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Darter Pro

Style and mobility in perfect balance.

  • Up to 9 hours of battery life per charge
  • 15.6" Matte IPS Display
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7
  • Up to 64GB Dual Channel DDR4
  • System76 Open Firmware with coreboot
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The Darter Pro featuring the logo of the laptop’s firmware base, Coreboot.
  • Up to 9 hours of battery life per charge
  • 15.6" Matte IPS Display
  • 12th Gen Intel Core i5 and i7
  • Up to 64GB Dual Channel DDR4
  • System76 Open Firmware with coreboot

#WeTheMakers

System76 supports your right to repair. To celebrate 4th of July, you'll receive a bonus Tinkerer’s Toolkit FREE with your purchase. Get it while supplies last!

A person working in the outdoor seating area of a cafe.
A person using the Darter Pro laptop on their lap, with a System76 backpack by their side.

Quality and Design in Perfect Balance

Style and mobility harmonize for a professional look on the go. At 3.84 pounds, this sleek, durable laptop is perfect for home, office, and in between.

A person using the Darter Pro laptop in a snowy park.

Operational Prowess

Productivity features like Auto-Tiling, Workspaces, and Keyboard Navigation work in tandem with native apps for a cohesive, streamlined experience on Pop!_OS.

The Darter Pro displaying various efficiency features on Pop!_OS.
The inner workings of the Darter Pro laptop, with all hardware exposed.

Swift Organization

PCIe 4.0 NVMe storage speeds up load times and file transfers. Store files and expand your libraries with up to 4TB of storage.

Vibrant Display

Marvel at vivid graphics, crisp text, and true-to-life color that breathes life into the Darter Pro’s 15.6" Matte IPS display.

The Darter Pro laptop featuring a vivid wallpaper of dew on a leaf.

Ready for Anything

Take advantage of a versatile arrangement of ports, such as Thunderbolt 4, Ethernet, and USB-C. Dock at your desk or curl up on the couch with a laptop armed for any scenario.

The Darter Pro laptop opened to a V-shape, showing off its sleek chassis design.

MONITOR-BASED DOCKING

Adding a monitor to your order allows you to avoid getting tangled up in an abundance of wires. Through a USB-C connection to any monitor with USB PD support, you can simultaneously charge your laptop and work on two screens.

Darter Pro docked to a monitor

Open Source Firmware

System76 Open Firmware takes you full speed ahead with minuscule boot times and increased security. Meanwhile, System76 Open EC Firmware grants you access and control over important functionality such as your keyboard, fans, and battery. Your keyboard layout can be easily customized in the OS using the System76 Keyboard Configurator application.

A close-up of the firmware chip inside the Darter Pro laptop.
A top-down view of the Darter Pro laptop’s tactile numeric keyboard and large trackpad. A left profile view of the Darter Pro laptop’s ports, namely charging port, HDMI, USB, USB-C, and Thunderbolt. A right profile view of the Darter Pro laptop’s ports, including audio jack, microSD slot, USB, Ethernet, and Kensington Lock.
Rear view of the Darter Pro laptop folded shut, showing off the thinness of the chassis.
A top-down view of the Darter Pro laptop’s tactile numeric keyboard and large trackpad. A left profile view of the Darter Pro laptop’s ports, namely charging port, HDMI, USB, USB-C, and Thunderbolt. A right profile view of the Darter Pro laptop’s ports, including audio jack, microSD slot, USB, Ethernet, and Kensington Lock. Rear view of the Darter Pro laptop folded shut, showing off the thinness of the chassis.

Darter Pro

Tech Specs

Operating System

Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS or Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Firmware

System76 Open Firmware (coreboot, EDK2, System76 Firmware Apps)

System76 Open Source Embedded Controller Firmware

Processor

12th Gen Intel® Core i5-1240P: Up to 4.4 GHz - 12MB Cache - 12 total Cores

12th Gen Intel® Core i7-1260P: Up to 4.7 GHz - 18MB Cache - 12 total Cores

Display

15.6″ 1920×1080 FHD, Matte Finish

Graphics

Intel® Iris Xe Graphics

Memory

Up to 64GB dual-channel DDR4 @ 3200MHz

Storage

2 x M.2 SSD (1x PCIe gen4 + 1x PCIe gen3 or SATA). Up to 4TB total.

Expansion

1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C / Thunderbolt™ 4, 1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 × USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 × USB 2.0 Type-A, MicroSD Card Reader

Input

Multitouch Clickpad, Backlit Chiclet US QWERTY Keyboard

Networking

Gigabyte Ethernet, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5

Video Ports

HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C w/ DisplayPort 1.4

Audio

Stereo Speakers, 1× Headphone/Microphone Combo

Camera

1.0M 720p HD Webcam

Security

Kensington® Lock

Battery

Li-Ion - 73 Wh

Charger

90 Watts, AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC-out 19V, 4.74A, USB Type-C Charging Compatible

Dimensions

14.06″ × 8.68″ × 0.78″ (35.7 × 22.05 × 1.99cm)

Weight

3.84 lbs (1.74kg)

Base weight. Varies on configuration.

Model

darp8