When you’re on the lookout for a tiny NUC-like desktop PC that is sufficiently small to be mounted on the again of a monitor, the Gigabyte BRIX is a well-liked alternative (if you may get previous the UEFI vulnerabilities). Lately, a few new fashions have been quietly added to the vary, however these aren’t geared toward these of us on the lookout for a desktop PC. These BRIX are for the Web of Issues (IoT).
FanlessTech was the primary to note new listings for the BRIX IoT fashions on Gigabyte’s website. Two variations shall be out there operating 14nm Apollo Lake processors. The cheaper of the 2 makes use of an N3450 quad-core Celeron processor operating at 1.1GHz (Burst Frequency: 2.2GHz). The opposite mannequin makes use of an N4200 quad-core Pentium processor additionally operating as 1.1GHz (Burst Frequency: 2.5GHz). Each chips have a 2MB L2 cache and a TDP of simply 6 Watts, which means they’re appropriate for this fanless BRIX IoT design measuring simply 165-by-105-by-27mm.
These are barebones techniques, so RAM, storage, and an working system are required. They assist as much as 8GB of DDR3L RAM, an M.2 SSD such because the Samsung 960 EVO, and because it’s an Intel platform you’ll be able to select between Home windows 10 and your favourite Linux distro.
As they’re meant for IoT, Gigabyte included a mini PCIe slot for a 3G module and a Micro SIM card slot, which means you’ll be able to set this up as a distant computing platform if you happen to so want. Alternatively, the included VESA bracket permits mounting on the again of a monitor and it is able to dealing with two shows due to having two HDMI ports. It is also acquired two LAN ports, 4 USB three.zero ports, a Micro SD card slot, microphone/headphone combo, and even an RJ45 COM port.
For now, these BRIX fashions have solely been made out there via a Russian on-line retailer, with the N4200 model costing $330. Hopefully listings will seem nearer to house within the close to future.