The Slimbook Curve Linux PC

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 avoid tackle.

So all-in-one PCs are very much up my street — and when they run Linux out of the box, even better!

Spanish computer company Slimbook, who make the KDE Slimbook pre-loaded with KDE Neon, has pulled the shrink wrap off of its new all-in-one desktop Linux PC.

And it’s beautiful.

Slimbook Curve Linux PC: Specs & Price

That Display Tho

The Slimbook Curve Linux PC running Ubuntu

The AIO sports a 24″ Curved Display

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:

The Slimbook Curve Linux PC rear back picture

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).

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