Summary: I thought my old computer's CPU was descent until I got a chance to try this little guy. Although not as powerful as the i7 processor that my buddy has, it is pretty fast. Coupled with 8 GB of RAM and the best SSD in the market, it makes my Win 7 OS nibble like the wind. I'd recommend it to all power users out there.
Pros: Good price, good power. If my GPU goes out, the integrated graphics allow me to still use my rig with limited capabilities until I get a replacement.
Cons: The integrated graphics aren't anything special, but I had a discreet card before purchasing the CPU, so this wasn't a problem. Also, if you do your research before buying, like checking the Tom's Hardware GPU Hierarchy chart for the Intel HD 2500 series, you have no reason to be surprised.
Summary: My Linux server boots in mere seconds from an SSD drive. This is a fast processor! It is also very power efficient. The server (including the SSD and a hard drive) draw less than 30 W most of the time (near idle). At heavy workload it would be more, but power efficiency near idle is important, since that's where the server operates most of the time.