Computex: Gigabyte Show Off BRIX Ultra Compact PC
Ryan Martin / 3 years ago
Gigabyte have already recently unveiled their BRIX ultra compact PC which we brought you a news story about if you are interested in it. The Gigabyte Brix is essentially a bare bones Ultra compact PC kit that features an Intel CPU, GPU and motherboard based off the reference NUC platform design from Intel. It measures in at just 29.9mm by 107.6mm by 114.4mm and has a piano black finish. It packs a lot more performance than the Intel NUC because Gigabyte have opted for mainly Core i3, i5 and i7 models as opposed to Intel who offer a lot of Pentium based models. In fact you may want to stay tuned in the coming weeks as we have a review of an Intel Core i5 based Gigabyte BRIX mini PC.
You can add your own mSATA SSD and SODIMM RAM to the system and it supports up to 16GB of RAM. Connectivity includes Intel LAN, two USB 3.0, Display Port, HDMI and integrated Wi-Fi unlike the Intel NUC which requires you to purchase an additional Wi-Fi module.
This design is really about giving you an ultra compact yet powerful PC and the inclusion of VESA mounting means you can really put this anywhere and even use it as a potent media player, file server or HTPC. Gigabyte haven’t announced pricing or availability yet but you can expect that to come soon.
Stay tuned to eTeknix for more Computex coverage in our Computex section.
Images courtesy of eTeknix at Computex 2013.