The Penguin Pro 14 GNU / Linux Desktop

 The Penguin Pro 14 GNU / Linux Desktop
When it comes to support not all hardware is alike. We pride ourselves in shipping systems and devices that can be properly supported in GNU/Linux by the GNU/Linux community itself. You don't have to worry about whether or not any particular manufacturer will be releasing updated drivers, fixing bugs, or taking care of security issues. As we focus on utilizing the right set of chips and components (where a complete set of source code is available) you can be reasonably assured that you won't be left stranded. You'll be able to cleanly upgrade from one release to another and continue to get support for new releases of your favorite distribution. Graphics/wifi/sound/printers/and other peripherals/components in our catalog have unmatched long term support thanks to our strict policies.

The Penguin Pro 14 GNU / Linux desktop introduces support for the 14th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors - the most powerful generation of Intel® Core™ desktop processors yet. Whether you are a software developer looking for a new system to reduce your build times or you are a creator that is ready to do more creating this new generation of processors is ready to take you to the next level.

You may be wondering how long it takes us to build your system. Thanks to our large inventory of parts we generally have most systems assembled and out the door within just 2-3 business days, but this can generally be expedited if needed. On occasion we're even known for getting customers systems out the door the same business day and with overnight shipping many of customers have seen their systems arrive in less than 24 hours.

Curious what it looks like up close and/or inside? Take a look inside or check out these photos: back shot and front shot.

  • Fast- available with up to a 14th generation i9 24-Core Intel CPU

  • Expandable- up to 192GB of DDR5 ram & plenty of expansion bays & full profile card slots

  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek Audio Chip) with support for up to 24-Bit/192 kHz playback

  • Support for up to two high capacity hot swappable drives (we stock up to 16TB drives currently)

  • Compatible with legacy media formats: Internal Blu-ray & DVD RW drives available

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

  • For superior support and freedoms sake there is no dependence on OS-loaded binary blobs or proprietary drivers

International Order? We stock US/Canadian, [censored] (plug type "G", "UK" style), [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
Chipset Intel® Q670 Chipset
Graphics Intel® Core™ i9-14900: UHD Graphics 770
Intel® Core™ i7-14700K: UHD Graphics 770
Intel® Core™ i5-14600K: UHD Graphics 770
Intel® Core™ i9-12900: UHD Graphics 770
Intel® Core™ i7-12700: UHD Graphics 770
Intel® Core™ i5-12500: UHD Graphics 770
Intel® Core™ i3-12100: UHD Graphics 730
Intel® Celeron® G6900: UHD Graphics 710
Memory 4 x DIMM, Max. 192GB, DDR5 4800 Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory*
Audio Supports: Jack-detection
Supports up to 24-Bit/192 kHz playback
Graphics Port Info 2 x DisplayPort (Supports up to 4K@60Hz)
1 x HDMI® (Supports up to 4K@60Hz)
LAN support 1 x Intel® 1Gb Ethernet
I/O Ports 4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (4 x Type-A)
2 x USB 2.0 ports (2 x Type-A)
2 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI® port
1 x Intel® 1Gb Ethernet
1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple) port
1 x PS/2 mouse (green) port
3 x Audio jacks
1 x Mic port (Front Panel Audio)
1 x Headphone port (Front Panel Audio)
1 x Front USB 2.0 Port
1 x Front USB 3.0 port
Default distribution Most recent version of Linux Mint
Internal Expansion Slots/Port 1 x Intel® Socket LGA1700 for 14th, 13th & 12th Gen CPUs
1 x PCIe 4.0/3.0 x16 slot
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
1 x M.2_1 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
1 x M.2_2 slot (Key M), type 2242/2260/2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4 mode)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1 x 4-pin CPU Fan header
2 x 4-pin Chassis Fan headers
1 x 24-pin Main Power connector
1 x 8-pin +12V Power connector
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Front Panel connector (supports USB Type-C®)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header supports additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 4 USB 2.0 ports
1 x Clear CMOS header
1 x Chassis Intrude header
2 x COM Port headers
1 x Front Panel Audio header (AAFP)
1 x COM debug header
1 x DIS ME jumper
1 x LPT header
1 x Mono-out header(with Amp IC)
1 x M.2 slot (Key E)
1 x Speaker header
1 x 10-1 System Panel header
Optical Drive Options Internal SATA DVD-RW or Blu-ray Drive (optional extra)
External 5.25" Drive Bays 2
External 3.5" Drive Bays 1
Full Height PCIE Expansion Slots 1 x PCIe 4.0/3.0 x16 slot
2 x PCIe 3.0 x1 slots
Front Ports 1 x USB 3.0
1 x USB 2.0
Audio I/O
Dimensions (H x W x D) 13.98" x 6.89" x 16.54"
Max GPU Length Allowance 350 mm
Compatible with Microsoft Windows 10 & 11 64-Bit

OpenBSD 7.2+ works with at least full resolution graphics with HDMI output, wifi where selected, audio output, USB, and ethernet

FreeBSD 13.2 will work with at least the wifi if selected, audio out, HDMI out w/ frame buffer graphics driver (no 3d accelerated graphics yet, and may be limited to 1024x768 resolution), USB, and an NVME hard disk, and ethernet.

