Notebook Computers with GNU / Linux

Notebook Computers with GNU / Linux
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International Order? We stock the following language keyboard layouts for this model: US English. The AC adapter is compatible with power grids around the world. We stock US/Canadian, [censored] ("UK" style), [censored] ("Europlug"), and Australian AC adapters/plugs. For other countries please inquire. Shipping to most international destinations takes 3-5 business days. Taxes/duties not included. Please contact support for other AC adapter plugs.

All laptops and desktops are assembled at our US facility. This means taxes for those outside the US are not included in the prices shown. The taxes depend on the final destination of the goods rather than where the order was assembled. Orders going outside the US will therefore have any local taxes collected on delivery. To get an idea about the local tax rate in your country check out this wikipedia article.

Category Specification
CPU Options (when available) Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (6M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.90 GHz)
Screen 15.6” Full HD (1920x1080) IPS Matte LCD Display
Wireless M.2 802.11N Atheros Wifi (freedom compatible chipset)
Webcam Built-in 1.0M HD Camera
Memory Up to 32GB DDR4
Slots 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Two MiniCard Slots
Two MiniCard Slots - 1st for WLAN Combo M.2 2230 Card with PCIe and USB interface
- 2nd for SSD M.2 2280 Card with SATA / PCIe Gen3 x4 interface
Storage One M.2 2280 SSD, SATA or PCIe Gen3 x4 interface
Keyboard Multi languages, Single Zone Multi-Color illuminated full size keyboard with numeric pad. (15 colors to select)
Pointing Device Integrated touchpad with multi-gesture and scrolling function
Power Embedded Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 54.5Wh
Full Range AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, 65W AC Adapter, DC output 19V, 3.42A
Security Kensington® Lock
Battery Embedded Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 54.5Wh (x hours depending on optimizations)
Card Reader 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Optical Drive None, external optional
Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics
Built-in Audio & Mic High Definition audio interface
Built-in Array Microphone
2 Built-in Speakers
Ports 1 HDMI output Port (with HDCP)
1 Mini Display Port 1.3
2 USB 3.0 Ports (Type A)
1 Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.1 combo port (Type C)
1 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone)
1 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Microphone / S/PIDF Optical)
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes, VT-x and VT-d
Approx. Dimensions 14.19" (w) x 9.63" (d) x 0.78" (h)
Weight 3.7 LBs Including Battery Pack
Default configuration Includes the latest release of Ubuntu
Compatible with Microsoft Windows 10 (no MS Windows OS or support is included with laptop)
Penguin Support: 1-888-39-THINK (84465) Price
For Mail-In Service Add (Per Computer) $34
USB Peripherals Setup/Tutorial
(Printers, Portable Audio Players, etc.)
$19
Operating System Installs $49
Software Installations $29
Networked Peripherals Setup/Tutorial (Printers, etc.) $29
Data Transfers of up to 3GB $19
Data Transfers of up to 10GB $39
Data Transfers of up to 99GB $49
Diagnostics $54
Upgrades/Repair (per half hour; if no others apply) $55
Phone Support (per half-hour / non-warranty) $39
OS Media $24

Debian 10 (Buster), Ubuntu 18.04, OpenSUSE 15, Fedora 28, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, CentOS 8, Linux Mint 19, other distributions based off a recent software stack are supported out of the box. Contact support for more information on your preferred distribution and release.

Trisquel in a future release (Trisquel 9) will be supported and Parabola GNU/Linux-libre is supported currently also.

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International Order? We stock the following language keyboard layouts for this model: US English. The AC adapter is compatible with power grids around the world. We stock US/Canadian, [censored] ("UK" style), [censored] ("Europlug"), and Australian AC adapters/plugs. For other countries please inquire. Shipping to most international destinations takes 3-5 business days. Taxes/duties not included. Please contact support for other AC adapter plugs.

All laptops and desktops are assembled at our US facility. This means taxes for those outside the US are not included in the prices shown. The taxes depend on the final destination of the goods rather than where the order was assembled. Orders going outside the US will therefore have any local taxes collected on delivery. To get an idea about the local tax rate in your country check out this wikipedia article.

