Penguin Z2 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) 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8300H Processor ( 2.3 GHz, up to 4Ghz ), 8MB Smart Cache
8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H Processor ( 2.2 GHz, up to 4.10Ghz ), 9MB Smart Cache
Memory DDR4
Core Logic Intel® HM370 Express Chipset
Screen 15.6" Full HD (1920x1080) IPS Display, Matte
Wireless 802.11N Atheros Wifi (freedom compatible chipset)
Webcam Built-in 2.0M FHD Video Camera
Memory Up to 32GB
Battery Removable 6 cells smart Lithium-Ion battery pack 62Wh (Included)
6+ hours without optimization (can get close to 7 with optimization)
Card Reader 6-in-1 Card Reader (MMC/RSMMC/SD/Mini-SD/SDHC/SDXC)
Keyboard white-LED illuminated full size keyboard with numeric pad
Graphics  Intel UHD 630 Graphics (Integrated on 8th Gen Intel Processor)
Sound System High Definition audio interface
Built-in Array Microphone
Built-in two speakers
Ports 1 HDMI™ output Port (with HDCP)
1 external VGA Port
1 USB 2.0 Port
1 USB 3.0 Port
1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port (Type A)
1 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Port (Type C)
1 Headphone Jack
1 Microphone Jack
1 RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
Ethernet Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Approx. Dimensions 14.88” (w) x 10.51” (d) x 0.98” (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 other GNU/Linux flavours with a recent release (hardware supports free & mainline kernels/project drivers)

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

This model requires a recently released distribution like Parabola GNU/Linux-libre. Future releases of Trisquel will also have support... among other distributions and releases.

Other distributions that are also supported include Debian (testing), Linux Mint 19+, Ubuntu 18.04+, elementary OS 5.0+, Fedora 28+, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8+, CentOS 8+, openSUSE Tumbleweed (and Leap 42.3+), Arch, and Parabola GNU/Linux-libre are supported. Feel free to inquire about other distributions. We will update this list as time allows.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.