Gigabyte Brix GB-BACE-3150 Ultra Compact PC Kit - 1TB HDD + 4GB RAM £134.15 @ Amazon - Prime exclusive
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Gigabyte Brix GB-BACE-3150 Ultra Compact PC Kit - 1TB HDD + 4GB RAM £134.15 @ Amazon - Prime exclusive

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Found 19th Jul
Excellent price for a Brix plus 1TB drive and 4GB ram, I saw this a few days ago when looking around for alternative to fire stick. Great price for a complete Brix.
Would make great HTPC or possible nas soultion/both. I understand some find specs hard to understand. It is a fully functional computer just without an OS. This comes with a 1TB drive and 4GB ram as a kit, please don't link barebones units saying 'look its cheaper'.


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Features 14nm Intel® N3150 CPU at 1.60 GHz with super duper boost frequency of 2.08 GHz
-spannerzone

Features 14nm Intel® N3150 CPU at 1.60 GHz with super duper boost frequency of 2.08 GHz
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I think some people are missing the point about hot deals, if you keep slagging people off about how good something is then we wont have any hot deals, this is for a guy that wants a brix, not some guy that wants an old laptop, or a lame android chromebook with a windup on the back.
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so no CPU??

Pardon me, I am curious why would you want your dad to go under the tv?
Great deal.
:-)

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davening

Pardon me, I am curious why would you want your dad to go under the … Pardon me, I am curious why would you want your dad to go under the tv?Great deal.:-)


As an alternative to fire stick, he doesnt have a home computer either, so this acts as great HTPC.

112 on eBuyer

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popoyaya

so no CPU??


No has a cpu! Intel baytrail celerons I think.

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jisongkun

112 on eBuyer


Yes no drive or ram!

spannerzone1 m ago

a lengthy 4 second search reveals this has an intel 3150 …a lengthy 4 second search reveals this has an intel 3150 CPUhttp://ca.gigabyte.com/Mini-PcBarebone/GB-BACE-3150-rev-10#ov


I'd have thought it's rather an important spec to mention.

You fixed up your wording and the joke doesnt make sense now. ;-)
BTW might it do doubleduty as a nas server.
I better look at specs.
Edited by: "davening" 20th Jul

popoyaya2 m ago

I'd have thought it's rather an important spec to mention.



I think that because it's a low end CPU they don't want to make a big deal out of it... they don't even call it a Celeron N3150 on the Gigabyte's site as Celeron is usually assoicated as crap even though that's not always the case.

It's not terrible for what it's intended to do but it won't be any better than a 8 year old Core2duo CPU on many tasks... but probably fine for video playback and simple chores and it's very low power consumption,.
Edited by: "spannerzone" 19th Jul

3150 is like 6w , AES NI too.. it's a shame it doesn't have dual LAN ports.

Nice little PC to stick under a tv or something similar - heat!

ANy reason this wouldnt give me ATMOS sound over the HDMI in kodi ?

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ukez

3150 is like 6w , AES NI too.. it's a shame it doesn't have dual LAN … 3150 is like 6w , AES NI too.. it's a shame it doesn't have dual LAN ports.


Could you not just buy a cheap gigabit switch or usb 3 ethernet adapter, a 5 port probaly stack nicely with this. You could make a minature server cabniet.

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mikedigitales

Nice little PC to stick under a tv or something similar - heat!


Is! Great value considering the cost of ram and drive.

45ure15 m ago

ANy reason this wouldnt give me ATMOS sound over the HDMI in kodi ?


It won't decode atmos.
Wont do HDR before anyone asks either.

That money would buy a used laptop with those specs ( With an OS) . it will do everything that box can and also be immune from crashing in a power cut

If you ever wanted to use it as a laptop then , guess what?, it's a laptop too
Edited by: "ITMA" 19th Jul

Shame it's not the projector version

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zizzles

That money would buy a used laptop with those specs ( With an OS) . it … That money would buy a used laptop with those specs ( With an OS) . it will do everything that box can and also be immune from crashing in a power cut


An OS is free, windows 10 works just the same without a license key or there is 101 different linux distros.Most uses for this would be HTPC or nas, where you might be using something like freenas any way.
Why a used laptop? This is fit for purpose, consume a lot less power, fits discreetly anywhere and is new not a cruddy old laptop so has warranty.

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forcedv

Shame it's not the projector version


Now that would be an awesome deal.

Gowlande

Could you not just buy a cheap gigabit switch or usb 3 ethernet adapter, … Could you not just buy a cheap gigabit switch or usb 3 ethernet adapter, a 5 port probaly stack nicely with this. You could make a minature server cabniet.


I think the point is it could be a gateway. AES-NI would be great for accelerating VPNs, dual NICs on PCI-E would make for a more reliable setup than USB 3.

There are similar boxes coming out of china that are geared for that, 4-port NICs attached to a J1900 with storage and RAM on board for ~£100. I am tempted but the Espressobin looks like a better deal on power consumption and price grounds.

