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The System76 Gazelle Professional: Just How Good Is It?

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The Gazelle Professional is the flagship laptop from Ubuntu computer maker’s System76. I’ve spent the last month testing it, having blindly invested a thousand pounds into a finely tuned version of the laptop after hearing great comments about it. Was it worth the money?

Specifications & Cost

Before I start I’ll get the specifications out of the way. I bought a customised version of the laptop which came with:

15.6″ full HD matte LED backlit display featuring 95% NTSC Color Gamut;
Intel Core i7-3610QM (Ivy Bridge) CPU (2.30GHz, 6MB L3 cache, quad core with hyper threading);
Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics;
8GB dual channel DDR3 SDRAM clocked at 1600MHz;
128GB Crucial M4 Series 6Gb/s SSD;
750GB 7200RPM HDD with a caddy case;
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 802.11A/B/G/N WLAN and Bluetooth module.

Price? A total of $1253 (£800.33) for the laptop, not including the $113.32 (£72.38) UPS Worldwide Expedited shipping charge or the local import tax (20% in the UK, adding an extra £170.22 to the total spend).

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