The Penguin Pro 12 GNU / Linux Desktop

The Penguin Pro 12 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 12 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

  • Intel® USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C™ Support

  • 4 Display Interfaces Support

  • Dual NVMe PCIe Gen3 X4 M.2 Connectors for faster 'hard drives'

  • High definition audio: Realtek® ALC887 chip

  • Supports up to an 11th generation Intel CPU (once OS support arrives)

  • 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® H470 Express Chipset
Graphics Intel Celeron G5905: Intel UHD Graphics 610
Intel Core i3-10100: Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel Core i5-10600K: Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel Core i7-10700K: Intel UHD Graphics 630
Intel Core i9-10900: Intel UHD Graphics 630
Memory Up to 128GB DDR4 (2933/ 2800/ 2666/ 2400/ 2133 MHz for i7/i9, Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory, 4×288pin)
Dimensions 13.98" x 6.89" x 16.54"
Graphics & Port Info 1 x D-Sub port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60 Hz * D-Sub port, supported by 10th Generation processors only.
1 x DVI-D port, supporting a maximum resolution of 1920x1200@60 Hz * The DVI-D port does not support D-Sub connection by adapter.
1 x HDMI port, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2160@30 Hz * Support for HDMI 1.4 version and HDCP 2.3.
1 x DisplayPort, supporting a maximum resolution of 4096x2304@60 Hz * Support for DisplayPort 1.4 version, HDCP 2.3, and HDR.
Support for up to 3 displays at the same time
Maximum shared memory of 512 MB
LAN Intel® GbE LAN chip (1000 Mbit/100 Mbit)
Peripheral interfaces 1 x USB Type-C™ port on the back panel, USB 3.2 Gen 1
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x D-Sub port
1 x DVI-D port
1 x HDMI port
1 x DisplayPort
1 x USB Type-C™ port, USB 3.2 Gen 1
3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
1 x RJ-45 port
3 x audio jacks
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 M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280/22110 PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2Q)
1 x M.2 connector (Socket 3, M key, type 2242/2260/2280 SATA and PCIe x4/x2 SSD support) (M2P)
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x16 (PCIEX16)
* For optimum performance, if only one PCI Express graphics card is to be installed, be sure to install it in the PCIEX16 slot.
1 x PCI Express x16 slot, running at x4 (PCIEX4)
2 x PCI Express x1 slots
(All of the PCI Express slots conform to PCI Express 3.0 standard.)
1 x 24-pin ATX main power connector
1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector
1 x CPU fan header
3 x system fan headers
1 x addressable LED strip header
1 x RGB LED strip header
2 x M.2 Socket 3 connectors
6 x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
1 x front panel header
1 x front panel audio header
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 header
2 x USB 2.0/1.1 headers
2 x Thunderbolt™ add-in card connectors
1 x Trusted Platform Module header
1 x serial port header
1 x parallel port header
1 x Clear CMOS jumper
Optical Drive Options Internal SATA DVD-RW (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 9 (w/ hwe stack)
Ubuntu 18.04.5, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10
Fedora 32, 33, 34, 35
Linux Mint 20, 20.1, 20.2
Kubuntu 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10
Lubuntu 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8 Series 8.2, 8.3, 8.4
CentOS 8 Series 8.2, 8.3, (discontinued by its developers)
Debian Testing (11 / Bullseye) and up
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
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

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

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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 (keyboard & mice product details)

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.