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Gigabyte BRIX Projector

£104.12
900:1 WVGA (854x480) 40dB 75 ANSI Lumens Jan 2014
Contrast Ratio (typical) Projector Native Resolution Noise Level Projector Brightness Release Date
Does not have good sound quality
Does not have good technical guidance
Expensive
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Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

Twelve owners agreed that this projector did not have good technical guidance. Newegg.com said in their review of this projector “If money is a factor there is help”. Newegg.com also said “I put a mSata drive in to see if it would help and it did” in their review. Expert website Hothardware.com wrote in their Gigabyte BRIX review “In terms of performance, we can't help”.

Three people who bought it mentioned that it did not have good customer support. Newegg.com mentioned “Esupport, RMA service, satapower cable, extremely slow customer support” in their review of this projector but even so they gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Newegg.com also said “Not ready for prime time and the worst customer support in the industry” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “However, my real grip is with Corsair's customer support (or lack thereof” in their review.

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Reviews

Gigabyte Has Good Reviews for Its Data Projectors

Based on 303 expert and user reviews (including 51 verified purchases), Gigabyte has good ratings for its projectors. Gigabyte also has good ratings specifically within its 900:1 contrast ratio projectors range. 67% of those that bought a Gigabyte multimedia projector would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this Gigabyte multimedia projector was released.


Power

Does Not Have a Good Battery Life

One owner who reviewed it wrote that it did not have a good battery life. Newegg.com mentioned “Battery under board was double taped” in their Gigabyte BRIX review.

Good in Terms of Power Usage

Seven people wrote in their reviews that this projector was good in terms of power usage. Newegg.com gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and said in their Gigabyte BRIX review “Low power usage, uses 19 watts”. Newegg.com also said “Its small, energy efficient, 86 64” in their review. Newegg.com also said “Low Power Usage (such as most SSD's” in their review.


Video

Does Not Support Full HD

Like most of the other projectors of this age and type, the Gigabyte BRIX does not support full HD.

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Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Gigabyte BRIX has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other data projectors of a similar spec and age to this data projector.

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Projector

Quite Dim Projector Brightness

Across all the projectors of this spec and age the projector brightnesses range from 75 ANSI lumens to 11,000 ANSI lumens. When compared to other multimedia projectors that were released more than two years ago, the Gigabyte BRIX's projector brightness of only 75 ANSI lumens is one of the dimmest.

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Only WVGA (854x480) Resolution

The Gigabyte BRIX has a maximum resolution of WVGA (854x480). That's 80% less resolution than the most frequently found projector native resolution of 1080p (1920x1080).

This projector's resolution (WVGA (854x480)) is in fact the worst resolution amongst all data projectors of a comparable spec and age to this multimedia projector.

Amongst similar types of projector the best resolution is DCI 4K (4096 x 2160).

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Features

Good Features

Seven owners mentioned that the product had good features. Newegg.com wrote three years ago “What drew me in was price vs features” and scored the product 4 stars out of 5. Newegg.com also said “Great features on paper” in their review. Expert website Ocaholic.ch.english wrote “Apart from that the system features an attractive price” in their review of this projector.


Networking

Supports Wi-Fi

The Gigabyte BRIX supports Wi-Fi, unlike most of the other multimedia projectors of a comparable age and type to this projector which do not support Wi-Fi.

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Supports Bluetooth

The Gigabyte BRIX supports Bluetooth, unlike most of the other projectors of this age and type which do not support Bluetooth.

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Has an Ethernet LAN

The Gigabyte BRIX has an Ethernet LAN, as do most of the other projectors of this age and type.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Have a DVI Port

The Gigabyte BRIX does not have a DVI port. Most of the other projectors that came out more than two years ago also do not have a DVI port.

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Performance

Quite Loud Noise Level

The Gigabyte BRIX has one of the louder noise levels (40 decibels) amongst multimedia projectors of this age. The quietest noise level of projectors of a similar age and spec to this multimedia projector is 21dB and the loudest is 45dB.

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Smart TV

Plenty of Connectivity

Four people agreed that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Bjorn3d.com wrote in their review of this projector “Plenty of connectivity” . Hexus.net wrote “Good connectivity options” in their review of this projector. Hexus.net also said “Gigabyte's mini PC remains an attractive and space-saving solution that offers generous connectivity options” in their review.

