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Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXI5-4200

Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXI5-4200
alaScore 86

31 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXI5-4200. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good comments.

reliability, usability, price, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXI5-4200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXI5-4200

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXI5-4200 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. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

reliability, usability, price, size, design

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gigabyte Brix Ultra Compact PC Intel i5-4200U 2.6/1.6 GHz Wi-Fi/BT4.0 Processor (GB-BXi5-4200)Gigabyte Brix Ultra Compact PC Intel i5-4200U 2.6/1.6 GHz Wi-Fi/BT4.0 Processor (GB-BXi5-4200)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not so great in the long run

 

Compact & sleek

Unreliable audio: this thing is as stubborn as a child when it comes to outputting audio over HDMI. Seriosly it seems like magic when it actually works ; The WiFi card seems not to like to play nice with routers. Caps out at 1.5MBps with a Netgear 450

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great once you know the limitations

 

I bought this strictly as a Home Theater PC (HTPC). My first one had to be returned as the fan sounded like a chainsaw. Obvious manufacturing defect and replaced by Newegg hassle-free. Second one setup to run Windows 7 and XBMC (now Kodi) as a HTPC. It...

Form factor a winner. Powerful enough for HTPC use. Quiet. Simple setup via HDMI

Some quality issues it would seem. Built-in RF would be nice. Only 4 USB ports (But this is a trade-off with the small form factor)

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Didn't live to expectations

 

Very disappointed with both the product as it rolled out and the failure to own up to the issues. Seems that Gigabyte regrets the whole line, as they no longer seem to actively market and have not seen fit to add it into their product line under Support.

Size, speed, 4 USB ports, dual monitors, low sound

Very buggy w/ support that is, well, very buggy. Previously wrote a review regarding two monitor issue. Thru trial and error found it was an issue w HDMI port. Mnfr did offer support on the issue through my review, thankfully, because their website...

Aug, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

No Backup BIOS

 

Disconnected the battery for a 30 minutes hoping the BIOS would reset. NADA!

Works nicely when it wants to work

This unit decided to take one of it's many dumps right in the middle of a BIOS update ; This is 2014, why only put a single $5 BIOS chip on any motherboard

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

My GIGABYTE GB-BXi5-4200 Freezes During BIOS Update

 

$400 for the Brix, $90 for the RAM and $85 for the SSD. I gotta get this thing working again.

Small, Not Power Hungry, Quiet. When it works it works well

Intermittent lock ups. This thing would work for a few weeks without any problems (except Firefox would crash every few hours) ; I had the F3 bios and saw that there was a F5 BIOS available ; Downloaded F5 and in the middle of flashing it froze. Now...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Gigabyte BRIX 4200

 

Great size and power in a small package. I have been a Mini ITX user for the past 5 years and now I am going to use the BRIX setup. I love the portability compared to the Mini ITX, the new setup with 4 USB 3.0 and the headphone jack plus it now...

Not really a con but be sure to use 1.35V memory. I tried 1.50V memory and it would not boot with the display on, changed the memory and system came right up

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Realtek ALC269
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:USFF
Color of product:Black
Cooling type:Passive
Product type:Mini PC barebone
VESA mounting interfaces:2.95 x 2.95, 3.94 x 3.94 / 75 x 75,100 x 100

Energy Management

AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Number of power supplies:1
Power supply type:External AC adapter

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express slots version:2.0

Graphics

Graphics:HD Graphics 4400
Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 4400
Graphics adapter family:Intel
On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Memory

Maximum internal memory:16
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Memory voltage:1.35
Number of Memory Slots:2
Supported memory clock speeds:1333, 1600
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM

Motherboard

Compatible processor series:Core i5
Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:BGA1168
Supported processor frequency (max):2.6

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
LAN controller:Realtek RTL8111G
Networking features:802.11b/g/n
Wi-Fi: Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):1.18 x 4.24 x 4.5
Number of processors installed:1
Number of products included:1
Power Requirements:100 - 240V AC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4

Power

AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Number of power supply units:1
Power supply type:External AC adapter

Processor

Built-in processor: Yes
Compatible processor series:Core i5
L3 cache:3
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:i5-4200U
Processor boost frequency:2.6
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4200U
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Supported processor frequency (max):2.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
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):Y
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® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Software

Operating system installed: No

Storage

Number of storage drives supported:1
Storage drive interface:mSATA

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.49
Height:1.18
Width:4.25