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Gigabyte launches Brix ultra-compact PC kits

Gigabyte launches Brix Ultra compact PC kits
Gigabyte launches Brix Ultra compact PC kits
Brix kits offer high performance in impressively small frames

Gigabyte is officially launching their new line of Brix ultra-compact PCs this week. The Taiwanese company seems intent on offering a space saving option comparable to an all-in-one without the need to replace an existing screen.

The Brix is extremely small when compared to many of today's compact, or mini-PC options. It measures just 29.9 x 107.6 x 114.4 mm  (1.18" x 4.24" x 4.5") beating out Intel's NUC by a fair margin at 40.64 x 111.76 x 116.84 mm (1.6″x 4.4″ x 4.6″). Gigabyte's version also comes with a bracket so the unit can be mounted on the back of a monitor or an HDTV.

The mini-PC's internals are also quite impressive given its size. Intel Core i3-3227U, i5-3337U, and i7-3537U versions are available, with a lower cost Intel Celeron 1037U configuration expected to follow. Other features include Intel integrated graphics, a  802.11n Wi-Fi Mini PCIe module, 2 RAM slots for a maximum of 16 GB RAM, an mSATA expansion slot, Gigabit LAN, a USB 3.0 slot, an HDMI slot, a mini DisplayPort, and a Kensington lock slot.

The Brix is what Gigabyte calls a 'Barebone mini-PC', so buyers will have to supply their own RAM, internal memory, and OS. Availability outside of Taiwan, and prices for the mini-PCs have not yet been confirmed.

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Author: Craig Munro, 2013-05-25 (Update: 2013-05-26)