Compulab's MintBox 2 Revealed

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.

  • rwinches
    So, it's portable/easy to carry? What? $600 no keyboard no monitor. i5 so it gets very hot? "a third-gen Intel Core i5 3337 Ivy Bridge 1.8 GHz with Intel HD 2000 Graphics."
    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