Four customers reckoned that the product had email functionality. Newegg.com said three years ago “CPU is powerful enough for general computing (web, email, browsing, light office work” and gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5. Newegg.com also mentioned “Is fully capable to handle HD movie streaming, Music, web surfing, emailing.” in their review. Two years ago Hardwareheaven.com wrote “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)”.

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Does Not Have Good Sound Quality

Twenty people who purchased this projector concluded that it did not have good sound quality. Three years ago Newegg.com mentioned in their review of the Gigabyte BRIX “Bluetooth works under Ubunto 13.10 though, as does video, audio” but despite that they still scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Newegg.com also wrote “I substituted a usb sound device to plug” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Heatsink fan noisy, bad audio AL 269 chip that nobody uses, could use a quieter fan” in their review.

Not Good At Displaying Standard Definition TV

One customer said in their reviews that this projector was not good at displaying standard definition TV. Three years ago Newegg.com said “No SD card reader” in their Gigabyte BRIX review.

Good 3D Picture Quality

Two owners who reviewed the Gigabyte BRIX considered that it had a good 3D picture quality. Newegg.com rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this projector “Powerful CPU 3150 3D Mark 2053) vs the 1900 3D Mark 960”. Newegg.com also said “Works well for its low power and yields better than expected 3d graphics” in their review.

Good Remote Control

Six people mentioned in their reviews that the Gigabyte BRIX had a good remote control. Newegg.com mentioned three years ago “Comes with remote (not sure what apps it can be used with though” . Newegg.com also said “Includes a remote” in their review. Newegg.com also said “The remote works good” in their review.

Good At Displaying High Definition TV

Fourteen owners said in their reviews that this projector was good at displaying high definition TV. Newegg.com mentioned “Quad Core Celeron has enough power for basic HD media playback”. Newegg.com also wrote “Windows 10 was installed in 30 mins and I connected the NUC to my HDTV and checked the resolution it was giving out 4k at 30 fps (UHD” in their review. Kitguru.net wrote in their review of this projector “We have reviewed the GTX 950 and it is a decent card for HD gaming.”.

Intel Graphics Drivers Make HDMI Connection a Cinch

Sixteen owners agreed that it had good picture quality. Bjorn3d.com said two years ago “Intel graphics drivers make HDMI connection a cinch” . Uk.hardware.info said “Gigabyte has made excellent motherboards and graphics cards for many years.”. Expert review site Theregister.co.uk mentioned “The Gigabyte Brix Pro's graphics certainly aren't as sharp”.

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this projector was good for playing games on. Newegg.com said “Most of you will probably check this out for gaming” in their review of this projector. Newegg.com also said “What is there not to like Sexy design, specifically designed for gaming builds;” in their review. Thomas B. said three years ago “This i5 version is hands down better for gaming” and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

One person concluded that the product had a flickering image. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this projector “Plays COD Ghost with medium settings no lag or flicker” .

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Weight & Dimensions

Tight

One owner who reviewed the product thought it was tight. Newegg.com mentioned three years ago “The 2.5" drive option is indeed a tight fit.”.

Compact Design

Fourty-five owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was compact. Pc Mag said in their review of the Gigabyte BRIX “Compact design” . Ocaholic.ch.english mentioned “Extremely small and compact”. Legitreviews.com wrote in their review of this projector “We first saw the Gigabyte Brix Pro Ultra Compact PC Kit in September 2013 at the Intel Developer Forum”.

Seven people who bought it concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Legitreviews.com said “The Gigabyte Brix Pro is certainly chunky compared to the Intel NUC.” in their review of this projector. Expert review site Anandtech.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Given the size of the chassis, throttling under heavy load was always a p”. Expert review site Apcmag.com said “A hefty 84W TDP and Intel Iris Pro 5200 graphics”.

One owner who purchased the product reckoned that it was thick. In April last year expert website Legitreviews.com mentioned “Gigabyte has offered a broad choice of processors covering a range of performance points”. One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was lightweight. Expert review site Liveatpc.com mentioned “It's lightweight so you can carry it around in a pinch” in their review of this projector.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was a good size. Newegg.com rated this projector 80 out of 100 and wrote “Nice size (slightly smaller footprint than the Zotac”. One owner who purchased this projector thought it was good structurally. Newegg.com mentioned three years ago “Solid construction” in their review of this projector and scored it 80 out of 100.

