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GIGABYTE BRIX s BXi5H-5200 Ultra Compact Mini PC Review

By: Steven Bassiri | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Jun 1, 2015 2:10 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

The Packaging and System

 

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

 

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The BXi5H-5200 is well protected from the elements and the accessories are all packaged in a way so that everything is protected from the elements.

 

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Accessories included are the VESA mounting bracket and screws, AC/DC PSU and cable, an NFC tag, and a driver DVD.

 

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The top of the unit sports a single power button. The bottom has the 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 ports and a headphone/microphone jack. The back features a Kensington lock port, the PSU power port, HDMI, mini-DisplayPort, an RJ-45 LAN port, 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 pretty simple and requires only a standard Phillips head screwdriver.

 

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

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