So you are looking for a compact PC that runs Linux and your favorite apps? The MintBox Mini 2 Pro has you covered. This fanless computer comes with a quad core Intel Celeron J3455 processor, 120 GB M.2 SATA SSD, Intel 8260AC 802.11AC WiFi, and Bluetooth. The MBM2 Pro supports dual displays and has 4 USB ports.
This particular machine comes with Linux Mint 19 “Tara” built in. You can find out more about it here.