Summary: Got this last summer for a (relatively) low power HTPC build and have found it handles everything we've thrown at it. The on board graphics is more than adequate for viewing HD movies and is able to do transcoding in the background without skipping a beat. Recently migrated all the parts into a low profile case to keep the wires out of a new puppy's reach.
Summary: I originally built my first Thin Mini ITX computer using this processor. This is a low power processor (35watt) that worked well within the Akasa Euler Thin Mini ITX Case. The case is passively cooled with a case heatsink. When you couple this processor with a fast SSD, you'll have a computer that can satisfy a power user. I sold the computer to a coworker that uses it for logo design (photoshop, GIMP, ETC) Very impressive low power processors from Intel.
Summary: I wanted to build a passively cooled home theater PC (HTPC). When I looked at the benchmarks for comparable systems in my price range, this won hands down, with 25-45% performance edge and 35W opposed to 50+ watts. With the stock fan, I routinely run at 33-36C and rarely even approach the high 40s when really stressing the CPU.
Tonosama Ishikawa "~ Live Long and Prosper ~", Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: So I wanted to save some $ by replacing a 55W i3. I was a bit skeptical due to the 35W claim and 2.8 Ghz claim. Let me tell you, I don't regret the buy, it is EVERYTHING I hoped for and more. This cpu went into my HTPC/SERVER machine that is on 24/7. No need to overclock or change the multiplier, the 2.8 vs 3.3 is not noticeable for what I do.
Summary: I bought this because I wanted a cheap Intel CPU for a computer and what I got was pretty good. The fan included was also nice as it easily snapped into the motherboard. I've had no problems so far with this CPU despite running it at 100% 24/7 for work related purposes, it hasn't failed or overheated on me once.
Summary: I bought this for its performance and low power consumption. I am more than happy with the build that centers around this CPU, a Mini-ITX setup. Performance is on par with my old Core 2 Quad 8300..benchmark wise, but it feels way zippier in real use.
Summary: One of the distinctive features of the processor is Hyper-Threading technology. The Hyper-Threading allows this microprocessor to execute twice as many threads. The CPU supports AVX and F16C instructions, that appeared in modern CPUs not too far ago. Although these extensions are not widely used in programs yet, their support should improve in future apps. Power consumption of the CPU is lower.
Summary: Support ECC RAM. VT-x but not VT-d. 35 W TDP. Similar in performance to the the Xeon E3-1220L V2 processor, which adds VT-d and has a jaw droppingly low TDP of 17 W. However, the E3-1220L V2 is very hard to acquire, and about 2x as much money. For quiet, low power server builds, even with low end virtualization workloads, this CPU is hard to beat.