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    Reviews - MSI launches Broadwell based Cubi mini-PCs

    These compact PCs will become available from the end of this month.
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    Re: Reviews - MSI launches Broadwell based Cubi mini-PCs

    Wonder why they went MSata over M.2?
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    Re: Reviews - MSI launches Broadwell based Cubi mini-PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by Platinum View Post
    Wonder why they went MSata over M.2?
    Probably because mSATA drives are currently cheaper and more widely available than M.2 drives.

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    Re: Reviews - MSI launches Broadwell based Cubi mini-PCs

    Wonder what HDD Lens is?
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    Re: Reviews - MSI launches Broadwell based Cubi mini-PCs

    i like the "oprional" 2.5 hdd room

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    Re: Reviews - MSI launches Broadwell based Cubi mini-PCs

    Don't see a mention of a IR remote port at the front like interl's, that's a pity.
    I use an original Microsoft WMC remote with my HTPC NUC all the time and it works great. Plus it does not take up a USB port.
    Personally, given their specs, they are not high end machines. I think that for a NUC there is no real need for high end storage at the moment like a M2, especially as msata is quite cheap for what you can get. Any decent msata should work fine.
    And if I need some speed, I would just use Primo ramdisk on my 16GB, I already have this loaded for all my temp files, photo work, etc.

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    Re: Reviews - MSI launches Broadwell based Cubi mini-PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by whatif View Post
    Don't see a mention of a IR remote port at the front like interl's, that's a pity.
    I use an original Microsoft WMC remote with my HTPC NUC all the time and it works great. Plus it does not take up a USB port.
    Personally, given their specs, they are not high end machines. I think that for a NUC there is no real need for high end storage at the moment like a M2, especially as msata is quite cheap for what you can get. Any decent msata should work fine.
    And if I need some speed, I would just use Primo ramdisk on my 16GB, I already have this loaded for all my temp files, photo work, etc.
    Don't need one when you have bluetooth

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    Re: Reviews - MSI launches Broadwell based Cubi mini-PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by SHSPVR View Post
    Don't need one when you have bluetooth
    IR is simple and much more reliable than bluetooth.

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    Re: Reviews - MSI launches Broadwell based Cubi mini-PCs

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHSPVR View Post
    Don't need one when you have bluetooth
    IR is simple and much more reliable than bluetooth.
    How do they compare for a box mounted on the back of a monitor?

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    Re: Reviews - MSI launches Broadwell based Cubi mini-PCs

    Quote Originally Posted by devBunny View Post
    How do they compare for a box mounted on the back of a monitor?
    If the WMC remote system is anything to go by, I hide my WMC remote receiver behind the entertainment unit where it picks up the remote IR signal reflected off the wall. Sometimes, it can even pick up the signal when I'm pointing the remote towards the back of the room!

    Thus, the remote might have some capability outside of the line of sight like Bluetooth,

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    Re: Reviews - MSI launches Broadwell based Cubi mini-PCs

    Pretty pointless without the price to compare against NUC/Brix systems but then it will be fairly similar in price I suppose, given the SOC costs are the biggest costs.

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