Does anyone know whether the to-be-launched fanless Linux-based Mintbox Mini Pro 2 (Intel Celeron J3455 chip with 8GB RAM and 120GB solid-state storage) could be a candidate for Roon Core? I guess it boils down to the whether the chip is robust enough for Roon processing. At $349, the price is certainly compelling. Link here.
That’s essentially an Intel Nuc Tall Arches Canyon NUC6CAYH Celeron J3455 Barebone (circa. £120) with SSD and RAM. Looking at the processor passmark of 2140 it would not do: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Celeron+J3455+%40+1.50GHz&id=2875.
Thanks for the quick reply, Martin!
Might make an OK Roon Bridge but a tad over qualified when a RPi will do that adequately
You can get an i3 NUC for just about the same price.
Then Run ROCK on it…assuming you are just wanting a dedicated Roon Core machine
In the UK the Intel Nuc Tall Baby Canyon NUC7I3BNH Core I3-7100U Barebone (PassMark score of 3779) is around £240. Add another £130 for the SSD and memory, so you may be able to achieve something close to $350 in the USA. I expect some dealers have assembly options too. Likely the best option for Roon core/ ROCK.