Cirrus7 is a German hardware manufacturer that offers a variety of Linux-based mini PCs. Even though you will be limited to Ubuntu as your pre-installed Linux distro, you can try different distributions as well if you want.
Overall, you will get Windows or Ubuntu as the pre-installed OS options to start with.
Cirrus7 is specifically focused on the German market and this is why it’s not known to the rest of the world.
Cirrus7 Mini PCs
Cirrus7 offers mini PCs for different types of use-cases.
You can find one to watch media, one for high-performance computing, and another for AI work powered by NVIDIA Jetson.
Ever mini PC is configurable i.e you can tweak its hardware configuration. The price starts at around 299 Euros and more for high-end variants.
It is worth noting that most of the variants feature the Intel Coffee Lake CPUs – but you can also take a look at its official website for newer AMD Ryzen CPU powered PCs.
Here, we’re talking about the smallest (yet quite powerful) of the bunch – Nimbini.
Cirrus 7 Nimbini Mini PC
As mentioned earlier, the Nimbini mini PC is the smallest one of all its offerings. Interestingly, the Nimbini mini PC does not include fans – but has been tailored accordingly.
Here’s how the hardware configuration options for Ubuntu-powered Nimbini looks like:
- i3 / i5 / i7 Coffee Lake (8th Gen) Intel Processors
- 4 GB DDR4 2400 MHz RAM (Expandable up to 32 GB)
- Up to 1 TB M.2 SSD Supported (Samsung Evo series)
- Up to 2 TB, 2.5-inch SSD Supported (Samsung Evo series)
- You can pair the PC with 2 x 4K monitors at 60Hz
- Intel Ultra HD 620 / Intel® Iris ™ Plus Graphics 655
- 4x USB 3.1 Gen2, 1xGBit LAN, 1x-WLAN a / b / g / n / ac + Bluetooth 5.0, 1x stereo jack, 1x IR receiver
- 1x HDMI 2.0a, 1x Thunderbolt 3 / USB 3.1 Type C including DisplayPort
Looking at the hardware configuration options, it sounds like a very impressive Linux-powered mini PC.
In addition to the general configurations available, it also offers a separate edition of Nimbini mini PC powered by Intel Gemini Lake processors (dual-core / quad-core) if you want a budget option to get basic computing tasks done.
The price starts at €299 for the Gemini edition and goes up from €499 and above for the Media/Business edition of the mini PC.
Of course, you can configure the hardware options on their official website and choose the one that fits right in your budget.
Note: You have to use Google translate (or similar tools) to translate their official website from German to English.
Even though we have a lot of options in our list of Linux mini PCs – Cirrus7 Nimbini is an impressive take to bring an Ubuntu-powered mini PC for a variety of users.
What do you think about it? Feel free to let me know your thoughts in the comments below.