MintBox Mini Pro is a powerful mini-PC with a friendly price tag

by Radu Tyrsina
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Linux, being the most popular OS among computer developers and coders, understands the pain of feature incompatibility in their machines after switching their pre-installed OS to Ubuntu. In many scenarios, this proves to be a wise decision, but some problems come with it and they can’t be ignored.

The most frequent problems encountered by Linux developers include Wi-Fi card issues, Bluetooth connectivity bugs, or problems when booting the pre-installed OS after installing Ubuntu. CompuLab recently found a solution for this dilemma: a Linux-powered computer, the MintBox Mini Pro.

This tiny PC is the result of the collaboration between Linux and computer manufacturers. The MintBox Mini Pro device went for sale only a few days ago.

The device costs $395, with pre-installed Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon (64-bit), but if you are a Windows consumer, you can always download a Windows 7, 8 or 10’s copy on your machine.

Here are the hardware specs of the MintBox Mini Pro:

  • 120GB SSD mSATA
  • 8GB RAM
  • A10-Micro 6700T Chipset, 64-bit quad core @ 1.2GHz (boost up to 2.2GHz)
  • AMD Radeon R6 GPU
  • Dual HDMI 1.4a up to 1920 x 1200 @ 60Hz
  • GbE LAN port (ethernet)
  • WLAN 802.11ac (2.4/5GHz dual band Intel 7260HMW)
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 4x USB 2.0
  • Micro-SD slot (supports SD/SDHC cards), transfer rates up to 25MB/s
  • Micro SIM slot
  • Full-size mSATA socket (low profile)
  • Half/Full-size mini-PCIe socket (high profile)
  • Better passive cooling thanks to an all-metal black housing

You can purchase the MintBox Mini Pro and several other MintBox versions from CompuLab’s official website.

The MintBox Mini Pro is approximately of the same size as its predecessor, the MintBox Mini. The latest release, with much-enhanced specs, takes things to a whole new exciting level. But it’s good to see the brand’s signature classy appearance for their devices is still preserved. Following is the comparison the company shared between its MintBox Mini and MintBox Mini Pro versions:

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With only a $100 worth’s difference, the device is bundled with a speedier processor, twice the RAM and storage capacity, enhanced graphics, improved Wi-Fi connectivity, and an additional Ethernet port. So, it’s safe to say the extra money is worth it.


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