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Gigabyte BRIX PRO GB-BXI5-4570R

Gigabyte BRIX PRO GB-BXI5-4570R
alaScore 85

45 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 reviews of Gigabyte BRIX PRO GB-BXI5-4570R. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The size also gets good opinions. Some have doubts about the reliability. The price and usability get mixed views.

size, design

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gigabyte BRIX PRO GB-BXI5-4570R is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Gigabyte BRIX PRO GB-BXI5-4570R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Gigabyte BRIX PRO GB-BXI5-4570R from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk.

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

This summary is based on the products: Gigabyte Brix Pro Ultra Compact Barebone PC (Intel Core i5-4570R, 1x mSATA, 1x SATA, 2x DDR3L, Wi-Fi, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini Display Port, Bluetooth)Gigabyte Brix Pro Ultra Compact Barebone PC (Intel Core i5-4570R, 1x mSATA, 1x SATA, 2x DDR3L, Wi-Fi, 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, Mini Display Port, Bluetooth)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Gigabyte BRIX PRO GB-BXI5-4570R

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Gigabyte BRIX PRO GB-BXI5-4570R from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and design, but some have doubts about the reliability.

design, usability

reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Gigabyte Mini PC Barebone Intel Core i5-4570R 3.2GHz Iris Pro Graphic 5200 (GB-BXi5-4570R)Gigabyte Mini PC Barebone Intel Core i5-4570R 3.2GHz Iris Pro Graphic 5200 (GB-BXi5-4570R)

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

My Abusive Relationship

 

So, would I recommend this product to others? Well... sorta. On the one hand, once you get it working properly it is a truly marvelous computing device. On the other hand, getting it to that state is like having a kidney removed. With a rusty spork....

It's very small. I mean, the pictures and measurements indicate that it isn't very big, but I didn't really grasp how minuscule this thing is till it was physically sitting in the palm of my hand. And I don't have big hands. The power of this device,...

Okay, so I thought I new what I was getting into when I purchased this item. Like most folks, I read reviews before I pulled the trigger and noticed that, at the time of my purchase, roughly 18% of the reviews were 1 star. This means one (or a...

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Performance is Decent... if you can stand the noise.

 

-I bought this unit for use as a mobile lab to test Graphics Virtualization - if that is your intent be aware that there is only one graphics core available, which you'd be able to pass thru anyway... so, not sure what the point is just yet. -Put...

-Form factor and power for the size is great. This is a Co-Work office dream. -Built in Wi-FI worked (didn't test BT as of this writing) -VESA mounting -Intel Graphics work shockingly well for basic content creation and daily use -No lags in...

-The Fan. My lord, the Fan. Your options are to keep it at a constant baseline of going (noisy) or face random speeds of the fan ranging from a going concern to full on fan panic that will make you take your hands off the keyboard and beg forgiveness...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Plex Server - So Far, So Good

 

Installing Win 7 Ultimate from USB was tricky and I had to look up BIOS settings before it would work, but whatevs. Wasn't a biggie, just be aware. 16GB of G.Skill (F3-1600C9D-16GRSL) 500GB Samsung mSATA (850 EVO) Gives me a 6.9 on the experience index...

This this is tiny! Seriously smaller than a standard ATX power supply. Looks sharp and feels solid. Powerful enough for my Plex server needs. Sexy!

Noticed a bit of a loose connection on one of the USB ports.

Feb, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fast but USB Problems

 

Small form factor, well built. We use 8GB RAM, 120GB SSD External USB 3.0 Hard Drive

The unit will not boot with ANY Drive over 2TB attached via USB externally, it simply hangs at the POST screen. It works with a 2TB drive but with a 3TB WD or 4TB Seagate, it simply hangs at the POST screen. This is unacceptable.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Machine for small footprint

 

I've had this machine for over a month and its running great. Running a 250GB M-sata and a 500GB Sata2 drive. 16GB RAM. I put CentOS 7 on this box. Now i know this isn't a typical desktop setup, but its what i use for work mostly so i decided to try...

