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GIGABYTE Intros Core i3 "Kaby Lake" Based BRIX IoT

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GIGABYTE today introduced a powerful variant of its BRIX IoT fanless node. In contrast to its Pentium "Apollo Lake" SoC based siblings, the new GB-EKi3A-7100 ships with a Core i3-7100U "Kaby Lake" processor. The unit is also slightly larger, measuring 180 mm x 117 mm x 36 mm (LxWxH). You get two DDR4 SODIMM slots, besides a 32 Gbps M.2-2280 slot with NVMe support, so you can add your own memory and SSD. Connectivity includes 802.11ac WLAN with Bluetooth 4.0, gigabit Ethernet, RS232 serial COM, two 5 Gbps USB 3.0 type-A ports, and two 10 Gbps USB 3.1 ports, of which one is type-C. Display outputs include HDMI 2.0 and mini-DisplayPort 1.2 (driven by the integrated Intel HD 620 graphics core).



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And what qualifies this as an "IoT" product? The serial port? Or just simply that it can connect to the internet?
 
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And what qualifies this as an "IoT" product? The serial port? Or just simply that it can connect to the internet?
Internet of Things, it's a thing.. on the internet.. yeah.. that's about it.

next up IoT servers, your smartphone is an IoT device and according to the Trump administration, your Microwave is as well.
 

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It gets even weirder when you get into the whole IoT vs Connected Device terminology.
In my opinion IoT is one very big and very empty marketing gimmick. Just call it an "Embedded PC", like 20-something years ago and call it a day, but no... an IoT Gateway sounds catchier.
 

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What is the difference between this IoT and any MiniPC out there :confused: