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

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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