Giada Adds the AMD Fusion E-350 APU Powered A50 Mini HTPC to Their Lineup


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Impressed by AMD’s E-350 APU over Intel’s Atom D525 with ION2 performance? Well, here’s a new mini HTPC to consider — and most likely the thinest yet! The Giada MiniPC A50 boast a AMD Fusion E-350 APU with integrated Radeon HD 6310 graphics, supports full 1080p HD and DirectX 11 gaming, offers USB 3.0, includes a built-in IR port for its bundled Media Center remote, multi-card reader, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI, and other niceties. Overall, it’s the package to get if you’re looking for something slim (less than an inch thick), silent (26dB), and power efficient (30W) with the new AMD E-350 APU.

According to PC Magazine, who just reviewed the Giada MiniPC A50, one can purchase the device pre-configured with Windows 7 Home Premium, 2GB of RAM, and 350GB HDD for about $449. However, a barebones unit can be had for $299 through Amazon.com in black or white. This PC is also compatible with Linux-based operating systems, so if you want to install XBMC, Boxee, MythTV (paired with a networked HDHomeRun tuner), etc. through that route, you can.

Aside: If you’re looking for something similar with a little more oomph, checkout Giada’s Intel Core i3/5/7 mini HTPC here. The Intel Core i5 version with 2GB RAM, 500GB, and slot-in DVD is available at Amazon.com for $529 (sounds like a heck of a deal to me).




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