Serval WS – The Beast Laptop from System76

Hey everyone! I got in touch with System76, and they were kind enough to send me a review unit of one of their products — the Serval WS. It’s a laptop that should more so be referred to as a workstation — meaning, it’s meant to be used for the most part while plugged in, while a user can use it’s portability factor on what I refer to as an emergency basis. The battery life is extremely short, so this thing needs to be plugged in all the time.

Below is an unboxing video, followed by a first use case after setting everything up:

You can also watch the video on our youtube channel in case Peertube has some hiccups.

Specs are as follows:

  • Ryzen 7 3700X
  • RTX 2070
  • 32 GB RAM
  • 1 TB NVMe
  • Pop!_OS 20.10 pre-installed, along with NVIDIA’s graphics drivers

As you can see, it’s a monster for performance. F1 2018 didn’t bar this thing from reaching over 100 FPS for average framerate with the Ultra High graphics preset at 1080p resolution.

I will have more benchmarks in the coming weeks, as well as an article that goes into much more detail about this unit, so stay tuned.

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