Very Small, High Quality, Great Wifi, Powerful, High Quiality, Fast, Quiet
Basically I wanted some sort of HTPC but wanted normal disk drive space. Put 320GB 7mm 2.5 inch disk inside using the special SATA cable that came with the BRIX. Added 8GB LV memory from Gigabyte's list. Booted Win7 using usb optical drive and loaded. It went very smoothly. Everything works great. Had it on the LAN port for a while then pulled it to try the included wifi board. Works great even on second floor well away from the wireless router.
The unit did come with the F2 bios and they are up to F4 version. They give explicit instructions on how to update the BIOS on the Gigabyte website, but you will need to have a memory stick you can format in order to do it. I.e. the process blows everything away on the memory stick. But once I prepared the memory stick with the boot block and the F4 bios, it was easy enough to run the update program to update the BIOS.
My oldest son tried a few games that he could not get running on his HP laptop and all ran great. The unit warms up a little during gaming but nothing to worry about. And it is SUPER quiet. He liked it a lot so I let him keep it and will buy another one shortly for my HTPC.
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