Is it simply me or laptop manufactures are literally choosing Linux based mostly mini PCs nowadays? Few days in the past Ubuntu Mate introduced its partnership with Entroware for Linux based mostly computer systems. And at the moment German hardware producer cirrus7, that focuses on mini PCs, has introduced a brand new tiny PC named nimbini.
In case you have by no means heard of cirrus7, you’d most likely not be the one one. cirrus7 is particularly centered on German market and because of this it’s not identified in the remainder of the world. However don’t underestimate cirrus7 for it has gained the celebrated Crimson Dot award in Product Design class.
Coming again to the most recent providing, nimbini, it’s 150x150x87mm in dimension which is barely greater than Meerkat of System76. Will probably be preloaded with both Ubuntu 14.04 or Ubuntu 15.04. As for as configuration is worried, it’ll have the next hardware:
Intel fifth gen Broadwell processor i3/i5/i7
M.2 SSD (capability configurable)
Scope for added 2.5″ drive
four USB three.zero port
2 Mini Show Ports
WiFi (optionally available)
In case you are a DIY fan, you possibly can choose to purchase an un-assembled model of nimbini that is available in 90 separate elements. There isn’t any details about value vary however I’d guess it to be in vary of Euro 500. The preorder will begin ultimately of April and by mid-Could it’ll begin transport. I’m not certain in the event that they ship exterior Germany.
Will probably be attention-grabbing to see how would it not fare with different Linux based mostly mini PCs, particularly towards MintBox Mini. So for, many of the producers have centered on Ubuntu however I want to see different distributions preloaded on PCs, particularly elementary OS Freya.