Gigabyte’s BRIX line of mini PCs are compact desktops that look a lot like an Intel NUC. The company launched several new models sporting 8th-gen Intel Core U-series chips (15 watt quad-core processors) earlier this year.
Now Gigabyte is adding two more models to the lineup: the Gigabit Brix S GB-BLCE-4105 has a 10W, quad-core Intel Celeron J4105 Gemini Lake processor, and the GB-BLPD-5005 sports a 10 watt, quad-core Intel Pentium J5005.
Both little desktops measure about 4.7″ x 4.4″ x 0.5″ and support dual storage thanks to a 2.5 inch drive bay for a hard drive or SSD and an M.2 2280 slot for a solid state drive.
There are 2 SODIMM slots for DDR4-2400 memory, a USB 3.0 Type-C port, three USB 3.0 Type-A ports, Gigabit Ethernet, a headset jack, HDMI port, Mini DisplayPort, and integrated 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 support.
The computers are designed for home or commercial usage, and Gigabyte suggests they could be used for living room or bedroom PCs, digital signage or kiosk machines, or compact computers for use in schools, libraries, or hospitals.
Gigabyte will ship the computers with a VESA bracket that lets you attach these low-power computers to the back of a monitor or TV to create a sort of pseudo all-in-one PC.
$140 for the previous celeron version GB-BASE-3000
I’m interested in the J5005 model, but I’m a little confused by the lack of USB 3.1. The J5005’s chipset natively supports USB 3.1
USB 3.0 is USB 3.1 Gen 1, or USB 3.2 1×1. Quote: USB 3.2 Gen 1×1 – SuperSpeed, 5 Gbit/s (625 MB/s) data signaling rate over 1 lane using 8b/10b encoding, the same as USB 3.1 Gen 1 and USB 3.0.
It’s nice to see TWO memory slots in a mini PC, but Intel limits this processor to 8gb max.
if it will cost 100$ then it will be somehow ok, because add 50$ for the 4GB of memory, 50$ for 128GB storage of SSD, and still it will not be cheaper then the ACEPC AK2
you can get Jumper EZBOOK 3 PRO for 230$ and it includes 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, great screen, 6 hours battery for use and play, So dont tell me that i need to pay more then 100$ for this Gigabyte BRIX S mini PC
I don’t think Gigabyte is setting their sights on competing with cheap Chinese Mini PCs, with eMMC storage
Gotta keep the price right… in line with Chromeboxes. With no SSD and no memory it should be $150 for the J4105.
The height is really 1.84 inches.
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