The Little White Box That Could

The Mission Mini.
The Mission Mini.

Those of us who’ve read Isaac Asimov’s “Foundation” series would recall the “Prime Radiant,” a tool described as a “small black cube,” which stores mathematical equations that can predict the future course of history.

That’s what came to mind when I saw these two very simple computers, built by Endless, a start-up based in San Francisco. These unadorned boxes—Mission Mini and Mission One—are so sleek that they make Apple laptops look bulky.

The Mission Mini has 64 gigabytes of storage; the Mission One, 500 gigabytes. But there’s a downside to them. You’d have to supply your own mouse, keyboard and monitor. Also, they don’t run Windows.

All things considered, I don’t think I want these.

h/t: CNET


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