Giada D2308U Mini PC for hardcore gaming enthusiasts around the world. Powered with 4th Generation Intel® i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce GTX750 graphics, the Giada D2308U offers stunning visuals and next-gen performance for the ultimate gaming experience.
With the Ultra HD display and Microsoft Direct X 11.2 support, this provides hyper-realistic and smooth three-dimensional graphics with high definition video resolution up to 2160p. Its ultra lightweight and compact size measuring at 230×173.5×54.5mm, is as small as a dictionary, and makes it extremely portable and convenient to be placed anywhere in your room or workplace.
The D2308U is backed up with 2x4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3L RAM and an internal storage of 1TB 2.5’ HDD drive (so you can store all your favorite games). Gaming experience is enhanced with Realtek high definition audio, which supports the latest 4k outputs with 5.1 digital audio via HDMI for dynamic and immersive game play.
To deal with networking applications and connectivity, the D2308U has 1x Gigabit Ethernet and supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for uninterrupted data sharing. 1GB/s data transfer rate enables fast and seamless video streaming and downloading.
The D2308U supports 5 USB ports (both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0) which are available at the front and rear of the machine. The onboard IR module with infrared sensor can be used to control the entertainment system with a remote control which comes with the D2308U, complete with user guide for instructions.
The 4-in-1 card reader supports all types of memory cards such as SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO. The D2308U is a low power consuming processor with smart fan cooling system that ensures the unit works silently, while ensuring smooth operation of your computing tasks with minimum power absorption.
Giada D2308U Mini PC supports Windows® 7, 8 Pro and Linux operating systems, which is a good thing for you able to explore in between operating systems.
D2308U DESIGN: BACK TO TOP
The portable design of D2308U has the oval and curvy tech inspired designed, from the front and rear as well as on the sides. The silver-colored power button is made on sturdy plastic, and the outer form factor is made of semi-glossy and smooth texture of sturdy plastic.
The silver Giada logo on the top
Four rubber pads on the bottom, non-slip type
Giada logo on the front
4-in-1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO), USB 3.0 Slot, Headphone slot, Microphone Slot, Clear CMOS
IR, Led indicators – WiFi / HDD / Power
From the Back:
2x HDMI slots, LAN Ethernet slot, 2x USB 2.0 Slot, 2x USB 3.0 Slot, SPDIF Slot, Power DC IN
WLAN Antenna, DVI connector, Kensington Lock Slot
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D2308U PERFORMANCE: BACK TO TOP
CPU/Processor: Giada D2308U Mini PC has the CPU specs of Intel® Core™ i7-4500U @ 1.80GHz, with 2 cores and can process in 4 threads, Max TDP of 15W, and 22nm of processor technology. The Intel Core i7-4500U delivers an excellent performance in the gaming system, and within an optimal energy required, it can performed at its best without exhausting too much energy.
If you install Windows 7 or 8 operating system (with 64-bit platform), has an added great effect within the game play, as well as the performance on multi-tasking in between of applications it handles. As you may know, 64-bit OS can max out the RAM usages rather than using the 32-bit OS, that’s why it much better that you install a 64-bit OS in the Giada D2308U Mini PC system.
NovaBench CPU rating: 397 (good enough to handle multi-tasking and highly processing applications. In the listing, it is somewhere 398 and 396. )
NovaBench benchmark tool score the Giada D2308U CPU rating of 397, which brings a good result and performance in the rating/chart. But if you want to bring more power and higher rating to the CPU, you may do OC (overclocking), but it requires great expertise and maintenance to Giada D2308U system.
GPU/Graphic Card: Giada D2308U carries NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750, 2GB, GDDR5 VRAM graphic card. The graphic card can output Ultra HD display with Microsoft Direct X 11. 2 support, which provides high definition and smooth 3D graphics that you can immerse yourself within high-end games.
NovaBench GPU test scores: 413 (In the listing, it is somewhere 429 and 399. )
Video resolution is up to 2160p, HD quality movies or videos are well-played and in great performance via NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750. As the matter of fact, you can use NVIDIA ShadowPlay to record the certain scenes or create videos of your own gameplay. I set to the maximum settings of NVIDIA ShadowPlay, and the result was as fluid as you played the game in high definition mode.
Here are some of my recorded gameplay videos using NVIDIA ShadowPlay via Giada D2308U (NVIDIA Gefore GTX 750), I upload it via YouTube:
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The video renders a good image quality (Video / Images courtesy of Ubisoft – Assassin’s Creed II, we use it for the demonstration purpose only.)
The video renders a good image quality (Video / Images courtesy of Activision – Call of Duty: Black Ops, we use it for the demonstration purpose only.)
HDD: Giada bundles with 1TB HGST (Hitachi) SATA III Hard disk drive. It has a good performance result in the benchmark, over 97 – 122 MB/s write speed.
NovaBench benchmark tool: Drive write speed: 97 – 122 MB/s (from 1st and 2nd test)
RAM: Giada D2308U has 8GB DDR3 (composed of 2x 4GB DDR3), PC3-12800 (800MHz) of RAM installed in the Mini PC system.
NovaBench scores the 8GB system RAM of 196-197, RAM Speed of 12206-12354 MB/s (from 1st and 2nd test)
Having 8GB in the Mini PC system is a top notch, considering if you’re going to use 64-bit OS which is more beneficial in your daily usage (whether you are a gamer, professional graphic designer or in video editing).
In an overall benchmark, we can have a clear picture on how the Giada D2308U Mini PC performed on daily usages.
Using CPU-M Benchmark, Benchmark Settings: Threads – 1x Thread, Core: Entire CPU, you will get a good result of 17673.
Another benchmark test, using the settings: Threads – 2x Thread, Core: Entire CPU, you get a decent result of 11014.
On the bottom line, Giada D2308U Mini PC within its portable size, you will get an impressive performance in daily personal, work or gaming computing needs.
D2308U Mini PC Price? The MSRP Price of D2308U Mini PC is USD 1,100 or Php 48,367 (Philippine price tag converted as of June 17, 2014). D2308U Mini PC is an expensive tech, considering if you buy or setup your own PC, in which you can customize it or/and buy higher rigs. But above everything else, within the small package and specs of the D2308U Mini PC, I can’t ask for more.
VERDICT: The Giada D2308U Mini PC is a portable size of personal computer that has a great deal of performance whether you’re a gamer, graphic designer or in video editing needs. All thanks to 4th Gen Intel i7 processor, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 graphics, 8GB DDR3 RAM and 1TB HDD, you can enjoy an high-end computer setup within a compact pc, that you can carry and put anywhere in minimal space required. Putting up with 64-bit platform whether Linux or Windows 7/8 OS is a game changer and capable of handling multiple task and high demand processing applications. Expensive price? Yes it is expensive, but rather asking the price, you will get a specs / features that you deserve in a reasonable price. In the end of the day, you won’t feel regrettable on this small beast that can do a lot of things for you. RECOMMENDATION: Our Giada D2308U Mini PC rating is 9/10.
GIADA D2308U Mini PC SPECIFICATIONS: BACK TO TOP
Release / Availability / Price: GIADA D2308U SRP Price: USD 1,100 or Php 48,367 | For the availability of the GIADA D2308U: GTI Software, Cebu, Philippines, Tel: +63 32 273-7540, email: [email protected] | PC Basis Corporation, Manila, Philippines, Tel: +63 262 362 73
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(Disclosure: Giada – D2308U Mini PC, Assassin’s Creed II, Call of Duty: Black Ops – Info / Video / Logo / Images / Pictures have a respective copyright. We used it for demonstration purpose only.)
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