MSI announces Cubes – the mini-PC Broadwell that fits in the palm of your hand

MSI announces Cubes - the mini-PC Broadwell that fits in the palm of your hand

The new platform Broadwell to 14nm has allowed many producers to indulge themselves in the form factor of their systems. The mini-PC of a new generation have also become easily fanless, despite the dimensions are reduced to a few centimeters every year. To announce a new model of mini-PC is this time MSI, with cubes that appear to be the solution to the Chinese manufacturer by volume lower.

The design is structured to contain in its interior all the necessary for the proper functioning of the PC, except the 65W which will be external. Also compatible with the VESA standard for the attack on monitors or televisions, supports media formats also UHD resolution and can be an excellent complement to a location designed precisely for multimedia.

Cubes can be configured with a range of Intel processors with integrated GPU, including Core i5-5200U the proposal is more powerful. Among other options, we also find Intel Core i3-5005U, Pentium, and Celeron-3805U-3205U. To support the SoC, we will find 4GB of RAM DDR3L expandable up to a total of 8GB, and two slots for storage units, including one that can accommodate flash drives mSATA.

MSI announces Cubes - the mini-PC Broadwell that fits in the palm of your hand

A few compromises, of course in relation to the size of cubes, on the side connectivity: no support networks Wi-Fi 802.11ac and BT 4.0 (optional), and we will find 1 RJ45 Ethernet port, two USB 3.0 ports on the front and as many USB 2.0 on the rear. MSI Cubes can be connected to an external monitor via HDMI and Mini DisplayPort while there will also be two ports for connecting any speakers, headphones, and microphone.

MSI cubes have a height of only 35mm, a volume of less than half a liter, and with dimensions of 115x111mm is the smallest product ever created by the Chinese. It will be available in black and white from the end of March 2015, at a price not yet announced by the company, but that probably will decide the success, or not, the new mini-PC of MSI.

MSI announces Cubes – the mini-PC Broadwell that fits in the palm of your hand updated: March 19, 2015 author: John Malkovich