In a manner similar to that of the annual Google I/O device (or devices) given to attendees of the developer conference comes Steam DevDays presenting of a Gigabyte BRIX Pro Steam Machine to everyone that's coming with on this gaming project. This is significant for several reasons, one of which involves the re-solidification of the idea that SteamOS will be a real player in the gaming console universe in the days ahead. The second is the fact that, outside of those users that've transformed their own BRIX Pro machines to be Steam Machines, no such device existed (on a market level) before this event.
The computer market isn’t doing that well in the consumer realm with more and more people going with tablets and smartphones rather than replacing aging notebooks. One of the only segments of the consumer notebook market where revenues are still good is for gaming machines. Gigabyte has unveiled a new and very thin line of gaming notebooks called the Aorus.
The mini PC has slowly transformed from a novelty to something more useful, meeting a variety of needs and working well as everything from a portable PC to an entertainment system solution offering more features than your standard set-top box. Gigabyte has added a new mini machine to the market, the GB-XM1-3537, more easily known as the BRIX.
Gigabyte has a trio of notebooks for CES, a pair of ultrabooks and a new gaming machine with a 17-inch display and hefty graphics grunt. The Gigabyte U2142 ultrabook has an 11.6-inch display and a convertible touchscreen, running Windows 8 on a 3rd gen Intel Core processor; it not only has a 256GB mSATA SSD, but up to 1TB of regular storage for the best of speed and capacity.
Gigabyte has revealed a pair of new Windows 8 tablets, the 11-inch S1185 complete with a Full HD IPS display, and its smaller sibling, the 10-inch S1082. The larger of the two, the Gigabyte S1185, packs an Intel Core ULV processor, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, up to 256GB of mSATA SSD storage, and both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity, though it's the 1920 x 1080 IPS display that will probably be most appealing.
Gigabyte has gone official with its new Windows 8 computer lineup that includes a convertible, ultrabooks, and gaming notebooks. Gigabyte has a new slate computer called the S1082 is powered by an Intel dual-core processor. The device has a 10.1-inch screen and can be fitted with up to 500 GB of hard drive storage. The slate has some interesting accessories available including a keyboard kit and a multimedia docking station.
Gigabyte has revealed its latest ultrabook, the Gigabyte X11, billed as the lightest and only full-carbon-fiber notebook on the planet. Built around an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 display and a 3rd-Gen Intel Core processor, the X11 measures a waifish 3mm at its thinnest (16.5mm at its fattest) and weighs 975g, with Gigabyte promising street pricing of $999 to $1,299 when it hits the market in July.
Gigabyte today officially unveiled its X11 Ultrabook following yesterday's leaked images of the laptop. The 11.6-inch Ultrabook is being touted as the world's lightest notebook, weighing only 975g or 2.15 pounds. Besides sporting a MacBook Air-like ultra thin design ranging from 16.5mm to 3mm (0.65 inches to 0.19 inches) at its thinnest point, the X11 is also made from real carbon fiber that further reduces weight.
If you are a computer geek, you'll know what overclocking is all about. Overclocking is where geeks use various processes and often resort to exotic cooling to coax higher speeds and more performance out of their processors, RAM, and video cards. Gigabyte has announced that it has been able to set the record for the highest validated CPU clock speed using an Intel Core i7 3770K processor.