After a pre-built Linux desktop to power your home office? be sure to check out the Entroware Poseidon.
Launched today, the Poseidon is Entroware’s most powerful Intel-based Linux PC to date. You can spec it out with an eight-core Intel Core i9-11900 processor, up-to 128GB RAM, and even a terrifically epic 16 TB of combined HDD and SSD storage.
The base config is priced from £760 and is rather modest than that, offering a six-core Intel Core i5-11400, 8GB DDR4 3200 Mhz RAM, and a single 250 GB PCIe NVMe SSD. You can switch out to an Intel Core i7-11700 if you want a little more oomph, and doubling the RAM to 16 GB (either when you buy or after, using RAM you buy yourself) seems like a bit of a no-brainer.
A desktop PC acts like a hub so surprise-surprise this thing is not lacking for ports.
You get two font-accessible USB 3.2 Type-A ports, plus separate headphone and microphone jacks. The rear of the device has 6 USB 2.0 Type-A ports, 3 USB 3.2 Type-A ports, and a lone USB 3.2 Type-C port. There’s also a set of 6 audio jacks, 2.5 Gb ethernet, 2 Wi-Fi antenna connectors, and the oh-so-important power port.
One interesting aspect of the Entroware Poseidon: it’s housed in what the company described as a “sound-dampened chassis”.
A quieter case might sound like an odd thing but it’s sure to be a lure to those who plan on using the PC in a noise-sensitive scenario, like a PC kept in the bedroom, or a workplace that’s especially meditative.
If there’s an aspect of the Poseidon which is lacking, it’s in the graphics department. While the integrated Intel graphics will offer (thanks to the fairly robust Intel Linux driver) good performance I can’t help but think a discrete graphics card option would have been nice.
Could you build a PC with a similar spec for less? I’ve no doubt you could! Especially if you shop around and source parts from different retailers. But sometimes the benefit of buying a ready-built Linux PC (warranty, support, no effort, ability to return) is worth the outlay.
If your interest in piqued in the Poseidon head on over to the Entroware store page where you can learn more, and pre-order one for yourself.
Finally, this is not a review. It is a news item. It’s here to tell you something has happened, what that something is, and how, when and why you might be interested in knowing about.
“Joey,” you’re about to say, “I know that.”
It’s just, I got feedback on my last Entroware post from a reader who considered it a “bad article” as it ‘only’ talked about the laptop’s specs, price, and availability. And it’s been playing on my mind.
Now, i’m not a professional at “this” by any stretch, but I’m not sure there’s much else I should be saying about a laptop (or in this case desktop) that I haven’t tried. Not in a news article that’s sole aim is to say something exists.
So for the avoidance of doubt, reviews — which are rare on this site as hardware companies don’t generally offer us review units 😬 — are labelled as reviews. If you don’t pay attention to the little category labels underneath posts (they are small and easy to miss) you will be able to tell if you’re reading a review as a review box containing a pretty picture and a star rating will be present.