Summary: As others have said the RAM is lacking. After installing Win7 Home Premium it ran sloooooooooooow. Took up to 2 minutes to load webpages, apps, or programs. Upgraded from 1GB RAM to 4GB and the response time for loading was finally acceptable. Video seems a little stuttery at times.
Summary: You have to install an OS on it. It's not advertised with an OS, so this should not come as a surprise to anybody who has even moderate computer knowledge. Windows 7 runs just fine on it, no hiccups at all. Maybe a bit slow starting up but after that it handles it's HTPC role well.
Pros: Good size and price for features. This is the machine I use to stream movies and music. It's quiet, compact, looks good sitting on a desk, and the blu-ray drive means it's a fully functional HTPC.
Cons: When all the disks are spinning it produces some white noise. It's not terrible and if you're watching a movie or listening to music you don't notice it at all. 2 gb of ram is a very small amount. The CPU also is fairly weak. This is not a machine to play games on. I intend to upgrade it to 4gb o...
Summary: I installed the Ram memory and HDD and now have been trying to install an OS to this thing but any USB keyboard I connect to it doesn't seem to work nor does any VGA monitor connected to this thing! I am desperate and regret I ever spent money on this thing as it is useless to me!
Summary: Not bad for the price. I change the system to have 4GB - which helped a lot! I also swapped the disk for a SSD 128GB and that helped. With these changes - the system works great. The memory was cheap - at Amazon - and I had an extra SSD.
Summary: This may be DHCP compliant but this does not pass digital cable advisor test. You will not be able to watch live TV using cable TV tuners on this. The item itself is amazing. Great eye candy. CPU fan is audible but not very bad. The only problem for this is video.
Summary: this is a great little pc. picked one up about 2 months ago, no hardware issues or downtime with it. literally everything you'll need for hardware, just install an OS and you're done. plays 1080p movies flawlessly from local disk or over wired network.