• Phil Cutchie

MintBox 3 has arrived in Australia

Mintbox3 with Monitor, keyboard and mouse.
Mintbox3 setup with Compulab and Linux Mint bring to Australia the MintBox3 – the 5th generation of the popular MintBox product line of ready-to-use Linux Mint fanless PCs.

The MintBox3 is a version of Compulab’s industrial grade fanless PC the Airtop3, customised to deliver the best possible desktop Linux experience. With a high-end CPU coupled with a powerful discrete GPU, high memory capacity and fast NVMe SSD which ensure quick loading and excellent responsiveness for the user-friendly Cinnamon desktop environment.

Mintbox3 dimensions
Mintbox3 dimensions

The small footprint of MintBox3, 10cm x 30cm x 25.5cm, silent cooling, aesthetic all-metal industrial design and accessible I/O ports allow for a convenient, distraction-free use.

The high performance of MintBox3 is beneficial for productivity of developers and artists where high computational workloads and graphics intensive tasks are involved.

The MintBox3 ships in two models, the Basic and the Pro. Both have upgradeable memory and storage, something that a lot of other providers seem rather reluctant to allow. Also as standard they both have two Gigabit ethernet ports, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 9 USB ports, front and rear audio jacks, and serial ports.

The MintBox3 Pro model is powered by an 8-core Intel® Core™ i9-9900K Processor and Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti, whilst the MintBox3 Basic, the entry model, has a Core i5-9500 6 core CPU, 16 GB RAM and 256 GB Samsung NVMe SSD, both are passively cooled using Compulab’s Natural Airflow technology and both ship with the latest Linux Mint 19.3 “Tricia” Cinnamon pre-installed.

Mintbox Pro Diagram
Mintbox Pro Diagram

Mintbox 3 Basic Diagram
Mintbox 3 Basic Diagram

As standard for a Compulab product, the unit comes with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty, which is not void should the user choose to add, remove and upgrade RAM, storage, add-on cards and even the graphics card. Opening MintBox3 is super easy and tool-free:

- Turn the little knob on the rear of the mint box to unlock

- Press the top-bar and the clamshell door opens, revealing the RAM and disk cartridge

- Pull the disk cartridge ejector to expose the NVMe and Wi-Fi adapter.

One of the more unique features of The MintBox3 Pro is that it is capable of driving 7 4K displays at the same time. The Basic is still capable of driving, a not too shabby, 3 simultaneous 4K displays.

Both units are available to order via or online store, and or feel free to get in touch via

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