Gigabyte updates the BRIX line of mini-PCs and adds to the catalog new models equipped with Intel Comet Lake-U processors (announced in August 2019), thus expanding an already well-structured offer that provides both high-performance and low-profile solutions ( see for example the Gigabyte BRIX S variant). The company presents four new mini-PCs: BRi3H-10110, BRi5H-10210, BRi5H-10510 and BRi5H-10710, all based as easily understood on their respective Intel Core i3-10110U, Core i5-10210U, Core i7- processor models. 10510U and Core i7-10710U.
The manufacturer does not bring any particular changes to the design, the dimensions of the chassis remain very compact (only 46.8 x 119.5 x 119.5 mm) and there are also the classic air intakes on the sides to optimize heat dissipation; Gigabyte BRIX supports the VESA standard and offers a good expansion capacity which includes, among other things, the possibility of using the USB 3.2 gen2 Type-C interface.
As for performance, the update with Intel Comet Lake-U processors will allow an increase in the order of 16% compared to the previous generation, guaranteeing solutions up to 6 cores / 12 threads with the Core i7-10710U model. The TDP of these processors is 15W, the integrated graphics are the Intel UHD 630, while as regards the memory we find DDR4 RAM (up to 64GB); the only flaw in our opinion is the storage department that offers only a 2.5 “HDD or SSD with SATA 3 interface (no M.2 NVMe slot).
Gigabyte at the moment has not revealed the prices of the new BRIX mini-PCs based on the Intel Comet Lake-U platform which, on balance, should not be very cheap in practice. Keep in fact in fact that speaking only of processors, the base model Intel Core i3-10110U costs $ 281 from Intel’s list, while if we move to the top of the range, Core i7-10710U, the price even rises to $ 443.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS GIGABYTE BRIX
Processors: Intel Core i3-10110U (2C / 4T), Core i5-10210U (4C / 8T), Core i7-10510U (4C / 8T) and Intel Core i7-10710U (6C / 12T)
RAM: 2x SODIMM DDR4 2666 (max 64GB)
Graphics: Intel UHD 630
Storage: 2.5 “SATA 3 SSD / HDD (6 Gbps)
Network: Gigabit LAN, Dual-Band WiFi AC, Bluetooth 4.2
USB: 5x USB 3.2 Gen 2, 1x USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C
3.5mm audio jack
2x HDMI 2.0
RS232 COM port
Kensington lock slot