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Giada i200 Mini PC Offers PC-level Performance In A Compact Low-Power Design

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Taiwan-based Giada introduced the Giada i200 ultra slim PC featuring 4th Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 CPUs. The systems promise fast boot times, low power consumption, and a durable case featuring environmental protection. The Giada i200 measures 5.12 x 5.06 x 1.02 inches and is aimed at thin-client, digital signage and industrial applications, or anywhere where durability, availability and a small footprint are required.

The i200 features an integrated chipset with one SO-DIMM slot supporting 8 GB of DDRL 1600 MHz 1.35V RAM. Display adapters include HDMI 1.3 and DisplayPort 1.1, both with audio support. The i200 supports mSATA III Type SSDs (but one is not included).

A front panel audio out jack is included, in addition to the audio out supplied by the DP/HDMI connector. A Gigabit Ethernet LAN port is on board, but wireless IEEE 802.11 support is only available via an optional mini PCI-E module.

According to Giada , the i200 can operate 24/7 owing to the heat dissipation and protection from the elements provided by an all-metal case. The Giada i200 includes a feature known as JEHE Active Hardware Control technology, which provides real-time clock wake up, auto restart after power interruption or system crash, and IR remote control before OS load capability.

The Giada features an operating temperature range of 32 to 104 degrees Farenheit and supports Windows 7/8.1 and Linux.

The Giada i200 appears well suited for the growing digital signage market. The i200 can be found on the Giada website under Products/Mini PC in a category named the “Digital Signage Series”. The optional VESA mount, small footprint and support for Microsoft DirectX 11 and multiple display ports appear to make this PC a contender in this market alongside similar offerings from companies like Shuttle, Intel, and AOPEN.

The Giada i200 lists at an MSRP of $378US in a i5-4200U configuration and is available through Newegg and Tech Data.