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CampGareth

I think the point is it could be a gateway. AES-NI would be great for … I think the point is it could be a gateway. AES-NI would be great for accelerating VPNs, dual NICs on PCI-E would make for a more reliable setup than USB 3.There are similar boxes coming out of china that are geared for that, 4-port NICs attached to a J1900 with storage and RAM on board for ~£100. I am tempted but the Espressobin looks like a better deal on power consumption and price grounds.


Ah okay, I presume flash storge? I guess this is good if you were after the hdd and for just htpc purposes/home nas but not really home lab.

I think some people are missing the point about hot deals, if you keep slagging people off about how good something is then we wont have any hot deals, this is for a guy that wants a brix, not some guy that wants an old laptop, or a lame android chromebook with a windup on the back.

I've been using a Beebox N3150 for a while, which is essentially the same as this.

Use it principally as a video box but quite capable as a basic Windows PC.

For video it is excellent but if you want smooth 4K then you have to use 2 sticks of RAM as dual channel is required.

Anything else it just eats for breakfast, within the limits of the SOC, so no 10 bit playback.

CampGareth

I think the point is it could be a gateway. AES-NI would be great for … I think the point is it could be a gateway. AES-NI would be great for accelerating VPNs, dual NICs on PCI-E would make for a more reliable setup than USB 3.There are similar boxes coming out of china that are geared for that, 4-port NICs attached to a J1900 with storage and RAM on board for ~£100. I am tempted but the Espressobin looks like a better deal on power consumption and price grounds.



Links please!

Hi mate, so this can play/stream 4k media contents like Youtube at 4k 60fps?

reddit

I've been using a Beebox N3150 for a while, which is essentially the same … I've been using a Beebox N3150 for a while, which is essentially the same as this.Use it principally as a video box but quite capable as a basic Windows PC.For video it is excellent but if you want smooth 4K then you have to use 2 sticks of RAM as dual channel is required.Anything else it just eats for breakfast, within the limits of the SOC, so no 10 bit playback.

reddit

For video it is excellent but if you want smooth 4K then you have to use … For video it is excellent but if you want smooth 4K then you have to use 2 sticks of RAM as dual channel is required.



Looking at the specs this box only has one SO-DIMM slot.

kyeung

Hi mate, so this can play/stream 4k media contents like Youtube at 4k … Hi mate, so this can play/stream 4k media contents like Youtube at 4k 60fps?



It has HDMI 1.4, which means 4K is limited to 30.

However it will still play 60fps content (at least from local files) at the maximum of 30.

reddit17 m ago

It has HDMI 1.4, which means 4K is limited to 30.However it will still …It has HDMI 1.4, which means 4K is limited to 30.However it will still play 60fps content (at least from local files) at the maximum of 30.


Hi, will this decode x265?

Cheers.

Thanks for confirming.
Not bad deal but too under powered to meet my needs. Voted hot for deal as it comes with HDD and RAM which is around 50 quid already.


reddit

It has HDMI 1.4, which means 4K is limited to 30.However it will still … It has HDMI 1.4, which means 4K is limited to 30.However it will still play 60fps content (at least from local files) at the maximum of 30.

It's cute. :-)

The older version 3000 costs £8 less, is there a noticeable improvement from Celeron 3000 to 3150?
Edited by: "kxun" 20th Jul

ukez

3150 is like 6w , AES NI too.. it's a shame it doesn't have dual LAN … 3150 is like 6w , AES NI too.. it's a shame it doesn't have dual LAN ports.


Was thinking the same!

zizzles

That money would buy a used laptop with those specs ( With an OS) . it … That money would buy a used laptop with those specs ( With an OS) . it will do everything that box can and also be immune from crashing in a power cutIf you ever wanted to use it as a laptop then , guess what?, it's a laptop too


What a ridiculous comment. Did you use the above reasoning to vote cold?

45ure13 h, 40 m ago

ANy reason this wouldnt give me ATMOS sound over the HDMI in kodi ?


You can bitstream HD audio over HDMI on the N3150 chipset including Atmos. These mini PCs make great little media players but if you're using Windows you'll need to turn off all the "enhancements" in the Intel Video driver for best picture quality.
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 20th Jul

If this had an SSD in it, would it be completely silent, or is there a fan somewhere?

kxun

The older version 3000 costs £8 less, is there a noticeable improvement … The older version 3000 costs £8 less, is there a noticeable improvement from Celeron 3000 to 3150?


Celeron N3000 passmark = 917, Celeron N3150 passmark = 1674, so it's nearly twice the CPU performance

this is cheaper than the barebones version
good find
not useful to me but I can see how it could be a basic htpc

Now that ROKU/sky have invalidated PLEX on nowtv .. this looks like quite a compelling alternative.
having the ram and disk included for that price is great ....

zizzles

That money would buy a used laptop with those specs ( With an OS) . it … That money would buy a used laptop with those specs ( With an OS) . it will do everything that box can and also be immune from crashing in a power cutIf you ever wanted to use it as a laptop then , guess what?, it's a laptop too


And used.
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