One owner who reviewed the product thought it was tight. Newegg.com mentioned three years ago “The 2.5" drive option is indeed a tight fit.”.

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Price

Price Has Gone Up by 6% (6%)

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Expensive

Seven owners concluded that the product was expensive. Newegg.com said in their review of this projector “I tried a few less expensive SSD's that didn't even get close to the advertised speed (im looking at you Kingston”.

Nathan F. mentioned “Less expensive then the slower RAM” in his review of this projector. Four years ago Jr_uk wrote on Amazon.co.uk “So I got my pc, slightly expensive for the spec.” but despite that they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Recent Price Increase of £0.48

In the last 56 days the price of the BRIX has increased by £0.48.

Reasonably Priced

Sixty-five customers who purchased the product wrote that it was good value for money. Expert website Uk.hardware.info wrote four years ago “You can buy them with affordable, entry-level hardware such as Celeron processors, or with a much more powerful Haswell”. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned “It's hardly a cheap option” in their review of this projector. Two years ago Ocaholic.ch.english wrote “Apart from that the system features a very attractive price and even the performance could be on a very reasonable level for an office enviorme” in their review of this projector.

Seven owners concluded that the product was expensive. Newegg.com said in their review of this projector “I tried a few less expensive SSD's that didn't even get close to the advertised speed (im looking at you Kingston”. Nathan F. mentioned “Less expensive then the slower RAM” in his review of this projector. Four years ago Jr_uk wrote on Amazon.co.uk “So I got my pc, slightly expensive for the spec.” but despite that they gave the product a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Audio

Fan Noise is Moderate and Lowpitched

Sixteen customers wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Fan noise is moderate and lowpitched”. Newegg.com said in their review of this projector “Low noise” and gave this projector a rating of 80 out of 100.

Expert website Pcper.com said “Unfortunately though, that unit was plagued by noise issues - the small fan spun pretty fast to cool a 65 watt proce” in their review of this projector.

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Cool and Quiet

Fourty-seven customers who bought the Gigabyte BRIX concluded that it was quiet. Bjorn3d.com mentioned “Quiet when doing regular work”. Bjorn3d.com also said “Practically silent operation” in their review. Three years ago Arstechnica.com said in their review of this projector “A small, quiet, unobtrusive li”.

Sixteen customers wrote in their reviews that it was noisy. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote “Fan noise is moderate and lowpitched”. Newegg.com said in their review of this projector “Low noise” and gave this projector a rating of 80 out of 100. Expert website Pcper.com said “Unfortunately though, that unit was plagued by noise issues - the small fan spun pretty fast to cool a 65 watt proce” in their review of this projector.

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Design

Great Build Quality and Design

Nineteen people who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Bjorn3d.com said “Great build quality and design” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5. Newegg.com said in their review of this projector “My first time using ASRock (they're a spinoff of ASUS) and very pleased with their MB quality and the rest of the system build quality” and gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5. Newegg.com also wrote “Fantastic looks and design, great build quality, full feature MB” in their review.

Pretty Powerful Given Its Size

Thirty-one owners who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Ocaholic.ch.english said “Pretty powerful given its size” in their review of this projector. Expert website Pcpowerplay.com.au wrote “A gorgeous solution in search of a problem”. Three years ago Pcauthority.com.au said in their review of this projector “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”.

Nineteen owners who reviewed the Gigabyte BRIX considered that it was well designed. Expert review site Computershopper.com mentioned in their review of this projector “We adore the slick design and surprising storage potential of the Brix Gaming UHD”. Expert website Uk.hardware.info wrote “The design looks good as well”. Pcmag.com said on expert review site PC Mag “The Gigabyte Brix Gaming UHD small-form-factor desktop is an ideal space-saver with a minimalist design at a sensible price.”.

Six owners who reviewed this projector considered that it was smooth. Newegg.com said “Second Life and Minecraft for as child's PC, play clean with smooth frame rates 35 42 on a 1920 1080 single monitor” . Newegg.com also said “Runs "Sony Vegas" Movie maker super smooth no Latency” in their review. Expert review site Uk.hardware.info mentioned “The combination of an Ultrabook dual-core processor with mSATA SSD create a very smooth working environment”.

