It seems that the folks behind the hugely popular Linux Mint operating system have come up with an announcement that you will soon be able to pick up a Mint-branded computer that is aptly known as the mintBox, where it is more or less a Compulab fit-PC3 that has the Mint brand name on it. Not only that, Compulab intends to share a part of the proceeds with the Mint team in order to further assist their efforts in developing the operating system in order to bring it to greater heights. Right now, Compulab offers its fair share of small form factor PCs under the fit-PC range, with the latest models being hugely line diminutive at a mere 6.3″ x 6.3″ x 1″, and will rely on low power AMD processors as well as Radeon HD graphics to get the job done.

The cheapest models will obviously be the barebones ones – those that lack memory, Wi-Fi connectivity, a hard drive as well as other bits and pieces that we have come to take for granted, but if you decide to fork out at least $476, then you will be able to enjoy a system that has 2GB RAM, a 250GB hard drive, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as an operating system to boot. Want Windows 7 Home Premium running? Not a problem, but you will save more than $100 in the process if you stick to a Linux operating system.

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