Giada introduces ARM-based desktop computers

Giada has been offering small form-factor desktop computers for the past few years. Up until recently they’ve all been powered by x86 processors and designed to run Windows. But now the company is dipping its toe in the Android space with a few new ARM-based computers.

The Giada Q10 and Giada Q11 ARM-based mini PCs are each listed on the Giada website as “coming soon.”

Giada Q11

Both devices feature 7.5″ x 5.9″ x 1″ cases, 1 GHz Allwinner A10 ARM Cortex-A8 processors, and Mali 400 graphics. They ship with Google Android 4.0, but with that processor, it should be easy to get Ubuntu or other Linux-based operating systems to run on these computers.

The computers each have 1GB of RAM, 5 USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, VGA, HDMI, and memory card slots.

There are a few differences between the Q10 and Q11 though. The former has 4GB of built-in storage, while the latter has 8GB. And the Giada Q11 also has a 1500mAh battery which should let you use the device as a mobile computer — or at least move it from room to room in your house without shutting it down first.

Giada hasn’t announced a launch data or price for either model, but I suspect we’ll see them on display at CES in a few weeks.

via FanlessTech

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shawne-Beeson/100000728451467 Shawne Beeson

    Blah, that big of a system needs a better CPU and more RAM (if you are going to use it as a desktop). At least go with a Quad core or something like that.

  • revtox

    I highly doubt it’s meant to replacing your run-of-the-mill stationary.
    Think of it more as a really cheap “Facebook machine”.

    Besides Allwinner is working on the A20, which is a dualcore drop-in replacement for the A10

  • http://www.vivaserver.com vivab0rg

    I, for one, hail the new ARM overlords!

  • Paul

    Looking forward to cool (fanless), quite, power efficient & inexpensive computers with Ubuntu.