StarLite
From $673.20 AUD
Excludes delivery
From $673.20 AUD
Excludes delivery
Mk IV
StarLite
Small but mighty.
Star LabTop Mk IV Linux laptop computer opening to show Ubuntu Linux running
Intel Pentium Silver
N5030
processor
Intel
HD
Graphics
 
8GB
2400MHz memory
11-inch
ARC
IPS Display
Up to
8hrs
battery life
Type II Anodised
Aluminum
Chassis
Over-sized
Glass
Trackpad
Up to
2.7GHz
burst processing

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.

Star LabTop Mk IV Linux laptop computer opening to show Ubuntu Linux running
Star LabTop Mk IV opening view

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.

65w USB-C wall charger with 3 included plugs for the UK, US and EU
Star LabTop Mk IV Linux laptop computer open back showing iconic star logo

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.

Increase of
14%
single-core performance
 
6W
TDP

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.

1920x1080
resolution
178°
viewing angle
Star LabTop Mk IV Linux laptop computer open showing wide viewing angle of full HD IPS screen

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.

Star Drive PCIe SSD showing label with 480GB capacity
Up to
560MB/s
sequential read speed
Up to
540MB/s
sequential write speed
Backlit Keyboard
Keep typing even when the sun sets.
Glass Trackpad
Smooth, precise tracking and gestures.
Dual Speakers
Stereo Sound for clear audio.
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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.

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Star LabTop Mk III Linux laptop computer closed showing USB-C, HDMI and USB 3.0 ports

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, USB 3.0 Type A, USB 2.0 Type A, Micro HDMI, 3.5mm Headphone Jack and a MicroSD card reader.

Open warranty. 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.

Star Drive SATA SSD showing label with 240GB capacity

The new standard of charging. The StarLite charges via the USB-C port and comes with a 60W Power Adapter. Utilising PD (Power Delivery), it is compatible with any USB-C device that uses this standard. The utilisation of Gallium Nitrate 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.

65w USB-C wall charger with 3 included plugs for the UK, US and EU
UK Plug
Type G
65w USB-C wall charger with 3 included plugs for the UK, US and EU
EU Plug
Type F
65w USB-C wall charger with 3 included plugs for the UK, US and EU
US Plug
Type A
65w USB-C wall charger with 3 included plugs for the UK, US and EU
AU Plug
Type I
65w USB-C wall charger with 3 included plugs for the UK, US and EU
Star Drive SATA SSD showing label with 240GB capacity

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.

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Ubuntu, elementary OS, Linux Mint, Manjaro, MX Linux or Zorin OS

Choose your pre-installed distribution

Star Lite Mk III Linux laptop computer opening to show Ubuntu Linux running

Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS
Ubuntu, Kubuntu or Ubuntu MATE.

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elementary OS 6 "Odin"
Pantheon.

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Linux Mint 20.2 "Uma"
Cinnamon, MATE or Xfce.

Star Lite Mk III Linux laptop computer opening to show Manjaro Linux running

Manjaro 21.0 "Ornara"
Xfce, KDE Plasma or GNOME.

Star Lite Mk III Linux laptop computer opening to show MX Linux running

MX Linux 19.4 "Patito Feo"
Xfce or KDE Plasma.

Star Lite Mk III Linux laptop computer opening to show Zorin OS 15 running

Zorin OS 16 Core or Pro
Core, Education, Lite or Pro.