The MSI Cubi line of tiny desktop computers are getting a spec bump. MSI added the new Cubi 5 10M to its website this week, with support for up to a 10th-gen Intel Core i7 U-series processor.

Since Intel hasn’t officially launched its upcoming Frost Canyon NUC yet, (even though we know it’s coming), that makes the Cubi 5 the first compact desktop computer in this category to feature 10th-gen Intel Core processors (Comet Lake, in this case).

The Cubi 5 measures 4.9″ x 4.9″ x 2.1″ and has room inside for an M.2 solid state drive and/or a 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD.

There are two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of DDR4-2666 memmory.

And on the outside you’ll find:

  • 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port
  • 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
  • 2 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x RJ45 Ethernet jack
  • 1 x HDMI 1.4 port
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
  • 1 x mic input
  • 1 x headphone/speaker output

MSI will also offer 802.11ac or 802.11ax wireless cards.

With a VESA mount kit, you can attach the little computer to the back of a monitor. And there’s support for an optional external power switch so you can turn it on and off easily even if the PC is stuffed in a hard-to-reach spot.

thanks @FanLesstech!


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2 replies on “MSI launches Cubi 5 mini PC with 10th-gen Intel Core chips”

  1. M.2 is it 2280 or like some by other vwndors only 2040/42, way doesn’t anything at MSI site – list the M.2 slot size ? and are we suppose to know what auto-switch means ? What about nvme ? Why wouldn’t they just spell it out, in todays market anyone wanting to buy such a small form factor nuc like box, especially if barebones, certainly wants to know these storage option details. come on MSI – get with it.

  2. Wish more people from around the world with proper aesthetic sense could go to Taiwan and help those Taiwanese companies.
    While very properly engineered, those products looked like designed by the engineer him/herself too.

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