Penguin B1 GNU/Linux Laptop

Currently we have this model in stock and available with an i7 and i5 CPU. Any configuration you purchase will generally ship out within 2-3 business days.
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International Order? We stock the following language keyboard layouts for this model: US English. The AC adapter is compatible with power grids around the world. We stock US/Canadian, [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. Please contact support for other AC adapter plugs.

All laptops and desktops are assembled at our US facility. This means taxes for those outside the US 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
CPU Options (when available) Intel Core i7-1165G7 (2.80GHz - 4.70GHz), 4 Cores, 12MB Cache
Intel Core i5-1135G7 (2.40GHz - 4.20GHz), 4 Cores, 8MB Cache
Display 15.6” Full HD (1920x1080) Wide View Angle Display, Matte Finished
Communication Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
M.2 802.11N Atheros Wifi (freedom compatible chipset)
Memroy Supports Dual Channel DDR4
Two 260 pins SODIMM sockets, support for DDR4 3200 MHz (Real operation frequency depends on processor)
Expandable up to 64GB, depends on 8GB/16GB/32GB SODIMM module
Video Controller Intel Iris Xe Graphics (Integrated in Core i5 / i7 CPU) HDR Support Rec. 2020 (Wide Color Gamut)
Storage One M.2 2280 SSD, PCIe Gen4x4 interface
One M.2 2280 SSD, SATA/PCIe Gen3x4 interface
Sound System High Definition audio interface
Built-in array microphone
Built-in two speakers
Keyboard Single Zone Multi-Color illuminated full size keyboard with numeric pad.
Pointing Device Integrated Click pad with Precision Touch Pad (PTP) and scrolling function
I/O Ports 1 HDMI output Port (with HDCP)
1 Thunderbolt 4 combo port with Power Delivery DC in (Type C)
1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 port (Type C)
1 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Port (Type A)
1 USB 2.0 Port (Type A)
1 2-in-1 Audio Jack (Headphone / Microphone)
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
Card Reader MicroSD Card Reader
Slots Three M.2 Card Slots
- 1st for WLAN Combo M.2 2230 Card with PCIe and USB and CNVi interface (E key)
- 2nd for SSD M.2 2280 Card with PCIe Gen4x4 interface (M key)
- 3rd for SSD M.2 2280 Card with SATA/PCIe Gen3x4 interface (M key)
Other Features Metal top and bottom case
Built-in 1.0M HD Video Camera
FlexiCharger
Power Full Range 65W AC Adapter AC-in 100~240V, 50~60Hz, DC output 19V, 3.42A
Embedded Polymer Smart Lithium-Ion battery pack, 73WH
Security Kensington Lock
OS Support GNU/Linux (anything with a recent release using a modern software stack)
Certificate HDMI™ Logo
Dimension 14.06” (w) x 8.68” (d) x 0.78” (h)
3.84 lbs. including Bare bone and Battery Pack
Default configuration Includes the latest release of Linux Mint
Compatible with Microsoft Windows 10 (no MS Windows OS or support is included with laptop)
Out Of Warranty & Other Support Services Available
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

Debian 11+ (bullseye), Ubuntu 20.04.3, 20.10+, Fedora 34+, Linux Mint 20.2+, Manjaro 21.0.2+, other distributions based off a recent software stack are supported. While our systems generally work with most distribution more or less out of the box recent changes with some distributions (at least Linux Mint) have resulted in the need to install the HWE stack after installing the operating system. This isn't a big deal, but if a user reinstalls the operating system the touchpad and/or graphics may not perform optimally until the HWE stack is installed. Future releases of Linux mint should work without any additional components needing to be installed as there is proper hardware support in upstream software components. These changes are just not yet in Linux Mint's default install. Contact support for more information on your preferred distribution and release.

Trisquel in a future release (Trisquel 9.x or something later) will be supported and Parabola GNU/Linux-libre is supported currently also.

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.

Have you ever wanted the convenience of a docking station? Just connect one USB-C cable instead of half a dozen. Monitor, keyboard, mouse, and maybe even a pair of speakers? Mic 2-in-1 port, HDM, VGA, 3 x USB 3 ports, gigabit LAN, SD card slot.

No power outlet available? No problem. Pick up our USB-C PD power bank and recharge your laptop and devices on the go anywhere you happen to be. Includes 2 USB A ports and 1 USB-C port.

Do you enjoy traveling? Pick up our 65W USB-C Travel Charger. Power or recharge your USB-C PD devices: Laptops, docking stations, and power banks with one USB-C travel charger. Includes adapters for Europe, UK, and North American power outlets.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.