Gigabyte BRIX S: Barebones mini-PCs launched with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U processor
Gigabyte has released its new BRIX S mini-PCs based on AMD's Ryzen 4000U series of APUs. The company has released two models, a tall version with support for 2.5-inch drives up to 9.5 mm thick, and a thin version that only supports SSDs. The tall version also has an RS323 COM port and an optional daughterboard that has a second COM port and a Gigabit LAN connection.
There will be eight BRIX S SKUs to choose from - four tall models and four slim models. Both models will come with the Ryzen 3 4300U, Ryzen 5 4500U, Ryzen 7 4700U or the Ryzen 7 4800U. Dual SO-DIMM slots complement the Renoir APUs, and support up to 64 GB of DDR3-3200 RAM. Additionally, both models have one M.2 2280 slot, Intel Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, an Ethernet connection and a combined 3.5 mm headphone and microphone jack.
Moreover, the BRIX S has four display outputs split across two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C ports, HDMI and mini DisplayPort. Gigabyte has included five USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A ports, too. It is worth noting that the BRIX S only supports Windows 10 64-bit, officially.
Gigabyte is yet to reveal the price of its new machines, nor from when they will be available. Nonetheless, you can view all the SKUs on its website now. All are barebones PCs, for reference, so they do not include RAM or storage.