Open-Source Updates. Our latest open-source firmware release 8.15, powered by coreboot 4.17, is now available to download for the majority of our laptops.
Minor but welcome improvements by model:
Improved handling of USB devices in edk2
Switched to open-source libgfxinit
Improved resource allocation
Firmware updates for all. Our latest open source firmware release 8.05, powered by coreboot 4.17, is now available to download for the majority of our laptops.
Along with the usual foray of bug fixes, 8.05 arrives with a new security feature; Measured Boot (available on specific models). Boot times have been significantly reduced with lower...
Our latest open source firmware based on coreboot 4.17 is now available.
StarLite Mk IV
Built using edk2 202205
Enabled Enhanced C-States
Fixed bug with USB ports
Disabled SATA Port 1
Initialise all Heci interfaces
Simplified GPIO configuration
Enabled SATA Power Optimisations
Adjust TCC Offset depending on Power Profile
Disabled UFS Device
Even more choice. With the aim of providing a fully customisable laptop to suit any workload, we have added a new option for the StarBook; AMDs Ryzen™ 7 5800U. It's based on the Zen 3 architecture and features 8 cores and 16 threads, delivering outstanding performance whilst using minimal power and maintaining low temperatures.
As with all of ...
The first of its generation. The Byte Mk I is born in the form of a mini PC. The Byte is unlike anything we have done before, equipped with AMD's Ryzen 7 5800U CPU, up to 64GB of memory and configurable to a staggering 6TB of storage (via detachable 2.5" HDD/SSD).
As with all of our hardware, the Mk I supports coreboot open-source firmware, whic...
Laptops that last. At Star Labs we aim to use interchangeable parts from generation to generation, keeping older models relevant, upgradable and repairable.The addition of a designated parts section on our website and QR codes to follow means they are easier to find and identify than ever.Regardless of the change, be it a simple SSD upgrade, ins...
The wait is over. Our ultra lightweight, infinitely configurable open-source firmware has arrived for the StarLite Mk III. The beta release (based on coreboot 4.16) is now available to install.Features:
Uses 7 fewer blobs than AMI
Configurable TDP up to 20W
Reduced power consumption
Based on coreboot 4.16
Learn how to switch to coreboot here.*...
The return of the Lite. The StarLite is back with several new features, including a 2 MP webcam, redesigned trackpad, and subtle black on black branding. The addition of a contoured heat plate allows for improved heat dissipation, resulting in enhanced performance and battery life. It's fanless design ensures your StarLite will never make more t...
coreboot release 6 has arrived.
Get your fix, with release six. The latest coreboot release (based on version 4.14) is now available for the LabTop Mk III, LabTop Mk IV and StarBook Mk V. The coreboot configurator has also had a major update with a range of new features all in one place. The update includes: General:
StarBook status page.
Keeping you in the loop. You can now check the progress of your StarBook order on our status page. We will be posting regular updates to make sure everyone is kept up to date with the latest news and information.
StarBook status page
The future of our firmware.
The next step. Moving forward, the intention is to bring our coreboot configuration up to the point where the comparison against AMI is only a list of positives. In this case, we would cease development of the AMI platform and focus solely on coreboot. To do this, there are two key features that we need to...
Available now for the Star Lite Mk III
Our latest firmware version for the Star Lite Mk III is now available to install via the LVFS and includes the following updates:
Improved charger configuration
Updated SGX configuration
Modified charging frequency to reduce noise
coreboot release 5
Now available for LabTop Mk III & IV
Enhanced performance, longer battery life, and open source. The latest version of coreboot is now available to install for the LabTop Mk III and LabTop Mk IV. Coreboot 5 includes the following updates:
Improved battery ACPI
Added CMOS option to enable Intel ME
Everything in one place, with
Embrace the thunder. The StarBook USB-C port provides simultaneous charging, speedy data transfer and video output in a reversible design. With Thunderbolt™ 4, it has 40Gbps bandwidth, which means data transfers are lightning fast. At just one-third of the size of a traditional USB 3 po...
The power of choice.
Bigger, Better. The StarBook Mk V has an increased chassis size when compared to its predecessor. This allows for a battery that is 10% larger, a 14-inch display and double the amount of speakers. As our most customisable laptop yet, you have the ability to choose the processor, storage, memory and fi...
is coming to the Lite
Lightweight, open source firmware. We have started work on porting coreboot to the Lite Mk III. The process is complex, involving hours of configuration and testing. As soon as its ready, we will be releasing a beta version.
To find out more about the differences between coreboot and AMI visit out FAQ...
