The Penguin Mini C Edition GNU / Linux Desktop

The Penguin Mini C Edition GNU / Linux Desktop
The Penguin Mini C Edition GNU / Linux desktop packs a lot of power in a small package. It's fast, upgradeable (CPU/RAM), and based on the latest 10th generation Intel processor technology (LGA1200). Unlike many desktops on the market this one has proper support for free software operating systems (as do all our other products in the catalog) ensuring that it'll work today, tomorrow, and far into the future as the GNU/Linux developers are able to maintain support independently of any manufacturers.

  • Support for a wide range of Intel Core CPUs including the powerful 10 Cores 5.2 GHz i9-10900

  • Expandable- up to 64GB of DDR4 ram

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) Linux distributions

  • Not dependent on proprietary drivers or other OS-loaded binary blobs/firmwares

  • Want the inside scoop of what the system looks like? Check out these pictures 1 & 2

International Order? We stock US/Canadian, [censored] ("UK" style plug type G), [censored] ("Europlug"), Japan, New Zealand, 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
North Bridge Chipset Intel H470
Graphics G5905: Intel® UHD Graphics 610
i3-1010: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
i5-10600K: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
i7-10700K: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
i9-10900: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Memory Supports up to 2 x SO-DIMM DDR4-2933MHz, Max. total ram 64GB (non-ECC)
Dimensions 3.15" x 6.10" x 6.10" (inches)
155 x 155 x 80 mm (millimeters)
Graphics Ports 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x DisplayPort 1.4 (with USB Type-C Alt Mode)
1 x HDMI(4K@30Hz)
1 x x D-Sub (more commonly referred to as old-school VGA)
* Supports up to 3 displays simultaneously * Supports Triple 4K Displays * Rear USB Type-C supports 4K DisplayPort signal
Power Includes 1 x 120W/19V adapter
Peripheral interfaces 1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C (front)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A (front)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-C (rear)
*Rear side supports USB Type-C Alt Mode
4 x USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A (rear)
1 x D-sub
1 x DisplayPort
1 x Gigabit LAN (Intel® I219V)
1 x Ultra M.2 PCIe Gen3 x4 Slot (32 Gb/s) or M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module (ships occupied by SSD card if option selected)
2 x 2.5" HDD/SSD Tray with RAID 0/1
1 x M.2 (2230) Wi-Fi Slot (ships occupied by wifi card if option selected)
2 x SATA3 with Power connectors
(2 x SATA 6Gb 2.5-inch 7mm/9.5mm Hard Drive possible)
1 x Head Phone with MIC Jack
1 x MIC-In (Realtek ALC233)
2 x 4-Pin fan connectors (CPU, SYS)
1 x DC-In Jack (Supports 19V Power Adapters)
1 x Internal Speaker Header (4-Pin)
1 x Chassis Intrusion Header (2-Pin)
1 x Audio Header (4-Pin)
Default distribution Most recent version of Linux Mint
Audio 1 x Head Phone with MIC Jack, 1 x MIC-In (Realtek ALC233)
Compatible with FreeBSD 13 (please note: we have only tested: front audio out, hdmi audio out, ethernet, wifi, hdmi video output, proper resolution of a 1080p monitor, and a few USB ports of which all worked to one degree or another), Windows 7 & Windows 10 (7th Generation CPUs support Windows 10 64bit only)
(OS not included, no technical support included)

Have questions?
E-mail support or call us at: 1-888-39-THINK (84465)

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
Supported distributions:

Trisquel 9, 10
Parabola GNU/Linux-libre 2020.09+
Slint 15+ (includes proper support for visually impaired users)
Ubuntu 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10
Kubuntu 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10
Lubuntu 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10
LinuxMint 20, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3, 21, 21.1
Debian Testing (11 / Bullseye) and up
Fedora 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
Rocky Linux 9 Series 9.0, 9.1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 Series 9.0, 9.1
Redhat Enterprise Linux 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8
CentOS Stream 8, 9
CentOS 8.3, (discontinued by its developers)

Most recently released distributions are compatible out of the box or with kernel upgrades. Contact us for details about support for your preferred distribution.

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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.

If you want more desk space, a newer flat panel monitor may be just what you need. Flat panel monitors take up less desk space and have wider screens for a larger viewing area. Only available for shipping within continental US via UPS ground.

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.

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.

Match the décor of your new PC with a keyboard and mouse that isn't tied to Microsoft. All of our desktop keyboards and mice are of high quality and never include a MS logo (more keyboard & mice products)

Select one of our awesome mouse pads. Check out the great pictures in our catalog.

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.

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.

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.

Most USB data transfer cables on the market include a proprietary flash component that interferes with their usability. With our USB data transfer cable no such component exists. You can utilize standard file transfer tools supported under GNU/Linux.

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.