Over the last couple of years, the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) has emerged as one of the bright spots in the troubled PC market. Intel kickstarted the category with their Sandy Bridge NUC kits in early 2013. Recognizing the popularity of this segment, other vendors also began to promote similar products. GIGABYTE targets this market segment with an extensive lineup of products under the BRIX brand. We recently looked at the high-end Haswell BRIX, the GB-BXi7-4500. Today, we will take a look at the opposite end of the spectrum - the Bay Trail-D Celeron J1900-based GB-BXBT-1900. As a note, due to GIGABYTE's regional marketing policies, this model is currently not being sold in the North American market, but targets price conscious buyers everywhere else.

When You Want A Little Gaming: The AVADirect Nano Gaming Cube

Boutique gaming systems are usually big, fancy, ornate affairs. They're often totally extreme, marketed to the Mountain Dew set, with massive cases and bright lights. So what happens when...

42 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/16/2010

CyberPower Gamer Xtreme 8500: How Far Can SLI 450's Go?

Prohibitively expensive gaming machines are nice to look at but such a nasty hit to the wallet that they can feel impractical. We thought the recently-reviewed iBuyPower Paladin XLC...

31 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/16/2010

iBUYPOWER Paladin XLC: Enthusiast Class

Our readership is composed largely of people who prefer to roll their own, but recently we've had the opportunity to take a look at some interesting desktop machines from...

49 by Dustin Sklavos on 9/2/2010

The Acer Aspire M3400: How Much Does $649 Buy?

Reviewing the Dell Studio XPS 7100 recently seemed like a reasonable enough move: we felt it was competitive with rolling your own machine at that price, or at least...

57 by Dustin Sklavos on 8/5/2010

Good From the Factory? The Dell Studio XPS 7100

The tricked-out Dell Studio XPS 7100 is an interesting beast. It lacks any overclocking extras and exotic cooling, but it comes priced to move. Packing AMD's latest hex-core Phenom...

66 by Dustin Sklavos on 7/7/2010

System Buyer’s Guide: $1700 Performance Midrange

Many things have changed in the nine months since our last midrange system guide hit the press, some for the worse—a moment of silence, please, for the passing of...

101 by Mike Jones and Jarred Walton on 5/12/2010

The Clarkdale Experiment: Mea Culpa

Several months ago, I wrote about my little experiment with Clarkdale, where I built a small form factor system, based around a Core i5 661 CPU, an Asus H55...

46 by Loyd Case on 5/4/2010

Loyd's New Year - A Trio of Problem Systems

Three systems, three different sets of problems. Loyd Case puts on his problem solving hat and shares what he learned.

109 by Loyd Case on 1/13/2010

Windows 7 Performance Guide

After nearly a year of serious waiting, the next Windows is here. Its arrival puts a stake in Vista, and may finally be what Microsoft needs to put XP...

205 by Ryan Smith and Gary Key on 10/26/2009

Digital Storm Core i7-965

Our first look at Digital Storm systems, with impressive, raw performance.

52 by Matt Campbell on 5/18/2009

Windows 7: Release Candidate 1 Preview

Following closely on the heels of Windows 7 Beta 1, Microsoft has released RC1 to the public. We find out what's new and how it stacks up to previous...

121 by Ryan Smith and Gary Key on 5/5/2009

IBUYPOWER Gamer Paladin F860-a

How does a Core i7 940 system with an ATI HD 4870 fare? Let's take a closer look.

32 by Matt Campbell on 4/14/2009

CyberPower Core i7-920

CyberPower's midrange Core i7 system takes a spin through our test lab, all without breaking the bank.

34 by Matt Campbell on 3/3/2009

Velocity Micro Edge Z55: Core i7-940 with CrossFire 4870

Velocity Micro is a prominent PC supplier with products available both online and in brick-and-mortar stores across the U.S. Has their popularity hurt their performance, or do they have...

28 by Matt Campbell on 12/12/2008

Maingear F131: Solid Contender

This is our first look at Maingear systems, and we like what we see. Note however that we say like, not love…

25 by Matt Campbell on 11/12/2008

The All-in-One Battle: Dell's XPS One 24 vs. Apple's iMac

These two stylish all-in-ones do battle and believe it or not, it's not as clear cut of a Mac vs. PC debate as you'd think. Faster gaming on...

61 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/30/2008

Überclok Reactor: Balanced Performance

Another spin around the block with Überclok, and we're still pleased with this up and comer.

30 by Matt Campbell on 10/10/2008

CyberPower: 4.0 GHz QX9770 and SLI GTX 280s

CyberPower is a well-known PC supplier. Today we review one of their monster quad-core machines with dual GTX 280s. How does it perform? In a word, great.

30 by Matt Campbell on 8/22/2008

HP Takes on Apple with the New Voodoo

HP and Voodoo finally start taking the Apple threat seriously and respond with one of the most innovative notebooks to come from a major PC OEM. Meet the...

56 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/11/2008

ASUS Eee Box Preview & Intel's Atom Benchmarked

We've been playing with a prototype of ASUS' Eee Box and we're finally able to bring you coverage on this sub-$300 PC. Complementing our Eee Box coverage are...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/3/2008

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