Librem Mini Desktop PC Gets a 10th Gen Intel Refresh, But No Price Increase

Hello Linux n00bs. 😉

With ~700 US Woolongs starting price this ain’t by no means a bargain but it seems mini PCs really getting their groove on and are far more than just cute emergency machines these days. And I can promise you, your first Linux distro will fukn shine and glimmer on this hi-spec machine!

Fans of bijou computers paired with open source firmware won’t pay over the odds the spec bump either. The Librem Mini v2 costs from $699 — the same price as the original version despite now having a much faster processor.

Processor aside the rest of the base specs for the Librem Mini v2 remain the same as v1, including 8GB RAM (expandable to 64GB); a 250GB M.2 SSD (expandable), and Intel UHD Graphics  620. Wi-fi isn’t included in the base model but customers have the option of adding a wireless card prior to check out for $29.99.

Ports and expansion are well catered to. The Librem Mini boasts a full-size HDMI and DisplayPort ports capable of driving a 4K displays at 60 Hz. There’s also 7 USB ports, including 1 USB Type-C. And for fans of traditional audio interfaces there’s a standard 3.5mm audio/mic combo jack.

Interested? You can find learn more about the Librem Mini over on the Purism shop

19 comments

  1. “And I can promise you, your first Linux distro will fukn shine and glimmer on this hi-spec machine!”

    This hardware is too new for distros like Debian Buster and some derivatives.

    I was about to buy a Slimbook One (Intel’s 8th generation) but I ended up buying an Intel Nuc (Intel’s 10th generation). On BunsenLabs I had to install a recent kernel (backported kernel) and now I have a frankenBundenLabs. On another partition I installed MX Linux (they have a special ISO for newest hardware) and it works flawlessly.

    This Librem Mini is almost the same as an Intel Nuc.

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    • I guess it’s the Intel NUC board, just packed in a different box. And and and, yes, Debian belongs on your server but not on a real up-to-date hardworking desktop. For that we use Arch! 🙂

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