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Mint Box3

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by booman, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I had no idea there was a MintBox in development and available on Amazon???

    Its very pricey, but compact, passive cooling and fairly small desktop. Kinda reminds me of the SteamBox setup...

    MintBox3 Pro $2499.00
    MintBox3 Baisc $1399.00

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    Daniel~ Chief BBS Administrator Staff Member

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    At those prices it's hardly a Linux box, more a amazon box.
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    cloasters Well-Known Member

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    What is the purpose of these "Mint Boxes?" Surely you can build your own small form factor machine for less? Or am I missing something?
  4. booman

    booman Grand High Exalted Mystic Emperor of Linux Gaming Staff Member

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    I think they are response to SteamBox where you can buy your own gaming machine with Mint pre-loaded.
    The more expensive one has a video card included.

    I've built a media center with Mint using a Shuttle XPC Slim DX30 $189.99
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRW0499/
    * It still needed a hard drive and Memory

    But it doesn't game very well. Handles video and online movies just fine, but its too small for a full size video card. It can do a bit of low quality gaming and online browser gaming, but it gets really hot.

    The MintBox is probably more suited for gaming and media viewing. I admit its pretty expensive and CompuLab has some other small form factor options here:

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=CompuLab&ref=bl_dp_s_web_0

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