Gigabyte Brix GB-BXBT-2807 Ultra Compact Mini-PC Celeron N2807 - £82.67 inc del @ BT Shop - possible Quidco - HotUKDeals
We use cookie files to improve site functionality and personalisation. By continuing to use HotUKDeals, you accept our cookie and privacy policy.
Get the HotUKDeals app free at Google Play

Search Error

An error occurred when searching, please try again!

Login / Sign UpSubmit
317Expired

Gigabyte Brix GB-BXBT-2807 Ultra Compact Mini-PC Celeron N2807 - £82.67 inc del @ BT Shop - possible Quidco

£82.67 @ BT Shop
Went hot for £82.98 from eBuyer (now back to £99.99). Only a few pence cheaper but - it's not eBuyer (!!!) so I'm actually willing to part with my hard earned. Previous thread here: http://ww… Read More
me_lee Avatar
2y, 10m agoFound 2 years, 10 months ago
Went hot for £82.98 from eBuyer (now back to £99.99).

Only a few pence cheaper but - it's not eBuyer (!!!) so I'm actually willing to part with my hard earned.

Previous thread here:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/gigabyte-brix-gb-bxbt-2807-celeron-n2807-hdmi-barebone-ebuyer-82-98-1955264

Shamelessly nicked from HUKD user Ulti's post:

Very small Intel NUC build, perfect for low power users such as an office machine, a media centre or even for the grandparents.

Only has 1 DDR3 SODIMM slot but it does let you use 2.5" drives so you don't have to worry about finding a mSATA drive. It's nice how these have standard 3.5mm ports too, the first generation of Intel NUCs don't so I had to get a USB speaker as the monitor didn't have speakers nor did it have a HDMI input.

Rest of the specs:

Intel Celeron N2807 (2.17GHz)
1 x SO-DIMM DDR3L 1.35V slot 1333MHz (Max. 8GB Not included)
1 x Half-size mini-PCIe slot occupied by the WiFi+BT card
1 x USB 3.0 (Front)
1 x HDMI
2 x USB 2.0
1 x RJ45
1 x DC-In
1 x Kensington lock slot
1 x VGA D-Sub
1 x Audio-out / Mic-In

Dimensions: 56.1 mm x 107.6 mm x 114.4 mm (2.21" x 4.24" x 4.5")

Memory, 2.5inch Drive and OS to complete

BT say stock due 11/8

BAREBONE.

For new beginners that are not aware, just look up what that means.

RAM : 0 MB (installed)
Hard Drive :No HDD
OS Provided : No operating system

Still a nice offer so heat added.
- mateypeeps
More From BT Shop:

All Comments

(33) Jump to unreadPost a comment
Comments/page:
#1
Looks pretty good, this Celeron is based on Haswell but seems to perform a little less than the 2820 Celeron (Bay Trail) which is an Atom based CPU - I'd assumed Haswell would wipe the floor but it seems there's not much between them..... this NUC will be a great little media / smart TV type pc to hide behind your flatscreen.
#2
True, not as powerful as the 2820/2830 but TDP 4.3W for this and 7.5W for the 2820. And fanless IIRC.

PS showing £80.19 for me?

Edited By: solunauk on Jul 29, 2014 11:20
#3
solunauk
True, not as powerful as the 2820/2830 but TDP 4.3W for this and 7.5W for the 2820. And fanless IIRC.

PS showing £80.19 for me?

The difference is the delivery charge.
#4
me_lee
solunauk
True, not as powerful as the 2820/2830 but TDP 4.3W for this and 7.5W for the 2820. And fanless IIRC.

PS showing £80.19 for me?

The difference is the delivery charge.

My mistake.

It says "ordered upon request" anyway, so they don't have stock. Neither does Dabs, which is basically the same shop I think.
#5
solunauk
me_lee
solunauk
True, not as powerful as the 2820/2830 but TDP 4.3W for this and 7.5W for the 2820. And fanless IIRC.

PS showing £80.19 for me?

The difference is the delivery charge.

My mistake.

It says "ordered upon request" anyway, so they don't have stock. Neither does Dabs, which is basically the same shop I think.

