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ga bace 3150 teaserAt At Computex this year we saw many companies offer barebones and HTPCs with a whole bunch of new equipment. One company expanding their already popular Mini-PC range is Gigabyte. The GB-BACE 3150 comes equipped with an Intel Celeron N1350 with Intel HD Graphics, offers a large amount of ports, supports DDR3L SODIMM and room for a 2.5” drive. Let’s find out what this 0.7 liter PC is capable of.

During Computex 2015 we saw ASUS, ECS and Gigabyte all announce new devices in the Barebone segment. While Gigabyte announced a faster and more economical model in its Broadwell based options, a smaller and not quite as powerful option was shown off making use of the much cheaper Braswell CPU. Today we’re looking at one of the latter options, the Gigabyte BACE-3150. Equipped with an Intel Celeron N3150 using Intel HD Graphics and a large amount of familiar connections including four USB 3.0, HDMI, Gigabit LAN, WiFi, Bluetooth and a microSD card reader, we’ll find out just what the BACE-3150 is capable of.

All of this is brought to you in a small 0.7 liter enclosure which can be hid behind a monitor in the office thanks to VESA mounting. Thanks to the slick piano black finish, you can also place it neatly in your living room.

Manufacturer and name Gigabyte Brix GB-BACE-3150
Street Price -
Homepage www.gigabyte.com
Housing  
Dimensions 56.1 x 107.6 x 114.4 mm (L x W x H)
CPU Intel Celeron N3150
Graphics Card Intel HD Graphics
Mass storage 1x SATA
Main memory 1x SODIMM DDR3L
Connections

1x HDMI
1x VGA
1x LAN (RJ45)
4x USB 3.0
2x 3.5mm audio
1x microSD card reader

Others WiFi (802.11ac), Bluetooth 4.0

Moving forward we’ll take a look at the performance, power and volume of the GB-BACE-3150.