Gigabyte Technology, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has announced Gigabyte Brix, an ultra-compact PC-series, combining an incredibly small and sleek form-factor chassis design with a choice of high-performance Intel Core i-series “Ivy Bridge” processors, fast SSD storage, integrated Wi-Fi, USB 3.0 plus dual digital display outputs.
“The Brix lays down a new standard in terms of compact form factor, connectivity and performance, making it suitable for a broad range of applications in the home, office and commercial spaces. The Brix demonstrates how we can leverage our exceptional R&D and manufacturing prowess to create new and exciting PC products that defy convention,” said Henry Kao, vice president of Gigabyte motherboard business unit.
Gigabyte Brix systems are based on Intel HM77 chipsets and powered by Intel Core i-series “Ivy Bridge” microprocessors with two cores, integrated graphics engine and minimal thermal design power. Both barebones have can be equipped with two DDR3 SO-DIMMs, an mSATA solid-state drive and a mini PCIe Wi-Fi/Bluetooth module. The compact systems come equipped with HDMI, miniDisplayPort, USB 3.0 and Gigabit Ethernet connectors.. Just like in case of Intel NUC systems, Gigabyte Brix will lack any analogue video and audio connectors.
Brix from Gigabyte is an ultra-compact (29.9mm*107.6mm*114.4mm) and versatile DIY PC kit available with a broad choice of processors covering a range of performance and price points. Gigabyte offers various Brix models based on Intel Core i7-3537U, Core i5-3337U, Core i3-3227U and Celeron 1037U microprocessors. The barebones are designed to be ideal solutions for both standard desktop apps in the home or office, or for commercial applications such as digital signage.
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.
Pricing of Brix has not been announced by Gigabyte.