“The pros of a mini-PC shine in open-spaces, in cybercafe, in labs mostly because the unit is small (less space used), because it takes very little power (for big installations with many units that makes a significant different in electricity costs), because it has a kesington lock and because it’s silent. Imagine a room with 30 desktop computers… replace them with fanless mini-PCs.. all of sudden all the noise is gone, you’ve reduced your power bills, it’s all locked nicely and doesn’t gather dust or take space underneath the tables :)”

Clement Lefebvre,
Project Leader at Linux Mint

MintBox is a product line of miniature fanless PCs ready to use with Linux Mint pre-installed. It 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.

Currently there are three MintBox variants:
MintBox 2 is a high-performance model based on Intel Core i5.
MintBox Mini is the smallest and most cost effective model.
MintBox Mini Pro is a more powerful, feature-rich and rugged version of MintBox Mini.
All models are fanless and come with a 5 year warranty.

Brief side-by-side comparison between MintBox models.
For full comparison check models specifications

MintBox 2 MintBox Mini MintBox Mini Pro
CPU Intel Core i5-3337U AMD A4 Micro-6400T AMD A10 Micro-6700T
Installed RAM
(max capacity)
4 GB
(16 GB)
4 GB
(8 GB)
8 GB
(8 GB)
Storage 500 GB HDD 64 GB SSD 120 GB SSD
LAN 2x Gbit Ethernet 1x Gbit Ethernet 2x Gbit Ethernet
Cinnamon Cinnamon Cinnamon
Dimensions 190x160x40 mm 108x83x24 mm 108x83x24 mm
Price $599 $295 $395
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