Linux computer company Purism has announced a new version of its Librem Mini desktop PC.
The Librem Mini V2 has the same diminutive form-factor as the company’s older model, but packs in more power thanks to its use of 10th Gen i7-10510U Intel processors — which are quad core at up to 4.9 GHz.
“While the Mini v1 was already a capable desktop or home server, upgrading the CPU makes the Librem Mini v2 even more powerful while still offering the same PureBoot or coreboot firmware and running the same freedom-respecting PureOS,” Purism say of the revamped unit.
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