Back at Computex in June, GIGABYTE gave us a quick glimpse at future updates to their BRIX, their small form factor NUC type replacement.  Today we get the full launch with three different mobile CPUs, all dual core CPUs with hyperthreading, along with full USB 3.0 support, a front SPDIF jack, HDMI, mDP, WiFi/BT4.0 module, and gigabit Ethernet in an aluminum chassis measuring 107.6mm x 114.4mm x 29.9mm with a Kensington Lock slot.

The three models listed in the PR (and another one on the website) have the following:

BRIX Model GB-BXi7-4500 GB-BXi5-4200 GB-BXi3-4010 GB-BXCE-2955
Intel Processor Intel® Core™ Intel® Core™  Intel® Core™ Intel® Celeron
i7-4500U i5-4200U i3-4010U 2955U
IGP Intel HD 4400 Intel HD 4400 Intel HD 4400 Intel HD
Cores 2 2 2 2
Threads 4 4 4 2
Clock Frequency 1.8GHz – 3.0GHz 1.6 GHz – 2.6GHz 1.7 GHz 1.4 GHz
Audio Codec Realtek ALC269 Realtek ALC269 Realtek ALC269 Realtek ALC269
Expansion 1x mSATA 1x mSATA 1x mSATA 1x mSATA
1x mPCIe (WiFi) 1x mPCIe (WiFi) 1x mPCIe (WiFi) 1x mPCIe (WiFi)
Memory 2 x SO-DIMM 2 x SO-DIMM 2 x SO-DIMM 2 x SO-DIMM
DDR3 1.35 V DDR3 1.35 V DDR3 1.35 V DDR3 1.35 V
LAN Realtek RTL8111G Realtek RTL8111G Realtek RTL8111G Realtek RTL8111G

Users will need to add in a pair of DDR3 SO-DIMM modules (thus up to 8 GB) and an mSATA drive.  All BRIX have VESA support for 75mm square and 100mm square brackets.

Back at Computex we were able to take a picture of the insides of the Ivy Bridge BRIX (below), and the Haswell model should provide an iterative update on the design.

No word on pricing or availability, however the previous Ivy-Bridge based BRIX models are around $300 as a barebones.

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  • djscrew - Saturday, September 07, 2013 - link

    the future of the office compute Reply
  • Taft12 - Saturday, September 07, 2013 - link

    Uhh, that's laptops. Reply
  • djscrew - Saturday, September 07, 2013 - link

    for the typical office where tasks are simple email and ms office style work, laptops are an unnecessary expense Reply
  • CollarOfDuty - Saturday, September 07, 2013 - link

    I'd have to agree on that one, laptops that aren't going to be moved around or take out of the office don't make any sense for most business, but something like this does.

    I'm hoping personally for a bay trail version of this for $150-200 bare bones.
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  • Laststop311 - Monday, September 09, 2013 - link

    If only they would of used the haswell chip with iris 5100 gpu. Would be a lot more interesting. Reply
  • eanazag - Monday, September 09, 2013 - link

    I was thinking the same thing. Reply
  • Rocket321 - Monday, September 09, 2013 - link

    ^^this. Intel, stop being so stingy with the crystalwell chips! Reply
  • eamon - Saturday, September 07, 2013 - link

    Well, this might be a lot cheaper and probably faster than a comparable laptop. Not to mention more ergonomic. Reply
  • Gigaplex - Sunday, September 08, 2013 - link

    Why would it be faster? It's using the same components laptops use. Reply
  • 2kfire - Sunday, September 08, 2013 - link

    It ought to be faster since it won't have the same thermal/power constraints as a laptop.
    Even though the same components are being used, I would assume (could be wrong though) that the cooling system would be much better, which would reduce/eliminate throttling. Also, since you don't have to worry about battery life, you can tune the power options for better performance.
    IMO :-)
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