Giada Announces D300 Universal Barebone PC

Giada has launched its new D300 barebone system aimed at a number of different markets, among them home use, office or even industrial. 

Regarding specifications, the device supports Intel's Mobile Ivy Bridge i3, i5, and i7 CPUs that can drop into the HM77 Express chipset, though only chips with a maximum TDP of 35 W are supported. The on-die HD4000 in the mobile Ivy Bridge chips will take care of the graphics. Furthermore the unit features two SODIMM slots allowing for a total of 16 GB of DDR3-1600 memory.  Besides this, the unit features two Mini-PCIe slots, one of which is capable of supporting an mSATA SSD. Next to these, the unit has space for a single 2.5" drive.

Connectivity is via what looks like a total of six COM ports (two on the front, four on the rear I/O), dual Gbit LAN, HDMI, DVI, VGA, six USB ports (four USB 2.0 on the rear I/O and two USB 3.0 on the front), and HD audio connections. Lastly, there's two PS/2 ports next to a 12 V power-in port. Most sources make no mention of the COM ports on the rear I/O, but the rendered images clearly show four of them. There should also be a version of the D300 without COM ports for those who don't like the legacy look. Internally, you'll find a single SATA power with power, another three COM ports and a single USB 3.0 port.

The D300 comes with a built in WiFi module and antennas, as well as the possibility to connect a Bluetooth interface and an IR port. Buyers will also find a VESA mounting system for mounting the unit behind TV's or monitors. The unit is also just 236 mm by 182 mm by 50 mm in size.

Pricing will depend on the configuration chosen.

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  • Brett Bulkin
    "Internally, you'll find a single SATA power with power"
    More power to ya :)
  • kartu
    Too bad they don't have anything that supports AMD's APUs...
  • ScrewySqrl
    what in the world uses that many COM ports anyway?
  • gggplaya
    ScrewySqrlwhat in the world uses that many COM ports anyway?
    Nothing in the home PC world. But for industrial COM ports are a must for PLC's, sensors, modbus etc..... The more the better.
  • beardguy

    My thoughts exactly. LOL @ 6 COM ports! THOSE have got to be something else ... unless they are trying to support ancient hardware.
  • rwinches
    Laptop in a box?
    Unix/Linux server for 9 Terminals?