Two customers said that this projector was neat. Newegg.com wrote “Neat little computer in a small package” in their review of this projector. Parth S. mentioned “I can scan over a 100 pages on my Neat Scanner and this processes it really quickly” in their review of this projector.

One owner who reviewed this projector concluded that it was ugly. Expert review site Itproportal.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Most will dominate your office desk in a generally boxy and unattractive manner.”. One owner who reviewed it concluded that it had a good case. Newegg.com gave the product a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned three years ago “The case doesn't feel cheap at all with the aluminum casing”.

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Solid Performance

Fourty-five customers who bought it considered that it was well made. Kitguru.net said in April last year “Solid gaming experience at 1080p”. Also in April last year Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their review of this projector “Solid performance”. Hexus.net mentioned in their review of this projector “Surprisingly easy to build into” .

Ten customers thought this projector was reliable. Newegg.com said four years ago “Made by Corsair, very reliable brand”. Newegg.com also mentioned “An SSD is for speed and reliability” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “Since they've only existed for a few years, average reliability can't be checked by anyone” in their review.

Three customers considered that it was easy to damage or scratch. Vadim M. mentioned on Newegg.com “Piece of trash, Newegg sells broken disks that do not actually work”. Christopher T. mentioned on Newegg.com “Was not repaired because it was damaged”. Christopher T. also said “They said they do not replace the product and that it was damaged” in his review.

Two owners mentioned in their reviews that this projector was strong and durable. Newegg.com said “Nice appearance, sturdy design, very nice internal layout” in their review of this projector. Newegg.com also said “Durable - I've dropped this thing 2 3 times carrying it between offices” in their review.

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Ability to Use MSATA and SATA Drives

Sixteen owners said in their reviews that this projector was easy to use. Bjorn3d.com gave this projector a score of 4 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Ability to use mSATA and SATA drives”. Newegg.com wrote “Powerful enough to use as HTPC” in their review of the Gigabyte BRIX and gave it a score of 80 out of 100. Newegg.com also said “I bought this to use with some interactive graphics software called Touch Designer to run interactive lighting art installations autonomously” in their review.

Seven people who bought it reckoned that it was easy to assemble. Newegg.com said “Extremely fast and easy to assemble, at least once you get the bottom unscrewed (more on that below”. Newegg.com also said “Easy to build and take apart, Low power” in their review. Newegg.com also mentioned “Easy to assemble (see notes below” in their review.

Six people said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com mentioned “Able to play most games at good FPS on mid to low settings” and gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Newegg.com also said “The UEFIBIOS settings are really simple” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “I am able to play games like B 4 and Titanfall on medium settings at 1280 x 800 resoluti” in their review.

One owner who reviewed it mentioned that it was easy to handle. Expert review site Anandtech.com wrote in their review of this projector “The BIOS effortlessly handles overclocking transpare”.

One owner who reviewed it considered that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Newegg.com said “I'm comfortable with the theory that a drive without moving parts shoul” and gave this projector a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gigabyte technology gbbxi3h4010, gigabyte technology i34010u, gigabyte gbbsi3h6100b2iwus, gigabyte gbbsi5hal6200, gigabyte gbbxi74770rca, gigabyte gbbsi7hal6500, gigabyte gbbki3ha7100, gigabyte gbbni7qg4950, gigabyte gbbsi5ha6200, gigabyte gbbsi7ha6600, gigabyte gbbki7ha7500, gigabyte gbbki5ha7200, gigabyte gbbni7g4950, gigabyte gbbsi7t6500, gigabyte gbbxi3h5010, gigabyte gbbxi54570r, gigabyte gbbxi75775r, gigabyte gbbxi54200, gigabyte gbbxi34010, gigabyte i76820hq, gigabyte i37100u, gigabyte i74500u, gigabyte i35010u, gigabyte i55575r, gigabyte i54200u, gigabyte i36100u, gigabyte i57200u, gigabyte i56200u, gigabyte i76500u, gigabyte i77500u, gigabyte i76600u, gigabyte i75775r, gigabyte ddr3l
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