Gigabyte Brix GB-BXBT-2807 2.5" HDD Celeron Barebone Mini PC £84.99 + £10 voucher @ Maplin  with free P&P or click-and-collect in store.
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Gigabyte Brix GB-BXBT-2807 2.5" HDD Celeron Barebone Mini PC £84.99 + £10 voucher @ Maplin with free P&P or click-and-collect in store.

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Found 29th Dec 2015Made hot 30th Dec 2015
Fanless barebones mini PC with Celeron N2807 processor.

You just need to add some RAM a HDD/SSD and an OS of your choice and you've got a silent, low-powered PC.

I collected one in store yesterday and put a 4GB stick in and it runs Windows 8.1 superbly well, it's nippy at doing the basic Windows stuff.

I actually bought it to run Sighthound which monitors and records two IP cameras at my home and it does this more than happily.

Features 22nm Intel® Celeron N2807 to deliver to the most intuitive and integrated operating systems in the world

Supports 2.5\" thickness 7.0/9.5mm Hard Drives (1 x 3Gbps)

Ultra compact PC design – 0.69L(56.1x 107.6 x 114.4mm)

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Be sure that its powerful enough for your needs. The processor has a passmark score of only 933 .

There are lots of 2nd hand full core2duo PC's ( including legit Windows 7 ) on ebay selling for less than this that are twice as fast.

simes

Be sure that its powerful enough for your needs. The processor has a … Be sure that its powerful enough for your needs. The processor has a passmark score of only 933 .There are lots of 2nd hand full core2duo PC's ( including legit Windows 7 ) on ebay selling for less than this that are twice as fast.



think size is what drives purchase like this not speed

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simes

Be sure that its powerful enough for your needs. The processor has a … Be sure that its powerful enough for your needs. The processor has a passmark score of only 933 .There are lots of 2nd hand full core2duo PC's ( including legit Windows 7 ) on ebay selling for less than this that are twice as fast.



These are miles better than old core 2 duos due to improved thermals and power requirements. Plus these are tiny and use modern ram and hard drives. Big difference. Plus the built in graphics are much improved.

I would like one but need more of a step up from my atom 330 Foxconn nettop. Do they make these with a faster CPU ?

the people who are voting this cold...who are wanting more power...what are they going to be using this for...I was thinking this would be fine for an XBMC machine

I think there are Core iX versions but they aren't silent.

I have one of these. It's a nice solid bit of kit. My son has it in his room where it runs vanilla Ubuntu for word processing, web browsing and a handful of Steam games and wireless Steam streaming. It uses a laptop drive rather than an mIDE drive which helps keep the total price down. Hot (although I paid the same price 3 months ago).

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kester76

I would like one but need more of a step up from my atom 330 Foxconn … I would like one but need more of a step up from my atom 330 Foxconn nettop. Do they make these with a faster CPU ?



This is a decent step up to be honest. it will be noticeably quicker than your atom cpu

Original Poster

I bought it to replace my Acer Revo r3610 which was an Atom chip. Running Sighthound and two IP cams the CPU was at 100% and it wasn't coping. This thing sits at between 30% - 55% and is more than capable. So for me, where size, noise and cost were all the most important factors it ticked all the boxes.

Also, I got a £10 voucher to spend at Maplin when you spend at least £10.01 in January!

Good if you need like a low powered home PC to say run some basic home network utilities off (file server for example)

I have some 128GB SSD's to sell, guess now would be a good time to put them on FS .

If you need lots of storage, then this is a good bet, but if you just want a cheapo XBMC machine and your movies are stored on a NAS then you're better off with one of the low-end Lynx tablets or the new Guleek i8. They benchmark around the same and come with an o/s, RAM and storage for much less money.

Horses for courses though, and I really would like to have one of these. Just can't justify the cost of all the extra bits I'd need.

does anyone know if it would run OSX ??

Bastic

does anyone know if it would run OSX ??



No.

these are good for uses like the OP said, one's where you might need to keep the PC one at all times with not much of a hit on the electricity bill. Obviously more speed can be had for the price if you look around but they are quadrupled in size and use a lot more power.

kiish

No.


No as in no-one knows, or no as in it won't run OSX?

WillieGophar

No as in no-one knows, or no as in it won't run OSX?



I am pretty sure it won't run, not stable anyways at least. Maybe just fine for browsing but other stuff like garageband etc would need more resources
Edited by: "kiish" 30th Dec 2015

kiish

I am pretty sure it won't run, not stable anyways at least. Maybe just … I am pretty sure it won't run, not stable anyways at least. Maybe just fine for browsing but other stuff like garageband etc would need more resources


OK thanks.

WillieGophar

No as in no-one knows, or no as in it won't run OSX?



Shouldn't be able to as I don't think this CPU would be recognised by OSX as it's not used in any of Apple's current line up. Apologies for the hopeless grammar employed in this post.

I found linux mint won't install drivers for wifi and bluetooth adapter card in this, Ubuntu installed with wifi drivers but no bluetooth detected. So I'm running Ubuntu and XBMC love this little box of tricks.

I got something similar but its by Intel so cannot comment on this but I think people are missing the point here. These are not designed to replace a modern desktop PC but are for use where space and noise levels are the priority. I have mine running xbmc under the TV in the lounge and its faultless, runs everything that I throw at it even 1080 stuff off the NAS. Mine has 2gb ram and 16gb USB stick running xmbc, if at a future time it needs larger storage or memory than quite quickly / easily that can be done.....100% better than the cheap android boxes off Amazon and the like.

