Meet Giada i53 – a book-sized computer
First announced at the Computex 2012 the Giada i53 is a new small form factor PC that boasts with its size – about as large as a book. It is now getting closer to market, which means there’s more information about it – and despite its humble size it packs quite a bit of punch!
The Giada i53 mini PC comes with Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors although it is not known which generation is inside – most likely Ivy Bridge. The i53 also supports up to 4 GB of DDR3 RAM – it may not be enough for most PC enthusiasts but it’s more than enough for everyday use. A 500 GB hard drive provides storage and the graphics is based on the Intel HD 4000 graphics chip, which is fast enough for a large number of (older) games and perfect for 2D usage.
As to connectivity the Giada i53 provides four USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, VGA output, as well as Ethernet, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and a card reader.
The Giada i53 will be available in two versions – with a light gray or black chassis that is just 26 mm thick.
Expected on the market very soon the basic Giada i53 mini PC will cost USD 520.