Gigabyte has updated its BRIX mini-PC and fitted it with Intel’s dual-core hyper-threading Haswell processors, delivering “stunning visuals and edge-of-your-seat performance in an ultra-small package.”
With the update, the fact that the BRIX is smaller than an Xbox controller becomes even more impressive, as you can carry a cute and powerful computer around with you, measuring 107.6mm x 114.4mm x 29.9mm. You also get 4K display support, USB 3.0, HDMI, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and power-efficient yet commendable performance thanks to Intel’s Haswell CPUs (you can choose between four of these).
When it comes to graphics, Gigabyte is touting performance at par with Nvidia’s GeForce GT 650M discrete graphics chip, using Inte’s Iris Pro graphics chip. Whether that’s actually the case is something only real-life comparisons will prove, but for now it looks like the BRIX is a veritable powerhouse for the size and form factor, with enough guts to play even Crysis 3 on low graphic settings.
The updated BRIX is expected to ship this December at prices ranging between $499 and $599, though you’ll have to supply it with your own own memory, 2.5-inch hard drive, and operating system before it can flex its muscles and become a portable and pocket-able PC. Hit the source link for the press release.