Fanless mini-PC runs Linux Mint on Kaby Lake


Sep 30, 2005
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Compulab launched a rugged “IPC3” mini-PC that runs Linux on dual-core, 7th Gen Core i7/i5 CPUs, and also debuted three GbE-equipped FACE expansion modules.

Like most Kaby Lake boards we’ve seen, the IPC3 supports Intel’s dual-core, low-power U-Series Core i7 and i5 processors, each with 15W TDPs. This is a barebone device without a pre-loaded OS, but it supports Linux and Windows. Compulab lists Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon as its “Official Linux.” The Israeli company has long collaborated with the Linux Mint community in selling special MintBox versions of its Fitlet mini-PCs with preloaded Linux Mint.

CompuLab also make an excellent mini pc that would suit most folk who just surf the net and it uses less than 10 watts of electricity.

CompuLab’s Linux Mint flavored MintBox Mini Pro mini-PC updates the Mini with an AMD A10 Micro-6700T, plus BT 4.0, mini-PCIe, and twice the RAM and storage.

The CompuLab built, $395 MintBox Mini Pro, which ships with the Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon distribution, updates the $295 MintBox Mini with a lot more performance and features in the same compact 108 x 83 x 24mm footprint. That’s considerably smaller than earlier collaborations between CompuLab and the Linux Mint project, such as the circa-2013 MintBox 2.


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