If you are looking for a compact gaming PC, that can fit right under your Television without making it too awkward -- Gigagabyte's Brix II might be your clue.
There are several other companies that are following the similar path to build smaller portable PC's. Some of them are - Alienware X51, Falcon Northwest Tiki, and Digital Storm Bolt, but none of them actually fulfills the requirement or can fill right under your Television's front desk.
The cute, yet powerful gadget by Gigabyte is only 4.5 inches on a side, which fits right on your palm. The company has introduced Brix earlier this year - a barebone computer that fit potent laptop processors in incredibly small cases.
They are now updating the Brix series with the new Haswell processors by intel with their new "Intel Iris" graphics inside. Intel Iris is reportedly a powerful integrated graphics card by Intel, which promises to deliver the best experience ever.
Intel claims that they are now on par with Nvidia GT 640M graphic chip, but it can't be verified atm. Iris can run heavy games based on modern architecture and could be a great asset for the Brix lineup.
Brix II comes with HDMI and mini Display port output, foud USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, built in Wi-Fi and a 3.5mm audio jack in the front, which is expected to start shipping from December this year. The brix II costs $499-$599 depeding on the model you choose. Awesome, isn't it?
But, here's the catch -- Brixx II won't be shipped with any internal storage, you'll have to buy 2.5-inch hard drive and operating system before you can do anything nice with the ultra portable gadget.
If you don't need Intel potent graphics, you can go with the cheaper $199 gadget or if you need additionaly feature you can go with $699 with built-in projector.
What do you think about Brix II? Is it worth the investment to play games on your Wide screen TV? Let us know in comments.
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