Yes - I should have been clearer about which bit was the cost and which was the delivery.

When I put my order through it said to expect delivery in 1-3 days so I'm hoping stock won't be an issue.

Edited By: me_lee on Jul 29, 2014 12:29: more info
1 Like #6
spannerzone
Looks pretty good, this Celeron is based on Haswell but seems to perform a little less than the 2820 Celeron (Bay Trail) which is an Atom based CPU - I'd assumed Haswell would wipe the floor but it seems there's not much between them..... this NUC will be a great little media / smart TV type pc to hide behind your flatscreen.

I'm not sure what makes you think that, this is a bay trail chip almost identical to the N2820. This seems to have a lower nominal frequency allowing it to work in a lower TDP but in a relatively large chassis like this I'd hope it would run at pretty similar speeds.

Unfortunately this chassis is designed for more powerful processors so you have to put up with an external power brick.
1 Like #7
Ah, the review/CPU comparision I read said this was a Haswell based CPU rather than a Bay Trail, hence my error. Trust me to quote the one article I read that had the wrong info. I'll give myself a slap.

Edited By: spannerzone on Jul 29, 2014 14:49
1 Like #8
I'm very new to media servers but would this be good for plex if I linked it to a large external drive? Sorry for my lack of knowledge :)
1 Like #9
magicjohnson88
I'm very new to media servers but would this be good for plex if I linked it to a large external drive? Sorry for my lack of knowledge :)

Should be a great little media centre - search for the old Brix thread on here for more discussion about this.

I'm using mine to replace an Openelec / XBMC media centre box.
#10
solunauk
me_lee
solunauk
True, not as powerful as the 2820/2830 but TDP 4.3W for this and 7.5W for the 2820. And fanless IIRC.

PS showing £80.19 for me?

The difference is the delivery charge.

My mistake.

It says "ordered upon request" anyway, so they don't have stock. Neither does Dabs, which is basically the same shop I think.

Correct... Dabs and BT Shop are the same thing.
1 Like #11
spannerzone
Ah, the review/CPU comparision I read said this was a Haswell based CPU rather than a Bay Trail, hence my error. Trust me to quote the one article I read that had the wrong info. I'll give myself a slap.

Yes all N2xxx series chips are Baytrail. More powerful Haswell based Celerons start with numbers in the format 1007U and 2955U for example. Baytrail is meant for extreme low power usage, the disadvantage is that it doesn't have the compute power of Haswell. I don't recommend using Google Chrome currently on any Baytrail CPU as the video acceleration is abysmal, works ok on other non Chrome based browsers though.
#12
How would this get along with Steam game streaming ?
#13
Would I be able to steam wiziwig on this?
#14
any good for openelec xbmc
#15
i dont see any hard drive slots on specs is there any...???
#16
takes a 2.5" drive
#17
Powerful enough to handle 3D in XBMC?
#18
The BT shop is Dabs.
Dabs are (in my experience) dreadful when it comes to returns and honouring any warranty/gaurantee.
#19
Bought it from eBuyer when previous deal was posted. Awesome little machine!
#20
I got one of these last time round and I'm very pleased with it. Mine is for XBMC but if you put in 4GB there is plenty of room and power left over for anything else you might also want to run.

Be aware though there are no Linux drivers from the vendor however it is said by many that if you faff about enough you can get quite a lot of things to work. I didn't fancy spending hours on the forums so just installed Windows 7 and XBMC is fine with it. Can RDP to the brix with a small registry hack.
#21
I'm wondering to buy one, but can it handle a plex server with 3 transcoding connections and a torrent server with an external hard drive?
#22
Nice deal, heat added.

BTW: How does it compare to the Intel NUC like this one?

http://www.ebuyer.com/614389-intel-nuc-kit-celeron-n2820-2-4ghz-hdmi-barebone-boxdn2820fykh0
#23
i bought a minix x8-8 android box which on paper is really good but in real life you struggle to use it poetical,
thinking about getting this as a swap...

says out of stock?
#24
will this link wirelessly to my router?
#25
cigbunt
says out of stock?