Category Specification
CPU Options (when available) Intel® Core™ i5-10210U Processor (6M Cache, up to 4.20 GHz)
Intel® Core™ i7-10510U Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.90 GHz)
Screen 14.0” Full HD (1920x1080) LED Backlit Matte LCD Display
Wireless M.2 802.11N Atheros Wifi (freedom compatible chipset)
Webcam Built-in 1.0M HD Camera
Memory Up to 32GB DDR4
Slots 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Two MiniCard Slots
Two MiniCard Slots - 1st for WLAN Combo M.2 2230 Card with PCIe and USB interface
- 2nd for SSD M.2 2280 Card with SATA / PCIe Gen3 x4 interface
Storage One M.2 2280 SSD, SATA or PCIe Gen3 x4 interface
Keyboard Multi languages A4 isolated single color white-led illuminated keyboard
Pointing Device Integrated touchpad with multi-gesture and scrolling function
Power Embedded Polymer Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 36Wh
Full Range AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, 40W AC Adapter, DC output 19V, 2.1A
Security Kensington® Lock
Battery Embedded Polymer Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 36Wh (4-5 hours depending on optimizations)
Card Reader 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Optical Drive None, external optional
Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics
Built-in Audio & Mic High Definition audio interface
Built-in Array Microphone
2 Built-in Speakers
Ports 1 HDMI output Port (with HDCP)
1 Mini Display Port 1.3
2 USB 3.0 Ports (Type A)
1 Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.1 combo port (Type C)
1 Headphone Jack
1 Microphone Jack
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes, VT-x and VT-d
Approx. Dimensions 12.98" (w) x 8.86" (d) x 0.74" (h)
Weight 3.09 LBs including Battery Pack
Default configuration Includes the latest release of Ubuntu
Compatible with Microsoft Windows 10 (no MS Windows OS or support is included with laptop)
Penguin Support: 1-888-39-THINK (84465) Price
For Mail-In Service Add (Per Computer) $34
USB Peripherals Setup/Tutorial
(Printers, Portable Audio Players, etc.)
$19
Operating System Installs $49
Software Installations $29
Networked Peripherals Setup/Tutorial (Printers, etc.) $29
Data Transfers of up to 3GB $19
Data Transfers of up to 10GB $39
Data Transfers of up to 99GB $49
Diagnostics $54
Upgrades/Repair (per half hour; if no others apply) $55
Phone Support (per half-hour / non-warranty) $39
OS Media $24

Debian 10 (Buster), Ubuntu 18.04, OpenSUSE 15, Fedora 28, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8, CentOS 8, Linux Mint 19, other distributions based off a recent software stack are supported out of the box. Contact support for more information on your preferred distribution and release.

Trisquel in a future release (Trisquel 9) will be supported and Parabola GNU/Linux-libre is supported currently also.

USB-C Universal Docking Station for GNU/Linux
Universal docking station technology has greatly advanced in recent years thanks to USB-C and standardization. A new technology found in many laptops called DisplayPort™ over USB Type-C enables users to take full advantage of a DisplayPort, but via a USB Type-C cable without relying on the USB bus itself. Previously users of universal docking stations would be limited to DisplayLink technology over the USB bus severely limiting the graphical performance of additional monitors. With this newer technology systems that support it can expect to get full resolutions of 4K and beyond at acceptable frame rates. The older DisplayLink technology was also problematic due to third party chip manufacturers refusing to release a full set of source code. Switching distributions, operating systems, or simply upgrading would be problematic- often breaking support.

GNU/Linux users can expect full support now and long into the future on all recently released distributions: Gigabit ethernet (RTL8153), USB 3.0, audio (JMTek, 2-in-1), and the USB 3.0 SD/TF card reader (Genesys Logic SD/SDHC/SDXC/SD3.0 UHS-1, Up to 104Mb/s). For devices that support DisplayPort™ over USB Type-C users can also expect support for 4K HDMI (@60Hz), VGA (1920x1080 @60Hz), and USB-C Power Delivery.

This dock boasts a plug-and-play USB C Hub featuring 1 USB-C PD charging port (60W PD 20V/3A) and 3 USB 3.0 ports (VL817) with support for data transfer rates of up to 5Gbps (that is 10X faster than USB 2.0).

