Bleu Jour KUBB mini PC – €679 direct
This stunning mini PC will draw anyone’s eye with its range of bold color options. One model is even powered by an AMD Ryzen CPU, so check it out!
Meet the KUBB, an outlandishly beautiful PC from a small French company called Bleu Jour (Blue day).
Announced at this year’s IFA 2020 in Berlin, the KUBB seems to have emanated from the brain of celebrated French designer, Philippe Stark. It is a perfect cube with sides of 12cm, complete with sharp edges and corners.
Two versions of this tiny PC are available, one running an embedded Ryzen R1606G and the other a V1605B. Both share the same specification: 8GB LPDDR4 (upgradable to 32GB), Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 and GbE courtesy of Realtek.
Despite its size, it also features five USB ports and two HDMI 2.0a connectors. However, the base unit doesn’t include any storage, so you’ll need to plug in a 2.5-inch SATA drive or an M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD.
The company offers a three-year warranty, as well as a surprising choice of operating system (Windows 10 Pro or Linux Mint).
The 4-core V1605B retails for €679 (about $800/£600/AU$1,100) with Linux Mint and without any interchangeable handmade shells. A wooden model sells for an extra €131, while Windows 10 Pro adds another €170 on top.
Bleu Jour chose aluminum and inox as the foundational materials for the KUBB. It is its shells – available in graphite, mirror, quartz, passion red, fuschia, chocolate, champagne – that makes it stand out from the sea of sameness that afflicts the PC market. Encore! Encore!
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