MSI introduces Cubi N, a compact and entry-level computer


MSI Cubi N is a basic and compact mini-PC that the Taiwanese firm focuses on “productivity” and can be just as useful in an office, on a consumer desk or in a home theater room.

Mini-PCs are the group that currently has the best sales among a group of desktops that has been falling for five years. There is no lack of offer and this is the third one we are talking about today if we put Apple’s Mac mini into the equation.

Very “NUC type” (the reference of Intel) in design, the new from MSI has dimensions (0.5 liters) and minimum weight to offer its main elements, board, components and connectivity. They also release a hardware platform , the ” Jasper Lake ” that Intel focuses on basic equipment. They have a new architecture: “Tremont” and are manufactured using 10 nm technological processes. They offer a performance increase that Intel places at 30%, while their maximum TDP consumption is 10 watts.

A very suitable platform for these MSI Cubi N that can use Intel Celeron N4500 and Pentium N6000 processors. Its RAM memory capacity rises to 16 Gbytes with two SO-DIMM DDR4-2933 MHz slots and that of storage has an M-2 PCI SSD and an additional 2.5-inch SATA bay.

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The connectivity is well achieved for its size and we find a Gigabit LAN, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 , two USB 3.2 ports on the front and another two on the back, in addition to analog VGA and HDMI digital video outputs, and the of the audio section.

MSI Cubi N

They come with a 45W power adapter and support VESA for mounting on the wall or behind the monitor. They support TPM which will be necessary to upgrade to Windows 11 and install the MSI Center control software. We do not know the price or availability of these MSI Cubi N , minicomputers that can be placed anywhere on a desk or living room due to their compact size, low noise and consumption and a new generation platform that must offer sufficient performance for basic computing tasks.

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