The desktop PC market has been subject to many challenges over the last few years. However, the miniaturization trend (including the introduction of the ultra-compact form factor - UCFF - NUCs) has provided some bright spots. The recent introduction of the mini-STX (5x5) form factor has provided yet another option between the NUC and the mITX form factor for PC builders. The ECS LIVA One was one of the first mini-STX PCs to come to the market. MSI also introduced the Cubi 2 Plus models around the same time. The lineup consists of two models - the consumer-focused Cubi 2 Plus, and the business-focused Cubi 2 Plus vPro. Read on for our review of the two versions of the mini-PC.
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