GIGABYTE GB-BSi7HAL-6500 reviewed @ Anandtech
With two Intel Gigabit Ethernet ports, this might just make the perfect router. Except that it’s noisy, the i7 is probably overkill, and it’s not that cheap (why, oh why, can’t there be a dual LAN i3 “NUC”?).
Ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) PCs have become quite popular after Intel introduced the NUCs. They have become powerful enough to be the primary computing platform for many households. However, consumers looking for UCFF PCs for specialized applications and industrial usage have been contending with high prices and lack of suitable options. GIGABYTE’s BRIX family has emerged over the last several years as a compelling alternative to the Intel NUCs. With Skylake-U, GIGABYTE’s BRIX family has expanded with multiple options catering to various market segments. This review will take a look at the GB-BSi7HAL-6500, a Skylake-U UCFF PC with two gigabit LAN ports.