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Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227

Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227
alaScore 86

66 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The size and price also get good opinions.

usability, price, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design and reliability.

reliability, design

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227 Brix Ultra Compact PC (Intel Core i3-3227U, 1x mSATA, 2x SO-DIMM DDR3, Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini Display Port, HD 4000, VESA)Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227 Brix Ultra Compact PC (Intel Core i3-3227U, 1x mSATA, 2x SO-DIMM DDR3, Wi-Fi, USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini Display Port, HD 4000, VESA)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Gigabyte GB-XM12-3227 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability also get good views, but some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

reliability

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gigabyte BRIX Intel HM77 Mini Booksize Barebone System - Black (GB-XM12-3227)Gigabyte BRIX Intel HM77 Mini Booksize Barebone System - Black (GB-XM12-3227)

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte Brix GB-XM12-3227

 

Fast and ridiculously cheap.

Only two USB ports means either using a USB hub (unreliable, especially for USB3) or constantly unplugging devices.

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Michael (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte Brix GB-XM12-3227

 

Fast and ridiculously cheap

Only two USB ports means either using a USB hub (unreliable, especially for USB3) or constantly unplugging devices

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte Brix GB-XM12-3227

 

Really compact. Easy to add the SSD and extra memory. You will need an external USB CD/DVD drive to install software from and a couple of USB hubs to connect everything with it (it only has 2xUSB ports) but other than that relaly good device

Can't find any at the moment

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Fergus (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte Brix GB-XM12-3227

 

Small, and once set up, works fine.

USB3 support a nightmare! It simply would not recognize 2 different USB3 memory sticks out of the box - thus I could not install any OS; I had to use a USB2 stick to install the OS - then it was fine. HOWEVER, the drivers (USB3 & LAN/Wireless) that...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Fergus (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte Brix GB-XM12-3227

 

Small, and once set up, works fine

USB3 support a nightmare! It simply would not recognize 2 different USB3 memory sticks out of the box - thus I could not install any OS; I had to use a USB2 stick to install the OS - then it was fine. HOWEVER, the drivers (USB3 & LAN/Wireless) that...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Gavin (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte Brix GB-XM12-3227

 

Great price, very compact system

Poor WiFi behaviour

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Jake (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte Brix GB-XM12-3227

 

- very powerful for its size - its tiny ! - really tiny !

- no aux, only hdmi audio - wifi card is poor

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: Gareth (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte Brix GB-XM12-3227

 

Small Compact Silent Value for money vs Intel NUC

No hdd indicator lights No IR receiver - had to buy a flirc device

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Gareth (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte Brix GB-XM12-3227

 

Small Compact ; Silent ; Value for money vs Intel NUC

No hdd indicator lights ; No IR receiver - had to buy a flirc device

May, 2014

Consumer review by: Jake (reevoo.com)

Gigabyte Brix GB-XM12-3227

 

very powerful for its size ; its tiny ; really tiny

no aux, only hdmi audio ; wifi card is poor

May, 2014
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Product Specifications

Design

Chassis type:Nettop
Product type:Mini PC barebone
VESA mounting interfaces:2.95 x 2.95, 3.94 x 3.94

Energy Management

Number of power supplies:1

Expansion Slots

PCI Express slots version:2.0

Graphics

Graphics:HD Graphics 4000
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 4000
Graphics adapter family:Intel

Memory

Maximum internal memory:16
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of memory slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:1333, 1600
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM

Motherboard

Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:BGA1023

Networking

Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
LAN controller:Realtek RTL8111E
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Number of processors installed:1

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Microphone in: No
S/PDIF out port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2

Power

Number of power supply units:1

Processor

Built-in processor: Yes
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:I3-3227U
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel
Processor frequency:1.9
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:I3-3227U
Processor threads:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Software

Operating system installed: No

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.25
Height:1.18
Width:4.53