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MSI Cubi

MSI Cubi
alaScore 92

233 reviews

Jun, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 reviews of MSI Cubi. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The size and price also get good reviews. Reviews are divided on the usability.

price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the MSI Cubi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for MSI Cubi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of MSI Cubi from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the design. The size also gets good feedback.

size, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for MSI Cubi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of MSI Cubi from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability. The price is also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the size.

reliability, price, usability

size

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

MSI Cubi review

 

Impressive performance from this compact and great-value micro barebones PC

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Leo Waldock (kitguru.net)

MSI Cubi Review

 

MSI is offering its Cubi Mini PC in four different specifications with varying levels of CPU grunt, MSI is offering its Cubi Mini PC in four different specifications with varying levels of CPU grunt, depending on the price you pay. Cubi is a barebones...

Low price

Low price

The only snags with MSI Cubi are the low power processor and graphics, but of course these are the central features of this tiny PC and allow it to work so coolly and quietly. It’s a conundrum but Broadwell Core i3 is both the strength and weakness of...

May, 2015

All I know is that I loved every minute I spent with the Cubi, and for what it is, it’s definitely a contender for my most loved SFF creation of all t

Expert review by : Play3r (play3r.net)

MSI Cubi Mini PC Review

 

Looking for a system smaller than a 120mm case fan? You have came to the right place then; introducing the MSI Cubi

Pros: ; Great performance from Broad-well ; Variable models to suit a range of needs ; 4K support, and great connectivity – “usb ports galore” ; Super SFF mini PC

Cons: ; – It doesen’t come in pink! Jokes aside, my one dislike? Was that I couldn’t find more things I didn’t like about the Cubi.

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : John Burek (computershopper.com)

MSI Cubi Mini-PC Kit Review and Ratings

 

Delivering wide connectivity—plus support for dual drives and dual monitors—in a 4.5-inch-square box, the Cubi is a robust mini-PC that will please business implementers and the DIY-minded alike.

Impressively small for a mini-PC line that ranges from Celeron to Core i7 ; Supports two drives (mSATA and 2.5-inch) in a tiny chassis ; Four USB 3.0 ports ; VESA-mountable ; Includes Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo card

Slightly retro mSATA SSD support ; Drivers/manual on CD, not USB flash

The MSI Cubi is a well-conceived kit PC, with good documentation and a complete raft of accessories. Like with any bare-bones-PC purchase nowadays, though, you need to weigh your performance needs against the sum-total cost of the system, because a few...

Aug, 2015

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

MSI Cubi Review

 

For a while it seemed that all in one systems, machines which have the main PC components built into the back of the screen, would be the next big thing. That hasn't happened and instead the trend looks to be going more towards ultra compact systems,...

Starting with the build quality and design of the MSI Cubi we have no concerns. The system feels solid, is finished well and has a decent port layout. Access to the inside for upgrading components is very easy, just four screws, and we really like that...

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great little box.

 

Used 2 x Crucial 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model CT102464BF160B Didn't have to update bios.

- Cost. $109 after a $20 MIR. - Performance. CPU Benchmark of 2023. - Size. Smaller than a NUC - Ease of use. Very easy to add ram and, in my case, a 2.5" SSD. The supplied sata cable works great and is simple to attach. - Quiet. There is a small fan...

- None

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good barebones system, but the fan is loud and sounds like it won't last long

 

The sata connector is really awkward to connect, it is very close to the side of the case and you have to use quite a bit of force, but once it's on it's fine. No hdmi 2.0, but i knew this before buying. If the fan wasn't messed up i'd probably give...

Speedy little system. Good form factor. Probably one of the most powerful mini pcs you can buy.

My main gripe is that the fan is really loud, sounds like it might be dying. It doesn't sound smooth at all. I should have done an exchange before my 30 days were up.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Form Factor

 

Great little PC with small form factor. Wish I could get the 16GB DDR3L to work but probably overkill anyway. Will stick with the single stick of 8GB. Still hope that MSI responds with a solution Update: I have updated to the latest BIOS and the 2...

Small Form Factor! This thing is small and compact. I added the SSD and it is still small. The i5 has plenty of punch to run a small server.

1. I couldn't to get both sticks of RAM to work for 16GB. Tried three different low voltage 1.35 volt DDR3L SODIMMs and only one stick will boot. This included G.Skill Ripjaws Series Laptop Memory F3-1600C9D-16GRSL 16GB (2 x 8G) DDR3 SO-DIMM 1.35v...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Hardware issues galore

 

I have been setting up PCs since the min-90s. This one sadly proved to be the biggest waste of time, at least from what I can recall. When the original unit arrived I immediately added 8GB of RAM (2x4). After reading other reviews on how picky this PC...

- Price - Features

- Multiple HW failures across two separate units - Unit is very choosy about what RAM it will accept - Cover is difficult to get back on after making hardware changes

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Update

 

The Celeron version is all thats needed and 4 GB RAM is plenty too. RAM is the 1.35 volt type , not 1.5 volts as stated in the specs above.

I installed an SSD with Windows 7 pre-loaded and then upgraded it to Windows 10. No BIOS changes or updates of any kind were required for Windows 10. It works flawlessly on the Celeron version ($110 after rebate) and I can not tell the difference...

Cons: None.

Mar, 2016