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System76 Announced New Adder WS Laptop with 14th Gen Intel CPU

System76, a leading provider of Linux-based computers, has announced the new Adder WS laptop. Featuring a powerful 14th generation Intel CPU, this laptop promises to deliver top-notch performance to users seeking seamless computing experiences. With this release, System76 continues its mission to empower users with cutting-edge technology.

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The Adder WS is a sleek and powerful laptop designed for professionals and enthusiasts alike. Powered by an HX-class Intel i9 CPU (14th Gen), NVIDIA 40 Series graphics, DDR5 RAM, and PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage, it offers unparalleled performance for tasks ranging from data analysis to gaming. With up to 12TB of storage across three drives, users can store vast amounts of data without compromising speed or efficiency.

System76 underlines the significance of this upgrade, stating;

“The AI boom is here, but what comes next? Now, to further maximize performance, System76 is in the process of updating their laptop line with 14th Gen Intel CPUs.”

This upgrade not only enhances the Adder WS but also brings higher clock speeds to other models like the Bonobo WS and Serval WS laptops.

Technical Specifications

System76 Announced Enhanced Adder WS Laptop with 14th Gen Intel CPU (1)

Features Specifications
Operating System Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
Firmware System76 Open Firmware (coreboot, EDK2, System76 Firmware Apps), System76 Open Source Embedded Controller Firmware
Processor 14th Gen Intel Core i9-14900HX, up to 5.8 GHz, 36 MB cache, 24 total cores
Display 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) Matte Finish, 16:9, 144 Hz
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, 4060, or 4070, Intel Iris Xe Graphics (switchable)
Memory Up to 96GB dual-channel DDR5 @ 5600 MHz
Storage 3x M.2 PCIe Gen 4 SSD, Up to 12 TB total
Expansion 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type A), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type A), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type C), 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 w/ Display Port 1.4 (Type C)
Input Multitouch Touchpad, Multi-Color Backlit Chiclet US QWERTY Keyboard
Networking Gigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3
Video Ports 1 x HDMI (w/HDCP), 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4 over USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type C)
Audio Internal Speakers, 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone), 1 x Microphone Jack
Camera 1.0M HD Camera
Security Disabled ME, Kensington Lock
Battery 4 cell Lithium-Ion


Operating System and Software Features

The Adder WS comes pre-installed with Pop!_OS, offering users a range of software features to enhance their computing experience. Features such as the System76 Scheduler and High-Performance power setting optimize CPU resources for better performance. Additionally, workflow enhancements such as automatic window tiling and update scheduling streamline productivity.

System76 Announced Enhanced Adder WS Laptop with 14th Gen Intel CPU (2)

Compared to its predecessor, the new Adder WS boasts significant upgrades, including the latest Intel CPU and improved storage options. With faster processing speeds and enhanced graphics capabilities, users can expect smoother multitasking and improved overall performance.

Price and Availability

The new Adder WS laptop starts from $1,749 USD for the base configuration and is available for purchase from System76’s online store. Customers can configure their laptops according to their preferences and requirements, ensuring they get the perfect combination of performance and affordability.

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