Giada F300 Fanless Mini PC Released – See Features, Specs and Price
Published on March 28th, 2014
Shenzhen JIEHE Technology Development Co., Ltd. has recently released their latest fanless mini PC – the Giada F300. This simple DIY barebones system provides you with the freedom of installing within, a hard drive capacity and type, RAM, and expansion card of your choice. It is quite portable with dimensions of 260mm x 175mm x 35mm, which basically means that you can keep it unobtrusively just about anywhere behind monitor. The chassis fashioned like a corrugated heat sink, serves as an efficient and silent heat dissipater owing to its large area.
Giada F300 Features and Specifications
The F300 is powered by an Intel Core i5-4200U dual-core Hyper threaded processor based on the latest Haswell U-series, which needs just 15 W TDP worth of cooling. This means that it has very low cooling requirements as it doesn’t dissipate much heat even as it takes care of demanding computing tasks. This enables it to employ an Aluminum fanless cooling design, which also means that it operates silently. Clocked at 1.8 GHz, the processor can go up to a maximum Turbo frequency of 2.7 GHz when required.
The F300 can support up to 16 GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM via a single memory slot. A 2.5″ SATA III/SATA II hard drive or SSD can be installed as well to take care of storage needs. Expansion is supported via three Mini PCIE slots (Full-length for mSATA Ⅲ SSD; Full-length for PCIE/USB /3G; Half-length for PCIe)
The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 supports DirectX 11 for gaming. There are one Display Port 1.2 and one HDMI port or two Display Port 1.2 ports, which interestingly, also support 5.1-channel, surround sound audio. The Display Port 1.2 supports PC resolutions up to 3200×2000@60Hz, stereoscopic 3D (to supported display devices), and HDTV resolutions of 720p and 1080p. It can also be used to connect multiple monitors in a daisy chain with a maximum total throughput of 21.6 Gbps, thus making it ideal to be used with high-level digital signage. . The HDMI 1.4 output supports 720p, 1080p, and 2160p with 5.1-channel digital surround audio, allowing it to be hooked up to a big screen Ultra HDTV. The onboard IR module with an infrared sensor on the front panel or through an IR adapter connected to a 3.5 mm jack can be used to control the entertainment system via a remote control, which can be bought separately.
In addition to digital audio via S/PDIF, there is analogue audio to connect widely available sound systems and microphone. Network connectivity is provided via a Gigabit Ethernet port, while you can even add a half-length Mini PCIE Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n card for wireless connectivity. The system sports four Super Speed USB 3.0 ports (two at the rear, two on the front panel) to connect supported peripherals at high speed of up to 5 Gb/s (10x faster than USB 2.0). Additionally, it has two USB 2.0 ports to make sure that you don’t run out of USB ports. There are even two Serial ports to connect legacy devices.
The model is ultra slim with only 35mm thickness, after only 2 screws installation then it is ready to support up to dual ultra-HD screens. Aside from Wi-Fi built it set aside 3 cables to make also 3G, blue-tooth communication available. Besides, Giada has applied “JAHC” newly design technology in F300. “JAHC” – JEHE Active Hardware Control Technology, which includes the functions of RTC Wake Up, Auto Power On after AC Loss and IR Remote Control before the OS on.
In addition to its entertainment features, the Giada F300 also entices business users with its integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) technology, which provides hardware security to the user’s data. F300 is the powerful partner for digital signage which can perfectly meet your needs for mighty core, aluminium chassis, zero noise and reliable quality.
Price and Availability
The Giada F300 Fanless Mini PC has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $588 USD and comes with 1 year Warranty.