The new MintBox Mini 2 is now available for pre-sale


Ya the new version of the pocket computer is available for pre-order which has the Linux Mint operating system pre-installed, the MintBox Mini 2 which will come with Linux Mint 19. This MintBox Mini 2 handheld device was announced in March as a collaborative project of CompuLab and Linux Mint.

Now this little Linux PC is available for pre-sale, indicating that the imminent Linux Mint 19 "Tara" release will also come with it.

El mintBox Mini 2 is manufactured by CompuLab of Israeli origin, and is another of his fanless designs, which this feature is usually one of the great attractions of this computer.

On your spec page the following comment on the matter:

Despite higher performance and similar power consumption, MBM2 runs much cooler than its predecessor thanks to a completely new thermal design with larger heat sink surface, better thermal coupling, and specialized conductive cooling for the storage device.

Mintbox Mini 2 Features

Compared to the first generation Mintbox Mini, the new Mintbox Mini 2 has dual-band antennas, two USB 3.0 ports, a microSD slot, audio and micro connectors, and a Kensington lock that is now available on the right side.

Two programmable LEDs are also present on the front. At the rear, the new Mintbox Mini 2 offers two USB 2.0 ports, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, one RS232 serial port, as well as HDMI 1.4 ports (4K at 30Hz) and mini-DP 1.2 (4K at 60Hz) for better screen connectivity.

The new MintBox Mini 2 is based on an Intel Celeron J3455 Apollo Lake SoC with an Intel HD Graphics 500 graphics card which happens to replace the AMD A4 6400T CPU (64-bit, quad-core, 1GHz) with which its predecessor had.

Thanks to the integrated Intel HD Graphics 500 integrated into the Celeron processor, we can find in this mini computer a Mini DisplayPort port in addition to a normal HDMI, which allows us to connect an extra monitor.

In addition, offers 4GB or 8GB of RAM (upgradeable to 16GB) Unlike the previous version's 4GB of RAM and an M.2 SSD storage, it comes with Linux Mint 19 and CompuLab supports the hardware with a five-year warranty.

A Mintbox Mini 2 Pro version is also available, with 120GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. Both the Mintbox Mini 2 and Mintbox Mini 2 Pro ship with Linux Mint 19 and are now available for purchase worldwide.

Leaving the hardware part and entering the software issue, the standard operating system will be the new Linux Mint 19 "Tara" Cinnamon edition along with all its packaging that usually includes.


Finally, Linux Mint project leader shares the following:

“MBM2 is a fantastic unit. It's small, quiet, and packed with connectivity. It is a real pleasure for us to run our operating system in such a cute little box.

MBM2 is the latest product of our partnership with Compulab, with whom we have built an incredible relationship since 2012.

The new The Mintbox Mini 2 has a value of $ 299 and the Mintbox Mini 2 Pro $ 349. You can purchase any of these models and learn more about the details In the following link.

In a personal way I can add that I do not agree with the idea that a computer does not include a ventilation source, since every electronic device needs to eliminate all extra temperature.

But as I say it is only a personal comment, in the end they are the engineers and developers, they know the design and why not include this.

Besides that more than one will think that the prices with which these new releases come are something with which you can acquire a computer with better presentations.

But given the characteristics of the team of being one of the few with Linux pre-installed and the fact of venturing into being a minicomputer makes it interesting.

They should know that part of the cost of the computer goes directly to the development of the distribution.

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  1.   Miguel said

    The truth is expensive for a Celeron processor that is the worst of the worst. It is also from Israel that violates human rights. Sorry, I always support Linux projects, but this time it happened.

  2.   Shalem Dior Juz said

    With all due respect, your personal opinion at the end of the article is left over. They are the technicians and that company specializes precisely in the design and production of minicomputers. They offer a 5-year guarantee for their product, no manufacturer in the world does it (1 year maximum, extendable to 3 depending on the supplier), it is an engineering achievement.

    Its economic comparison is out of context, it is a product with state-of-the-art design and very good connectivity that can be taken anywhere with PC / Notebook features and that until now has entered the market, it is necessary to suffer from the self-sustainability curve . However, it is very competitive with excellent features for users who want productivity at work or studies, certainly not to play, in those cases you must use terminals made for that purpose such as video game consoles. Playing on the computer is last century and outdated.

    It is 100% compatible with GNU / Linux, which avoids the generic problem of unsupported hardware when purchasing computers with Windows pre-installed. It is the San Benito of almost all forums and complaints.

    Personally, the future of GNU / Linux home terminals is here, creative designs with the latest technology and connectivity and with GNU / Linux pre-installed. The great bottleneck exposed at the time by the ex-gnome Miguel de Icaza and that now may be the first step to not agree with him.

    1.    David naranjo said

      Thank you, I appreciate your comment, but as I say it is simply a personal opinion.

  3.   Jesuhadin said

    Lots of promotional buzz but I agree 100% with Miguel's first comment that the Celeron is brother Shalem crap. Good connectivity and so forth and so forth… but that mike is cheap crap.

    1.    David naranjo said

      Thanks for the comment.
      If I agree with the point of the micro, for my part I like AMD more and then there are people who will see this computer as something crazy in relation to price and characteristics.
      But there are also people who see in this type of computer a work tool which they can exploit.