Yokneam, Israel – 12-Sep-13 – Compulab and Linux Mint introduce MintBox 2 – a miniature fanless PC based on Intel® Core™ i5 Processor running Linux Mint 15 “Olivia”.
About MintBox 2
MintBox 2 is built upon Compulab Intense PC platform – one of the smallest fanless PCs on the market, with unmatched connectivity and expandability. Compulab and Linux Mint configured and optimized MintBox 2 to provide the best out-of-the-box Linux Mint experience. Incorporating Intel® Core™ i5-3337U Processor up to 2.70 GHz results in over 4 times the performance of the previous generation MintBox. Additional features include 4 GB RAM upgradable up to 16 GB, dual Gbit Ethernet + 150Mbps WLAN, dual-head full HD display and 7.1 channels digital audio. Storage options beyond the upgradable 500 GB hard disk consist of mSATA socket, 2 eSATA ports and 2 USB 3.0 ports. I/O includes 6 additional USB ports, RS232 and a second mini PCIe socket.
About Compulab partnership with Linux Mint
MintBox 2 is the result of a close partnership between Compulab and the Linux Mint team which started in 2012 with the introduction of the first MintBox. Compulab and the Linux Mint team worked together on the product definition. 5% of the MintBox 2 price is funding the Linux Mint project.
MintBox 2 specifications
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3337U Processor (dual-core 64 bit, 3M Cache, 1.80 GHz up to 2.70 GHz, 17W TDP)
Devices and I/O
Extra storage: mSATA socket + 2x eSATA ports
Footprint and environmental conditions
Enclosure: Passively cooled fanless die-cast aluminum case
MintBox 2 availability
MintBox 2 is available now for direct ordering from Compulab. The product will be available in North America through Amazon.com at a price of $599 by the end of September 2013. Sales in Europe through Amazon.de are expected to take place in October 2013.
Compulab is a leading designer and manufacturer of embedded computing products since 1992 with product lines ranging from computer-on-modules to ready-to-use miniature computers. Compulab’s fit-PC line of miniature, fanless PCs – introduced in 2007 – positioned Compulab as an industry leader in the field of miniature, fanless industrial PCs.
About Linux Mint
Linux Mint is a leading GNU/Linux distribution since 2006. It provides a range of desktop operating systems for personal computers. Awarded “Best Linux Distribution 2012” by Linux Format Magazine, Linux Mint positioned itself at the top of the desktop Linux market and in 3rd position worldwide in desktop operating systems.