TUXEDO Stellaris 15 Gen4 - WQHD IPS + Intel Core i9-12900H Alder Lake + NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti + 2x M.2 NVMe SSD + max. 64GB RAM - TUXEDO Stellaris 15 - Gen4 - TUXEDO Computers

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    High-end gaming in a compact form factor

    TUXEDO Stellaris 15 - Gen4

    Intel Core i9-12900H
    14 Cores | 20 Threads

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
    TGP up to 175 W

    Optomechanical keyboard
    RGB | 3 mm key stroke

    3K WQHD IPS Display
    2.560 x 1.440 pixels | 240 Hz

     

    Improved at the core:
    First high-end Linux notebook
    with 14 CPU cores

    High-end gaming notebooks scream for attention, are heavy, thick and immobile with short battery life? Think again!

    The TUXEDO Stellaris 15 appears like a gaming notebook from another planet and proves all these preconceptions wrong by housing the fastest high-end components on the market in an impressively compact, light and subtle looking chassis:

    With the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (TGP up to 175 watts) nothing less than the fastest graphics card for notebooks is available under the Stellaris 15 - Gen4's matte black aluminum hood.

    The most exciting innovation though is Intel's brand-new Alder Lake CPUs in the form of the Core i9-12900H and i7-12700H, which are the very first mobile processors ever to reclaim the performance crown with a total of 14 CPU cores.

    The huge 93 Wh lithium-polymer battery and the high-resolution 3K WQHD display with 2560 x 1440 pixels highlight the great mobility factor and qualify the Stellaris 15 as a mobile high-end gamer and high-performance workstation in equal measure.

     

    Galactic graphics performance
    thanks to maximum TGP

    The 15-inch device offers interstellar high-end components in terms of graphics performance:

    With the new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in NVIDIA's maximum power level (Total Graphics Power up to 175 watts) and huge 16 GB GDDR6 graphics memory, the TUXEDO Stellaris 15 - Gen4 offers the absolute top tier GPU on the market!

    The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with a TGP of up to 150 watts and a 8 gigabyte GDDR6 VRAM is also available for more price-conscious high-end demands, while the GeForce RTX 3060 (TGP up to 140 watts | 6 GB GDDR6) marks the affordable high-end entry level graphics card.

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    14 CPU cores for groundbreaking performance

    With Intel's 12th generation of their Core processor line-up (codename: Alder Lake), the chip giant is back at the top of performance. In the TUXEDO Stellaris 15 - Gen4 you have the choice between the Intel Core i7-12700H and the Core i9-12900H.

    Responsible for this performance increase is the innovative hybrid architecture, which is completely new in the PC segment. The total of 14 processing units are divided into particularly energy-saving efficiency cores (8) and performance-optimized performance cores (6).

    At low system load, the CPU saves energy by using the efficiency cores, while the faster performance cores are additionally switched on when the system is under full load. Thanks to hyperthreading technology, they can handle up to 12 processes and even 20 processes simultaneously together with the E cores.

    This not only results in an outstanding multi-core performance for content creation, but also in further improved single-core performance, which is especially important for gaming.

    TUXEDO Stellaris 15
     

    External water cooling for stationary use

    TUXEDO Stellaris 15

    When the heat is on in virtual battles or the most computationally intensive renderings, the TUXEDO Stellaris 15 - Gen4 pushes the limits of cooling with the new, external liquid cooling gadget TUXEDO Aquaris (Windows-only).

    Hidden under a black rubber cap on the back of the Stellaris 15 - Gen4 is the quick release connector for plugging the two 650 mm long and 9 mm thick, black sleeved tubes into the notebook. The cooling liquid, which is in the scope of delivery, is getting pumped through a specific cooling tube that sits right on top of the regular air cooling heatpipes inside of the Stellaris 15 - Gen4's chassis.

    TUXEDO Stellaris 15

    This way, the Stellaris 15 - Gen4‘s conventional air cooling gets amplified by TUXEDO Aquaris, resulting in very significantly reduced surface and hardware temperatures and lower fan noise as the internal fans can spin much slower. Alternatively, the additional cooling capacity can be invested in maximized performance for rendering at highest speeds.

    The TUXEDO Aquaris' weight of 1.39 kg as well as its relatively small case dimensions of 203 x 75 x 186 mm allow an occasional transport, although - due to the need to carefully empty the Stellaris15‘s water cooling pipe and liquid cooling box beforehand each time - it is clearly designed for stationary use at the desk.

    TUXEDO Stellaris 15

    Please note: Currently TUXEDO Aquaris can only be used under Microsoft Windows 10/11. We're already in the process of developing the required Linux drivers to bring the watercooling experience also to Linux users!

     

    Great balance of compact form factor
    and high cooling performance

    Made primarily of matte black aluminum, the TUXEDO Stellaris 15's chassis strikes a great balance of powerful cooling and a nevertheless compact and still very portable form factor.

    In addition to the necessary height for the optomechanical keyboard with extra long key travel, the Stellaris 15's chassis also allows for the implementation of higher fans and heatsinks than typical thin-and-light gaming notebooks.

    The result? A more enhanced cooling system, which also relies on liquid metal as thermal compound for optimal heat transfer between the CPU chip and the heat sink, while maintaining a highly portable weight of only 2.2 kg as well as a robust and business-looking chassis that allows using the Linux gaming notebook in the office, meeting or lecture hall without attracting attention.

