Limbo 5880

Limbo 5880

How low can you go? (on price) Mid tower Linux desktop with lots of room for future upgrades, latest-generation Intel CPU and Intel HD graphics/video. The Limbo 5880 is our best-selling desktop and it's affordable, versatile and optimized to run your favorite distros.

  • Intel 4th gen CPU
  • Intel HD graphics
  • 7.1 High-Definition Audio
  • SATA3 6Gb/s
  • Rear Ports:
    • 4x USB 2.0 Ports
    • 2x USB 3.0 Ports
    • PS/2 Port
    • VGA Port
    • DVI Port
    • Display Port
    • HDMI Port
    • Gigabit Ethernet Port
    • 6x Analog Audio I/O jacks
    • Optical S/PDIF Out
  • Front Ports:
    • 2x USB Ports
    • Headphone Jack
    • Mic Jack
  • Internal Slots:
    • 1x PCI-Express 3.0 x16 Slot
    • 1x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slot (runs at x4)
    • 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 Slot
    • 4x DDR3 slots
    • 6x SATA ports
  • Size of case: (WxDxH): 7.5 x 15.0 x 13.8 inch / 190.0 x 380.0 x 350.0 mm

Read a review on Linux Journal: "Linux Desktop PC on Steroids from ZaReason".


Or, Read Larry The Free Software Guy's weeklong review here!

Linux Version
Storage Drive
Storage Drive #2
Storage Drive #3
Storage Drive #4
Optical Drive
Sound Card
Video card
Card Reader
Power Supply
Price: $ 574
Regular price:: $ 599

Customer Reviews

  • Author: Frank Bell
    This is a really nice box. It came as promised with Slackware Linux installed, though I did reinstall Slackware so as to establish a separate home partition, but that's just me.

    When I opened the case, I was impressed with how cleanly and neatly the wiring was arranged and how accessible the components were. The Limbo was easily the best-built desktop I have ever purchased.

    This is my third Zareason device. The quality of Zareason's hardware and workmanship is excellent. Zareason has made me a Zareason partisan.

    As an added plus, if you call them on the telephone, a real live human being *whose menu options have not recently changed* picks up the call!
  • Author: Robert McDonald
    I had my employer buy two of these. They replaced two well-known-brand computers that failed to run Ubuntu Linux upon attempting to upgrade to version 12.04. In contrast, the Limbos have run Ubuntu 12.04 with no problem from the start; it's such a time-saver to not hassle with incompatible hardware. Opening up the cases, it looks like they would be easy to work on to add or change components; that's always nice to see, and is a sign of a manufacturer thinking well about their customers.
  • Author: Larry, the Software Guy
    The ZaReason Limbo is, in three words, an outstanding machine; a simply outstanding machine that can easily handle any work load ranging from that of the average household user who’s just surfing the Web to the constant tinkering and tweaking by the most restless Linux user (to the latter, I plead guilty). Ruggedly built and with a clean design, the desktop fits in nearly any location in the home.
  • Author: Jeff Josephson, Old School User
    Using a new Limbo 5880 desktop PC. Have been a long time MS user so still adjusting to the new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS. The PC is nice looking. I ordered it with a CD/DVD player, oh and did I mention that it is fast? There is no comparison between the boot times between my MS desktop and my new Limbo 5880, the Limbo takes maybe 30 sec. tops. Needless to say I like it and will be switching from MS to Ubuntu totally in the near future! Bet on it.
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