Author: Bob Buskirk
- Setup & Testing Procedures
- Testing - General Testing
- Testing – Intensive Testing
- Testing – Video Testing
- Final Thoughts
Giada i35G Overview
The Giada i35G is a very simple and small device. The actual dimensions are 192 x 155 x 26 mm. This means it is going to take up minimal space on your desk and if need be you can easily take it with you. Giada has gone with a white design with their logo and a pattern towards the bottom in grey. The i35G keeps power consumption to a minimum at 30W.
On the top of the unit there is a small little compartment. When you open it up you will find a USB 2.0 port (even though its colored blue like a 3.0 port), SD card reader and headphone and microphone ports. The bottom of the unit actually has a small cutout so you can place the unit vertically.
On the back of the unit is where you will find all of your connections. Going from left to right you have a power connection, ethernet connection, VGA, four USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and a lock port. Having a total of 5 USB ports is pretty good if you are going to be using this system as a home system. Also the HDMI port means you can do both video and audio in a single cable and you can easily connect this machine up to your HDTV. There is a small ventilated section towards the bottom of the unit. There is a very small cooling fan behind this keeping the system nice and cool.
The front of the unit has a single large power button on it. There are also three activity LED’s (power, WiFi and HDD activity). The i35G easily slides into the vertical stand. I would really suggest using this system with the stand and it looks better and is easier to connect your cables.
I do like that Giada did include a media center remote. Many small systems like these are being used for media machines and having a remote makes things so much easier.