I have an MBP for work. I want to have a dedicated development environment for private projects to not mess up my work setup. Also, I wanna run Linux (just Ubuntu something).
The MBP is currently connected via USB C 3.1 to a display featuring a USB hub providing mouse and keyboard connectivity. The nice thing here is, of course, that I only need to connect one single USB C cable to have these things:
- video signal
- power supply
- connection to keyboard and mouse via USB hub
So, in a sense, it replaces a docking station.
First I thought about just buying a Dell XPS 13. I mean it runs Linux natively and has USB C 3.1. So I could just go ahead and switch between the MBP and the Dell.
Then I thought, why would I even need a laptop. I have an older notebook at home and a mini PC would be just enough.
Long story short, is there a mini PC (up to 900 Euro) out there with the following specs:
- Video signal via USB C 3.1 DP (need to handle QHD 60Hz)
- Able to run Ubuntu out of the box
- Decent hardware for smooth development
- Available for EU (shipment and power supply)
- Wifi and Bluetooth
Kinda mandatory, but not a deal-breaker "in case":
- Power supply via USB C
Nice to have, but optional:
- VESA mountable