I ordered pending stock - emailed them and was told stock arriving today.

Lets see if they are telling the truth!

Ogre
will this link wirelessly to my router?

Should do - once you've added memory, HD and OS!



Edited By: me_lee on Aug 11, 2014 08:24
#26
me_lee
magicjohnson88
I'm very new to media servers but would this be good for plex if I linked it to a large external drive? Sorry for my lack of knowledge :)

Should be a great little media centre - search for the old Brix thread on here for more discussion about this.

I'm using mine to replace an Openelec / XBMC media centre box.

Worth mentioning that this wouldn't be able to do any transcoding.
#27
Lay
Worth mentioning that this wouldn't be able to do any transcoding.

I haven't tried (haven't taken delivery yet and I'm not using it for this purpose) but my AMD Turion II based NAS manages some transcoding and they are roughly on a par in terms of CPU power.

Although, as an Openelec/XBMC box (how I plan to use it), you shouldn't need to do any transcoding.
#28
Where is the best/cheapest place for 4gb ram on these? (Or NUCs in general)

Dare I say CEX?

Edited By: Rikachu on Aug 11, 2014 18:53: Text
#29
My order was supposed to be coming in to stock 11/8 - it hasn't updated yet... (_;)

I've emailed them but if nothing further happens with the next 24 hours I'm hitting the expired button. :(

Update
----------

Received the following email today:

Hello Lee,

Thank you for your email.

I am really sorry to advise but there has been a delay with the goods coming into stock for your order. I have checked with the supplier and the current due date for the goods to be allocated to your order is 29/08/2014. This date is subject to change. Once the goods have been allocated they will be shipped out as per the delivery option you have chosen when placing the order.

Please accept my apologies for any inconvenience caused. If you have any further questions, please reply to this email and we will be happy to assist you further.

Best Wishes

Amanda

Customer Services
BT Shop

Edited By: me_lee on Aug 12, 2014 11:14: update
#30
me_lee
Lay
Worth mentioning that this wouldn't be able to do any transcoding.

I haven't tried (haven't taken delivery yet and I'm not using it for this purpose) but my AMD Turion II based NAS manages some transcoding and they are roughly on a par in terms of CPU power.

Although, as an Openelec/XBMC box (how I plan to use it), you shouldn't need to do any transcoding.

Ah, that comment was really for magicjohnson88's benefit as he mentioned using it as a Plex media server. Were you using Plex? I'd be interested as I have shied away from using a NAS to transcode, and have been using my old desktop PC with a Q8300 processer as a server (I often watch 1080p films on my Nexus 7)
#31
Lay
Ah, that comment was really for magicjohnson88's benefit as he mentioned using it as a Plex media server. Were you using Plex? I'd be interested as I have shied away from using a NAS to transcode, and have been using my old desktop PC with a Q8300 processer as a server (I often watch 1080p films on my Nexus 7)

I am using Plex on the NAS - generally an off-the-shelf NAS is underpowered for transcoding but this one runs on an HP Microserver with 8Gb of RAM and seems to handle things fairly well - it only seems to be tripped up by the odd very large 1080p (i.e. file size quite a bit larger than your normal 1080p) file. I mostly use it with a NowTV box running the plex client when I'm away from home (worked well for me on my last hols in the USA).

However, I have a bit of an advantage in having very good upload speeds on my broadband at home (BT Infinity) so most of what I watch remotely is direct streamed rather than transcoded - so I'm maybe not the best example of a typical setup.
#32
Anyone tried running VM's on these celeron based NUC's? How does this CPU cope to run two VM's if I supply enough RAM and SSD?
#33
Just received mine today - that took a bit of time..!

Back in stock now but price has gone up to £89.98 - still a good price and, in my opinion, still worth paying a few pounds more to avoid eBuyer.

Hitting expire as deal effectively over.

Post a Comment

You don't need an account to leave a comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

...OR log in with your social account

...OR comment using your social account

Top of Page
Thanks for your comment! Keep it up!
We just need to have a quick look and it will be live soon.
The community is happy to hear your opinion! Keep contributing!