Gigabyte launches BRIX ultra-compact PC
Gigabyte announced today the Gigabyte BRIX, an ultra-compact PC, combining an incredibly small and sleek form factor chassis design with a choice of high-performance Intel Core processors, fast SSD storage, integrated Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 plus dual digital display outputs. The BRIX is an ultra-compact (29.9 x 107.6 x 114.4 mm) and versatile DIY PC kit available with a broad choice of processors covering a range of performance and price points. Redefining the desktop PC in terms of miniaturization with a form factor that sits in the palm of your hand, the BRIX doesn’t hold back in terms display and peripheral connectivity, or raw performance, and is ideal for compact HTPC builds, as a standard desktop in the home or office, or in commercial applications such as digital signage.
GIGABYTE designed the BRIX to be smaller and lighter than currently available products, with a stylish glass surface mounted on an anthracite aluminum frame. The BRIX is sold as a DIY PC kit, shipping with a Wi-Fi Mini PCIe module pre-installed, plus a power adapter and cable conforming to local standards. The BRIX comes complete with a Gigabyte compact form factor motherboard, Wi-Fi module, VESA mounting bracket and power adapter, requiring only an mSATA SSD, SO-DIMM memory and OS. Requiring only SO-DIMM system memory and mSATA SSD, the BRIX gives users the flexibility to independently choose integrated storage and system memory sizes, without the trouble of sourcing components that are not widely available on the retail market.
With support for HDMI and DisplayPort, the BRIX can power two displays simultaneously, making a perfect choice as a high productivity PC in professional and home environments, or in any number of industrial and commercial multi-display application. Bundled with a VESA bracket, the BRIX can easily be mounted behind a monitor or HDTV making it discreetly hidden from view. This offers a simple and elegant way to turn any VESA-compliant display or TV into a full-featured PC or digital signage unit.