The Penguin Pro 7 GNU / Linux Desktop

The Penguin Pro 7 GNU / Linux Desktop
The Penguin Pro 7 GNU / Linux desktop sets the new standard for PC performance with a 8th Generation Intel® Core™ Coffee Lake processor! Blazing fast, feature packed, it is ready to take your productivity, creativity and 3D experience to the next level. Designed for those who needed expanded options and who can never get enough speed out of other smaller consumer desktops.

  • Fast- available with up to an 8th generation Coffee Lake Intel Core i7

  • Expandable- up to 64GB of DDR4 ram

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) Linuxdistributions

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


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 Z370
Graphics G4900: Intel® UHD Graphics 610
i3-8100: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
i5-8400: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
i7-8700: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Memory Up to 64GB DDR4 (Dual Channel, 4×288pin)
DDR4 4300+(OC)*/ 4266(OC)/ 4133(OC)/ 4000(OC)/ 3866(OC)/ 3800(OC)/ 3733(OC)/ 3600(OC)/ 3200(OC)/ 2933(OC)/ 2800(OC)/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133
* 8th Gen Intel CPU supports DDR4 up to 2666.
Dimensions 14.37" x 7.29" x 15.74"
Graphics & Port Info - Supports Intel UHD Graphics Built-in Visuals: Intel Quick Sync Video with AVC, MVC (S3D) and MPEG-2 Full HW Encode1, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Clear Video HD Technology, Intel Insider, Intel UHD Graphics - DirectX 12 - HWAEncode/Decode: VP9 8-bit, VP9 10-bit (Encode only), VP8, HEVC (MPEG-H Part2, h.265), AVC (MPEG4, h.264), MPEG2-Part2 (h.262), JPEG/MJPEG, VC-1 - Max. shared memory 1024MB - Three graphics output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
- Supports Triple Monitor
- Supports HDMI with max. resolution up to 4K x 2K (4096x2160) @ 30Hz
- Supports DVI-D with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports D-Sub with max. resolution up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz
- Supports Auto Lip Sync, Deep Color (12bpc), xvYCC and HBR (High Bit Rate Audio) with HDMI Port (Compliant HDMI monitor is required)
- Supports 4K Ultra HD (UHD) playback with DVI-D and HDMI Ports
LAN support 10/100/1000 (chipset: Intel I219-V)
Peripheral interfaces 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
4 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C Port (Supports ESD Protection)
1 x USB 2.0 Port (Supports ESD Protection)
HD Audio Jacks: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone (Realtek ALC892)
Default distribution Most recent version of Ubuntu
Expansion capabilities 6 x SATA3 6.0Gb/s Connectors, support RAID, NCQ, AHCI and Hot Plug*
* If M2_1 is occupied by a SATA-type M.2 device, SATA3_0 will be disabled.
1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32Gb/s)**
1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32Gb/s)**
** Supports Intel Optane Technology
** Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots (Flexible PCIe)
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1: x16 mode; PCIE4: x4 mode)*
* Supports NVMe SSD as boot disks
Optical Drive DVD-RW
Compatible with Microsoft Windows 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
Computer Setups (includes net, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and printer hook-up, 3GB data transfer, 1 program install, and intro lesson) $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
For Mail-In Service Add (Per Computer) $44
In-home service No longer available
Supported distributions:

Parabola GNU/Linux-libre 2018.05.27+
Ubuntu 18.04
Kubuntu 18.04
Lubuntu 18.04
Fedora 28
OpenSUSE 15.0

Only 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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