The GIGABYTE BRIX, an ultra-compact and versatile DIY PC kit, is now available in India. This unique form factor has managed to set a new standard for desktop PC miniaturization that makes it perfect as a discreet HTPC (Home Theatre PC) or multimedia hub, an ultra-low power PC for the family, or even an office PC.
The BRIX is small enough to sit in the palm of your hand, but in spite of its small size, it ensures a desirable combination of optimal CPU and GPU performance, peripheral connectivity options, power consumption, and of course, price. The BRIX DIY PC kit come with a pre-installed Wi-Fi Mini PCIe module, a power adapter and cable which comply with local standards. From there, the user has the liberty to configure his system to his specific need by selecting his preferred system memory and digital storage option.
Commenting on the market potential of the BRIX, Sunil Grewal, Director – Sales and MarCom, GIGABYTE Technology (India) Pvt. Ltd., said, “At a time when the HTPC concept is gaining fast popularity in India, the GIGABYTE BRIX comes as an attractive solution especially because it optimizes power consumption, while offering a lot of processing power and connectivity in a form factor that is small enough to be placed anywhere – whether on your desk or even within you home entertainment setup.”
The BRIX models available in India support dual display functionality. While the Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processor based models support dual display through HDMI plus Mini Display Port Outputs, the Intel Celeron processor based models do so via a VGA and an HDMI port.
This makes it a very effective PC for home and office usage, or in any quantum of commercial and industrial multi-display applications.
Intel HD Graphics
Equipped with the Intel® HD 5500 graphics, the Core™ i3 and i5 version of the BRIX system promises to deliver up to 20% more pixel-pushing performance than the previous generation. And with support for 4K Ultra HD video playback, this gives the user the power needed to enjoy more responsive videos and games in ultra-high resolutions.
The BRIX also include a mounting bracket that allows you to easily mount it behind an HDTV or monitor, so that it remains hidden away. This allows an effortless and stylish way to turn any VESA-compliant display or TV into a full-fledged PC or digital signage system.
BRIX Models Currently Available in India:
GB-BXBT-2807: The GIGABYTE BRIX GB-BXBT-2807 features an Intel® Celeron™ N2807 Dual core processor which is capable of clocking up to 2.16 GHz. It can accommodate up to 8 GB of SO-DIMM DDR3L RAM, and a 2.5″ SSD or HDD.
Price (approximate): Rs. 10,500
GB-BXi3H-5010: The GIGABYTE BRIX GB-BXi3H-5010, which supports the 5th generation Intel® Core™ i3-5010U (formerly Broadwell) processor, is clocked at 2.1 GHz. It comes with an mSATA slot for up to 256GB of internal storage and an M.2 slot which is occupied by the 802.11 ac Dual Band Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0 card.
Price (approximate): Rs. 23,000 GB-BXi5H-5200: This model supports the 5th generation Intel® Core™ i5-5200U (formerly Broadwell) processor. It features the Intel® HD Graphics 5500 IGP (Integrated Intel Graphics Processor) that drives the HDMI and Mini Display Port to stunning resolution outputs of 4096 x 2304 @ 24Hz and 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz respectively. Price (approximate): Rs. 32,000