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MSI introduces fanless Cubi 3 Silent S mini PCs with gen 7 Kaby Lake-U CPUs

The gen 7 ULV CPUs powering the Cubi 3 Silent S integrate the HD Graphics 620 iGPUs. (Source: MSI)
The gen 7 ULV CPUs powering the Cubi 3 Silent S integrate the HD Graphics 620 iGPUs. (Source: MSI)
The gen 7 Kaby Lake-U CPU powering the new Cubi 3 Silent S fanless mini PCs seem to be restricted to the 15 W TDP versions. They integrate the HD Graphics iGPU, and are coupled with as much as 32 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM. Storage solutions include SSD, HDD, or hybrid, and MSI provides extensive connectivity.

MSI has just refreshed the Cubi 3 mini PC line with more powerful CPUs and a fanless design. These models are built to meet the ever growing needs of the business and commercial environments. The company did not mention the exact names of the gen 7 ULV CPUs, but MSI did specify that the CPUs integrate the HD Graphics iGPUs, so the SoCs in question seem to be the 15 W TDP ones with HD Graphics 620 iGPUs.

The Cubi 3 Silent S mini PCs measure only 6.28 x 2.74 x 4.34 inches, weighs in at ~ 3 lbs, and comes with silver and black color options. MSI provides 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB DDR 4-2133 variants, and the storage options can be either SSD-only, HDD-only or hybrid. The SSDs can be either M.2 SATA, normal SATA or PCI-e NVMe models. Also included are Wi-Fi and LAN controllers, and the 65W PSU comes as an external solution.

MSI outfitted the new Cubi Silent S mini PCs with many connectors. Here is a complete list:
•    front panel: 2x USB 3.1 Type-A and audio jack
•    side panel: 2x USB 2.0
•    rear panel: 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, 2x Ethernet jacks, Ethernet to COM, and a single COM

Pricing and availability info is not yet known, but the new Silent S line should cost more than the US$510 previous gen Cubi 2 Silent models.

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Bogdan Solca, 2017-10-24 (Update: 2017-10-24)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.