Summary: I loaded Win 7 x64-SP1 and all the drivers from Intel's website. Make sure you update the Bios also. Works great and is smaller than I thought it would be...about 3 iphones stacked on top of each other. However, it took me a while to get the OS loaded because the SATA power connector on this board did not have enough power to run my sata dvd drive (wouldn't open the drive door) and I tried 2 different drives.
Summary: I setup my NUC with 16GB of PC3-12800 Crucial Ballistix RAM, a Muskin Atlas mSATA SSD, an Air Live X.USB-3 wifi adapter and installed Fedora 20 Linux. All the hardware was correctly detected and pretty much worked upon first boot. In addition, I installed windows 7 inside Oracle Virtualbox and had no hardware issues with this either. Finally, I booted with a Clonezilla live CD for full disk backup imaging and again had zero hardware detection problems.
Pros: I am using this as my streaming HTPC in my bedroom, and it's perfect, small form factor, doesn't run that hot, and EASILY converts up to 24GB HD video files on the fly (probably even bigger than that, just don't have any video hiles larger). Can't give it 5 eggs though, see my reason under "Cons."
Cons: I did have one unit that came where the WiFi did not work (almost no reception right next to a wireless router); the bluetooth worked, but the WiFi did not. I ruled out the Intel Wifi/Bluetooth Adapter by using my buddy's adapter, and there still was little/no WiFi signal. Sent it back to NewEgg for the no-hassle return.
Don't forget to buy RAM and SSD to even power this up. Quiet but audible fan noise.
Amazon Customer "Tony", Amazon
23 November 2013
Summary: Performance is decent, fan noise is audible, but not too annoying. So do note this is NOT a fanless case. There is a fan going on constantly. When you buy this, and find out it doens't boot, you know why? Because it comes with zero RAM, and zero HDD. It's the zero ram that causes no display output. You'll see your power light flash 3 times ... that means no RAM.
Summary: Snygg, tyst och känns kvalitet! Skaffade denna mest som ersättare till min gamla Asus Pundit asus p5n9300 som har gjort sitt! Köpte denna med 16 gb ddr3 och 64 gb m SATA. OBS. var noga med och köpa rätt minnen, annars kommer det inte funka DDR3L minnen skall det vara! Har lagt in Ubuntu 13.10 utan större problem förutom att man måste ta bort alla partitioner och lägga till dom manuellt för att det skulle funka. Enda problemet är att ljudet knastrar i 5.1 läge.