Quote - “ …. and it boots Win7 in 11 seconds. It cold boots from suspend to RAM to fully running in 2 seconds”.
Yes the Gigabyte mini ITX has around 15 seconds until Windows loads. After bios initialization, Win7 fully loads (no hourglass – instant response) in 11 seconds. So standard cold boot is 26 seconds.
A standard high quality 7,200 RPM SATA drive boots Win7 in 45 to 55 seconds compared to 11 seconds on the SSD. Post of course remains the same for both so the HDD takes 65s to cold boot (26s for SDD).
However, they have the S3 state really worked on this unit. From cold power on, to on screen HVAC display of status in 2 seconds flat. So far, all USB devieces have responded correctly for this state.
GA-H55MB-USB3, CORE i3-540/3.06GHz. 4G DDR3 Ram, 60GB SSD drive.
BTW. A nice feature of the GB MB is complete control to create any custom resolution for any screen.
So 800x480, being ideal for windows on a 7 or 8 inch widescreen LCD, is easy to do and no drivers are needed.