gigabyte-brixYou know what they say about some dogs – their bark is worse than their bite. As for the humble computer, there are times when you might look at a small computer chassis and wonder whether anything good will be able to come out of it. Just like how one ought not to judge a book by its cover, so too, would it be in the best interest of folks not to take a look at the Gigabyte Brix mini desktop and relegate it to the realms of being just another spreadsheet cruncher or word processing machine. The Gigabyte Brix mini desktop is no larger than a small stack of CD cases, but it packs quite a punch as we take a look at its hardware configuration right after the jump.

For starters, the Gigabyte Brix mini desktop measures just 5″ x 4.5″ x 2.3″, where you will find it powered by an AMD A8-5557M processor as well as Radeon R9 M275X graphics card, packing more than enough graphical firepower to handle modern computer games without taking up much space. In fact, if your palm is large enough, you can just hold it in a single hand. Other specifications include a HDMI and Mini Displayort, a quartet of USB 3.0 ports, a headphone jack, Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. This will be a barebones system, which means you will need to throw in your own memory, storage and operating system. [Product Page]

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