System76 Unveils Ubuntu Based mostly Mini PC: Meerkat
It appears mini PC bins are the newest fad. Whereas the standard PC bins (learn CPU) takes big area both below the desk or on the desk, these mini PC bins will be conveniently positioned in simply few inches of area. No marvel these are getting common, at the least among the many producer for the beginning.
Final month itself Linux Mint powered MintBox Mini was introduced and at the moment System76 introduced Meerkat, an Ubuntu based mostly mini PC field.
System76 is a pc producer that unique builds Ubuntu based mostly laptop computer, desktop and servers. In a Google+ submit, it unveiled the four″ x four″ Meerkat Ubuntu desktop. I don’t perceive why did they identify it Meerkat contemplating that Meerkat was the codename of Ubuntu 10.10. Simply saying that Meerkat Ubuntu desktop may confuse just a few folks.
Meerkat Ubuntu desktop specs
There aren’t many particulars accessible in regards to the specs of Meerkat. Few fundamental options of System76 Meerkat embrace:
Intel fifth Era processors, accessible choices i3-5010U and i5-5250U
as much as 2 TB of storage (M.2 SATA SSD)
16 GB DDR3 RAM
Graphics Intel HD 5500 and Intel HD 6000 for i3 and i5 respectively
four″ x four″ in dimension
1 Gb NIC
2 USB three.zero ports (with one being PoweredUSB)
There are not any clear pricing tag however it’s presupposed to value within the vary of $500. It’s presupposed to be launched on 19th March.
The essential mannequin comprising of 4GB RAM, 32GB SSD prices $499. You possibly can configure it to have higher nevertheless it additionally means a higher price ticket. You possibly can see the configuration and worth element right here.
Do you assume it’s configuration within the given worth vary? Would you be eager about changing your current desktop with Meerkat Ubuntu desktop? Or maybe you want to discover different Linux based mostly mini PCs. Do share your views.