The Penguin Pro 9 GNU / Linux Desktop

The Penguin Pro 9 GNU / Linux Desktop
When it comes to support not all hardware is alike. We pride ourselves in shipping systems that can be properly supported by the GNU/Linux community. By utilizing the right set of chips and components where a complete set of source code exists users aren't left wondering wondering whether or not they'll be able to cleanly upgrade from release to another or continue to have support for there graphics/wifi/sound/printer/or other peripheral or component.

The Penguin Pro 9 GNU / Linux desktop introduces support for the 9th 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 and sharing this new generation of processors is ready to take you to the next level.

  • Fast- available with 8th & 9th generation Intel CPUs

  • Want to see more? Check out the Penguin Pro 9 overview video

  • Expandable- up to 128GB of DDR4 ram & plenty of expansion bays & full profile card slots

  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC892 Audio Codec)

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) Linuxdistributions

  • For superior supportability there is no dependence on OS-loaded binary blobs or proprietary drivers


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Category Specification
Chipset Intel H370
Graphics 8th Gen:
G4900: Intel® UHD Graphics 610
i3-8100: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
i5-8400: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
i7-8700: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
9th Gen:
i3-9100: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
i5-9400: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
i7-9700K: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Memory Up to 128GB DDR4 (2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz, 4×288pin)
Dimensions 13.98" x 6.89" x 16.54"
Graphics & Port Info Three graphics output options: D-Sub, DVI-D and HDMI
Supports Triple Monitor
Supports HDMI 1.4 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
LAN support Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s(Giga PHY Intel I219V)
Peripheral interfaces 1 x PS/2 Mouse Port
1 x PS/2 Keyboard Port
1 x D-Sub Port (ie VGA)
1 x DVI-D Port
1 x HDMI Port
2 x USB 2.0 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Port (10 Gb/s) (Supports ESD Protection)
2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 Ports (Supports ESD Protection)
1 x RJ-45 LAN Port with LED (ACT/LINK LED and SPEED LED)
HD Audio Jacks: Line in / Front Speaker / Microphone
Front Panel Audio (Mic & Headphone)
1 x Front USB 2.0 Port
1 x Front USB 3.0 port
Default distribution Most recent version of Linux Minth
Expansion capabilities 6 x SATA3 6.0 Gb/s Connectors
1 x Ultra M.2 Socket (M2_1), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x4 (32 Gb/s)
1 x M.2 Socket (M2_2), supports M Key type 2230/2242/2260/2280 M.2 SATA3 6.0 Gb/s module and M.2 PCI Express module up to Gen3 x1 (8 Gb/s)
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x16 Slots (PCIE1/PCIE4: single at x16 (PCIE1); dual at x16 (PCIE1) / x4 (PCIE4))
2 x PCI Express 3.0 x1 Slots (Flexible PCIe)
1 x M.2 Socket (Key E), supports type 2230 WiFi/BT module
Optical Drive Options Internal SATA DVD-RW (optional)
External 5.25" Drive Bays 2
External 3.5" Drive Bays 1
Expansion Slots 4
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
(not included, no technical support offered)

OpenBSD 6.6 has been tested and we can confirm that at least some components work including basic graphics support (full resolution, 3d not tested), basic 1080p video plays ok though not accelerated, audio out, and ethernet.


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:

Parabola GNU/Linux-libre 2019.03.10+
Trisquel 9+
Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04
Fedora 30, 31, 32
Linux Mint 19, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3
Kubuntu 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04
Lubuntu 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 Series 8.0, 8.1, 8.2
CentOS 8 Series 8.0, 8.1, 8.2
OpenSUSE 15.0, 15.1
Debian Buster or up
Arch 2019.05.1, 2019.06.1, 2019.07.1, 2019.08.1, 2019.09.1, 2019.10.1, 2019.11.1, 2019.12.1, 2020.01.1, 2020.02.1, 2020.03.1, 2020.04.1, 2020.05.1

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

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