Gigabyte updates Brix mini-PCs with Broadwell CPUs, NFC

NUC season is officially open. We went in-depth with Intel's reference NUC last month, and yesterday, MSI released a NUC-inspired mini-PC of its own. Today, Gigabyte joins the party with a new generation of Brix barebones PCs that offers a range of Broadwell CPUs and storage options. The company has an informative video about the new machines, as well:

Broadly speaking, the new Brixes are available in two sizes: one with room for 2.5" storage and another without. Both can be had with Intel's Core i5-5200U or Core i3-5010U CPUs. A higher-end model upgrades to a Core i7-5500U and adds NFC support, but it lacks a 2.5" bay.

All of the new Brixes come with Intel HD Graphics 5500 IGPs driving HDMI and Mini DisplayPort outputs. They also include Intel wireless-AC cards. As with MSI's Cubi, there's no support for M.2 storage; mini SSDs are limited to mSATA.

Here's a list of the Broadwell Brix variants with links to each product page:

Gigabyte's press release doesn't include any information about pricing or availability, but Haswell-based Brix systems run $250-$500 on Newegg. One of the Broadwell versions, the BXi3H-5010, is already available for $290, so it's probably safe to assume that the rest of the lineup won't be long in coming.

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    • brothergc
    • 8 years ago

    well if you look at this link
    [url<][/url<] their i5 is only toughting the HD 5500 , if I had to use onboard graphics why not go for the gold ! besides I would trust a intel build over a gigabyte build ANY day of the week

    • DPete27
    • 8 years ago

    Sorry, but this is old news. The product refresh has been out for month(s).

    • derFunkenstein
    • 8 years ago

    I would expect that the i5 version will match the Intel one. The Haswell i5 version is $336, though I’m sure it’s been price reduced. $370-400 seems reasonable for a Broadwell Brix.

    Intel’s does get you M.2 storage instead of mSATA though.

    • brothergc
    • 8 years ago

    “the BXi3H-5010, is already available for $290.00 ”
    forget that for 100 bucks more I could get the intel version with HD6000 graphics
    and a faster CPU


    • Ninjitsu
    • 8 years ago

    Broadly speaking about Broadwell, eh? 😀

    • Xenolith
    • 8 years ago

    None of these SteamBox worthy. I take it.

    • LoneWolf15
    • 8 years ago

    Wabbit season!

    • auxy
    • 8 years ago

    NUC season. Hehehe. ( *´艸`)

    Bahh, who cares! Gimme an updated BRIX Pro! ( `ー´)ノシ

    With a proper cooler this time, you twits!

    • deruberhanyok
    • 8 years ago

    Oh, a wise guy, eh?


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