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MintBox Mini 2

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Re: Mintbox Mini 2

Post by Flemur » Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:12 pm

Oggogg want.
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Re: MintBox Mini 2

Post by MtnDewManiac » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:59 am

Do a web-search for "Intel J3455 vs i5" lol. The one I saw that blew it out of the water was six years old. 3220M, I think.

Stick a decent CPU in it, one with a GPU side that's (an upgrade to) merely "not so great," and you'll probably end up back-ordered. I like the fanless setup as a concept but, really, it's not like I notice a computer fan unless it starts squealing its death throes.

The low power consumption is good - my laptop consumes almost 90 watts, and I assume this thing uses less. But I'd have to buy a mouse and keyboard, which makes the payback (in that regard) a lengthy affair. So does the hard drive capacity that's screaming for an external drive. The lack of a display is neither here nor there, I suppose, since most folks probably have a television that they can use. Then again, most folks probably don't move them around very often, so that kind of limits the usability to one room. My laptop, injured as it is, can go anywhere there's an electrical outlet. If I spring for a new battery, lol, I can take it out of the house.

$349 seems steep, considering that's what this laptop cost new. Years ago. But an i5 - for the same price - would make it at least a consideration in comparison to a new economy-priced laptop. If you folks get a cut of the gross, that'd up its value in my eyes.
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