Compulab has unveiled the Mintbox 2, its second generation compact desktop computer that measures just 190 x 160 x 40 mm and features a metal enclosure that doubles as a heat sink to cool the processor.
The Mintbox 2 will feature an unspecified and presumably pepperminty Intel Core i5 processor and at least 4 GB of dual-channel memory that offers up to four times the processing power of its AMD E-series “Zacate” equipped predecessor and has scored 7,541 points on Geekbench.
The system will also feature two Gigabit Ethernet ports, a 500 GB hard drive and will ship with Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” (presumably 64-bit) pre-installed. Speaking on the announcement, the Linux Mint blog provided the following:
“We’ve always had a fantastic relationship with the staff at CompuLab and we’re working hard on the new MintBox, but this was a surprise and I wanted to thank them for doing this. There’s a lot of respect and admiration going both ways and we’re very proud of what we’re doing together.”
The Compulab Mintbox 2 will be priced at $599 and backed with a 5 year manufacturer warranty with a currently unknown release date.
The MintBox 2, which is based on CompuLab's Intense PC line, also comes with two eSATA ports for additional storage, a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and four USB ports: two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0. HDMI 1.4a up to 1920 x 1200 at 60 Hz and DisplayPort up to 2560 x 1600 resolution at 60Hz