The Linux Mint, together with Compulab, makes the mintBox official and available for sale, a mini PC that brings in a pre-loaded and customized version of Linux Mint 12, but it is already compatible with Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon.
Besides the product arrives to compete directly with the nettops, the first thing that comes to mind (for those who remember) is that it seems too similar to the Compulab-fit PC3. And everything indicates that it is an updated version of the product of the past.
The mintBox is available in two versions with different prices according to your settings. The basic version is named mintBox Basic, and features a G-T40N dual-core processor at 1 GHz with a TDP of 9W, Radeon HD 6290 graphics, 4GB of RAM and 250 GB of storage. The most complete version, the mintBox Pro integrates an AMD G-T56N dual-core processor at 1.65 GHz with a TDP of 18W, Radeon HD 6320 Graphics, 8 GB RAM and 250 GB storage.
The differences are primarily in the design, processor and graphics chips. On their complements, the models share the specifications, because in both we find two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, two eSATA inputs, HDMI and DisplayPort and Ethernet. Moreover, there is a DVI adaptor for screens that do not support HDMI.
Price: mintBox Basic has a suggested price of $476, while the mintBox Pro costs $549.