  • Ultra Fast Data Transfer: 3 ports offer high-speed data transfer of up to 5Gbps

  • Advanced Charging Technology

  • Connectors: Audio/Mic 2-in-1 port, HDMI(female), VGA (female), 3 x USB 3.0 ports(female), gigabit RJ45, 3.5mm audio、SD card slot, Micro SD card slot, Type-C(famale)(60W 20V/3A)

  • Premium Quality: Aluminum Alloy Body

  • Supports all popular and libre (free) distributions: There is proper support for all components utilizing native free software drivers (and without OS-loaded firmware)

Weight: 247g/8.7oz
Size: 280*80.5*18mm/11*3.2*0.7in
Cable length: 17mm/0.7in

* For customers outside the United States this item is only available with expedited shipping options such as DHL or USPS Priority Mail Express where said item ships from our United States warehouse and prices are advertised without taxes or other duties included.
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International Order? This model is currently available with a United States keyboard layout. It is also available with AC adapters for other regions. We stock US/Canadian, Japanese, [censored] ("UK" style), [censored] ("Europlug"), and Australian AC adapters/plugs. For other countries please inquire. Shipping to most international destinations takes 3-5 business days. Taxes/duties not included. If the configuration you want is not an option below please contact support with your regional requirements.

All laptops and desktops are assembled at our US facility. This means taxes are not included in the prices shown. The taxes depend on the final destination of the goods rather than where the order was assembled. Orders going outside the US will therefore have any local taxes collected on delivery. To get an idea about the local tax rate in your country check out this wikipedia article.

Category Specification
Processor Options (when available) T Series Low Power Consumption CPUs
Intel® Core™ i3-8100T Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-8400T Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-8700T Processor

Standard Desktop CPUS for Max Performance
Intel® Core™ i3-8100 Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-8400 Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-8700 Processor
Memory DDR4
Core Logic Mobile Intel® H310 Express Chipset
Screen 15.6” Full HD (1920x1080) IPS Display, Matte Finish
Wireless 802.11N Atheros Wifi (freedom compatible chipset)
Webcam Built-in 1.0M HD Video Camera
Memory Up to 32GB
Battery Removable 6 cells Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 47WH(included)
3+ hours with standard CPU without optimization (can get better battery life with software optimization)
Also consider a T series low power CPU which are optimized for low power and long longer battery life
Card Reader 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Keyboard Multi languages white-LED illuminated full size keyboard with numeric pad
Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 630 (Integrated on 8th Gen Intel Core Processor)
Sound System High Definition audio interface
Built-in Array Microphone
Built-in two speakers
Ports/slots 1 HDMI™ output Port (with HDCP)
1 external VGA port
2 USB 2.0 Port (Type A)
2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports (1 x Type C, 1 x Type A)
1 Headphone Jack
1 Microphone Jack
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
One changeable 2.5” SATA port for 7mm (H) SATA HDD/SSD (ie ships occupied)
One M.2 2280 SSD SATA (slot ocupied if optional M.2 SSD selected)
Ethernet Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Approx. Dimensions 14.88” (w) x 9.84” (d) x 1.17” (h)
Weight About 5.51 lbs. for main unit and Battery Pack (varies slightly based on configuration)
Default configuration Includes the latest release of Ubuntu
Compatible with Most GNU/Linux releases with a recent release date (hardware supports free & mainline kernels/project drivers)

Contact us about other operating systems such as OpenBSD, FreeBSD, etc. These will likely have support at some point and we'll be happy to investigate the current status.

OpenBSD 6.6 has at least basic support for most components, except wifi, but see test results & solutions here
Penguin Support: 1-888-39-THINK (84465) Price
For Mail-In Service Add (Per Computer) $34
USB Peripherals Setup/Tutorial
(Printers, Portable Audio Players, etc.)
$19
Operating System Installs $49
Software Installations $29
Networked Peripherals Setup/Tutorial (Printers, etc.) $29
Data Transfers of up to 3GB $19
Data Transfers of up to 10GB $39
Data Transfers of up to 99GB $49
Diagnostics $54
Upgrades/Repair (per half hour; if no others apply) $55
Phone Support (per half-hour / non-warranty) $39
OS Media $24
Notes:

This model will more likely work with some slightly older releases than some of our other models currenty as well as any recent distribution out of the box.

This model is supported by at least Debian (testing), Linux Mint 19+, Ubuntu 18.04+, elementary OS 5.0+, Fedora 28+, Red Hat Enterprise 7 & 8, CentOS 7 & 8 (Note: core/basic functionality in 7 with 1810 release RHEL 7), openSUSE Tumbleweed (and Leap 42.3+), Arch, and Parabola GNU/Linux-libre. Most other distributions will also work, but feel free to inquire about other distributions and releases. We will update this list as time allows.