Gigabyte Throws Small and Sleek "BRIX" Into Mini PC Waters

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michaeladcock

A single USB 3 port? I see one on the front, and one on the back.

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btdog

Am I the only one thinking "BRIX" is a terrible name? Why don't they call it "KRASH" or "Bee-SOD"?

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iplayoneasy

Mac Mini. i7 with eight threads turbo to 3.3ghz. Same size just with more ports. Just throw on windows 7 or 8.

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iplayoneasy

http://www.apple.com/mac-mini/specs.html

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Wily_One

I am liking the direction these micro-form factors are going. I like the idea of the NUC but too expensive IMO. We need a happy medium between the Raspberry Pi and the NUC.

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aarcane

If it took ECC ram, I'd be all over it.

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HiGHRoLLeR038

dual core i7? this is MADNESS! why not just call it an i3? Intel's naming conventions are supposed to make sense, then they throw in these curveballs

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jason2393

Because the i3s have less cache, lack turbo boost, and have slower graphics.

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Refuge88

Also Hyper Threaded

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Will.Rubin

This is yet another mini-pc with a fan. The point of these things is to tuck them out of the way in a harsher environment than a typical media PC. A fan just defeats that purpose.

Take a look at CumpuLabs's Fit-PC's and Intense PCs. They've been selling these things for years and doing it right from day one.

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someuid

Linky, linky: http://www.fit-pc.com/web/

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kamdigitaljapan

Too bad they forgot the Thunderbolt port.

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majorsuave

bah, Thunderbolt is the new SCSI / Firewire: it will die in seclusion, ignored by most.

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severnia

SCSI is still around and going strong. it has been reborn in a serial format like almost everything else. ATA (IDE) has migrated to Serial-ATA (SATA) just as SCSI has changed to SAS. but yes, firewire is dead.

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bittertruth

and that's apples fate someday.

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