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Gigabyte BRIX

Gigabyte BRIX
alaScore 91

30 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Gigabyte BRIX. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The design also gets good feedback. Views are divided on the usability, while many are critical about the price.

size, design, reliability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gigabyte BRIX is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ben Andrews (techradar.com)

Gigabyte Brix review

 

Just when you thought PCs couldn't get any smaller

Tiny form factor ; Good HD video playback ; Dual-channel memory support

Limited connectivity ; High price ; No RAM or HDD included

In Gigabyte's attempt to out-Intel the NUC, it's fallen into the same trap as its forbears: the Brix is just too darned small. Considering these aren't portable devices you can use on the go, what's the point in shaving every possible millimeter when...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : SKYMTL (hardwarecanucks.com)

GIGABYTE BRIX Review; A Mini Powerhouse?

 

From notebooks to homebrew gaming PC's and set top boxes, form factors are rapidly shrinking in an effort to keep pace with our increasingly space-cons

Conclusion; Challenges but Kaby Lake Shines Through There are two different aspects of this particular review: one of which showed how the BRIX

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Gigabyte Brix Gaming UHD

 

The Gigabyte Brix Gaming UHD small-form-factor desktop is an ideal space-saver with a minimalist design at a sensible price, but there are some caveats regarding power and upgrades.

Compact design. Upgradable storage. Packs reasonable power for its size.

GTX 950 is good for 1080p, but not an ideal card, and not upgradable. Not cost effective compared with slightly larger prebuilt PCs. Component installation a bit complicated.

For more details, including full benchmark testing results, check out the Gigabyte Brix Gaming UHD review on our sister site, Computer Shopper.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Gigabyte Brix S Review

 

For some time now Gigabyte have been creating and refining their ultra compact PCs, calling them BRIX. Now with the latest Intel i5 CPU and the option for high performance storage and memory we test one of their current models in our Gigabyte Brix S...

Looking first at the build quality and design of the Gigabyte Brix S we have a system which is discrete and compact. Its black chassis is easy to hide away, or mount out of sight. There are no garish LEDs and access to the internal components is very...

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Comment Redo

 

Would be great if Gigabyte would respond with a phone number... I sure was not able to connect with them earlier today. I wonder if they actually go outside their site and try to lon into it from time to time.

See previous post.

Sorry for the typos on my past review post on this little compact system. I have to apologize for those typos, but it's after midnight after unboxing and attempting to complete installation since around 3 PM.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Quiet, small, and powerful mini-pc with a few caveats.

 

I read some reviews that started people had issues installing "older" OSes like Windows 7 and using the provided tool that merges a Windows installation disk with required drivers to support the new Skylake chipset limitations for pre-3.0 USB support;...

Size, low noise, performance, VESA monitor mount provided.

Installing older OSes more cumbersome (requires OS support for legacy (non-3.0) USB, BIOS update requires DOS boot flash drive (WTH ... 2015/6 people), price is a little high, limited to M.2 B-Key drives (a taller version can support a standard laptop...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Total waste of time. Terrible reliability, hardware, quality control.

 

Absolutely not

Specs look nice on paper.

Went through two of these units. Both dead-on-arrival. I have been building machines for 20 years and cannot remember being frustrated with hardware quality issues like this. Tried multiple hard drives, multiple memory kits, multiple displays, multiple...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It's fast

 

I actually also contacted gigabyte since I had problems. Learned that the upper memory slot is the real one to test the memory. I did on the first box since at first I got not even a boot-screen. Installed 1 ram stick in the upper memory slot and...

I like the small size of the box and the extra space for the SSD in the box. I also have the Asus Laptop UX303UB. It has the i7 chip and is fan-less. Making a C-Drive backup takes 2m30s. On the Brix's it takes 1m45s. So the Brix's is faster. C-drive is...

First thing needed was a BIOS flash and spending about 1 hours before I got it to work to get the boot-screen. I am on Brix's (i7H) #3. First one had FanFailure (i7, not i7H) but got it to work, yet not knowing if the fan is really working or not I...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Comes with FREE mSATA disk, but can't use!

 

They need to update the promo with a M.2 disk.

Free memory and mSATA disk. "Free 120GB MINI-SATA & 8GB laptop memory w/ purchase, limited offer"

You can't use the mSATA disk with this product. This product uses M.2 disks. I know it is free but...

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

excellent little workstation

 

I have ordered 5 of these and two came with broken case screws. I suspect that the case screws were over torqued by the manufacture, rather than the screws being of low quality.

Separate head phone and mic ports now. there has been a change over from msata to m.2

short list of compatible memory. I found that this gen 6 unit was not compatible with the old memory that i had used in the previous gen 4 and 5 models even though it used the same memory specs (timings, speed, voltage). ended up using the corsair...

Mar, 2016
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