Summary: This slimline pc has performed well as my HTPC. It handles dual boot of Windows 8 and Linux without a hiccup. I'm usually an Intel chip buyer, but for my application of this machine the embedded dual core AMD processor has held up nicely.
Summary: The built in keyboard broke after 1 year and at 2 years the fan is running so hard that I cant hear the tv shows that its playing, but overall its a great little computer for streaming media onto my 50 inch with surround sound
Summary: Love the size and system but mouse and keyboard, while compact and interesting, are at times too finicky to work properly. Still trying to work out 'right click' on mouse so that pop-up menus will appear. Have had to use my own remote mouse at times.
Great Unit To Add to Any High End Entertainment System
8 December 2012
Summary: I was looking for a PC to go with my entertainment system but I didn't want a full size computer. Having several digital copies of my movies I was looking for something full featured with Media Center. This unit works great, fits right in with my entertainment system, has HDMI, USB.
Excellent for streaming as well as a wonderful compact computer!
Kimberly Kindle, Amazon
6 May 2012
Summary: We initially sought out a new computer for streaming. This is excellent for streaming and a wonderful compact computer. However- don't order it without ordering a wireless mouse and keyboard. The keyboard/mouse attachment the Acer comes with is a horrible interface.
Summary: I built my first HTPC back in 2004. We have movies, pictures and music available, but its primary use was as a PVR using MediaPortal as the interface to a SiliconDust HDHomerun TV tuner. Sadly, a capacitor blew on the motherboard. Replace the motherboard? Build a new HTPC?
Summary: After read all the reviews, I decided to give it a try. Received it today, open the box, hook up the HDMI to my 52" Sony LCD, power it up and everything works just fine: tested youtube, streaming movie, blue-ray movie, etc. However, here is what I found about this particular model: 1.
Summary: I got this to be a HTPC. For that purpose, it works great. I did not bother with the included keyboard/mouse. I stream from the web and my home network, wired. My own videos and Netflix feeds work fine on my 42" LG 1080P TV, everything scales nicely.
Summary: Very pleased with this purchase. Has fully enabled us to shut off DirectTV, which cost us about $115/month. So this thing effectively pays for itself in about 3 months or so. I'll start with the positive then discuss the negatives that prevented me from giving it 5-stars.