Purism has simply introduced its first Linux mini-PC, which is on the market for preorder proper now from $699.

The Librem Mini is at the start a tool that’s supposed to return with all the advantages of the Librem lineup of computer systems in a smaller type issue, so it nonetheless runs PureOS with Pureboot and Librem Key assist.

It can be utilized as a stand-alone desktop computer systems “to guard your loved ones and enterprise,” because the mum or dad firm itself says, however it might additionally play the function of a media middle because it provides easy 4K video at 60 fps. And in fact, it can be a mini server with full disk encryption and tamper detection.

Purism says its mini laptop can very properly be used for delivering conferences and occasions, because it’s small, mild, and vitality environment friendly and incorporates a VESA mount.

Tech specs

As for the technical specs, the Purism Librem Mini comes in step with the opposite Librem computer systems.

It’s powered by an Intel Core i7-8565U (Whiskey Lake) with energetic cooling and as much as 4.6 GHz (relying on configuration) paired with as much as 64GB RAM and an Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPU chip. As for storage, you may equip the mini laptop with a hybrid configuration comprising a SATA III SSD/HDD and an M.2 SSD.

The base configuration, which is on the market for $699, comes with 8GB reminiscence and a 250GB SSD.

When it involves dimensions, the Librem Mini measures 12.8cm (5.zero inches) x 12.8cm (5.zero inches) x 3.8cm (1.5 inches) and ideas the scales at 1 kg (2.2 kilos), so Purism says it’s “smaller than a Mac Mini, barely larger than a Raspberry Pi.”

While the mini Linux PC is on the market for pre-order proper now, Purism says it’d begin deliveries as soon as the pre-order objective is reached. At the time of writing this text, Purism has obtained a bit over $2,700 in pre-orders, with the goal objective set at $50,000.