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MSI Cubi mini PC available for pre-order for $150 and up

Five days ago we mentioned Cubi mini PC from MSI. Now they’re available for pre-order for about $150 and up.

msi cubi mini pcThat makes these little desktops pretty competitive with similar small form-factor PCs such as entry-level Gigabyte BRIX, Intel NUC, or Zotac mini PCs.

MSI is selling the Cubi mini PC systems as barebones computers. They come with a processor, wireless chips, and other basic features. But you’ll need to supply your own memory, storage, and operating system.

Here are the configurations available at launch:

Note that all three of these processors are 15 watt chips based on Intel’s 14nm, 64-bit “Broadwell” architecture. The Celeron and Pentium chips are lower-performance dual-core chips while the Core i3 chip is also a dual-core processor but it supports hyperthreading so it can handle up to 4 simultaneous threads.

Each model features a 2.5″ drive bay and an mSATA port for solid state storage, two SODIMM slots for up to 8GB of RAM, integrated 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0, a Gigabit Ethernet jack, HDMI and Mini DisplayPort, and four USB 3.0 ports. Mini PC about 4.5″ x 4.4″ x 1.7″ and each model supports Windows 7 or Windows 8.1.

Source: Liliputing