Nearly bought this, but after looking at reviews it runs far too warm for me to be comfortable leaving it on as a server etc.

Would like something to act as a DNLA mediaserver and to stream games from the main PC; we have a Pi so perhaps that's the way to go.

Are you having any problems with the heat? I'm wondering if the heat problem could be slightly circumvented by using external HDs. I'm reading quotes of the CPU typically running up to 85' to 95'?

The linx 7 tablet is more compact than this, and comes with ram and storage, plus you get a screen. The atom CPU is about equivalent to this celeron. The other big thing is that you get the windows operating system with the table, something to think about.

I had one of these for a bit, before I realised I had no use for it and sold it on. Two things to note: only supports DDR3L, and as mentioned the CPU gets quite toasty (Around 65 degrees idle, up to 90 degrees under moderate load in my experience) so the environment inside the box may not be great for the HDD and RAM inside it. However, the CPU sits above the motherboard and the RAM and HDD below it so the board may act as a sort of heat shield.

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WillieGophar

No as in no-one knows, or no as in it won't run OSX?


No it won't run OS X. To run a hackintosh you will need to pick the hardware carefully. This comes with a pre-built board and no following. It's worse than having a latitude laptop. It's built on a budget, although it has an Intel CPU, all the other components are custom

jouster

the people who are voting this cold...who are wanting more power...what … the people who are voting this cold...who are wanting more power...what are they going to be using this for...I was thinking this would be fine for an XBMC machine


Would you not be better buying a android box , smaller, hd, preloaded, bla bla, less hassle?

Can the processor be changed on this?
For example, is it soldered.

Visiondvd

Would you not be better buying a android box , smaller, hd, preloaded, … Would you not be better buying a android box , smaller, hd, preloaded, bla bla, less hassle?



Android is a mobile OS and not as flexible as installing a desktop OS.

Visiondvd

Would you not be better buying a android box , smaller, hd, preloaded, … Would you not be better buying a android box , smaller, hd, preloaded, bla bla, less hassle?



not worried about so called hassle....have been building PCs for years so thats not an issue....al lot of these Android boxes don't seem to be able to do what I want...


Any suggestions on an Android box i should be looking at???

jewelie

Nearly bought this, but after looking at reviews it runs far too warm for … Nearly bought this, but after looking at reviews it runs far too warm for me to be comfortable leaving it on as a server etc. :(Would like something to act as a DNLA mediaserver and to stream games from the main PC; we have a Pi so perhaps that's the way to go.



I don't know much about it but you may want to research into this

hotukdeals.com/dea…984

xela333

These are miles better than old core 2 duos due to improved thermals and … These are miles better than old core 2 duos due to improved thermals and power requirements. Plus these are tiny and use modern ram and hard drives. Big difference. Plus the built in graphics are much improved.



I believe ram is limited to 4GB single-channel DDR3L-1333 and sata to 3Gb/s - so not so much of a big difference. Probably the thing I'd notice most is that it has native USB 3.0 which no C2D chipset has.

Edited by: "bogglesmith2" 30th Dec 2015

perfect Plex server, awesome find as looking to replace an old Mac mini. needs to be small to be hidden away and the power is just fine for a media server.

margamboy

I got something similar but its by Intel so cannot comment on this but I … I got something similar but its by Intel so cannot comment on this but I think people are missing the point here. These are not designed to replace a modern desktop PC but are for use where space and noise levels are the priority. I have mine running xbmc under the TV in the lounge and its faultless, runs everything that I throw at it even 1080 stuff off the NAS. Mine has 2gb ram and 16gb USB stick running xmbc, if at a future time it needs larger storage or memory than quite quickly / easily that can be done.....100% better than the cheap android boxes off Amazon and the like.



Hey jw what the % usage is with 1080? Also any lag in navigation etc?

myOpinion2

The linx 7 tablet is more compact than this, and comes with ram and … The linx 7 tablet is more compact than this, and comes with ram and storage, plus you get a screen. The atom CPU is about equivalent to this celeron. The other big thing is that you get the windows operating system with the table, something to think about.



Was thinking this too, do you have the tablet?

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jewelie

Nearly bought this, but after looking at reviews it runs far too warm for … Nearly bought this, but after looking at reviews it runs far too warm for me to be comfortable leaving it on as a server etc. :(Would like something to act as a DNLA mediaserver and to stream games from the main PC; we have a Pi so perhaps that's the way to go.



Given mine is monitoring and recording security cameras, it is constantly under load. When I touch the box it is slightly warm, but not even close to overheating.

I haven't checked the actual temperature but only because I have no cause for concern. I'll try and take a look later, though.

DarkBat1

Was thinking this too, do you have the tablet?



Not yet but I've ordered the Connect 7 from Tesco, looks like that deal is over now but it's the same tablet. It should be capable of everything this is.

newmacgeek

perfect Plex server, awesome find as looking to replace an old Mac mini. … perfect Plex server, awesome find as looking to replace an old Mac mini. needs to be small to be hidden away and the power is just fine for a media server.



As long as you are not transcoding to other devices.

I prefer the zotac id18, its got a 1007u cpu which is about a 1500 on the passmark benchmark, plays 1080p, takes normal laptop ram and 2 thumb screws to take apart.

tagy

As long as you are not transcoding to other devices.



Not true. I have a Zotac ID18 (which has a slightly slower processor) which i run as a plex server, and it serves hd videos to other devices without issue. It may be an issue if you are streaming to more than one device at a time, but that isn't something i ever need to do.
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