A couple of months ago we met the first Gigabyte Brix S miniPCs with 10th generation Intel Comet Lake processors now we get a more compact version of these. In these new variants the space for a 2.5″ disk and the COM port have been eliminated to drastically reduce its thickness. The design of the box remains exactly the same and this is the ideal format if we plan to use a drive M.2 as storage.
Processor and storage
The new compact Gigabyte Brix S for now have two versions, the first called GB-BRi7-10510 with Intel Core i7-10510U processor with four cores and eight threads up to 1.8 / 4.9GHz and the second called GB-BRi7-10710 with Intel processor Core i7-10710U with six cores and twelve threads up to 1.1 / 4.7GHz. At the graphic level we continue with the Intel UHD Graphics 620 GPUs that allow us to run games at a basic level.
These processors have a maximum consumption of only 25 W TPD and we can mount two SODIMM DDR4 modules up to 2666 MHz. This Brix miniPC allows us to mount an M.2 2280 SSD disks compatible with Intel Optane technology and at the same time we have space to another 2.5-inch disk in the interior area.
Connectivity and other specifications
At the connector level we have two HMDI 2.0 video outputs with video support of up to 4K@60fps HDR and it also has video hardware acceleration for h.265 and VP9 codecs. Regarding connectors in these models, we have four USB 3.2 on the front with a transfer speed of up to 10 GBps, one Type-C and on the back we have two other USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, Intel Gigabit Ethernet port, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.2. In the lower area we have a VESA anchor compatible with measures 75 × 75 and 100 × 100 mm to hang them on our monitor.
Price and availability
- These new Gigabyte Brix S compact will be available in various configurations, with operating system, memory and storage included but also in barebone format in stores like Amazon at a price of approximately $290 / €300.