Gigabyte Builds All-in-One Barebone for Gamers

It has yet to be priced and has been revealed only in the company's home market, for now

By on March 5th, 2012 16:51 GMT
Makers of beastly PCs like Maingear and CyberPower may like it for people to think they need a huge rig to play the latest games, but Gigabyte knows they know better.

What the company did was put together a miniature desktop, one of those barebone all-in-one computers that, though not much to look at, has all anyone needs.

Even the latest games should be a breeze, depending on how carefully one chooses the hardware.

The CPU (central processing unit) can be selected from a list made up for Intel Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 models (supported by an Intel H61 Mini-ITX motherboard with LGA 1155 socket).

Two DDR3-1333 memory slots are present, enabling a total of 8 GB of random access memory (RAM).

Also, a PCI Express x16 slot will hold whatever video board users decide on, even if it is one of those dual-slot models.

That makes even the new AMD Radeon HD 7850 / HD 7870 Pitcairn cards eligible, as well as the custom adapters from HIS and PowerColor, among others.

Moving on, a 2.5-inch drive dock can hold a hard disk drive or a solid state drive, depending on what buyers value more between capacity and transfer speed. That is just a bonus feature, though. The main drive goes into a 3.5-inch bay.

Other specs include a slim optical drive slot on the side, two Mini PCIe slots and a 24-inch Full HD LED-backlit LCD (1,920 x 1,090 pixels resolution) with 2-point multi-touch support.

Finally, the connectivity and I/O range is composed of a 4-in-1 card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, a webcam, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports, D-Sub, HDMI and optional Bluetooth 2.1 and WiFi.

Gigabyte has not given the GB-AEGT - as the AiO is called - a price, and availability is restricted to Taiwan, for now at least. No shipment date has been disclosed either.

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