As part of Google’s spring cleaning 2012 the Google Mini will be discontinued on July 31 2012: http://googleblog.blogspot.no/2012/07/spring-cleaning-in-summer.html .
Now the only offer from Google will be either the full Google Search Appliances that starts at approximately 30 000 $ or using the very basic, cloud hosted, Google Site Search ( from $100 to $2 000 pr year depending of number of queries).
It’s currently unknown what this will mean for the other Google Search Appliances box’es. Will there be a cheaper Google Search Appliances to fill some of the gap left by the death of the mini, or are Google considering abandoning physical search box’es all together.
Open Test Search will continue to hold our Mini up and running for the foreseeable future.