Giada launches i35G mini-PC: Cedar Trail CPU, NVIDIA graphics
Small form-factor PC maker Giada’s latest pint-sized desktop PC bundles a low power Intel Atom D2500 Cedar Trail processor with NVIDIA GT610 graphics. While that might not pack enough punch to make the Giada i35G a hard-core gaming machine, this little PC could serve as a media center PC or digital signage device capable of cranking out HD video.
The Giada i35G measures 7.6″ x 6.1″ x 1″ and looks more like an external disk drive than a full-fledged computer.
But it has 5 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, VGA, and SPDIF ports, an Ethernet jack, audio jacks, and 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth. It also comes with a media center remote control.
The computer ships with 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 320GB hard drive. It supports up to 4GB of RAM.
Giada says the computer can handle 1080p HD video playback and DirectX 11 3D graphics.
The system uses about 30W, which is the kind of power consumption you’d expect from a laptop rather than a desktop — although it uses far more power (and offers better performance) than an ARM-based system like the MK802.
There’s also an option for an mSATA solid state disk if you want faster storage that draws less power.
According to Giada, the i35G should already be available in the US and Canada with a suggested retail price of $274, but the only retailer I could find with the computer in stock is eBay seller YT-Solutions, which is selling the computer for $319.
Hopefully additional retailers will start stocking the computer soon.