Penguin T2 GNU/Linux Laptop

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International Order? This model is currently available with a United States keyboard layout. It is also available with AC adapters for other regions. We stock US/Canadian, Japanese, [censored] ("UK" style), [censored] ("Europlug"), 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
Processor Options (when available) T Series Low Power Consumption CPUs
Intel® Core™ i3-8100T Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-8400T Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-8700T Processor

Standard Desktop CPUS for Max Performance
Intel® Core™ i3-8100 Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-8400 Processor
Intel® Core™ i7-8700 Processor
Memory DDR4
Core Logic Mobile Intel® H310 Express Chipset
Screen 15.6” Full HD (1920x1080) IPS Display, Matte Finish
Wireless 802.11N Atheros Wifi (freedom compatible chipset)
Webcam Built-in 1.0M HD Video Camera
Memory Up to 32GB
Battery Removable 6 cells Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 47WH(included)
4+ hours with standard CPU without optimization (can get better battery life with software optimization)
Also consider a T series low power CPU which are optimized for low power and long longer battery life
Card Reader 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Keyboard Multi languages white-LED illuminated full size keyboard with numeric pad
Graphics Intel® UHD Graphics 630 (Integrated on 8th Gen Intel Core Processor)
Sound System High Definition audio interface
Built-in Array Microphone
Built-in two speakers
Ports/slots 1 HDMI™ output Port (with HDCP)
1 external VGA port
2 USB 2.0 Port (Type A)
2 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Ports (1 x Type C, 1 x Type A)
1 Headphone Jack
1 Microphone Jack
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
One changeable 2.5” SATA port for 7mm (H) SATA HDD/SSD (ie ships occupied)
One M.2 2280 SSD SATA (slot ocupied if optional M.2 SSD selected)
Ethernet Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Approx. Dimensions 14.88” (w) x 9.84” (d) x 1.17” (h)
Weight About 5.51 lbs. for main unit and Battery Pack (varies slightly based on configuration)
Default configuration Includes the latest release of Ubuntu
Compatible with Most GNU/Linux releases with a recent release date (hardware supports free & mainline kernels/project drivers)

Contact us about other operating systems such as OpenBSD, FreeBSD, etc. These will likely have support at some point and we'll be happy to investigate the current status.

OpenBSD 6.6 has at least basic support for most components, except wifi, but see test results & solutions here

FreeBSD 12.1 has at least basic support for most components, including wifi, but see test results for everything tested and the results
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.

This model will more likely work with some slightly older releases than some of our other models currenty as well as any recent distribution out of the box. Trisquel 9 for instance is supported (not yet released as of this writing, but the almost finished version works great).

This model is supported by at least Debian (testing), Linux Mint 19+, Ubuntu 18.04+, elementary OS 5.0+, Fedora 28+, Red Hat Enterprise 7 & 8, CentOS 7 & 8 (Note: core/basic functionality in 7 with 1810 release RHEL 7), openSUSE Tumbleweed (and Leap 42.3+), Arch, and Parabola GNU/Linux-libre. Most other distributions will also work, but feel free to inquire about other distributions and releases. We will update this list as time allows.

This model supports faster socketed CPUs designed for a desktop. With a faster standard desktop CPU there are some drawbacks like reduced battery life (compared to our other models). There are however a few T series CPU options that draw less power.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Add bluetooth capability to your computer with a Penguin Bluetooth USB Micro Adapter. A Bluetooth USB adapter enables you to connect Mice, Phones, Keyboards, Speakers, and other devices wirelessly to your computer.

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.

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

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.

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.