Summary: I bought this processor to be able to use my new system. IT IS FAST!! I didnt think a cheap processor would be as fast as this one is but it out performs the E7600 Core 2 Duo i had in my last system. I would recommend giving this processor a try for a budget system as its quite speedy.
Summary: I bought this chip for an HTPC for my wife for our bedroom. Coupled with a nice shuttle H67 case, Crucial M4 SSD, 4gb of ram, HD6450 and Win7, it has been great for her. It runs XBMC with no problems. I'm sure with the Integrated intel HD video it could run just fine, but I think things always run smoother with a discrete video card no matter what, and for $30 extra with 1gb of dedicated high speed video ram, no complaints here.
Summary: I bought this processor to put into a HTPC I was building. I had read that HTPC's don't need much power, but I was still skeptical of buying this Pentium as opposed to the more powerful Core i3-2100. As it turns out I had nothing to worry about. I paired this Processor with the most inexpensive Motherboard I could find with build in HDMI out and the system has been running strong with no issues.
Summary: I wish it would have been more clear that it only had HD1000 graphics on it, but besides this the cpu works perfectly and was easily installed with no problems.Also the fan is very quiet which is a plus.
Summary: I have two of these currently powering a home file server and an HTPC. The speed of the CPU is perfect for these applications. I am giving 4 stars because of problems with the HTPC. Video out over HDMI was not syncing properly with my TV (only 4:3 aspect ratio resolutions were working, any 16:9 resolution would cause the sync to be dropped). To fix the problem, I bought a $30 Nvidia discrete video card, which has been excellent.