Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXPi3-4010 Projector Barebone PC £199 @ eBuyer

Gigabyte BRIX GB-BXPi3-4010 Projector Barebone PC £199 @ eBuyer

Banned 12
Found 2nd Dec 2014
Seems not a bad price for a little unit, plus the added projector.

Ultra compact mini PC/Micro-projector solution
Add storage, memory and choice of OS to complete
2 x SO-DIMM DDR3L Slots
1 x mSATA slot


48.9 mm x 107.6 mm x 114.4 mm (1.93" x 4.24" x 4.5")


100 x 105 mm


4th generation Intel Core i3-4010U 1.7GHz


2 x SO-DIMM DDR3L slots (DDR3 1.35V) 1333 / 1600 MHz Max. 16GB (not included)


Gigabit LAN (Realtek RTL8111G)


Realtek ALC269


Intel HD 4400 graphics HDMI Resolution (Max.) - 4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz Mini DP Resolution (Max.) - 3840 x 2160 @ 24 Hz

Expansion Slots

1 x mSATA slot 1 x Half-size mini-PCIe slot occupied by the WiFi+BT card

Front I/O

2 x USB 3.0 1 x head phone jack with SPDIF

Rear I/O

1 x HDMI
1 x Mini DisplayPort
2 x USB 3.0
1 x RJ45
1 x DC-In
1 x Kensington lock slot

Power Supply

Input: AC 100-240V Output: DC 19V 3.42A

Projector Details

Projector type - DLP (LED backlight)
Projector Resolution - WVGA (864 x 480)
Projector Aspect ratio - 16:9
Projector Image size - 7"-85"
Projector Brightness - 75 ANSI lummens
Projector Contrast Ratio - ≥900
Projector Lifecycle - 3LED (RGB) technology
Projector Input PC / mini HDMI in
Projector Speaker - PC: Dolby technology (1.5W) HDMI IN: SRS technology (1.5W)


This seems like a really great deal for a little portable media centre. Sure, the resolution on the projector isn't great but the thought of being able to chuck this in a bag to take to a friends house for an instant pop-up cinema is pretty awesome.

If I could find a way to battery power the thing...

Not a bad deal, but 75 lumens is not very bright . Its about the same as a 5w conventional bulb output (not energy saver) so it would be only for use in a blacked out room (even then it would not be very bright).
As an example a traditional 100w bulb is 1500 lumens.
Edited by: "Dusterfluster" 2nd Dec 2014

the reviews moan about the projector just a bit too much but I think I'll keep an eye on it and hope it drops just a bit more

If only it was the 4200 model without projector!

Though the projector is a bit of Christmas cracker novelty item (I'm being very disingenuous, I know, some will find it useful) it's comparatively decent value considering that the Intel NUC BOXD34010WYK3 that uses the same CPU and Intel HD4400 graphics comes in at about £209 on Amazon, at the moment. The NUC doesn't include a projector. Both are overpriced compared to a laptop with the same spec, because once you fit an MSATA SSD, 8GB of memory (rather than 4 GB, so as to take advantage of the extra performance from dual channel) and a wifi card, you are left with something the price of a laptop but without the screen and possibility less connectivity, too. I appreciate that the comparison ends, there. The BRIX and NUC units are impressively tiny and draw very little power, if that matters more than the performance of a desktop CPU.

I couldn't find it cheaper. Have some heat.

Edit - I just trawled through some reviews. Performance is what you would expect from a road-warrior laptop with long battery life between charges, say, the U-series CPU sips power but still gives reasonable performance within its design brief. The projector manages 864×480 resolution and though it didn't look terribly good in the photographs, the reviewer insisted that was down to his abilities as a photographer and that it was surprisingly useful.
Edited by: "Noclouds" 2nd Dec 2014

Good price but to repeat Noclouds, "once you fit an MSATA SSD, 8GB of memory" you are paying £300 for a less miniaturized rig, without Windows.

Projector must cost them £10?


Good price but to repeat Noclouds, "once you fit an MSATA SSD, 8GB of … Good price but to repeat Noclouds, "once you fit an MSATA SSD, 8GB of memory" you are paying £300 for a less miniaturized rig, without Windows.Projector must cost them £10?

I feel I may have been unfair on the projector. If you are in teaching, say, and shunting around a cheap and cheerful antique projector with still expensive bulbs, it might be adequate. The photographs shared weren't very well focused but the reviewer said that was down to him or her. As far as I could see, colours looked fairly well saturated and text was easy enough to read, which if it was on a white wall rather than a glass beaded screen, perhaps isn't too bad. Perhaps people could even use it as a substitute for a laptop. I think I'm still in Amazon Black Friday mode where my fingers are twitching to click on things I can't afford but I begin to see the attraction of that projector, something the NUC model with otherwise basically the same core spec doesn't have. Hmm.

75 ansi lumens = nothing for a projector. Don't expect to see anything that's going on!

Why Has this been expired?

Original Poster Banned

Assuming it's done it automatically as I only put it on as the same date valid. Forgot the eBuyer deals run until about 8-9 AM following morning.

I bought one late last night.

I realise the projector is a bit of a gimmick, but the same spec machine without it is about £30 dearer so a bit of a no brainer really.

Back down to £199.98 for those who are interested.
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