[Unboxing]Cubi (i5 Version)

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New member
Sep 16, 2015
Last month, I noticed that MSI launched a new mini-PC called Cubi. I thought it is a suitable product for my Mom because she just can't stop being stuck on her smartphone on Facebook and something. I think use smartphone too much is not good for her eyes, so I decided to get a mini PC for her. 

Today, I got my first month's salary, and I bought a Cubi IMMEDIATELY as a present for my Mom.

Let's check the spec of the Cubi I bought:

CPU : Intel Broadwell i5-5200U, 2.70GHz
SSD : 128GB
Memory : 4GB

Considered that my Mom has the demands of online HD video streaming, so I choose the i5 version.

It would be set up in the living room, use the Samsung's 39 inches TV as the monitor.

Let's open it up.

Here is a interesting slogan on the box:
"When you are small, you have to be smart."

OK, here are all I got from the box. The Cubi itself, the power cable and adapter,  a driver CD (you'll need it after you installed your OS), manuals and warranty card.
In addition, there are something not in this pic but included in the box: a bottom lid which will offer the Cubi more space capacity in case of you want to upgrade your Cubi. And a VESA hanger that you can install your Cubi on the rear side of your TV or monitor.

It shows how to install a additional 2.5" SATA HDD into your Cubi.

It shows how to install additional memory or SSD.

It shows how to install your Cubi onto your VESA standard TV or monitor.

Let's see how small it is.

Just as high as a 1/144 Gunpla.

It's light and small, so it is easy to install anywhere in your house.

There are 2 USB 3.0 port on this side, the left one support Thunderbolt. 

Here are 2 more USB 3.0 port this side. And there are also the power port, a Display Port,  a HDMI port and a Ethernet port.

The one I bought is a Non-OS version, so I have to install the OS by my self. After the few hours installation, it finally can officially on board!!

My Mom is satisfied that she can surf on the Facebook, Youtube with a bigger screen now!

Cubi is a interesting product that although it is small but it keeps some room to upgrade, which is very flexible for me. It is not only a mini PC for your parents, it can also be used in the office, shop or restaurant to run the POS system or do some document works. 

All in all, I would like to recommend Cubi to you guys!



New member
Sep 3, 2015
It's good for your mom to have this cute product. Although it looks really small, I believe it's useful and smart as the slogan says. Now I know what I can buy for my parents as a Christmas gift. Thanks for sharing.


New member
Sep 8, 2015
I'm looking for a PC for my mom recently and I think Cubi may be the one. 
It's compact and can be connected w/ TV and she watch the soap operas she like on TV any time! 
Thanks for the sharing~ :)


New member
Sep 16, 2015
After reading your sharing of the Cubi, I finally feel the power of the Cubi.
"When you are small, you've to be smart" -I like this slogan and it really does.
Good sharing, tks.
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