It's in the details. The StarLite Mk IV has several new features, including a contoured heat plate, a 2MP webcam and a redesigned trackpad.
Open-source Firmware. The StarLite supports either American Megatrends (AMI) Aptio V or coreboot.
You can switch between AMI and coreboot firmware at any time.
coreboot configurator. When using coreboot firmware, you can configure the StarLite to your exact preferences. Whether you want to change the TDP (Thermal Design Power) or disable Clock Gating to use Qubes OS, you can do it all from one program.
The power of a whisper. The Intel® Pentium Silver™ processors boast impressive performance whilst offering low power consumption, and with its fanless design, it will never make more than a whisper - unless you want it to.
All matte. No glare. The StarLite Mk IV features an 11-inch 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.
Powered by the Over-Provisioned Star Drive. The StarLite hosts an Over-Provisioned Star Drive SSD which is incredibly fast, featuring a sequential read speed of up to 560MB/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 StarLite 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. At just one-third of the size of a traditional USB 3 port, it puts everything you need in one place.
The StarLite Mk IV also features; DC Charging Jack, 2 x USB 3.0 Type A, Micro 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, 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 StarLite charges via the USB-C port and comes with a 65W Power Adapter.
Utilising PD (Power Delivery), it is compatible with any USB-C device that uses this standard. The utilisation of Gallium Nitride charger allows the charger to be 30% smaller and more efficient. 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 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 20.04.3 LTS
Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Ubuntu MATE.
elementary OS 6.1 "Jólnir"
Linux Mint 20.3 "Uma"
Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce.
Manjaro 21.0 "Ornara"
Xfce, KDE Plasma or GNOME.
MX Linux 21 "Wildflower"
Xfce, KDE Plasma or Fluxbox.
Zorin OS 16 Core or Pro
Core, Education, Lite or Pro.