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Gigabyte  Gb-Bxa8-5545
9.4 out of 10

Gigabyte Gb-Bxa8-5545

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Overall 4
4.0

APU doesn't support DisplayPort 1.2

Marc L., Newegg
19 December 2014
  • Summary: My case is now with customer support, so we'll see what happens. I have several other Gigabyte products that I've never had any issues with, however the technical support response has been disappointing.
  • Pros: This unit has been better than my NUC in that it functioned (I had nothing but BIOS issues with my core i5 NUC and ended up returning it).
  • Cons: This unit does not support DisplayPort 1.2 as outlined on Gigabyte's FAQ. The hardware port is physically a 1.2a port as they state, but the APU doesn't support multiple stream (MultiStream Transport or MST), part of the DisplayPort 1.2 standard. I also have an issue where the unit appears to per...
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Overall 4
4.0

Cannot Restart?

Glenda D., Newegg
3 November 2014
  • Summary: IF I can get this working correctly, it will be great. Otherwise, it was a huge let-down.
  • Pros: I love the size and form factor of this device, and the speed I get from such a small package is impressive and can do anything I need it to. The price was right, and if I can get my issue resolved, I think this little thing will work out well.
  • Cons: I cannot restart the computer. Any time I do, I get a "Disk Read Error" from the BIOS and have to power it off. I can start it up from a cold boot, and it'll run just fine. The only problem is during restarts. I checked all connections, confirmed that the mSATA SSD I purchased was supported (whic...
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Overall 6
6.0

Gigabyte finally came through on the warranty

Christopher T., Newegg
6 October 2014
  • Summary: I have not tried the wifi or bluetooth yet to see if there is any change. The computer did seem to boot to windows faster after I got it back, but I have no idea why. The default speed setting is 1700 mhz on the BIOS, and I have not even looked for the option to set it to turbo mode, but I have read...
  • Pros: Gigabyte either fixed or replaced the motherboard in my Brix computer. The bottom with the serial number is the same as what I sent in, and I had no problems with plugging in my hard drive that had windows 8.1 and getting it to run.
  • Cons: Gigabyte didn't want to stand behind their warranty at first and their RMA process is less than refined. After I escalated the RMA to a manager and left a negative review on Newegg, they decided to fix the broken headphone jack. The headphone jack is not very sturdy, so I now use an extension cab...
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Overall 2
2.0

Unreliable product and awful service from Gigabyte

Christopher T., Newegg
1 October 2014
  • Summary: I have a one of the latest and greatest routers, but the wifi is not usable as it isn't reliable. I have to use ethernet, which is ok for where my computer is. I don't even bother with blue tooth now as a usb cable is more reliable and always works.
  • Pros: Small, fast for such a compact computer, quiet compared to a desktop tower, easy to transport if needed. This is a great solution for me as I don't like laptops at all and I only like to use a tablet when I am mobile. Most of my computer use is at my desk and this is a great looking, sleek, compu...
  • Cons: Wifi is very bad, bluetooth was intermittent, headphone jack broke after 5 months, not enough rear usb ports (hub fixed that). Gigabyte will not stand behind their product for RMA.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad product and horrible gigabyte customer service

Christopher T., Newegg
30 September 2014
  • Summary: I bought two of these computers, one for business use and one for my personal computer. They have the same flaws, but the headphone jack on the business computer doesn't get used as the monitor has hdmi audio and built in speakers.
  • Pros: This computer is very small, fast, and quiet for average web and office work. It boots fast and transfers files fast with usb 3.0. I can't hear it run when doing most things. Videos cause the fan to run faster, but it is still quieter than my big tower desktop computer. Loading Win 8.1 was fast. ...
  • Cons: Wifi didn't seem to work well and bluetooth seemed to be glitchy. I have to run ethernet to use the internet connection. More rear usb ports would be nice, but a usb hub is an option. I bought one from newegg, but it is defective and the manufacturer responded quickly and made up for the inconven...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice and small, good price.

Alexandre M., Newegg
20 August 2014
  • Summary: This is brand new, so lets see if it last long to give the last star. Latest Linux (Linux Mint 17) is running smooth on the PC, all hardware is supported correctly.
  • Pros: Very nice and small form factor and the fan is quiet even at max speed. I bought this PC for my mother in law and put a Linux on it. The unit boots in less than 15 seconds, no need for hibernate and sleep! For the quality, the prices is great. It is very easy open the box and install the hard dri...
  • Cons: Watch out for hard drive and ram, I didn't notice the ram was 1.35V instead of 1.5V, but that is because i'm not so techy. It is written in big in the description. I got to get the good hard drive the first time (mSata).
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Overall 10
10

Great MiniPC

David R., Newegg
17 August 2014
  • Pros: Case size is incredibly small...I love it! Case had plenty of room to install the mSATA drive...super easy installation. Bios is good, easy enough. I have it running my PhotoBooth software- DSLR Remote Pro and it runs flawlessly. No problems whatsoever and the Mushkin mSATA drive is very fast. Bo...
  • Cons: System gets a little hot. Be sure you have the unit in a location where it can be vented.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice quad-core performance in a Mini package

Cecil B., Newegg
31 July 2014
  • Summary: The USB-3 option needs to be turned off in BIOS to load an OS from a flash drive. USB3 drive could also be loaded before installation.
  • Pros: Small size, quad-core CPU, SSD drive and 8GB memory make this Mini-PC a space saver for most applications. Using this Mini-PC to surf the internet and manage a drug plan for nursing homes. The VESA mount allows the Mini-PC to be mounted to the back of a monitor saving counter space in this applic...
  • Cons: Used the VESA mounting and attached this unit to the back of a monitor. The VESA mount doesn't have a latch or lock to keep the Mini-PC unit from falling out of the mount. It doesn't look good, but a plastic drywall anchor inserted between the mount and the Mini-PC unit keeps everything locked in...
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Overall 8
8.0

Thumbs up for GIGABYTE BRIX

Anthony S., Newegg
31 July 2014
  • Summary: This is essentially a laptop computer in the size of a little box. By the time I bought the 8GB of memory and a 120 GB mSATA SSD Drive, the total cost was over $400 and that doesn't include the keyboard, mouse, Windows license or CD Drive. So I'm still wondering how much of a bargain it is.
  • Pros: Small Size Easy install - Just add Memory & mSATA Quick Bootup Works with Windows 7 if you disable USB 3.0 in BIOS External Power Supply
  • Cons: Fan is kind of loud given the size No expansion slots WiFi is very poor For video, you need HDMI or MiniDisplay Port
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Small

Bryan L., Newegg
12 June 2014
  • Summary: Awesome little system...obviously not a heavy gaming system, so anyone who complains about that is not too bright. Overall the 16GB memory capacity along with all the other Pros above makes this the perfect little system for a lot of basic applications.
  • Pros: Very small, quad-core, low power consumption, dual memory slots for 16GB total, HDMI, dual monitor support, wireless N card occupies mini-PCIe slot for easy upgrade later.
  • Cons: USB 3.0 ONLY! Most likely not a big deal for most people, but I was building 3 of these for use in corporate environment and Windows 7 does not have built in USB 3.0 drivers. I actually put the drivers on the Windows 7 boot image (USB drive) and it would get all the way through installation, but ...
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