System’76 Pangolin Laptop Review

System’76 Pangolin Laptop Review
System’76 Pangolin Review
  • Build Quality
  • Software
  • Power
  • Features
  • Price

The Pangolin is the latest AMD powered laptop to be released by Open-Source-centric OEM System76, and we have our in-depth review ready for the masses.

The Pangolin isn’t much different from the Lemur Pro in terms of reliability and quality – but mobility and internals is where it differs.

Where the Lemur was Intel powered, the Pangolin has the Ryzen 7 Pro and up to 32GB of RAM.


System76 has one of the most unique, quirky, fun unboxing experiences you’ll ever have with any consumer laptop on the market – especially if you’re a developer or programmer.

Build Quality and Specs

SpecsSystem76 Pangolin
OSPop!_OS 22.04 LTS of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 6800U
CPU8 Cores – 16 threads
2.7 up to 4.7 Ghz
GPUAMD Radeon 680M
RAM32 GB LPDDR5 @ 6400 Mhz
Display15.6″ 1920×1080 FHD, Matte Finish,144 Hz
Front Camera 16 Megapixels (f/2.5 Aperture, 1/3.06″ sensor
Storage2 x M.2 SSD (PCIe NVMe) Up to 16TB Total
Expansion 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, SD Card Reader
NetworkingGigabit Ethernet, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
Video PortsHDMI 2.0, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C w/ DisplayPort 1.4
AudioStereo duel-driver full-range speakers, 1x headphone/microphone combo
Camera1MP 720p HD Webcam
SecurityKensington Lock, Hardware Camera Kill Switch
BatteryLi-Ion – 70 Wh
Dimensions14.59″ x 9.76″ x 0.71 (37.06 x 24.79 x 1.80 cm)
PriceStarting at $1,299.00

Pop_OS! – A fresh take on computing

System76 laptops ship with either Ubuntu, or their own in-house Linux distro known as Pop_OS! which is my favorite computing environment outside of the music studio.

With a bit of tinkering, most popular productivity software made for Windows runs on Pop_OS!, using Wine or GameOnLinux, you can have the best of both worlds (although results will vary).

Using System76’s flavor of Linux, you pretty have access to any type of software you could ever need through the Pop Store, although it will take some time sifting through the large open-source library of unknown apps.

Pop_OS! Pop Store
The Pop Store is well organized, containing every type of app you could ever need.


The Pangolin is a worthy choice for any consumer who is looking for an upgradable, Open-Source laptop running Linux. Programmers, Data Analysts, Institutions and companies would be right at home, but this the type of home computer that could easily last 10 years without being left behind by the advancements in tech. Anyone looking for a new, trouble-free way of computing should take a serious look at the Pangolin laptop by System76.

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