System76's USA-made and Ubuntu Linux-powered Thelio desktop now available with 3rd gen AMD Ryzen processors

Fans of Linux have long coveted System76 computers, as they come with Ubuntu pre-installed rather than Windows. After all, buying one of these computers is a great way to support the Linux community. Nowadays, in addition to Ubuntu, the company also offers its own Ubuntu-based operating system called Pop!_OS.

With the System76 "Thelio" desktop PC, even more people became interested in the company -- beyond Linux enthusiasts. Why? Because it is made right here in the good ol' USA. People that take pride in being an American often look for USA-made products (something that is getting increasingly harder to find), and System76 began filling that need.

Today, Thelio gets even more attractive, as System76 is now offering 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors. The base model, which is priced at $999, still comes with a 2nd gen Ryzen 5 2400G (quad-core). This is still a very capable chip, but not the latest and greatest.

For only about $200 more, however, you can opt for a super-new 3rd gen Ryzen 5 3600X (hexa-core). For even more money, you can also choose a Ryzen 7 3800X (octa-core) or the insanely powerful 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X. That 3900X is notable for rivaling Intel's much pricier Core i9 chips.

If you want to configure and buy your own Thelio desktop with 3rd gen AMD Ryzen processor, you can do so here. They make excellent gaming machines when configured with a Radeon or GeForce GPU.

5 Responses to System76's USA-made and Ubuntu Linux-powered Thelio desktop now available with 3rd gen AMD Ryzen processors

  1. PenguinJoe says:

    The saddest part of that post is it being called a "USA Made" PC. It
    might be USA-ASSEMBLED, but 99% of the parts used to ASSEMBLE it are made
    outside the USA - most notably in China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Mexico and
    Indonesia. There are no USA-Made personal computers. Also don't forget Trump's import tariffs on those parts.

    • adevar says:

      "There are no USA-Made personal computers."

      Well, if you're going to drill down to the component and sub-assembly level, then there haven't been any 'USA-Made' personal computers since PCs became commodity items nearly 40 years ago.

      As far as the tariffs go... one of our major political parties likes to go around telling us how paying taxes is our 'patriotic duty', 'the price we pay for civilization', etc. So just look at US consumers indirectly funding the increased tariff revenue to the federal government here as a way of decreasing the deficit (assuming our politicians don't view it as a license to just spend yet even more, of course...)

      • PenguinJoe says:

        It is not so much drilling down but rather highlighting the dependence of American industry on foreign partners. As much as the current administration would like otherwise American industry is heavily intertwined with and dependent on foreign suppliers for the things it no longer has (or possibly never had) the ability to produce domestically.

      • anchovylover says:

        America isn't alone with those issues though, to be fair. Most, if not all first world countries have similar problems.

      • psycros says:

        And that is exactly what needs to change. If I have to pay 40% more for a personal computer to know that its 90% American-made, so be it. At that point a Mac might actually be competitive on price (unless Apple thinks it can make them even MORE expensive and still move sufficient volume). I would even be OK with most of our tech being built in Mexico as long as I knew it was done in a competent manner. Anywhere would be better than The People's Republic of Espionage.

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