Summary: Acer platform is outstanding and performs extremely well as an audio and video server. Recommend upgrading memory to 4G, depending on your application. Rated 3 star due to Windows, 8 not the Acer platform.
Not worth the $$ because there are better products out now
26 April 2013
Summary: I actually bought this in the hopes of turning it into an XBMC/HTPC machine. The major downside that many other reviewers commented on was the fact that it only comes with 2GB of RAM, and that is not exactly enough to run a full fledged HTPC. Overall, its on okay computer that runs fine, but it is BLOATED with Acer Crapware. If you are looking for an HTPC in this price range, I highly reccomend you consider the Lenovo Q190.
Summary: Wanted to really like this computer. "Downsized" perfectly (Very small form factor), quiet, portable, and seemingly capable of most computer needs. Unfortunately the HDMI was unsupported and couldn't use Touchscreen in that configuration. Acer Support was very responsive, but not helpful. A lesser concern was the factory config. of 2GB memory. Should have been 4GB and then I wouldn't have had to spend $50 for the neccessary upgrade.
Summary: At first, I was really happy with this machine. Extremely compact and got the job done. However, over time I notice it crashing often. It freezes all of the time, as well. I live with a computer tech and it's definitely the machine. Maybe I just got a bad apple, but I would not suggest this to anyone. It's also not very good at all for streaming.