As promised back in March, Compulab has launched its MintBox Mini 2, the newest iteration of its tiny desktop PC working the Mint Linux distribution. The most important improve from the unique Mini, as we reported on the time, comes within the processor division, as AMD is deserted for a quad-core Intel Celeron J3455 that ought to convey a efficiency increase whereas nonetheless managing with the fanless construct.
The above image exhibits that the Mini 2 is barely larger than a mouse, however the $299 base configuration ships with four gigs of RAM and a 64GB solid-state drive along with the “Apollo Lake” collection CPU. For $50 extra, you may transfer as much as the Professional version, which doubles the RAM and boosts the storage capability to 120GB. of USB three.zero and a pair of USB 2.zero connections, an HDMI output, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. When you do not need to arduous wire your Web connection, the Mini 2 options constructed 802.11ac Wi-Fi (together with Bluetooth assist for wi-fi enter gadgets).
After all, most significantly, the Mini 2 comes with Mint 19 pre-installed. The Mint distribution has been hailed by ZDNet’s Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols as possessing one of the best UI not just for Linux variations but in addition for any working system, and the newest iteration contains the brand new Timeshift system-restoration characteristic.
Compulab is now taking orders for the MintBox Mini 2, with transport anticipated to start in the midst of subsequent month. The corporate additionally says you can order the brand new Linux PC by Amazon beginning in August.