Lini PC Delivers A Nice Haswell-based Xubuntu PC

Written by Michael Larabel in Computers on 18 December 2013. Page 7 of 7. 12 Comments

Overall, the Lini PC performance with an Intel Pentium G3220 processor is surprisingly decent. It's been several years since last touching a Pentium processor, but the Haswell-based G3220 managed to deliver very decent performance on both the processor and graphics sides. Additional G3220 Linux tests and other performance benchmarks from this system will be published in the coming days that were carried out prior to returning this review sample to Lini PC.

As a whole this $500 Lini PC (or $400 for the base model) is quite decent. While the system is using all off-the-shelf hardware, if you don't want to assemble a Linux desktop PC yourself and are willing to pay a small premium for that, I would recommend going to check out LiniPC.com. Aside from the system not being too overpriced, compared to other very low-volume Linux PC builders, it's great to see Lini PC using latest-generation Intel Haswell processors over some older couple-year-old processor models (commonly with the Linux Atom systems) and other outdated specs found semi-commonly on other shipped Linux PCs.

Stay tuned for more benchmarks from this Intel Pentium Linux system in the next few days.

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