For several years, Compulab and the Linux Mint developers collaborate to produce and develop a family of Mini PC green (mint) just like the operating system they run on. One of the latest is MintBox Mini, it launched nearly two years ago, but will soon be replaced by a new model with a faster processor, more RAM and storage capacity, as well as other hardware / software improvements.
His name is Mintbox Mini Pro, but is not yet available. It will soon be for sale on the site Compulab for about $ 395 / €.
According to early rumors, the new Mini PC will be as big as the predecessor, namely 11 x 8 x 2.5 cm in 250 grams of weight. It will feature a fanless design (no fan) and will have a chassis zinc-aluminum, not green like the models that preceded it, but black with their colorful Compulab on the side.
MintBox Mini Pro
Inside, Mintbox Mini Pro should integrate an AMD APU A10-6700T Micro 64-bit and 4.5 watts, with Radeon R6 graphics, 8GB of RAM DDR3L-1333MHz and 120GB of internal storage on SSD mSATA. The kit includes four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two HDMI (to connect up to two external displays), a serial port, an S / PDIF audio, microphone input, a microSD card reader, slot for micro cards SIM and audio jacks. On board, of course, a module WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and Gigabit Ethernet. The Mini PC will be equipped with Linux Mint 18 “Sarah”, a GNU / Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, but it will also be compatible with Windows 7 and later versions.
In other words, Mintbox Mini Pro is more expensive than Mintbox Mini albeit about 100 dollars / euro but is much more powerful and equipped. We can not help but note that in this model, Compulab has forecast a faster hardware platform, two extra USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth, eSATA and slot for micro SIM