The Chinese company Giada has introduced yet another mini-PC. The Giada i53 is something of a reamed nettop that looks like a book. Instead of the traditional Intel Atom or AMD Brazos CPU that most mini PC’s have, the Giada i53 has the Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors based on the new third-generation “Ivy Bridge” architecture. It is still unclear exactly which chips are used in the different models. One thing is certain – the small PC offers massive power! Other features include 2 to 4 GB of RAM and a hard drive with a 320 orGB capacity.
Giada also has a USB 3.0 and a total of four USB 2.0 ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, a HDMI and a VGA output. There are also Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and the usual audio ports. The package is intended to make do with a maximum of 30 watts. Giada offers the option of a Media Center remote control, so that the i53 can be used as a HTPC. It is also interesting because it supports the new Intel HD 4000 Graphics and playback of 1080p video. With a VESA mount, the small power box can be mounted on the back of a monitor or a television. Prices start at $520, the version with Core i5, 4GB of RAM and 500 GB hard drive being the least expensive. Availability isn’t known as of yet.