Linux PC maker Star Labs is now taking pre-orders for its first mini desktop computer powered by an AMD Ryzen processor.

The Star Labs Byte is a 4.9″ x 4.4″ x 2″ computer with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800U processor, at least 8GB of RAM and 240GB of storage and plenty of upgrade options. It’s expected to begin shipping in late June, 2022 when the little computer will sell for $793 and up. But folks who pre-order can score a 5% discount that brings the starting price down to $753.

Like all computers sold by Star Labs, the Byte can be configured with your choice of GNU/Linux distributions, with options including Ubuntu, Elementary OS, Linux Mint, Manjaro, MX Linux, or Zorin OS. You can also pay extra for a Windows license if you really want.

The Byte has a matte black aluminum chassis, support for PCIe SATA or NVMe SSDs and/or a 2.5″ hard drive or SSD and support for up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory. The computer supports WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connections and features a set of ports that includes:

  • 1 x USB Type-C
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A
  • 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • 1 x 3.5mm audio
  • 1 x RJ45 Ethernet
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0

The computer comes with a 65-watt USB Type-C power adapter.

via @starlabsltd and 9to5Linux

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  1. Is the appeal of this computer its features, price, or the fact that it comes with Linux? What’s the cheapest computer with a comparable processor?

  2. Ever since I started using a 43inch HDTV as a main monitor, I have come to appreciate the 2nd HDMI port. I think they have a great little box here.