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    Optomechanical keyboard for
    desktop-like typing experience

    To meet the wishes of many gamers, but also frequent typists, the TUXEDO Stellaris 15 relies on an optomechanical keyboard with an extra-long 3 mm key travel and a typing behavior modeled after desktop keyboards.

    The special tactile switches ensure that the audible triggering noise of the keys is relatively quiet. Therefore, the Stellaris combines crisp keystrokes with moderate typing noise. N-key rollover, anti-ghosting as well as single key illumination and last but not least the TUX Super key are further advantages of the Stellaris 15's optomechanical keyboard.

    The 115 x 73 mm Glass ClickPad with integrated mouse buttons convinces with pleasant gliding properties and can be deactivated if necessary to prevent unintentional typing errors.

     

    240 Hz WQHD IPS Display

    After the TUXEDO Polaris 15, the new Stellaris 15 also follows the trend of high-resolution WQHD displays with 2,560 x 1,440 pixels. Due to the extremely high refresh rate of 240 Hz and the high-end hardware, the viewing-angle stable IPS panel is perfectly suited for fast high-resolution gaming.

    The new WQHD 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, and texts are comfortably legible even in small font sizes without straining the eyes.

    Combined with the near full sRGB color gamut, the high resolution of the WQHD display also offers advantages for content creators and their use of creative software, such as for video or image editing. 

     

    Long battery runtimes thanks to 93 Wh battery

    The mobile Linux workstation also cuts an athletic figure away from the power socket: While runtimes of 3-4 hours were standard in earlier gaming notebooks, the Stellaris 15 doubles this value!

     Thanks to the internally screwed lithium-polymer battery with a very large 93 Wh capacity, the TUXEDO Stellaris can ideally last almost a full workday (8 hours). With various office tasks running, active WiFi and medium screen brightness (~150 cd/m2), the mobile desktop replacement thirsts for the 230 watts (RTX 3060) or 280 watts (RTX 3070 Ti / 3080 Ti) power supply after about 6 hours.

    This is helped not least by the automatic graphics switching, which deactivates the NVIDIA GPU during low computing loads and executes simple graphics calculations on the graphics unit integrated in the main processor instead.

     

    Versatile connection equipment

    The connectivity of the TUXEDO Stellaris 15 leaves nothing to be desired: The universal premium interface Thunderbolt 4 (only with Intel CPU) integrates highest data speeds and offers the connection option for up to two 4K monitors via the included DisplayPort signal. Together with HDMI 2.1, 3x external monitors can be connected to the Linux gaming notebook.

    On the data side, the Thunderbolt 4 is joined by 3 additional USB Type A ports and a full size card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC). The connectivity is completed by ports for headphone output, microphone input and the obligatory RJ 45 LAN port.

    Stellaris 15 left ports

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

    Stellaris 15 back ports

    From left to right: Quick release connectors for TUXEDO Aquaris, Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, Gigabit Ethernet, power connector

    Stellaris 15 right ports

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



    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 240 Hz
    Type: LED-Backlight Display, matte/non-glare
    Screen size: 15,6" (39,62 cm)
    Viewing angles: 89°/89°/89°/89°
    Resolution: 2560 x 1440 Pixels
    Color gamut: ~95 % sRGB
    Brightness: 350 nits
    Contrast: 1000:1
    Display model: BOE NE156QHM-NY2

     

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

     

    Opening angle: ~ 140°

     

    Chassis

    Dimensions: width: 36 cm; height: 2.6 cm; depth: 24.3 cm
    Weight: ~ 2.2 kg with battery

     

    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 and deactivated by special keys.
    TUX super-key on all layouts!
    Big glass precision clickpad with integrated buttons and multi-gesture- & scroll-function

     

    Battery & power supply

    Huge 93 Wh battery, Lithium-polymer
    Changeable (screwed inside)

    Power supply
    RTX 3060: 230 Watts (152 x 76 x 26 mm | 713 g incl. power cord)
    RTX 3070 Ti / 3080 Ti: 280 Watts (180 x 86 x 35 mm | 1081 g incl. power cord)

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



    Battery life:
    up to 8 hours at min. display-brightness, without Wifi & Bluetooth, without keyboard backlit, in idle mode
    up to 6 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

    • Intel Core i7-12700H
      (14 Cores (6 Performance-cores | 8 Efficiency-cores) | 20 Threads | Max. 4,7 GHz | 24 MB L3-Cache, 45 W TDP)
       
    • Intel Core i9-12900H
      (14 Cores (6 Performance-cores | 8 Efficiency-cores) | 20 Threads | Max. 5,0 GHz | 24 MB L3-Cache, 45 W TDP)

     

    Graphics card

    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 | 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM | 115 W TGP (+25 W Dynamic Boost)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti | 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM | 125 W TGP (+25 W Dynamic Boost)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti | 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM | 150 W TGP (+25 W Dynamic Boost)

     

    (NVIDIA currently allows a maximum of 115 W TGP under Linux. We are in steady contact with NVIDIA to update the NVIDIA graphics driver as soon as possible and to deliver it via the system updates! 6th May 2022: We already got promising beta drivers!)

     

    Energy efficient CPU integrated Graphics:
    Intel Core i7-12700H / i9-12900H:  Intel Iris Xe Graphics

     

    Memory

    Type: DDR5 SO-DIMM (up to 4800 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 4.0 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

    FullHD (1080p) Webcam / camera including microphone

     

    Sound / Audio

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

     

    Ports

    1x Thunderbolt 4

    • 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 Quick Release connector for TUXEDO Aquaris (beneath rubber cap)
    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!

     

     

    Model-ID: STELLARIS1XI04





    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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