The second generation of the Linux Mint-branded mini-pc has been shown off.
The fanless MintBox2 boasts 4x the performance power of the original device by switching to an Intel i5 CPU. The original Mintboxes shipped with power-efficient AMD embedded APUs.
As with the original releases, the diminutive device is a rebranded version of a device in Israeli computing company Compulab’s line-up, namely their Intense PC model.
Specification wise MintBox2 sports:
- Intel i5 CPU
- Intel HD Graphics
- 4GB RAM
- 500GB HDD
- Dual-Gigabit Ethernet
And the price? $599. That makes it a little more expensive than the 1st generation models, which started at $476, but for Mint die-hards looking to support their favourite distro, it might be a premium worth paying.
Release date yet to be revealed, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we do.