Gigabyte BRIX Mini Barebones PCs Refreshed With Kaby Lake Power

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If you’re a fan of Gigabyte’s BRIX family of small form-factor barebones PCs, then you’ll be happy to learn that the company is updating the lineup with Kaby Lake power. Kaby Lake brings improved processing performance across the board, a 10 percent uplift in graphics performance, and a new HEVC 10-bit hardware acceleration media engine for all your 4K video needs.

Those that opt for Gigabyte’s new BRIX computers can choose from power-sipping Intel Core i3-7100U, Core i5-7200U, and Core i7-7500U processors depending on your budget and performance needs. The BRIX is also available in two sizes, the smaller of which can only accommodate a single M.2 SSD. A slightly larger model can accept both a single M.2 SSD and a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD.

No matter which variant you choose, you’ll receive two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots (32GB max), Intel HD Graphics 620, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GbE, two USB 3.1 Type-C ports, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort and a VESA mounting bracket.

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“Challenging the essence of how we define a desktop PC, Gigabyte engineers have developed an ultra compact PC with a brushed aluminum surface chassis design,” writes Gigabyte. “Ideal for a broad range of computing applications at home or in the office, the BRIX expounds sheer simplicity and convenience.”

As is the case with previous BRIX systems, you’ll have to provide your own memory, storage device and operating system. While Microsoft would probably prefer that you install Windows 10 on these pint-sized machines, they’ll also work just fine with Linux.

The new BRIX SFF PCs are available to purchase now.