Gigabyte preps Haswell BRIX mini-PC with Nvidia GeForce graphics

Gigabyte is preparing to launch a new BRIX mini-PC equipped with an Intel Core i5 Haswell CPU and Nvidia GeForce graphics.



AMD's Richland is inside this Gigabyte Brix mini-PC



Two Gigabyte AMD-powered Brix systems are now available in the US with prices starting at $260, scaling up based on specs. 

The entry-level model (barebones) Gigabyte GB-BXA8-5545 is powered by AMD's A8-5545M Richland processor paired with Radeon HD 8510G graphics. 



Gigabyte's (Haswell) BRIX mini-desktops go live for $300

Although they aren't much larger than a DVD drive, Gigabyte's BRIX line of mini-desktops are full-fledged PCs equipped with either Intel or AMD processors.

Asus ViVoPC can be fitted with 16GB of RAM and Haswell silicon

Mini PC's are all the rage these days and Asus doesn't want to left out of the fun. Yes, the industry heavyweight recently showcased its slick little ViVoPC at Computex 2013 in Taiwan and just released an official spec sheet.

Gigabyte Brix: AMD Kabini or Intel Haswell?

The uber-mini Gigabyte Brix measures approximately 4.5″ x 4.2″ x 1.2″, with future versions of the device expected to offer support for either an AMD Kabini SoC or Intel Haswell chip (Core i3 - Core i7), along with 16GB of RAM and an mSATA SSD.