Prepare for warp speed. The LabTop has always outperformed competitors in its class. The Star LabTop Mk IV has been forged to uphold its legacy, with processing speeds up to 4.7GHz and data read-speeds up to 3400MB/s. It also improves usability with an Arc display; a matte display that has both a 21% Haze and a hard coat which boasts both durability and glare-free viewing.
More everything. The Star LabTop Mk IV delivers up to a 67% performance increase with the optional Intel® Core® i7-10710u processor and even faster storage. With an improved trackpad, speakers and display, the extra power is even more usable.
Open-source Firmware. The Star LabTop Mk IV supports either American Megatrends (AMI) Aptio V or coreboot. By default, the Intel ME is disabled on both coreboot and AMI.
You can switch between AMI and coreboot firmware at any time by following this guide.
Performance, battery life or both. The Intel® Core™ 10th-generation processors with Intel UHD 620 graphics boasts outstanding performance. Utilising 14-nanometre processor technology, the variable clock speeds and multiple processor cores enable the Star LabTop Mk IV to switch seamlessly between energy efficiency and performance. And with an array of performance modes to choose from, it can be easily configured to prioritise performance or battery life.
Turbo Boost processing
All matte. No glare. The Star LabTop Mk IV features a 13.3" ARC display, a true matte display that prevents glare with an Anti-Reflective Coating. It also features a hard coat rated at 3H to prevent against damage. Its power-efficient LED backlighting produces bright and vibrant colours. The combination of 1920x1080 resolution and IPS technology ensures optimum viewing clarity at angles up to 178°.
Powered by the Over-Provisioned Star Drive. The Star LabTop Mk IV hosts an Over-Provisioned Star Drive SSD which is incredibly fast, featuring a sequential read speed of up to 3400MB/s. Over-provisioning is the inclusion of extra capacity reserved by the SSD controller to manage read and write tasks. This increases performance and IOPS (Input/Output Operations per Second) whilst enhancing reliability and endurance.
sequential read speed
sequential write speed
Keep typing even when the sun sets.
Smooth, precise tracking and gestures.
Stereo Sound for clear audio.
Lock on, lock off. The Star LabTop Mk IV features function lock, that when enabled, the F-keys behave as if you are holding down the Fn key. This gives you quick access to an array of function keys designed to speed up certain tasks, such as media control and adjusting display brightness.
One port to rule them all. The USB-C port provides simultaneous charging, speedy data transfer and video output in a reversible design that’s just one-third of the size of a traditional USB 3 port, putting everything you need in one place.
The Star LabTop Mk IV also features; DC Charging Jack, 2 x USB 3.0 Type A, HDMI, 3.5mm Headphone Jack and a MicroSD card reader.
Laptops designed for open-source software need open warranties. Our 1-year limited warranty allows you to take your laptop apart,
replace parts, install an upgrade and use any operating system and even your own firmware, all without voiding the warranty.
Regardless of the change, be it a simple SSD upgrade, or a display replacement, the only tool you will ever need is a small Phillips screwdriver.
We cannot take any responsibility or cover any damages caused during disassembly.
The new standard of charging. The Star LabTop Mk IV charges via the USB-C port and comes with a 60W USB-C Power Adapter. The 60W USB-C Power Adapter uses USB PD (Power Delivery) and is compatible with any USB-C device that uses this standard. It also features a USB-A port that supports QuickCharge, allowing you to charge other devices and power your laptop simultaneously. Detachable plugs for the UK, Europe, Australia and the USA are available, allowing you to charge your laptop across the world.
Firmware made simple. The BIOS, Embedded Controller and SSD receive automatic firmware updates via the LVFS. Essential security features are included as standard such as options to disable the Intel Management Engine, the Wireless and the Webcam.
Built for Linux. Star Labs offer a range of laptops designed and built specifically for Linux. All of our laptops come with a choice of Ubuntu, elementary OS, Linux Mint, Manjaro, MX Linux or Zorin OS pre-installed; regardless of the distribution used, our laptops run flawlessly. To support the development of these distributions, a portion of the sale price will be given to the developers of the distribution selected*.
* elementary OS, Manjaro, MX Linux and Zorin OS only.
Ubuntu, elementary OS, Linux Mint, Manjaro, MX Linux or Zorin OS
Choose your pre-installed distribution
Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Ubuntu MATE.
elementary OS 5.1.7 "Hera"
Linux Mint 20.1 "Ulyssa"
Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce.
Manjaro 21.0 "Ornara"
Xfce, KDE Plasma or GNOME.
MX Linux 19.4 "Patito Feo"
Xfce or KDE Plasma.
Zorin OS 15.3 Core or Ultimate
Core, Education, Lite or Ultimate.