encryption can be found here.

     

    Windows on request

    If you don't want or can't do without Windows, we install the desired Windows version next to Linux or alone. Please understand that a dual-boot installation can take 1-2 working days longer even though the process is fully automatic. Please also note that we provide you with a correct Windows license incl. license sticker and installation DVD!

     

    Windows Drivers

    The corresponding Windows drivers are already included as standard with every device, regardless of whether it is with or without Windows or operating system installation. Alternatively you are free to download alle Windows-Drivers from here.

     

    BIOS

    With all our notebooks you have the possibility to protect your privacy already on BIOS level. For this purpose the following functions can be completely deactivated:

    • On Intel CPUs: Intel Management Engine (IntelME)
    • Webcam
    • On Intel CPUs: Audio (Microphone & Sound)
    • WLAN & Bluetooth

    In addition, our Premium BIOS allows chipset-specific settings and definitions for components via various profiles in order to operate the device optimally depending on its use. The profiles can be found in the BIOS menu under:

    Advanced > Advanced Chipset Control > Performance Profile Select.

    Further information can be found here in our manual.

     

    Warranty

    2 years pick up and return (12 months on wearing parts like battery & power supply)

    Optional: Up to 5 years pick up and return (12 months on wearing parts like battery & power supply)

     

    All devices have a maintenance-friendly design. Depending on the model, the essential hardware components such as processor, drive, hard disks, RAM, WIFI modules etc. can be accessed via maintenance flaps or removable floor trays. Furthermore the battery is replaceable if not stated differently. Of course even after expiration of your warranty period we're offering replacement parts and service for many years!

     

    For warranty cases we'll provide you with free return label after getting in touch with us. Warranty handling is done via our technical support. Please note our warranty conditions

     

    Package Contents

    1x TUXEDO Book preinstalled & configured
    1x Power supply
    1x Power cord
    1x Recharchable battery
    1x First steps manual incl. short technical manual
    1x WebFAI USB drive (www.webfai.de) for Linux recovery
    1x Drivers for Windows downloadable
    1x For the installation of own SSDs or HDDs necessary screws
    1x TUXEDO Computers fan package consisting of two posters, two pens and additional, seasonal goodies :)



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