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GIGABYTE BRIX BXi7H-5500 Ultra Compact Mini PC Review

By: Steven Bassiri | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Mar 30, 2015 2:12 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Packaging

 

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The box has a simple design, but the lettering is quite flashy. There aren't too many specifications on the box since the model has a different configuration in each region; however, this model has a M.2 wireless module, NFC, and room for a 2.5 inch SATA drive.

 

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The BXi7H-5500 and the accessories are all packaged so that everything is protected from the elements.

 

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The provided accessories include a VESA mounting bracket with screws, an AC/DC PSU and cable, a NFC tag, and a driver DVD.

 

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The top of the unit sports the tiny NFC logo and a single power button. The bottom has screw holes for the VESA mount and four rubber feet to secure the BRIX on a table.

 

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The front has two USB SuperSpeed (5Gbps) ports and a headphone/microphone jack. The back features the following ports: Kensington lock, PSU power, HDMI, DisplayPort, RJ-45 LAN, and two USB 3.0 ports.

 

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The sides just have vents for airflow.

 

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Removing the top is simple, and requires only a standard Phillips-head screwdriver.

 

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Installing the memory and mSATA drive is also simple; you can add a dedicated 2.5 inch drive as well, which is one of the main selling points of this model.

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