EXCLUSIVE: The Bay Trail BRIX will be fanless
Our friends over at CNXSoft and Liliputing spotted it first. We can now exclusively confirm that GIGABYTE's low power BRIX (GB-BXBT-2807) sports a 10cm wide heat sink, and will be totally silent. A fantastic move from GIGABYTE.
"Challenging the essence of how we define a desktop PC, GIGABYTE engineers have developed an ultra compact PC with a stylish design based around an anthracite aluminum frame and glass surface chassis. Ideal for a broad range of computing applications at home or in the office, the BRIX expounds sheer simplicity and convenience, sets a new standard for desktop miniaturization that makes it perfect as a discreet HTPC / multimedia hub, an ultra-low power PC for the family, an office PC or as a digital signage unit.
The BRIX is an ultra compact, versatile DIY PC kit that redefines the desktop PC in terms of miniaturization with a form factor that is small enough (56mm x 107mm x 114mm) to sit in the palm of your hand."
✓ Intel Celeron N2807 (2 cores @ 1.57GHz up to 2.17GHz, 4.3W TDP)
✓ 1 x SO-DIMM DDR3L 1.35V slot (up to 8GB)
✓ 1 x Half-size mini-PCIe slot (WiFi+BT card)
✓ 1 x 2.5" bay
✓ 1 x USB 3.0
✓ 2 x USB 2.0
✓ 1 x HDMI
✓ 1 x VGA
✓ 1 x Audio-out / Mic-In
✓ 1 x Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8111G)
✓ 1 x Kensington lock slot
✓ VESA mountable
✓ 56 mm x 107 mm x 114 mm (2.21" x 4.24" x 4.5")
Update: The Bay Trail BRIX will be showcased at Computex, and will retail for about 120 euros in Europe.