Note: Beyond a basic installation and compatibility information we offer no end-user support for non-GNU/Linux operating systems.

Note: Please contact support for updated information on FreeBSD and other popular operating systems, releases, or features/accessories we have not validated.

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) $39
USB Peripherals Setup/Tutorial
(Printers, Portable Audio Players, etc.)
Operating System Installs $65
Software Installations $39
Networked Peripherals Setup/Tutorial (Printers, etc.) $39
Data Transfers of up to 4TB $59
Data Transfers of up to 8TB $99
Diagnostics (this is only if no repairs are made) $65
Upgrades/Repair (per half hour; if no others apply) $65
Phone Support (per half-hour / non-warranty) $65
OS Media $39
Discounted blocks of phone support are available for purchase. It's US $230 for 5 half hour blocks and US $400 for 10.
Partial List Of Supported Releases:

Parabola GNU/Linux-libre 2022.04+
Trisquel 11
Ubuntu 22.10, 23.04, 23.10, 24.04
Fedora 37, 38, 39, 40
Linux Mint 21.3 Edge
Kubuntu 22.10, 23.04, 23.10, 24.04
Lubuntu 22.10, 23.04, 23.10, 24.04
Debian 12
Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 6
Arch 2022.11.1, 2022.12.1, 2023.01.1, 2023.02.1, 2023.03.1, 2023.04.1, 2023.05.1, 2023.06.1, 2023.07.1, 2023.08.1, 2023.09.1, 2023.10.1, 2023.11.1, 2023.12.1, 2024.01.1, 2024.02.1, 2024.03.1, 2024.04.1, 2024.05.1
Manjaro 21.3.7, 22.0, 22.0.1, 22.0.2, 22.0.3, 22.0.4, 22.0.5, 22.1.0, 22.1.1, 22.1.2, 22.1.3, 23.0, 23.0.1, 23.0.2, 23.0.3, 23.0.4, 23.1.0, 23.1.1, 23.1.2, 23.1.3, 23.1.4, 24.0
openSUSE Leap 15.5+

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

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.

Was 4TB of storage not enough? Now get a 2nd drive and achieve twice the storage capacity! If that's not enough contact support about larger capacities. We currently stock up to 4GB NVME M.2 drives.

Don't just get a bigger drive. Get a faster drive. Experience twice the speed with a new solid state drive. Newer SSD technology can give you that boost you always wanted cutting start times in half and increasing the speed of programs.

Is one drive not enough? Add a 2nd. Whether you need a system configured with a mix of fast (SSD), reliable (traditional drive), and inexpensive (mixed)- or plain out raided for redundancy to ensure your important data doesn't go bye-bye we got it.

Need more disk storage? We got it! Or an optical drive? Our Blu-ray option supports writing discs up to 100GB. With one of our Blu-ray drives and appropriate third party firmware it’s even possible to get improved support for playback of most 4k content.

Need more disk storage? We got it! Or an optical drive? Our Blu-ray option supports writing discs up to 100GB. With one of our Blu-ray drives and appropriate third party firmware it’s even possible to get improved support for playback of most 4k 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.

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.

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)

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.

Picking up a wireless mouse or other device that requires a double A battery? Not sure if you have double any double A batteries left. No problem. Just grab a few with the order.

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

Get the piece of mind knowing that if your computer has a problem there are knowledgeable GNU/Linux experts you can call on for help. Our extended warranty offers protection for up to 3 years from the date of purchase for both parts and labor.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

We support users around the world and not everybody uses a North American power cable. Please select the one appropriate to you.

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.

Backdoors in modern computing devices are unfortunately a certainty today and while we can't be sure of a fix here it is possible to partially disable one potentially bad component. This option has side-effects, warranty remains valid.

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.

The disk(s) can be partitioned using one of a few different schemes. If unsure choose the first option. If you want something else entirely select other and enter the description of how you want the system setup in the distribution to install section.