Yodel an aloha to the Slimbook Curve — an all-in-one Linux PC with an alluring curved edge-to-edge display.
Call me old fashioned but I’m (still) a huge fan of desktop computers. I like having something big and bulky on my desk, purring away, helping me crunch through whatever workload I’m trying to
So all-in-one PCs are very much up my street — and when they run Linux out of the box, even better!
And it’s beautiful.
Slimbook Curve Linux PC: Specs & Price
That Display Tho
Similar to all-in-one PCs from the likes of Samsung and HP the Slimbook Curve is notable for having a curved display.
Why would you want a curved computer monitor?
Well, to be fair, I don’t know! I suppose it offers a marginally more “immersive” experience than a standard flat panel. But if all you’re doing is browsing the web and checking reddit in a terminal do you really want that output wrapped up around your ears?
Regardless of pragmatic merit there’s no doubt that curved displays are popular. Seeing one used in a Linux PC is, if nothing else, a novelty.
The Slimbook Curve has a roomy 24-inch Full-HD (1920×1080) edge-to-edge IPS display.
A Stylish Rear (ooo-er)
The minimal appearance of the front, with its thin bezels and curved profile, hides a more brutish rear. The back of the PC has a more utilitarian look, as though someone has smashed a Samsung Galaxy S9 with an Alienware laptop:
Honestly, the rear of the device is an aesthetic I dig. The ‘Cylon’ red grilles are a striking flourish against uniform black/grey plastic trappings. It’s almost a pity that the accent doesn’t carry through to the front.
Processor, RAM and Ports
Style wise this all-in-one PC has things sorted — but what about the specs?
Well, on paper at least, the Slimbook Curve should past muster for most needs. Behind the curved screen hides:
- Intel i5-7200 @ 2.5GHz or Intel i7-7500 @ 2.7GHz
- 8GB or 16GB RAM (32GB option available soon)
- Intel HD 620 4K Graphics
- 120GB SSD M.2 (with 250GB, 500GB and 1TB options available)
- Intel 3165 AC or Intel 8265 AC Wi-Fi
A decent crop of ports mean the Curve should cater to the majority of use cases (though Thunderbolt 3/USB Type-C fans may want to look away now):
- 4x USB 2.0
- 2x USB 3.0
- Audio Input & Output jacks
- Gigabit Ethernet
- HDMI out
- VGA out
Alas there’s no built-in webcam, SD card slot, or USB Type-C.
Slimbook Curve pricing starts from €849 for the Intel i5 model with 8GB RAM, and €100 more for the Intel i7 model minus shipping and import fees (where applicable).