The Engadget staff recently had the opportunity to check out one of Gigabyte’s newest product at the Intel Developer’s Conference, the BRIX, a mini-form factor PC.
Similar in size to the NUC units that Intel introduced last year, Gigabyte is introducing both AMD Kabini and Intel Haswell based solutions with BRIX, and marketing them as mini gaming PCs. While the integrated GPUs found in the BRIX units are hardly worthy of being able to provide a killer gaming experience, the small form factor of the units does offer the potential for simplicity and ease of mobility. What’s interesting is that the Haswell-based BRIX will be equipped with the Iris Pro graphics.
If priced decently, I can see BRIX being potentially useful in certain scenarios. Especially in home theater PC market, where a energy-efficient, mini-form factor PC with video hardware acceleration highly sought by many HTPC enthusiasts.