Small form-factor PC maker Giada has introduced its latest tiny desktop computer. The Giada A51 is a $300-ish PC that’s probably thinner than some books you have on your shelf, at about 1 inch thick.
Giada says the US suggested retail price for the A51 is $273, but the handful of US retailers that are currently selling the little PC are charging between $320 and $350.
The Giada A51 is a low power PC that consumes about 35W. It’s powered by an AMD T56N G-series 18W dual core processor with Radeon HD graphics and support for 1080p HD video playback and 5.1 channel audio.
While the graphics performance should be decent, the AMD T56N prioritizes price and moderate power consumption over performance, so don’t expect to use the computer for heavy duty tasks.
The Giada A51 features a single USB 3.0 port, 4 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, VGA, and SPDIF ports, an Ethernet jack, card reader, and audio jacks. WiFi and Bluetooth are also included.
Retailer E-ITX offers a $320 model with 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, and no operating system. A Windows 7 license will cost you extra — or you can just by the computer without an OS and install your own.