The Penguin Pro 11 GNU / Linux Desktop

The Penguin Pro 11 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 whether or not they'll be able to cleanly upgrade from one release to another or continue to have support for graphics/wifi/sound/printer/or other peripherals/components.

The Penguin Pro 11 GNU / Linux desktop introduces support for the 10th 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 up to a 10th generation i9 10-Core Intel CPU

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

  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC887 Audio)

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) Linux distributions

  • For superior support and freedoms sake there are no dependence on OS-loaded binary blobs or proprietary drivers

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 H370
Graphics Intel Celeron G5905: UHD Graphics 610
Intel Core i3-10100: UHD Graphics 630
Intel Core i5-10600K: UHD Graphics 630
Intel Core i7-10700K: UHD Graphics 630
Intel Core i9-10900: UHD Graphics 630
Memory Up to 128GB DDR4 (2933/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory, 4×288pin)
Dimensions 13.98" x 6.89" x 16.54"
Graphics & Port Info Three graphics output options: 2 x DP, 1 x DVI-D and 1x D-Sub (VGA)

Supports Triple Monitor
2 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x HDMI 1.4b
1 x D-Sub (also frequently called "VGA")

**Support DisplayPort 1.4 with max. resolution of 4096 x 2304 @60Hz. Please refer to for any update.
LAN support Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s (Intel I219-LM)
Peripheral interfaces 1 x PS/2 keyboard (purple)
1 x PS/2 mouse (green)
1 x D-Sub
2 x DisplayPort
1 x HDMI
1 x LAN (RJ45) port(s)
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (teal blue)
2 x USB 2.0
1 x Front USB 2.0 Port
1 x Front USB 3.0 port
3 x Audio jack(s)
1 x Mic port (Front Panel Audio)
1 x Headphone port (Front Panel Audio)
Default distribution Most recent version of Linux Mint
Expansion capabilities (note: some components utilized based on options selected/configuration) 1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
1 x PCI
6 x SATA 6Gb/s port(s)
1 x CPU Fan connector(s) (1 x 4 -pin)
2 x Chassis Fan connector(s) (2 x 4 -pin)
1 x MONO out header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 front panel TypeC™ connector
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1(up to 5Gbps) connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 port(s)
1 x USB 2.0 connector(s) support(s) additional 2 USB 2.0 port(s)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 storage devices support (SATA & PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 Socket 3 with M key, type 2242/2260/2280 storage devices support (PCIE 3.0 x 4 mode)
1 x M.2 with E key for Wi-Fi module
1 x LPT header
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connector(s)
1 x 24-pin EATX Power connector(s)
1 x 8-pin EATX 12V Power connectors
1 x Front panel audio connector(s) (AAFP)
1 x Chassis Intrusion connector(s)
1 x Clear CMOS jumper(s)
1 x DIS ME jumper
1 x System panel connector
2 x COM port header
1 x LPC Debug header
1 x Speaker connector
Optical Drive Options Internal SATA DVD-RW or Blu-ray Drive (optional extra)
External 5.25" Drive Bays 2
External 3.5" Drive Bays 1
Expansion Slots 3
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)

Note: Please contact support for updated information on OpenBSD, FreeBSD, and other popular operating systems.

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

Out Of Warranty & Other Support Services Available
For Mail-In Service Add (Per Computer) $34
USB Peripherals Setup/Tutorial
(Printers, Portable Audio Players, etc.)
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 2020.09+
Trisquel 10
Slint 15+ (includes proper support for visually impaired users)
Ubuntu 18.04.5, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10
Fedora 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37
Linux Mint 20, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3, 21, 21.1
Kubuntu 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10
Lubuntu 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10
Rocky Linux 9 Series 9.0, 9.1
AlmaLinux 9 Series 9.0, 9.1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 9 Series 9.0, 9.1
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 Series 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 8.5, 8.6, 8.7
CentOS Stream 8, 9
CentOS 8 Series 8.2, 8.3, (discontinued)
Debian 11
Arch 2019.10.1, 2019.11.1, 2019.12.1, 2020.01.1, 2020.02.1, 2020.03.1, 2020.04.1, 2020.05.1, 2020.06.1, 2020.07.1, 2020.08.1, 2020.09.1, 2020.10.1, 2020.11.1, 2020.12.1, 2021.01.1, 2021.02.1, 2021.03.1, 2021.04.1, 2021.05.1, 2021.06.1, 2021.07.1, 2021.08.1, 2021.09.1, 2021.10.1, 2021.11.1, 2021.12.1, 2022.01.1, 2022.02.1, 2022.03.1, 2022.04.1, 2022.05.1, 2022.06.1, 2022.07.1, 2022.08.1, 2022.09.1, 2022.10.1, 2022.11.1, 2022.12.1, 2023.01.1, 2023.02.1, 2023.03.1
Manjaro 19.0, 20.0, 20.1, 20.2, 20.2.1, 21.0, 21.0.1, 21.0.2, 21.0.3, 21.0.4, 21.0.5, 21.0.6, 21.0.7, 21.1.0, 21.1.1, 21.1.2, 21.1.3, 21.1.4, 21.1.5, 21.1.6, 21.2.0, 21.2.1, 21.2.2, 21.2.3, 21.2.4, 21.2.5, 21.2.6, 21.3.1, 21.3.2, 21.3.3, 21.3.4, 21.3.5, 21.3.6, 21.3.7, 22.0, 22.0.1, 22.0.2, 22.0.3, 22.0.4, 22.0.5

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

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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.

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Is one drive not enough? Add a 2nd. Whether you need a system configured with a mix of fast (SSD), reliable (traditional drive), and inexpensive (mixed)- or plain out raided for redundancy to ensure your important data doesn't go bye-bye we got it.

Need more disk storage? We got it! Or an optical drive? Our Blu-ray option supports writing discs up to 100GB. With one of our Blu-ray drives and appropriate third party firmware it’s even possible to get improved support for playback of most 4k content.

Need more disk storage? We got it! Or an optical drive? Our Blu-ray option supports writing discs up to 100GB. With one of our Blu-ray drives and appropriate third party firmware it’s even possible to get improved support for playback of most 4k content.

Looking to pick up some high quality discs compatible with your new drive? We stock CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs. Select from a variety of media types, quantities, and spindles.

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.

Match the décor of your new PC with a keyboard and mouse that isn't tied to Microsoft. All of our desktop keyboards and mice are of high quality and never include a MS logo (more keyboard & mice products)

Select one of our awesome mouse pads. Check out the great pictures in our catalog.

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.

If you want more desk space, a newer flat panel monitor may be just what you need. Flat panel monitors take up less desk space and have wider screens for a larger viewing area. Only available for shipping within continental US via UPS ground.

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

We support users around the world and not everybody uses a North American power cable. Please select the one appropriate to you.

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.

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.

Most USB data transfer cables on the market include a proprietary flash component that interferes with their usability. With our USB data transfer cable no such component exists. You can utilize standard file transfer tools supported under GNU/Linux.

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.