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Giada HTPCs goes to Haswell

Giada, the Mini PC specialist, evolved its range to include the Intel Core fourth generation. It also features a new chassis with a dedicated graphics card and thought to the living room.


In recent years, Giada has made ​​a specialty of mini PCs, designed on the basis of very thin boxes, accompanied by suitable motherboards. The manufacturer, which offers Intel and ARM solutions to its catalog presented at Computex Taipei the I56, the first reference to ship with the latest Intel (Haswell) CPUs launched this week.

In this miniature box, Giada offers a Core i3, i5 or i7, with two dedicated storage elements: a 2.5-inch slot on one side, an mSATA connector on the other. Which will, for example, install a SSD for the system, coupled with a hard drive for storage. Due to the size of the box, Giada has no choice here but to trust the integrated graphics processor controller. The connectivity is made by its HDMI and Displayport outputs, as well as a USB 3.0 port, four USB 2.0 ports and one Ethernet port. the 802.11n WiFi is also present.


Giada also announced the launch of a new configuration, this time specifically for Computex, with, as the main interest, the integration of a Nvidia dedicated graphics card. Available in two versions (D2305 and D2308), will host a GeForce GT 640 and a GeForce GTX 650 respectively.

The machine has an optical drive (DVD or Blu-ray), a 2.5 inch bay coupled with an mSATA connector and, essential for multimedia use, the audio and S/PDIF outputs, HDMI and five USB ports, which three correspond to the standard 3.0. The premium version features a 802.11n WiFi controller and a second HDMI port, replaced by a DVI on the D2305. The dimensions of the case amounted to 230 x 54.5 x 173.5 mm.




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