When comparing System76 Galago UltraPro vs Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga (OLED version), the Slant community recommends Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga (OLED version) for most people. In the question“What are the best laptops for Linux?” Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga (OLED version) is ranked 22nd while System76 Galago UltraPro is ranked 24th.
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Pro Committed to Linux
System76 makes their computers specifically for Ubuntu and Linux.
Pro Ubuntu comes pre-installed with auto updates
All of the hardware has been selected and tested for compatibility with Ubuntu, without headaches. That usually means it works flawlessly on other distros too.
Pro Powerful CPU
Has a quad-core i7-4770HQ CPU.
Pro Iris Pro Graphics
Four times the graphics power of other i7 ultrabooks.
Pro Lots of connectivity
WiFi, Bluetooth, 3x USB 3 ports, HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, headphone jack, mic jack. It has everything you need to work on the go or hook up to a bigger display.
Pro Great screen
Comes with a 1080P IPS matte display which also lets you use the Galago UltraPro outside in the open without being afraid of any annoying glare.
Pro Excellent keyboard and navigation
Pro Amazing OLED display that takes watching videos and looking at images to another level
This PC's OLED display has bold colors, deep contrast and pitch black levels. This creates a nice three dimensional effect that takes watching videos and looking at images to another level.
Pro Battery charging is fast
This PC comes with a 65-Watt AC adapter, which makes the battery charging process to be quite fast. In fact, it can completely charge its drained battery in under 2 hours. This partially mitigates the negative effects of the average battery life.
Con Touchpad is not as accurate as on windows
Sadly like most newer laptops with Linux the touchpad sensitivity is too much, causing jumping mouse issues as well as inaccurate mouse actions. This of curse is caused by the lack of mouse drivers from the mousepad manufacturers leaving Linux devs to backwards engineer the drivers into the kernel. With time the mouse should get better, but is no help currently.
Con The build quality does not accurately reflect the price for this laptop
The Galago UltraPro is made of plastic. Even though it feels relatively good considering the materials it's built with, there's still some flex in the screen.
Costing over $2,000, this PC is quite expensive. Going for the LED version, rather than the OLED, means saving a considerable amount.
Con Average battery life
The Thinkpad X1 Yoga OLED has an average battery life. It lasts around 8.5 hours during light usage and around 3.5 hours during more intensive use. This is mainly due to the display, since the LED version lasts around 40% more.