lunes, 30 de julio de 2012

The MintBox Is Here!

Linux Mint and CompuLab have made a tiny (smaller than a DVD case), yet powerful computer (4 Gb Ram the Basic version, 8 Gb Ram the Pro version) powered by Linux Mint 13 (Maya).  It is called mintBox!

Now, is it worth checking out?  Here are its specs:

Dual-head display HDMI + DisplayPort

Digital 7.1 S/PDIF and analog 2.0 audio, both input and output

Gigabit Ethernet

WiFi 802.11 b/g/n + BT combo with dual antennas

2 USB3 ports + 2 USB2 ports

2 eSATA ports

Bay for 2.5” SATA HDD

2 mini-PCIe sockets / 1 mSATA

Serial RS232 port

This looks like a pretty good deal, doesn't it?

The price is reasonable, too:

The mintBox is available in two versions.
mintBox Basic ($476 + shipping, duty & VAT):
  • 250GB HDD
  • APU G-T40N (1.0 GHz dual core + Radeon HD 6290 – 9W)
  • 4GB RAM
  • Flat metal case
mintBox Pro ($549 + shipping, duty & VAT):
  • 250GB HDD
  • APU G-T56N (1.65 GHz dual core + Radeon HD 6320 – 18W)
  • 8GB RAM
  • Ribbed metal case              

You can even open it and add memory or replace the Hard Drive easily. 

I am glad to see more Linux boxes out in the market.  I am thinking about buying one for my birthday!  

2 comentarios:

  1. This one seems more appealing to me than the Raspberry Pi. I'd like to get me a Vivaldi tablet :-)

  2. It got a smart looking casing. I hate APU and other integrated graphics processors since they are very low profile but still looks better than a netbook xD