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GIGABYTE GB-BXi7-4500 2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM Intel HD Graphics 4400 Integrated by CPU Mini-PC Barebone

  • Intel Core i7-4500U 1.8GHz/3.0GHz(Turbo)
  • Intel HD Graphics 4400 Integrated by CPU
  • 2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM DDR3L (1600/1333) (1.35V)
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GIGABYTE GB-BXi7-4500 - Two 204-Pin Intel HD Graphics 4400 Integrated by CPU - Mini Barebones PC


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Redefining the Desktop PC

Challenging the way we define a desktop PC, GIGABYTE engineers have developed an ultra compact PC with a stylish design based around an anthracite aluminum frame and glass surface chassis. Ideal for a broad range of computing applications at home or in the office, the BRIX expounds sheer simplicity and convenience. With a broad choice of processors covering the entire performance spectrum, the BRIX sets a new standard for desktop miniaturization that makes it perfect as a discreet HTPC/multimedia hub, an ultra-low power PC for the family, an office PC, or as a digital signage unit.


Dual Display

With support for HDMI and DisplayPort, the BRIX can power two displays simultaneously, making it a perfect choice as a high productivity PC in professional and home environments, or in any number of industrial and commercial multi-display applications.


Flexible Compact PC Kit

The BRIX is sold as a DIY PC kit, shipping with a Mini PCIe Wi-Fi module pre-installed, plus a power adapter and cable conforming to local standards. Requiring only system memory and an mSATA SSD, the BRIX gives users the flexibility to independently choose integrated storage and system memory size, without the trouble of sourcing components that are not widely available on the retail market.


VESA Support

Bundled with a VESA bracket, the BRIX can easily be mounted behind a monitor or HDTV, making it discreetly hidden from view. This makes a simple and effective way to turn any VESA-compliant display or TV into a full-featured PC or digital signage unit.

What's in the Box

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Learn more about the GIGABYTE GB-BXi7-4500

General

Brand
GIGABYTE
Model
GB-BXi7-4500

CPU Supported

CPU Type
Intel Core i7-4500U 1.8GHz/3.0GHz(Turbo)

Memory Supported

Memory slot
2 x 204Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Type Supported
DDR3L (1600/1333) (1.35V)
Max Memory Supported
16GB

Expansion Slots

Other
1 x mSATA slot
1 x Half-size mini-PCIe slot occupied by the WiFi+BT card

Graphics

Onboard Video
Intel HD Graphics 4400 Integrated by CPU

Audio

Onboard Audio
Realtek ALC269

Communications

LAN
Realtek RTL8111G
Max LAN Speed
10/100/1000Mbps

Front Panel Ports

Front USB
2 x USB 3.0
Front Audio Ports
1 x head phone jack with SPDIF

Back Panel Ports

HDMI
1
VGA
1 x Mini DisplayPort
Rear USB
2 x USB 3.0
RJ45
1
Other Rear Ports
1 x DC-In
1 x Kensington lock slot

Power Supply

Input
AC 100-240V
Power Supply
Output: DC 19V
3.42A

Physical SPEC

Dimensions
4.5" x 4.24" x 1.18"

Features

Features
The BRIX from GIGABYTE is an ultra compact (29.9 x 107.6 x 114.4 mm) and versatile DIY PC kit available with a broad choice of processors covering a range of performance points. The BRIX redefines the desktop PC in terms of miniaturization with a form factor that sits in the palm of your hand. Ideal for compact HTPC builds or as a standard desktop in the home or office, the BRIX doesn't hold back in terms of display and peripheral connectivity, or raw performance.

Supports dual display video output via HDMI and mini DisplayPort.

Includes IEEE 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 4.0/3.0 Combo Mini PCIe module.

Includes VESA bracket for discreet display and wall mounting.

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the GIGABYTE GB-BXi7-4500

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  • Jon B.
  • 5/2/2014 7:24:29 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks like a charm!

Pros: Compact (hides almost anywhere)
Quiet (one fan, RARELY kicks on)
Speedy (no slowdowns noticed as of yet)
Works like a charm from the get go.

Cons: Comes with a utilities DVD, but obviously does not have a optical drive... would have been smart to include the utilities on a small thumb drive instead.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this Brix kit to replace a laptop that was starting to show it's age. Due to my work, I switch between PC and Mac throughout the day. Since I already have a 27" iMac, I thought why not use it as the display to save even more desktop space. So I picked up a mini displayport cable, hooked the Brix to my iMac, and BAM! I had my monitor. Added a Logitech K400r keyboard and I was set.
This combination is working flawlessly and I couldn't be happier. Instant switching from Mac to PC, ZERO loss of desk space, and the Brix is as quiet as the iMac. I can also drag the Brix over to my TV or really any display and have everything at my fingertips.

Now one important note, the Brix DOES have a fan and it can kick on every once and a while. It is by no means completely silent.

My configuration is:
GIGABYTE GB-BXi7-4500
Crucial M500 240GB SSD
Crucial 16GB DDR3 1600
Windows 81. Pro

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  • Tom P.
  • 4/13/2014 12:12:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPocket size full PC

Pros: In other reviews I have heard complaints about fan noise. Mine is completely quiet even under heavy load. Flexible display connection options, with display port adapters and HDMI.

Cons: The included Wifi/BT card is not the greatest.

Other Thoughts: I would get the newer versions of the brix i7 with the quad core for a little more money. Replace included Wifi with a Intel 7260HMW for more reliable connections and much faster speed, especially if you have a dual band ac access point. I get 867mbps with that card and this brix 50ft away. I often use it by remotely connecting to it, with it only being connected to power.

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  • Stephen R.
  • 12/25/2013 1:25:34 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsMisleading video in Overview page

Pros: All of the features listed by Newegg/Gigabyte.

Cons: CPU fan, see Other Thoughts below.

Other Thoughts: I gave this 1 egg and felt I needed to write this review because I believe the video in the Newegg Overview page is misleading regarding how the unit is cooled.

At 7:59 the 2 guys in the video dissemble the unit to illustrate that the CPU is cooled by using thermal paste with the entire case being used to cool the CPU. Based on that it would seem that this is a passively cooled and silent unit. What they don't show you is the CPU uses a cooling fan. I have the i7 version of the Haswell Brix, and the BIOS reports the CPU fan spinning at roughly 4,500 RPM after only a 4-5 minutes of very basic use.

Since the cooling fan is quite small it needs to spin at a higher RPM making the acoustics definitely very noticeable and quite irritating. Smaller CPU fan's tend to make a higher pitch/whining sound and the fan used in this Haswell Brix is no different.

I was extremely disappointed when I finally got my Brix, booted it up and heard the whining of the CPU fan. I wanted to save someone else the hassle of getting this because they think it might be passively cooled and silent based on the Newegg video and also no mention of a fan anywhere in the specs.

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  • Michael F.
  • 12/14/2013 3:57:21 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGigabyte BRIX

Pros: Small form factor

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: GB-BXi7-4500; it's a great little PC Installed 16 GB and a 256GB SSD

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