MSI Announces Cubi 5 12M Mini PCs (12th Gen Intel CPUs, Thunderbolt 4)

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MSI has announced the Cubi 5 12M, a mini PC that features a miniature chassis of less than 0.7 liters in size, a range of Intel Core processors options, exclusive software, and Thunderbolt 4, the latest version of the high-speed interface that supports up to 40 Gb transfer speeds and display output of up to 8K resolution. Pricing wasn’t mentioned in MSI’s press release, but they appear to be available through retailers that include Newegg already, starting at $549 for the Cubi 5 12M-030US model.

MSI Cubi 5 12M Specifications

CPUIntel Core i7-1255U
Intel Core i5-1235U
Intel Core i3-1215U
CHIPSET1x M.2 SSD (PCle/ SATA auto switch)
STORAGE1x M.2 SSD (PCle/ SATA auto switch) 1x 2.5″ HDD / SSD
MEMORYe2x DDR4 3200MHz SO-DIMMs, Up to 64 GB
GRAPHICSIntel Iris Xe Graphics (Core i5 above)
SOUNDRealtek ALC256
LAN1x Realtek R RTL8111H, 1x Realtek RTL8125BG-CG
WIRELESS LANIntel WiFi 6 AX201 / Intel WiFi 6E AX211 (either one)
BLUETOOTH5.2 (with AX201) / 5.3 (with AX211)
FRONT IO PORTS2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A
1x ThunderBolt 4 (USB Type-C)
1x Mic-in/ Headphone-out combo
REAR IO PORTS2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type A
2x RJ45 1x DP out(1.4)
1x HDMI out (2.0b)
VESA MOUNT75 X 75 mm & 100 x 100 mm
DIMENSION (W X HX D)124X124X53.7 mm (4.88 X 4.88 X 2.11 inch)
NET WEIGHT0.55 kg (1.21 lbs)
GROSS WEIGHT1.4 kg (3.09 lbs)

From an MSI press release:

The Cubi 5 12M is a mini PC less than 0.7 Liters in size with limitless potential for businesses. It provides a space-saving design that can tidy up desks, and the robust hardware and software configurations available will support you to multitask. Equipping up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 processor with 10 cores and Iris Xe Graphics enables users to edit graphics and work with multiple programs smoothly and faster than previous generations. In addition, the robust selection of IO ports includes one HDMI-out, one DP-out, and one Thunderbolt 4, which supports up to 40Gb transfer speed and display output up to 8K resolution; Cubi 5 can support three displays at the same time, so users can view different programs in great detail simultaneously.

One LAN port for the Internet and the other one for the Intranet, the dual LAN design improve the security of your confidential business documents. This is further fortified with TPM 2.0 encryption technology along with the help of the “MSI Cloud Center.” MSI Cloud Center allows you to transfer your data between the Cubi 5 and your mobile phone when in the same domain, ensuring photos and data are transferred safely. Cubi 5 provides a safer environment for your business, so you will not have to worry about information security problems. With all the powerful hardware supporting your work, the MSI Center software can help you configure your CPU and LAN resources to set up priorities and make good use of all the resources based on your needs.

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Tsing Mui
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