Penguin J4 GNU/Linux Laptop

Due to part shortages we no longer have stock of the i7 variant, but as of 6/1/2022 we have more i5 units in stock and ready to ship!

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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 i5-1135G7 Processor (2.40GHz Base / 4.20GHz Turbo), 4 Cores, 8MB Smart Cache
Intel Core i7-1165G7 Processor (2.80GHz Base / 4.70GHz Turbo), 4 Cores, 12MB Smart Cache
Screen 14” Full HD (1920x1080) Wide View Angle, 72% NTSC Display, Matte Finished
Wireless M.2 802.11N Atheros Wifi (freedom compatible chipset)
Webcam Built-in 1.0M HD Camera
Memory Up to 64GB DDR4
Slots 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Two M.2 Card Slots
- 1st for WLAN Combo M.2 2230 Card with PCIe and USB interface
- 2nd for SSD M.2 2280 Card with PCIe Gen4x4 interface
Storage One M.2 2280 SSD, PCIe Gen4x4 interface
Keyboard Multi languages A4 size isolated illuminated keyboard (White Color)
Pointing Device Integrated Click pad with multi-gesture and scrolling function
Power Embedded 4 cells Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 49WH
Full Range AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, 65W AC Adapter, DC output 19V, 3.42A
A Thunderbolt 4 combo port with Power Delivery DC in (Type C)
Security Kensington® Lock
Battery Embedded 4 cells Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 49WH (? hours without optimizing and more with optimizations)
Card Reader 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Optical Drive None, external optional
Graphics Intel Iris Xe 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 Thunderbolt 4 combo port with Power Delivery DC in (Type C, with support for DisplayPort over USB-C and charging the laptop via Power Delivery (PD) over USB-C)
1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Port (Type C)
2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports (Type-A)
1 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone)
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes, VT-x and VT-d
Approx. Dimensions 12.79" (w) x 8.86" (d) x 0.69" (h)
Weight 3.1 LBs including bare bone and 49WH Battery Pack
Default configuration Includes the latest release of Linux Mint
Compatible with Microsoft Windows 10 (no MS Windows OS or support is included with laptop)
Out Of Warranty & Other Support Services Available
For Mail-In Service Add (Per Computer) $34
USB Peripherals Setup/Tutorial
(Printers, Portable Audio Players, etc.)
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 11+ (bullseye), Ubuntu 20.04+, Fedora 32+, Linux Mint 20+, Manjaro 21.0.2+, other distributions based off a recent software stack are supported. While our systems generally work with most distribution more or less out of the box recent changes with some distributions (at least Linux Mint) have resulted in the need to install the HWE stack after installing the operating system. This isn't a big deal, but if a user reinstalls the operating system the touchpad and/or graphics may not perform optimally until the HWE stack is installed. Future releases of Linux mint should work without any additional components needing to be installed as there is proper hardware support in upstream software components. These changes are just not yet in Linux Mint's default install. Contact support for more information on your preferred distribution and release.

Trisquel 10 is now supported ! Parabola GNU/Linux-libre is also supported as well.

Check out our new New Quick PC Setup & User Guide!

If your computer has ever come to a crawl you probably didn't have enough memory. A lack of memory is the leading cause of systems becoming unbearably slow. So stock up now when memory is dirt cheap and avoid those expensive upgrades.

M.2 SSD drives are a new smaller form factor type of hard drive that are much faster than traditional 'spinning disk' drives. SSD drives will usually cut boot and application start times by about half. The newest of NVME M.2 SSD drives are even faster.

Protect yourself from prying eyes by keeping your devices on lockdown. Our webcam blocker 3-pack includes 3 differently sized webcam covers to protect your devices.

Upgrade to Blu-ray today! Our Blu-ray drives suppport writing discs up to 100GB in size. Thanks to a compatible SATA to USB bridge our writer can also be flashed with third party firmware to improve support for playback of 4k Blu-ray content.

Looking to pick up some high quality discs compatible with your new drive? We stock CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs. Select from a variety of media types, quantities, and spindles.

Have you ever wanted the convenience of a docking station? Just connect one USB-C cable instead of half a dozen. Monitor, keyboard, mouse, and maybe even a pair of speakers? Mic 2-in-1 port, HDM, VGA, 3 x USB 3 ports, gigabit LAN, SD card slot.

No power outlet available? No problem. Pick up our USB-C PD power bank and recharge your laptop and devices on the go anywhere you happen to be. Includes 2 USB A ports and 1 USB-C port.

Do you enjoy traveling? Pick up our 65W USB-C Travel Charger. Power or recharge your USB-C PD devices: Laptops, docking stations, and power banks with one USB-C travel charger. Includes adapters for Europe, UK, and North American power outlets.

Our AC adapters are compatible with power grids from around the world. However different countries and regions utilize different power outlets which require different plugs/cables. Select whats right for you. Unsure? Contact support

Protect your investment with a surge protector or uninterruptible power supply. When power is interrupted, or fluctuates outside safe levels, a UPS instantly provides clean battery backup power and surge protection for plugged-in, sensitive equipment.

Avoid future expenses with an extended warranty.

Don't have a VPN provider yet? Get PenguinVPN! If this is purchased with a computer we'll pre-configure your computer for access to our privacy friendly VPN service. For the maximum protection get a router with our PenguinVPN service.

Get a printer that works for you! We have a variety of models from inexpensive inkjet printers, cost effective B&W lasers, all-in-one office printers, and even high end color laser printers.

Get a a pair of best-in-class speakers and hear the world like you've never heard it before! There are many options for speakers, but not all are created equal. We've gone and selected some of the best speakers on the market to offer. * Ships to USA only.

Do you practice good PC hygiene? Need to transfer data? Get a USB drive! Need speed? Upgrade to a SSD! Drives formatted with fat32 have optimal compatibility between operating systems. Ext4 is better for backups and data transfer in GNU/Linux.

Get extra ports! If you have lots of accessories take advantage of a USB hub to keep everything organized and connected.

We can install just about any distribution of which there is a recent release. Enter the distribution you would like installed and any configuration requests here. A list of commonly requested distributions have been vetted at the top of the page.

Joining the free software revolution is easy! Pick up a introductory book to learn the basics and how to administer your system. Explore the desktop and check out popular applications in your distribution of choice.