After a new shiny pre-built desktop PC built for Linux support? UK-based Entroware are back again after the recent Proteus laptop reveal with their new Poseidon desktop. This is their new top-end model built for "Every Linux Professional".
"From the sound-dampened chassis to the high quality power supply and everything in between, Poseidon is built from top to bottom with every component being carefully selected for for reliability and performance." - Entroware
Not exactly built for gamers mind you, however, don't let that stop you. The point here is it's another Linux vendor putting out a new model that might work out a little easier for you than slotting it all together from parts, along with having someone to fallback on if it doesn't work right. The Poseidon does not come with a dedicated GPU either, it's a bring-you-own graphics card box although you do get Intel UHD Graphics as standard with the CPU options.
Even if you don't have a GPU ready, those Intel UHD Graphics actually pack a nice little punch so you should be able to play quite a few with them.
Here's the overall specifications that you can get with it:
|Processors||Configurable with 11th Generation Intel® CoreTM Processors:
i5-11400 (12M Cache, 2.60 up to 4.40 GHz, 6 Cores, 12 Threads) - Base Model
i7-11700 (16M Cache, 2.50 up to 4.90 GHz, 8 Cores, 16 Threads)
i9-11900 (16M Cache, 2.50 up to 5.20 GHz, 8 Cores, 16 Threads)
8GB - Base Model
250GB PCIe NVMe SSD - Base Model
Depending on CPU
|Video Ports||1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort
|Front Ports||2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
1 x Headphone Jack
1 x Microphone Jack
|Rear Ports||6 x USB 2.0 (Type-A)
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-A)
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 (Type-C)
1 x PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse Combo
6 x Audio Jacks (Line In, Line Out, Mic In, Rear Speaker Out,
Centre Speaker Out, Side Speaker Out)
1 x RJ-45 Ethernet
2 x WiFi Antenna Connector
1 x Power Connector
|Connectivity||2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
|Dimensions & Weight||Height: 440mm | Depth: 399mm | Width: 210mm
Starting from 10.3 Kg
As for the case used, it looks like one of the Define series from Fractal Design. Notably, Entroware do not seem to state anywhere what specific case is used with this model. It's a damn nice case though, and with the sound dampening it might help give you a little peace from all the ticking and whirring while you're working and gaming. Update 01/06/21: Entroware replied to mention the case used is the "Fractal Design FD-CA-DEF-C-BK" and as for the power supply they said "this will vary between different Corsair, EVGA, and Cooler Master units depending on what we stock at that time, we do not provide specific models" so they are using good vendors at least.
The price starts at £759.99 with either Ubuntu 20.04 LTS or Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS available pre-installed. Check out the Poseidon on the Entroware website.
Founded in 2014 in Liverpool - UK by Mike Wilson and Anthony Pich, they've going into a thriving business that ships internationally across Europe and they say their products are "used every day as the foundation for businesses across Europe, and serve some of the largest businesses in the world" and they are 100% focused on Linux "primary objective is to build excellent computers, which is why we focus on Linux compatibility".