Summary: Runs Linux Mint 17.1 beautifully, is quiet, and does not run hot. It is just as powerful as my mid-tower box, thereby freeing up a lot of space. It would run Windows, if one had to use that bloated mess. It would be nice if it had six rather than four USB 3.0 ports.
Summary: Excellent little computer, plenty fast for everyday use. I am using Windows 8 and even have vmware workstation installed and run a few virtual machines on occasion. Build quality seems a bit lower than the Intel NUCs as I hear noise leaking into the audio.
Summary: Amazing little PC. I have ordered three more. This thing is amazing fast. I have been an IT guy for 15 years. I have built many PC’s. I got this to go behind a TV in our lobby to run videos and slide shows and because I wanted to check on out. I have since built one for my HTPC at home.
Summary: After installing a Samsung EVO 840 mSATA SSD and 8GB of Crucial RAM, I installed Windows 8.1 PRO and Stardock Strart8. The system came up fine and is very responsive, quiet, and small. Heat does not seem to be a problem, the unit is warm to the touch, but not hot.
Very good only some advice on install is needed and required, missing.
Jørgen Larsen, Amazon
14 July 2014
Summary: Very nice product. It performs well and to excpectations. Installations are a bit difficult and no help is given with the product. Once you have figured out a usb stick it went easy. However it may be repeated with out a warning, that it is aslready there. A major flaw I would say. Kjl@optimal,dk
bios issue, not compatible with certain projectors/screens
H B, Amazon
29 May 2014
Summary: I thought by going Gigabyte, I would avoid the Bios issue with the intel versions. Turns out this is somewhat the same. It is not compatible with HDMI devices that standard load a 640x480 screen, and from there accept 720p (like the optoma 500 lumen led projector I own).