Great Performance. Good Build Quality Easy Setup Price point.

No WIFI drivers for RHE/CentOS Fan Noise. This machine isn't used for gaming but i wanted to see what kind of performance the Iris Pro would have. I fired up some older games like Team Fortress 2. Runs fine but the fan did kick up to high and it was...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

I love this little box

 

It's fan is only loud if you give it a CPU-intensive task.

Small footprint, fast, quiet and powerful. Popped in the memory dimms, plugged in the cables, and it worked flawlessly. I bought two and installed one with Fedora 23 Linux and the other with Windows 10. Both work great.

This machine and many like it do not come with a microphone jack, which I need for some things. I had to buy a small, cheap USB-attached audio/mic combo (which also worked well).

Nov, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Small and Powerful

 

This is my second Brix and I like it for being quiet and fast. Easy to set up and with Windows10 on a thumb drive it only took about 25 minutes to install.

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Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

The Little Brix That Can

 

Don't let the size mislead you. The unit has no problem driving my Asus PB279Q display at it's max 3840 x 2160 4k resolution through the miniDP port in addition to a secondary 21" monitor through the HDMI. I added 16GB of GSkill DDR3-l 1866 memory, a...

Powerful, Small, Compact, Great Linux Support, Windows 10 Support

Can get warm, Only one NIC

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Freezes - Must be hard reset often.

 

I would be so happy.jpg if these things were tested before they go out the door. Gigabyte's tech support was pretty quick and thorough (appreciated!) but I won't go down this road again.

It's cute, tiny and dare I say sexy

It runs hot. The first unit locked up before I could get W7 installed, the second unit didn't even make it that far. Maybe if I installed it in the freezer it would have survived but apparently sitting in free air on my bar was just too much for it....

Jul, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fool me twice, shame on you.

 

I would be so happy.jpg if these things were tested before they go out the door. Gigabyte's tech support was pretty quick and thorough (appreciated!) but I won't go down this road again.

It's cute, tiny and dare I say sexy.

It runs hot. The first unit locked up before I could get W7 installed, the second unit didn't even make it that far. Maybe if I installed it in the freezer it would have survived but apparently sitting in free air on my bar was just too much for it....

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Realtek ALC269

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:0.79L sized PC / Nettop / USFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Red
Cooling type:Active / Passive
On/Off switch: Yes
Product type:Mini PC barebone
VESA mounting:Y
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:7.1
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power supply type:External AC adapter

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1
PCI Express slots version:3.0

Graphics

Graphics:Iris Pro graphics 5200
Graphics adapter:Iris Pro graphics 5200
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 / 1333,1600 / 1333,1600,1866
Supported memory types:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM

Motherboard

Chipset:Intel HM87
Compatible processor series:Core i5
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM87
Number of processors supported:1
Processor socket:BGA1364
Supported processor frequency (max):3.2

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
LAN controller:Realtek RTL8111G / Realtek RTL8111H
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):4.5 x 4.39 x 2.44
Number of processors installed:1
Power Requirements:100 - 240

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

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:7.1
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC input frequency:50/60
AC input voltage:100 - 240
Power supply type:External AC adapter

Processor

Built-in processor: Yes
Chipset:Intel HM87
Compatible processor series:Core i5
L2 cache:4
L3 cache:4
Number of processors supported:1
Processor:i5-4570R
Processor boost frequency:3.2
Processor cores:4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-4570R
Processor socket:BGA1364
Processor threads:4
Supported processor frequency (max):3.2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
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):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Software

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7\nWindows 8\nWindows 8.1
Operating system installed: No

Storage

Number of storage drives supported:1
Storage drive interface:mSATA / Serial ATA III, mSATA
Storage drive sizes supported:2.5
Supported storage drive types:HDD, SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.49
Height:2.44
Width:4.37