The Penguin Pro 5B GNU / Linux Desktop

The Penguin Pro 5B GNU / Linux Desktop
The Penguin Pro 5 GNU / Linux desktop lets you experience multimedia like never before with a 4th Gen Intel processor, combined with premium sound and advanced graphics. This system is great for people who need compatibility with distributions built off older software stacks that may not have support for the very latest generation of hardware yet.

  • Fast- up to a 4th generation Intel Core i7

  • Expandable- up to 32GB of DDR3 ram

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) Linuxdistributions

  • Not dependent on binary blobs, or proprietary drivers-firmware


Note: Now with a revised v3 case

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 B85
Graphics With i3-4130 CPU: Intel HD Graphics 4400
With i5-4430 CPU: Intel HD Graphics 4600
With i7-4790K CPU: Intel HD Graphics 4600
Memory Up to 32GB DDR3
Dimensions 14.37" x 7.29" x 15.74"
Graphics Ports D-Sub, DVI, HDMI
LAN support Realtek RTL8111G, 10/100/1000Mbps
Peripheral interfaces 2 x USB 3.0(rear)
4 x USB 2.0(rear)
2 x USB2.0 Port;
2 x Audio Port (Front Ports)
Front USB ports: 4 (2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0)
1 x 3 in 1 audio jack (Realtek ALC887)
Default distribution Most recent version of Ubuntu
Expansion capabilities 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slot
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1 slots
1 x PCI slot
2 x SATA 3Gb/s
4 x SATA 6Gb/s
4 x DIMM Slots (DDR3 1066/1333/1600 MHz)
Optical Drive DVD-RW
Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10
(not included, no technical support offered)


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


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
Supported distributions:

Trisquel 6, 6.01, 7, 8
Ubuntu 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10
Kubuntu 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10
Lubuntu 13.10, 14.04, 14.10, 15.04, 15.10, 16.04, 16.10, 17.04, 17.10, 18.04, 18.10
Peppermint Linux OS 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
LinuxMint 16, 17, 17.1, 17.2, 17.3, 18, 18.1, 18.2, 18.3, 19, 19.1
Fedora 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29
OpenSUSE 13.1, 13.2, Leap 42.1, 42.2, 42.3, 15.0
CentOS 6 series 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10
CentOS 7 series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6
Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 series 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10, 6 ELS+
Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6
Scientific Linux 6 series 6.6, 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 6.10
Scientific Linux 7 series 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6
Debian 7, 8, 9
Slackware 14.2
elementary OS .3, .3.1, .3.2, .4, .4.1, 5.0

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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