Meet System76's Ubuntu All-in-One (iMac competition?)

Interesting news I read from an internal site of our community, humans. This time not from Jako (from whom we have taken several articles already), but from a new editor of the site: Manuel Alejandro.


What is System 76?

System 76 is a company founded in 2005 that is dedicated to the manufacture and sale of laptops, desktops and servers. Its main characteristic is that all their products come exclusively with Ubuntu Pre-installed, they are recognized for having excellent performance and quality.

The first all-in-one PC with Ubuntu pre-installed has gone on sale.

On this occasion System 76 surprises us with its first all-in-one computer. A stunning 21.5 ″ HD screen clad in edge-to-edge glass and an aluminum side cutout. But if you think this is not enough, "The Sable Complete", which is the name with which this wonder has been baptized, keeps a powerful arsenal inside.

Starting with a price of $ 799 the Sable gives us the following characteristics:

  • Display 21.5 ″ HD LED Backlit with a resolution of 1920 x 1080
  • One Quad-core Intel Core i5 3470S CPU @ 2.90 GHz
  • An HD Graphics 2500 graphics card
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • One 250 GB SATA II 6 Gb / s 16 MB Cache HDD
  • Speakers, webcam and microphone integration
  • USB
  • HDMI Out
  • Audio in / out
  • And of course Ubuntu in its latest version 12.10

The lack of WiFi in the base model is disappointing, but it can be added as an “extra” for $ 35 and if the basic specifications don't satisfy us, we can always swap parts and pieces to suit our needs. System 76 offers us a complete stock for this, which ranges from the option of changing the CPU for a third generation Intel Core i7, increasing the RAM memory up to 16 GB, or adding a hard disk which can also be replaced by HDD a SSD and up to a maximum capacity of 750 GB. The Sable is a great looking computer that (in theory at least) is faster, cheaper, more expandable, and better on Ubuntu than the 2011 iMac as one of the editors of OMGUbuntu! More impressive in my opinion (and my portfolio) is that, although System76 is a specialized retailer (meaning that the costs are higher than those of mass manufacturers) the all-in-one that presents us is competitively priced, even without WiFi, a disk drive, or input accessories. The saber is on sale from now on the official website of System 76. So what, are you excited to buy one?

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  1.   x11tete11x said

    is very good: D. but it seems to me that they forgot to compare something important to the boys ... the iMac comes with Geforce 650M or 680MX ... so in graphic power, I think it is more than clear that the iMac throws this computer to hell xD, I don't know if The iMac will come with a retina display, since when I entered the page it said that they are about to release a new one xD, beyond that, it seems excellent 😀

    1.    elav said

      I suppose that you can put this card and in the end, it will still be much cheaper ..

      1.    left handed said

        Well, the options on the page do not include changing the graph, hopefully it will be available later. Those that do have it included are their other desktop models, it is also worth taking a look

      2.    x11tete11x said

        according to what the page says, you can only put an intel 4000HD, anyway, I'm not a mac fan, in fact I'm with a vaio <3 hahaha

  2.   Ghermain said

    I would ask that instead of Ubuntu it come with Kubuntu or with Suse + KDE

    1.    Martin said

      You change it, it's simple. The benefit is that you are not paying user licenses, or anything like that.

      Unfortunately here in Argentina they do not have delivery, and with the import stocks it is almost impossible, unless System76 puts an assembly plant in the country, which I do not think they will do taking into account their current structure.

    2.    Leo said

      Or with Debian Net Install XD
      (or at least it is what I would send you 🙂)

    3.    Bob fisher said

      Well, nothing, a format, a pendrive with your preferred distribution and the task. One of the many advantages of free software that also, being a distribution based on Ubuntu (Kubuntu), I do not think I will cause driver problems. With Suse + Kde…. I'm not so sure anymore

  3.   medina07 said

    Very nice to look at ... and the price seems reasonable for what it offers.

  4.   Daniel Rojas said

    Although I am not a good friend of AIO teams (I prefer to have the power in a pot next to me) I like this one 😀

    Ah, in the specifications the disk is SATA III 6Gb / s


  5.   clown said

    It is the first time that I see a team with Ubuntu Pre-Installed that brings the most recent version of it.

    PS: I sell iMac little use, reason why I want to buy a new equipment

  6.   Cesasol said

    Wow, with wifi and a tera of HDD it would cost $ 873 (11300 in Mexican pesos), it is still a competitive price but it does not convince me

  7.   cronos said

    And where is the DVD reader: /

    With 500 Gb + DVD + Wifi + Keyboard $ 929 Not bad.