PC And Projector In-One: Gigabyte's Brix Projector Reviewed

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News Posted: Thu, May 22 2014 11:42 AM
These are the days of form factors. The PC market is changing rapidly as tablets supplant some laptops, new players such as the Chromebook disrupt the old WIntel model, and innovations in processors and graphics allow for ever-smaller PCs such as Intel’s NUC. Here’s a new one for you: a tiny NUC-style PC that doubles as a video projector.

It's an interesting combination and that’s we have for you today with the Gigabyte Brix Projector. The little PC ships as a barebones unit without storage or memory, but it actually has some solid specs under its diminutive hood and capabilities not found in virtually any PC product on the market to date...

PC And Projector In-One: Gigabyte's Brix Projector Reviewed

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, May 22 2014 5:37 PM

Get that projector resolution up to 1080p and you'll have a seriously interesting product for home theater use.

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basroil replied on Thu, May 22 2014 11:11 PM

Wonder if you can stick a halogen bulb (and a 200W heat sink/fan) in that thing so it can be useful for presentations... as it stands that projector is just a gimmick, and not a good one at that.

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It could be a nice home theater device if it weren't for the brightness; it outputs 75 lumens whereas a "good" home theater projector outputs something in the 1,500 - 2,000 lumen range. The halogen bulb idea might not be a bad one but I suspect heat dissipation would be a major problem in a 4.5-inch cube.

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Perhaps you might want to test the Brix with Linux. I bet if you used a lightweight GUI the performance of this cute little bitty box would be even better. VLC is a great "Swiss Army Knife" for playing video. This is interesting and I'm hoping that future iterations of the Brix will have better projector performance.

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