QubesOS 4.0.4. has been tested on both the LabTop Mk III and LabTop Mk IV. Everything works out of the box, following the official installation guide from Qubes.
Compatibility Report Installation Guide
The latest coreboot addition
Available now for the LabTop Mk III
Fast, secure and free; Its here for the LabTop Mk III. Following the successful release of coreboot for the LabTop Mk IV we are excited to announce its arrival for the LabTop Mk III. Delivering a lightning-fast and secure boot experience whilst allowing for maximum h...
coming soon for elementary OS 6
Along with dark-style preference, multi-touch gestures have been a greatly anticipated addition to elementary OS 6. Promising to provide smooth, responsive animations that track 1:1 with your finger movement across a touchpad or touch screen.
Available now for the LabTop IV
Open-source firmware. coreboot is a firmware platform that delivers a lightning-fast and secure boot experience. As an Open-Source project, it allows the maximum level of control over your hardware. With the TianoCore payload, this Open-Source ensemble comes together to create a fast, free, se...
Welcome to the Dark Side.
Dark style progress coming soon for elementary OS 6
elementary OS 6 introduces two major new ways to make the desktop feel more personal: accent colours and dark style.
DC, meet USB-C.
An alternative way of charging. The USB-C to 3mm DC Jack braided charge cable connects the USB-C Power Adapter to the DC Jack on the LabTop Mk IV for charging up to 60W. Similar to the USB-C 3.1 charge cable, this is available both in 2-metre and 5-metre lengths.
USB-C 3.1 Charge Cable.
Two or Five Metres? Regardless of how far away you are from a plug socket, we have you covered. These braided cables support USB 3.1, allowing data transfer speeds up to 10 Gb/s, DisplayPort video output and power delivery for charging up to 60W.
Small yet mighty.
The legacy continues. The Lite has always been revered for perfectly balancing power, weight and portability. The Star Lite Mk III has been forged to continue this legacy, whilst improving on usability with an Arc display, a matte display that has both a 21% Haze and a hard coat which boasts both durability and gla...
Introducing the latest accessory in our armoury. The StarPort is a USB-C PD Hub with 12 different ports, that allows for a host of connectivity whilst charging with only connecting one cable. Compatible with the Star Lite Mk II (or later) and the Star LabTop Mk III (or later). The Star Labs PD Hub, equipp...
MX Linux 19.2 "Patito Feo". After numerous requests for MX Linux to be offered pre-installed, we reached out to MX. They wrote an OEM installer to allow for a seamless setup processor and we are very pleased to announce, it's now available. The combination of it's Debian heritage, AHS (Advanced Hardware Suppo...
elementary OS is the fast, open, and privacy-respecting replacement for Windows and macOS. Get free and pay-what-you-want apps on AppCenter, directly supporting indie open source developers. Stay productive and focused with Multitasking View, Picture-in-Picture, Do Not Disturb, and more—all with intuitive key...
The Fourth Awakens.
Prepare for warp speed. The LabTop has always outperformed competitors in its class. The Star LabTop Mk IV has been forged to continue this 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 ...
Manjaro Linux is a user-friendly and open-source Linux distribution with a community of users to match. Uniquely positioned with cutting-edge software and a focus on getting started quickly with as little manual intervention as possible thanks to automated tools. Manjaro is suitable for both newcomers and experience...
Zorin OS 15 Ultimate
Unleash your computer.
Zorin OS Ultimate is now available pre-installed across our range. The Ultimate edition of Zorin OS 15 adds 6 desktop layouts to choose from, a huge library of apps for work and media editing along with over 20 games. It also helps contribute to the Zorin OS Project.
Star Labs have officially teamed up with Zorin with the release of their latest masterpiece Zorin OS 15 Core.
"Zorin OS 15 is just so clean and polished. I don't really anticipate a learning curve for new users."
"Zorin OS is without question one of the best Linux distros currently available"
Our #1 requested feature was to allow the Intel Management Engine to be disabled. Done - but what's next?All of our laptops are now available with a choice of:
Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Linux Mint 19.1
Star Labs has joined the LVFS
The LVFS is an Open Source project that allows seamless firmware updates on Linux. The Star Lite Mk II, St...
To the outside world, the LabTop is just an ordinary laptop, but secretly, it is one of the fastest ultrabooks available. The new Star LabTop delivers up to a 20% performance increase with the new Intel® Core™ i7-8550u quad-core processor and even faster SSD storage. A 45.6w battery is housed in the Type II anodised aluminium chassis allowing for a 40% increase in battery life.