Summary: These Intel NUC are the next best thing if you want a full size desktop for fraction of the size. We use these at our company to mount behind monitors and TVs. Easy to build and come in a cool Intel packaging.
Summary: Building a small htpc and this case looked perfect. My only complain is the fact that they dont openly tell you that you'll need a extra laptop cable in order to hook into the brick they supply and that "Wifi/Bluetooth Antennae integrated into the chassis for ease of integration" made me assume wifi and bluetooth were already onboard. They weren't and now I'm waiting for the delivery of that card.
Summary: I purchased this and was amazed at how good it is. So I bought one for my Dad for fathers day. I picked up both used/refurbished and am extremely happy, they are barely used it appears. Pros: - Smallest computer I ever owned, Its very attractive looking. - Smaller, Better Looking, and more affordable than a Mac Mini. - Its displays my wife's 27" LCD perfectly with a single HDMI. - Dual HDMI (For dual monitors), you can get a DVI to HDMI Adapter if you need one.
Summary: I spent 40. + shipping in addition to the full price of this unit in order to have it diagnosed/repaired before Intel came out with their free heat guard. The heat guard also was not effective. Then I had to send the unit back to Intel to have it replaced. This whole process took many months of troubleshooting, denials, and getting lost in rat holes while the real issue was determined. Would not buy again.
Summary: Got one of these to run openelc (XBMC embedded). Works perfectly. Added 2GB ram and outputs full HD flawlessly. Use it to stream live iptv via my vusolo box. No complaints. Quiet and discreet. Hidden behind the TV out of sight. Only con is no IR on the box, so had to add FLIRC (from Amazon) to use a remote control with it. Very pleased with the purchase. Slightly expensive after you add memory and mSATA drive. This should be priced <$150 then it's good value.
Summary: 22 watts under heavy CPU load via prime95 and 9.8 watts on idle. SSD AC WIFI 8gigs setup. Running windows 8 pro perfect on a 1080p 52 inch lcd screen. Perfect for HTPC or as a home security DVR something that is is on 24/7. Runs great and want to buy another for my work at home PC, that thing does 85 watts idle and since I work at home it adds up.