Pulse 15 - Gen2 - 15,6 inch WQHD 1440p + 100 % sRGB + AMD Ryzen 7 5700U + AMD Radeon Vega 8 Graphics + USB-C (DisplayPort 1.4 & Power Delivery) + max. 4 TB SSD + max. 64GB RAM - TUXEDO Pulse 15 - Gen2 - TUXEDO Computers

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    Qui(e)te powerful!

    TUXEDO Pulse 15 - Gen2

    AMD Ryzen 7 5700U-35W
    8 cores | 16 threads

    WQHD display
    2560 x 1440 | 165 Hz

    Up to 18 h of runtime
    91 Wh battery

    Rigid magnesium chassis
    1,7 cm thin | 1,5 kg light

     

    CPU workstation with quiet cooling, WQHD display, 91 Wh battery and Full-Featured-USB-C 

    "Qui(e)te powerful?" - no, that's not a typo: The TUXEDO Pulse 15 - Gen2 combines high performance with low fan noise like no other TUXEDO before for a powerful yet non-disturbing, quiet working experience.

    To achieve this, the Linux workstation on the one hand features a performance-optimized Ryzen 7 5700U, which TUXEDO configures with 35 watts and therefore far above AMD's official specification, and on the other hand it relies on a - in this performance class - above-average dual-fan-cooling solution.

    Equally above-average is the new WQHD display: With 2560 x 1440 pixels, a brightness of around 350 nits and a 165 Hz refresh rate, we continue the trend of high-resolution screens in our TUXEDO notebooks.

    A small yet many times requested improvement concerns the USB-C port, which now also supports DisplayPort 1.4, and thus allows connecting up to 3 external monitors (via MST adapter).

    From its very popular predecessor, the Pulse 15 - Gen2 inherits the very thin and light magnesium chassis and the huge 91 Wh battery for up to 18 hours of runtime.

     

    Ultra-portable magnesium chassis

    Weighing in at just 1.5 kg and with ultra-portable dimensions of 356.4 x 233.73 x 16.8 mm, the TUXEDO Pulse 15 is the ideal mobile computer for users who travel a lot and transport their thin powerhouse very frequently.

    The very lightweight and compact design is due to the sturdy magnesium case, which gives the powerful AMD-only Linux notebook an elegant appearance, while the slightly rough, metallic feel gives it a solid touch and does not magically attract fingerprints.

    The white backlit keyboard has short key travels due to the low-profile chassis design, yet a well-defined pressure point and large key caps for a save typing experience and high typing speeds. Good news for our ANSI fans: In a small quantity, the TUXEDO Pulse 15 - Gen2 is also available with ANSI keyboard!

    The generously sized 117 x 71 mm Precision Clickpad with integrated mouse buttons comes into play for reliable, accurate navigation in mobile use.

     

    Fast high resolution WQHD screen

    The TUXEDO Pulse 15 - Gen2 continues our trend to more high-resolution screens with its new 15.6-inch WQHD display with 2560 x 1440 pixels, on which you will no longer see any pixels from a normal viewing distance, but only a pleasantly sharp image on your display.

    The new 1440p display's significantly sharper resolution compared to Full HD shows its strengths especially in everyday use: Fonts, high-resolution photos or graphics look very sharp-edged and rich in detail; texts are comfortably legible even in small font sizes without straining the eyes.

    In combination with the nearly full sRGB color gamut, the finer, more detailed image of the WQHD display also offers advantages for content creators and their use of creative software, such as for video or image editing.

     

    Efficiency and performance:
    AMD Ryzen 7 with 8 cores and 35 watts

    Instead of a more energy-hungry Ryzen-H-processor with up to 54 watts, TUXEDO this time goes for an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U, which however in the Pulse 15 - Gen2 is tweaked for the optimal balance of performance and efficiency:

    While AMD officially specifies the Ryzen 7 5700U at only 10 to 25 watts, the Pulse 15 - Gen2 pushes the sustained power limit to 35 watts to provide powerusers with strong CPU performance at relatively low power consumption!

      Compared to its AMD Ryzen 7 4800H-54-watts-equipped predecessor, the Pulse 15 - Gen2's Ryzen 7 5700U-35W comes with significantly improved power efficiency, delivering on-par-performance with around 35% less power consumption!

    The 8 CPU cores of the Ryzen 7 5700U process up to 16 threads simultaneously for a great multi-core performance thanks to AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading and perform with a maximum clock rate of up to 4.3 GHz (single core).

    The AMD APU is also responsible for graphics rendering and display output: The integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 offers a slightly increased graphics performance compared to the predecessor with 8 graphics cores that are clocked with up to 1900 MHz (Pulse 15 - Gen1: 7 graphics cores | max. 1600 MHz).

     

    Quiet and cool due to dual-fan-cooling

    High-load video editing in the living room, light gaming on the couch or rendering in the office? No problem and no more annoyed looks, because even under full load the TUXEDO Pulse 15 - Gen2 never gets annoyingly loud or uncomfortably hot.

    Despite the much more power-saving processor with a power limit of 35 watts, TUXEDO explicitly insisted on integrating the same dual-fan cooling like on the predecessor model with its 54-watts-CPU to the hardware manufacturer!

    While most notebooks with energy-saving U-processors skimp on cooling with only one fan with a single heat pipe, which leads to higher fan noise levels, higher temperatures or throttled performance under load, the TUXEDO Pulse 15 - Gen2 is exclusively equipped with 2 fans and 2 heat pipes!

