Gigabyte BRIX is a mini-PC with an Ivy Bridge SoC
Gigabyte’s BRIX uber-mini PC may measure just 4.5″ x 4.2″ x 1.2″ - yet it is more than capable of handling an Intel Core i7 Ivy Bridge processor.
As Liliputing's Brad Linder notes, the Gigabyte Brix is somewhat similar in appearance to Intel's very own NUC, or New Unit of Computing.
However, while Santa Clara's top-end NUC is only fitted with a Core i5 processor, the Gigabyte Brix is loaded with a far more powerful piece of silicon: the i7.
Additional specs include two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and Mini DisplayPorts, ethernet and 802.11n WiFi. There is also an mSATA slot for SSDs and two memory slots for up to 16GB of RAM.
Unsurprisingly, Gigabyte intends to sell the BROX as a barebones systems, packaged with a Core i3, Core i5, or Core i7 chip. So be prepared to supply your own storage, memory and OS.
Unfortunately, Gigabyte has yet to release pricing details, although we wouldn't be surprised if the above-mentioned units were ultimately cheaper than Intel's very own NUCs.