Summary: I purchased this Brix kit to replace a laptop that was starting to show it's age. Due to my work, I switch between PC and Mac throughout the day. Since I already have a 27" iMac, I thought why not use it as the display to save even more desktop space. So I picked up a mini displayport cable, hooked the Brix to my iMac, and BAM! I had my monitor. Added a Logitech K400r keyboard and I was set.
Pros: Compact (hides almost anywhere)
Cons: Comes with a utilities DVD, but obviously does not have a optical drive... would have been smart to include the utilities on a small thumb drive instead.
Summary: I would get the newer versions of the brix i7 with the quad core for a little more money. Replace included Wifi with a Intel 7260HMW for more reliable connections and much faster speed, especially if you have a dual band ac access point. I get 867mbps with that card and this brix 50ft away. I often use it by remotely connecting to it, with it only being connected to power.
Pros: In other reviews I have heard complaints about fan noise. Mine is completely quiet even under heavy load. Flexible display connection options, with display port adapters and HDMI.
Cons: The included Wifi/BT card is not the greatest.