    The advantage? Cool surface temperatures and at the same time a pleasantly discreet fan noise even under full load!

    Thermal throttling, as with many competitor models with weaker 1-fan cooling, is thus also not an issue, so the TUXEDO Pulse 15 - Gen2 serves you constantly with full performance when needed!

     

    91 Wh battery for up to 18 hours of runtime

    The TUXEDO Pulse 15 - Gen2's excellent mobility factor is not least largely due to its huge 91 Wh battery, which provides the Linux notebook with runtimes of up to 18 hours (idle mode with minimum display brightness).

    In practical use with medium display brightness and 1080p video streaming runtimes of up to 10 hours can be expected.

    Another advantage of the more power-saving processor is the now even smaller and lighter 65 watts power supply, which - should a workday go on longer - is hardly noticeable in the laptop bag. Alternatively, the TUXEDO Pulse 15 also supports charging via USB-C aka Power Delivery DC-In (20 V / 3,25A).

     

    USB-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and 2x M.2-SSDs

    One feature missed by many customers of the TUXEDO Pulse 15 - Gen1 was the lack of DisplayPort 1.4 via the USB-C port to connect more than one external monitor.

    Fortunately generation 2 of the TUXEDO Pulse 15 remedies this limitation and allows connecting up to 3 screens (via MST adapter) thanks to USB-C with DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0.

    Furthermore, the TUXEDO Pulse 15 integrates 3 USB-A ports (2x USB 3.2 Gen2, 1x USB 2.0), RJ45 LAN and a micro SD card reader in addition to the aforementioned USB-C 3.2 Gen2 port.

    Another small but nice improvement can be found under the Linux laptop's magnesium hood: Besides the 2x upgradeable RAM slots for up to 64 GB DDR4 3200 MHz system memory, there are now also 2x M.2 2280 SSD slots for up to 4 terabytes of fast mass storage.

     


    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.

     

    WQHD IPS 165 Hz
    Type: LED-Backlight Display, matte / non-glare
    Size: 15,6" (39,62cm)
    Viewing Angle: 89°/89°/89°/89°
    Resolution: 2560 x 1440 Pixel
    Color Gamut: 95 % sRGB
    Brightness: 350 cd/m2
    Contrast: 800:1
    Panel ID: BOE NE156QHM-NY2

     

    Chassis

    Display lid and top case made of magnesium alloy (AZ91D)
    Bottom case made of aluminum
    Display frame made of resin
    Dimensions: width: 35,6cm; height: 1,7cm; depth: 23,4cm
    Weight: approx. 1,5 kg with battery

     

    Keyboard

    Full sized keyboard. Extra large keys.
    Single-color (white) backlit keyboard, means that the writing on the keys have backlight! Brightness can be controlled and deactivated by special keys.
    TUX super-key on all layouts!
    Big precision clickpad with integrated buttons and multi-gesture- & scroll-function

     

    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 (via fTPM) (can be switched off in the BIOS)

     

    Battery & power supply

    Huge 91,24 Wh battery, 4 cells lithium-polymer
    Changeable (screwed inside)
    65 watts power supply unit (19.0V 3,42A | 10,5 x 4,5 x 3,0 cm | 210g)


    Supports charging via USB-C aka Power Delivery DC-In (20 V / 3,25A)
    Note: On USB-C-charging the CPU is limited to a maximum TDP of 25 watts for technical reasons.

     

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



    Battery life:
    Up to 18 hours at min. display-brightness, without Wifi & Bluetooth, without keyboard backlit, in idle mode
    Up to 10 hours at medium brightness 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 7 5700U-35W
    (8 Cores | 16 Threads | Max. 4,3 GHz | 8 MB L3-Cache, 35 W TDP)

     

    Graphics card

    Energy efficient CPU integrated Graphics:
    AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 Graphics
    (8 GPU cores | max. 1900 MHz)

     

    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

    2x M.2 2280 SSD via PCI Express 3.0 x4 (NVMe) & SATAIII

     

    Communication / Network

    Wired/LAN: Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8168/8111 Ethernet, 10/100/1000 Mbit)

    Wireless/WIFI (optional):
    Intel Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 AX 200 & Bluetooth (M.2 2230):
    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 AX 200
    Version: Dual Mode Bluetooth 5.1

     

    Webcam / Laptop camera

    HD Webcam / infrared camera (supports Windows Hello) including dual-microphone

     

    Sound / Audio

    High Definition Audio
    2 speakers: 2x 2W
    Integrated microphone

     

    Ports

    1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Typ-C (DisplayPort 1.4: yes; Power Delivery/DC-IN: yes, 20 V / 3.25A)
    2x USB 3.2 Gen2 Typ-A
    1x USB 2.0 Typ-A
    1x HDMI 2.0 inkl. HDCP (4k UHD@60Hz / 2k FHD@120Hz)
    1x Gigabit LAN/Netzwerk RJ45
    1x 2-in-1 Headphone/Headset (Headphone & Microphone)
    1x Kensington Lock
    1x Card-Reader (micro-SD)
    1x DC-IN / power connection

     

    Card reader

    Micro SD Cardreader (USB2.0, max. SD3.0 UHS-50)

     

    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!

     

     

    Model-ID: PULSE1502





    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:

    • Webcam
    • 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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