The GIGABYTE BRIX Projector: Illuminatingly InnovativeThe BRIX Projector from GIGABYTE is a simple and elegantly integrated device that combines a full high-performance PC with a mini projector...
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14 Reasons For
Some people who bought it said that it was good looking. Pcauthority.com.au wrote “It takes the advancements in power consumption and thermal performance of Intel's mobile push and aims to produce a pretty powerful PC in a very small space” in their Gigabyte BRIX review. Expert review site Arstechnica.com mentioned “Mini-desktops like Intel's Next Unit of Computing (NUC) are pretty good at being small.” . Arstechnica.com also wrote “The NUC doesn't consume a lot of power and it's pretty good fo”.
A number of people reckoned that it was a good design. Expert website Uk.hardware.info mentioned four years ago “The design looks good as well” in their review of this projector. One person mentioned that the Gigabyte BRIX was smooth. Four years ago expert review site Uk.hardware.info said “The combination of an Ultrabook dual-core processor with mSATA SSD create a very smooth working environment”.
Several people who reviewed the product concluded that it was compact. Two years ago Hexus.net said in their review of this projector on expert website HEXUS.net “The Brix S GB-BXi5H-5200 is an evolutionary addition to Gigabyte's range of compact mini PCs”. Expert review site Legitreviews.com mentioned three years ago “We first saw the Gigabyte Brix Pro Ultra Compact PC Kit in September 2013 at the Intel Developer Forum”. Expert website Futurelooks.com wrote “What if you wanted a BRIX with a built-in display? The next closest thing is the appropriately named GIGABYTE BRIX Projector Ultra Compact PC Kit, which I recen”.
One Gigabyte BRIX reviewer said in their reviews that it was lightweight. Liveatpc.com said three years ago “It's lightweight so you can carry it around in a pinch” .
A few Gigabyte BRIX owners said in their reviews that it was well made. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned “The AMD-based Brix micro-PC kit is a solid (if very similar) alternative to Intel’s NUC” and scored this projector 70 out of 100. Expert website Tweaktown.com wrote in their Gigabyte BRIX review “These small form factor PCs that I have been testing really do have solid performance when it comes to everyday tasks such as web browsing” . Expert website Kitguru.net mentioned “A versatile mini-PC with solid performance in a variety of scenarios” in their Gigabyte BRIX review.
Three Gigabyte BRIX reviewers agreed that this projector was good in terms of connectivity. Last year Hexus.net wrote in their review of this projector on expert review site HEXUS.net “Space-saving solution that offers generous connectivity options”. Bjorn3d.com gave the Gigabyte BRIX a score of 4 stars and wrote “Plenty of connectivity”. Bjorn3d.com also said “Good connectivity options”.
One customer who bought the Gigabyte BRIX wrote that it was wifi compatible. Hothardware.com said “We like that the Wireless card also supports 80211” in their review of the Gigabyte BRIX.
One Gigabyte BRIX owner said in their reviews that it had email functionality. Two years ago expert review site Hardwareheaven.com mentioned “In a palm sized case the Gigabyte Brix offers us a system which is ideal for email/office tasks, surfing, media use (including HD video playback/streaming)” in their Gigabyte BRIX review.
One person wrote in their reviews that it had network functionality. Anandtech.com wrote in their review “Both of them are related to the networking subsystem”.
Acceptable Noise Level
Several people who reviewed it concluded that it was quiet. Hothardware.com mentioned “Cool and quiet” in their review. Three years ago Arstechnica.com mentioned “A small, quiet, unobtrusive li” in their review of this projector. Bjorn3d.com wrote “Quiet when doing regular work”.
Easy to Use
One Gigabyte BRIX owner who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to handle. Expert website Anandtech.com mentioned “The BIOS effortlessly handles overclocking transpare” in their review of the Gigabyte BRIX. One Gigabyte BRIX owner wrote in their reviews that the Gigabyte BRIX had a good experience.
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Good Technical Features
Some Gigabyte BRIX owners who purchased the product agreed that it had good features. Ocaholic.ch.english wrote “Apart from that the system features a very attractive price” in their review of this projector.
Good Product Quality
One Gigabyte BRIX owner considered that it was good quality. Bjorn3d.com mentioned two years ago “Great build quality and design”.
Good Picture Quality
A number of Gigabyte BRIX owners who reviewed this projector considered that it had good picture quality. Expert website Uk.hardware.info mentioned in their review “Gigabyte has made excellent motherboards and graphics cards for many years.” . Theregister.co.uk mentioned in their Gigabyte BRIX review “The Gigabyte Brix Pro's graphics certainly aren't as sharp”.
Some people who bought the product concluded that it was good value for money. Two years ago Maximumpc.com gave the product a rating of 70 out of 100 and mentioned “Tiny, dual storage, reasonably priced” in their review of this projector. Expert website Ocaholic.ch.english mentioned “Apart from that the system features an attractive price and even the performance might b” in their Gigabyte BRIX review. Ocaholic.ch.english also mentioned “RAM that add a fair bit to the price”.
One customer reckoned that it was a bargain for the price. Itproportal.com mentioned in their Gigabyte BRIX review “It's hardly a cheap option”.
Gigabyte Has Good Reviews for Its Projectors
Gigabyte 900:1 contrast ratio projectors have good ratings on average and across all data projectors Gigabyte is one of the superior brands.
Unlike most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the BRIX which do not support wi-Fi, the Gigabyte BRIX supports wi-Fi.
Has a Built-In Speaker(s)
Like most of the other projectors of a similar age and type to the BRIX, the Gigabyte BRIX has a built-in speaker(s).
Two Number of Built-In Speakerss
The Gigabyte BRIX has more number of built-in speakerss than most of the similar spec multimedia projectors that are a comparable age to the BRIX. This data projector is a two number of built-in speakers data projector compared to most of the data projectors of this spec and age which only have one number of built-in speakers.
7 Reasons Against
One Gigabyte BRIX reviewer who reviewed this projector considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Expert review site Hothardware.com wrote three years ago “In terms of performance, we can't help”.
Only 100V AC Input Voltage
This projector has a 100 - 240V AC input voltage, which is typical of many similar spec data projectors that are a comparable age to it.
Does Not Support 3D
The Gigabyte BRIX does not support 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to the BRIX also do not support 3D.
Does Not Support Full HD
The Gigabyte BRIX does not support full HD. Most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not support full HD.
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Quite Dim Projector Brightness
The Gigabyte BRIX has a very dim projector brightness (only 75 ANSI lumens) compared to most of the other data projectors of a comparable type and age to the BRIX. The projector brightnesss of projectors of this spec and age range from 75 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens.
Only WVGA (854x480) Projector Native Resolution
The highest resolution of the Gigabyte BRIX is WVGA (854x480). That's 60% less resolution than a WXGA (1280x800) projector, which is the most common resolution. Across all projectors that have been available for more than two years the resolution ranges from VGA (640x480) to DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).
Very Low RMS Rated Power
At only 1.5 Watts, the Gigabyte BRIX has a fairly low RMS rated power compared to most of the other multimedia projectors of this age and type. The lowest RMS rated power of comparable spec projectors that have been around for a similar time to the BRIX is 1W and the highest is 20W.
1 Other reason to consider the Gigabyte BRIX
Released Over Three Years Ago
This projector has been on the market for over three years.
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Tiny, dual storage, reasonably priced
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