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GIGABYTE BRIX BKi5A-7200 (Kaby Lake) Mini PC Review

By: Steven Bassiri | SFF PCs in Computer Systems | Posted: Dec 19, 2016 10:29 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: GIGABYTE

Packaging

 

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The box is a bit bigger than the device but does a good job of securing it. Packaging is light, but the product is well protected by foam inserts.

 

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Accessories include an AC/DC power brick, VESA mounting bracket and screws, and a driver DVD and manual. The power brick is rated for 19V @ 3.42A for roughly 65W of power.

 

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The top of the unit is made out of plastic with a brushed aluminum-like finish, it's smooth to the touch, and provides an elegant look. The bottom of the device has four rubber legs, air input vent, and a little handle to lift up the cover when you install storage and RAM.

 

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The front of the BRIX features both USB 3.1 type-A and USB 3.1 type-C ports and a headphone/mic jack. The rear of the BRIX features two USB 3.0 ports, RJ-45 LAN, mini-DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, Kensington lock slot, and DC power jack.

 

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Both sides of the device feature air vents for cooling.

 

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Each rubber leg has a screw, and you need to remove all four to open the device. The power button looks like a triangle and lights up indicating device power status.

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