Gigabyte provides Brix mini PCs from Intel Kaby Lake, but deletes thunderbolt




Gigabyte has Brix-line mini PCs given an upgrade. The manufacturer supplies the models with Intel processors Kaby Lake and place the USB 3.1 Type C connector now on the front instead of the back. Thunderbolt support is no longer there.

As with the previous line Brix-systems, are the new barebones in two different formats: a compact 0.46-liter enclosure with dimensions of 34,4×112,6×119,4mm and a larger 0.6-liter version of 46,8×112,6×119 4mm. Both models Gigabyte brings three versions, with a Core i3-7100U, Core i5-7200U and Core i7-7500U out, discovered Liliputing.

Compared to the beginning Gigabyte has changed the layout of the interfaces this year announced Skylake-Brix systems. At the front the microphone jack is disappeared, and there is a USB 3.1 type c-port come into the place of a USB 3.0 type a-version. In addition, the second port of a type of a variant of USB 3.1, which is red, blue in place of the 3.0 version of the previous-generation Brix.

At the back are now two USB 3.0 type A ports, these were the Skylake-Brix systems on the side. Further to the rear HDMI, mini display port and find the Gigabit Ethernet port. A card reader is no longer there and is remarkably well thunderbolt support disappeared. However, there is still room for a m2-2280-SSD and there are two slots for DDR4 memory sticks. In the high variant of the Brix is ​​still room for a 2.5 “-HDD or -ssd.


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