Israel's maker of small fanless computers CompuLab has revealed a tiny computer for Linux lovers, the MintBox Mini. A fifth of the size of the original MintBox, which was based on the company's fit-PC3 and launched in 2012, the silent, fanless Mini will come with a quad-core processor, solid state storage and be available in the second quarter of 2015 for US$295.
The passively-cooled MintBox Mini is based on CumpuLab's new fitlet PC. Within its 10.8 x 8.3 x 2.4 cm (4.25 x 3.27 x 0.95 in) enclosure, the company has managed to pack in an AMD A4 6400T processor, a Radeon R3 GPU, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM (supports up 8 GB) and 64 GB of solid state storage.
Connectivity is served up in the form of 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0, a microSD reader, an audio jack and two HDMI ports. The MintBox Mini will run the Linux Mint 17.1 MATE 64-bit edition OS in OEM mode out of the box.
The MintBox Mini comes with a 5 year warranty and a percentage of the sales proceeds will go to Linux Mint.