"In association with CompuLab, Linux Mint is proud to introduce the
mintBox. The pro model is recognizable by its ribbed case (its faster
performance requires more heat dissipation) We’re passionate about
what we do and for our very first Mint device, we wanted something
unique, something special and extraordinary."
Based on the fit-PC3 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fit-PC#fit-PC3
marketed as mintBox running Linux Mint 13 (Cinnamon).
- mintBox Basic ($476 + shipping, duty & VAT):
APU G-T40N (1.0 GHz dual core + Radeon HD 6290 – 9W)
Flat metal case
- mintBox Pro ($549 + shipping, duty & VAT):
APU G-T56N (1.65 GHz dual core + Radeon HD 6320 – 18W)
Ribbed metal case
"Another highlight of the mintBox is how easy it is to open it. Both
the RAM and the HDD are accessible from underneath the box. Use a
standard screwdriver to open the bay and you can upgrade your RAM or
switch the HDD for a SSD drive without any hassle."
-- source: http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2055
It ain't cheap, but still cool. :-)
Peter Reutemann, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Waikato, NZ
Ph. +64 (7) 858-5174