Short Bytes: The Mintbox Mini has been received a major hardware upgrade and it is now called Mintbox Mini Pro. The Linux machine comes at a price of $395 and features an all-metal casing which eliminates the need for a cooling fan. Significant bumps having been given to the storage, RAM, processor, wireless, and other hardware components.
There are a few notable devices built to run the Linux-based distributions out-of-the-box. Linux Mint team and Compulab can tap their back for the creation of the palm-sized Mintbox devices. The latest Mintbox release is known as the Mintbox Mini Pro and it’s a significant upgrade over Mintbox Mini.
Mintbox Mini Pro Specifications
CPU: AMD A10-Micro 6700T
RAM: 8GB DDR3L
Storage: 120GB SSD
Graphics: AMD Radeon R6
Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11ac, Dual Gigabit Ethernet
Ports and Slots: 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, 2x HDMI 1.4a, 1x micro SD slot, 1x micro SIM slot, etc.
The Mintbox Mini Pro comes pre-installed with Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon but it also supports different versions of the Windows OS and Linux distros. All hardware comes packed inside an all-metal casing which enhances passive cooling. The A10 Micro-6700T built using 28nm process is a 64-bit SoC having 4 CPU cores clocked at 1.2GHz. The Radeon R6 graphics chip is also integrated on the SoC.
The microSD slot supports SD and SDHC cards allows a data transfer rate up to 25MB/s. Also, there is a micro SIM slot present on the Mintbox Mini Pro which might enable 3G/4G connectivity. The last yeat’s Mintbox Mini was priced at $295 but it would be a wise decision to go for the higher priced and newer Mini Pro because you will get a value for money product.
Visit the Linux Mint blog where you’ll find the links to detailed specifications and place an order for the Mintbox Mini Pro.
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