The Giada A51 Mini PC in white (Credit: JEHE)
JEHE says the Giada A51 is capable of full HD 1080p playback via its VGA and HDMI ports, and its silent operation of under 26dB makes it ideal as a home entertainment center in the living room. The system runs on Windows 7 Home Premium, though Ubuntu Linux and FreeBSD are also supported. Aside from built-in support for wireless networking, the mini PC also comes with an embedded Gigabit Ethernet port.In terms of memory capacity, the Giada A51 Mini PC has 2 GB of DDR3 RAM (its upgradable to 4 GB), and comes with a 2.5-inch 320 GB hard disk drive. It has a generous selection of I/O ports (Figure B), including four USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 port, and a built-in SD/MMC/MS/MS Pro card reader. Audio capabilities come in the form of an S/PDIF-out port together with 3.5mm audio in and out ports. A wireless controller is available as an optional accessory. Figure B
The Giada A51 Mini PC's various interface ports. (Credit: JEHE)
Possible uses for the Giada A51 Mini PC
Aside from the obvious home theater usage, the Giada A51 Mini PC looks like a great system for connecting to projectors or sound systems in meeting rooms. In addition, business users could deploy it as a multimedia capable desktop terminal and as a terminal for accessing web applications.
The Giada A51 is available in black or white, and is distributed by Convergent Systems and Zenix Technology in Singapore, and GTI Software in the Philippines. It has a MSRP of US$399.
More about JEHE
According to slides that I obtained from JEHE, the firm is headquartered in Shenzhen and has branch offices in other parts of China, Hong Kong, the United States, and Taiwan. With about 1,000 employees, the company clocked US$335 million in revenue last year. The media contact told me that the Giada A51 Mini PC was designed entirely in-house by a team of 100 engineers.
Paul Mah is a writer and blogger who lives in Singapore, where he has worked for a number of years in various capacities within the IT industry. Paul enjoys tinkering with tech gadgets, smartphones, and networking devices.