Summary: I have purchased 20+ Intel CPU's over the last 4 years and they are all exceptional without problems. I wish all electronic products were this reliable and error free. This i3 was used in an HTPC and was perfect for the application. You cannot go wrong with this item when you want a replacement or are building a modest computer for general use.
Summary: So far so good. Im running this processor with a gigabyte b75-d3h mobo, 8gb corsair ram, 1tb western digital hard drive, 500w corsair psu all in a nzxt guardian 921 tower. I've been running multiple applications and streams and it has handled them with no problems. I haven't tested out the integrated graphics yet, but I do hear that it can run most modern games at around 20-25 fps.
Summary: Got this model because of the Intel HD 4000 video. The Windows 7 rating is poo. But other than that, it works well. I bought this to upgrade from a AMD A8. 2.9ghz. Not much difference except the AMD system was a lot cheaper and worked as well, with much higher video rating.
Summary: Fantastic processor for everyday computing, this was part of my sub $400 build, and it has been perfect for what I need to use it for. No complaints, the cost makes it very worthwhile for builds like this.
Summary: I use this for a desktop, internet browsing, music server. Does the job, can just about do anything including backing the system up without any drop-offs in my audio-streaming. Paired with a SSD for great response time.
Pros: Fast, Runs pretty cool in my system, Graphics are pretty good
Summary: If your going to by a low power processor for HTPC or just want a small FF computer this processor is perfect for you. Especially with the HD400 intel HD graphics built in there is no need for a discreet external Graphics card saving you money and space!
Summary: First of all, this CPU is being used in the first PC build I've ever done, so I'm a bit of a rookie when it comes to technical stuff. I was aiming for a budget build and I think I got it with this little monster. Overall, I'm very pleased with it. The processing rate is great, none of my programs/games/etc. lag in anyway, and the little guy stays cool at normal operating uses. It normally idles at 32 degrees Celsius and goes up to 41 degrees on load so it's never hot.