Chinese computer maker Giada has offers a line of tiny desktop computers in a variety of shapes and configurations. One of the company’s newest models is a slim, low-power computer called the Giada F110D.
Notebook Italia reports it will be available with a 4.5W Intel Celeron N2807 or a 10W J1900 Bay Trail processor and both models will use passive cooling, which means there won’t be any noisy fans in the case.
The Giada F110D measures 7.5″ x 5.9″ x 1″ and features USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, VGA and HDMI ports, a flash card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0.
It’ll be sold as a barebones system without memory, storage, or an operating system but the computer can support up to 4GB of RAM, a 2.5 inch SATA hard drive or mSATA solid state drive and Windows or Linux software.
While you can use the system as a personal computer, it’s also designed for use in commercial or professional environments and has two COM ports as well as an IR sensor for a remote control. In other words you could use it for digital signage, point-of-sales, or other applications or hook it up to your TV for use as a media center PC.
Needs to come with a windows license though or I can’t imagine my budget for it staying in shape. My interest would be as an HTPC but my interest would quickly decline as price went up. If I have to shell out $100 for Windows myself for it then unless they are selling it for under $50 my interest declines dramatically.
MS is just about giving away Windows for lots of low cost devices. I was hoping to see more of these low cost fanless computers coming with Windows onboard due to that.
Oh – well. I guess we’ll find out next month just what MS has planned for Windows pricing going forward. If they decide to sell non-business copies for something reasonable – say $29 or so – then I might become interested in Windows again. Otherwise it’ll have to come on a new cheap flexible system or perhaps on a refurb older system.
Microsoft wont support this factor with low prices, as it will just canabilse there desktop/office market. The htpc market probably isnt as big as the tablet market. To this end I have given up on an ultra cheap htpc of this size and got a cheap linx 7 tablet with hdmi out to do the job instead
Never heard about the J1900 before, but with more than twice the power usage compared to regular laptop baytrails it could be quite a bit faster. Nice!
Depending on the price, the J1900 model might be a good HTPC buy. Although it is competing against the $199 Gigabyte Brix GB-BXCEH-2955.
The Brix also has a 2.5″ hdd bay, and Msata. But the Brix has a Haswell Celeron 2955u (albeit very close performance to the Baytrail J1900). The Brix supports dual-channel ram (up to 16gb), 4x USB 3.0 ports, and Displayport.
Although the Giada being fanless, it seems to be aimed at Commercial customers, as Brad suggested.
I guess I am looking at this from a PC/HTPC-user perspective.
Sounds really nice. What does it cost?
Where can i buy it?
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