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Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXI5-4200

Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXI5-4200
alaScore 86

31 reviews

Jul, 2019

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. Views about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability are also appreciated.

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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 really like the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated.

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

Jul, 2019

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

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