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Gigabyte launches Apollo Lake-powered mini PC

Gigabyte recently updated its Brix line of mini-desktop computers with new models sporting Intel’s 7th-gen Core “Kaby Lake” chips. Now the company is adding some new low-power options to the Brix family with the introduction of its first model with a Celeron N3350 “Apollo Lake” chip. The Gigabyte Brix GB-BPCE-3350 is a desktop computer in a […]

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Gigabyte Brix mini-desktops go Kaby Lake

Gigabyte is updating its Brix line of mini desktops with new models sporting 7th-gen Intel Core “Kaby Lake” processors. Brix desktops are similar to Intel’s NUC line of computers, and like Intel’s systems, these little computers tend to use the same Intel U-series processors commonly found in laptops, since the 15 watt dual-core processors are […]

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Gigabyte’s latest Brix mini-PCs sport Skylake chips, Thunderbolt 3 ports

Gigabyte is adding four new models to its Brix line of tiny desktop computers. They all have one thing in common: 6th gen Intel Core “Skylake” processors and Thunderbolt 3 high-speed USB Type-C ports. For the most part, the new models have similar specs, but here’s a quick run-down of some key differences: GB-BSi5HT-6200: Core […]

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Gigabyte Brix Skylake UHD is a bigger mini-PC (with NVIDIA graphics)

Gigabyte is considering making its line of mini-desktop computers a bit bigger with a model that’s… a bit bigger. The company is showing off a prototype called the Gigabyte Brix Skylake UHD at the CeBIT show in Germany this week, and while the computer is only 4.3″ x 4.3″ wide and deep, it’s about 8.6″ tall. […]

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Gigabyte BRIX mini PC with Intel Braswell chip coming soon

Gigabyte is getting ready to add a few new computers to its BRIX family of mini PCs. The Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXCE-3205 is a compact computer with a 15 watt Intel Celeron 3205U Haswell processor, while the BRIX GB-BACE-3000 features an even lower-power 4 watt Celeron N3000 Braswell chip. Fanless Tech obtained a document that provides some specs […]

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Lilbits (6-18-2014): OnePlus One teardown, Amazon Fire Phone SDK

The OnePlus One is one of the first phones to ship with Cyanogen’s custom version of Android. It’s also a pretty powerful phone given its $299 starting price. Now that the phone is starting to ship in limited quantities, the folks at iFixit decided to take it apart and see what makes it tick. In […]

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12 Intel-powered mini PCs for $300 or less

There was a time when small laptop computers cost a small fortune. Then netbooks came along and showed that miniaturization didn’t need to be expensive: Computers  makers could use cheap parts and sell the resulting mini-laptops at cheap prices. Over the last few years something similar’s been happening on the desktop PC space. Folks looking for […]