Summary: I bought this computer mainly to watch Netflix, hulu and Amazon movies, but it seems to be a little too slow for hulu and amazon. I think part of the problem is the operating system. Hulu suggests users have windows 7 but this has XP. I have a net book with a similar hardware but windows 7 and it worked fine for hulu and amazon.
Summary: I have been using this PC with an external 2TB USB drive as a file server and XMBC media center for quite awhile now - it is solid, works great, makes almost no noise, takes up very little space and uses very little power. The ion chipset makes for smooth video playback in XMBC to the 1080p TV connected via HDMI.
Summary: Our library is always looking for a bargain that gives good service to our patrons. The Asus Eee Box HD 1006 Nettop PC really meets these goals. Over a year ago we purchased three models from Amazon.com and now, with hundreds of logins each, patrons are satisfied with their performance, amazed at the compact table top "towers" and easily navigate to their site destinations. We do not permit accounts or storage space so the limited space serves us well.
Summary: Sorry to say I am not a happy camper with this item. It went wonky after only 2 months and I have not been able to get it fixed. I have used the brand in the past with success so was surprised to have this fail and then not to be able to get it repaired -
Summary: We bought the Asus Eee Box to complete our living room entertainment system. We have our television hooked up to the Eee Box and our portable hard-drive as well. We can now watch Netflix and Hulu directly on our television! We love it!
Not worth it as server, OK as low power PC for granma, wont boot without HDMI plugged in !!!!
Mpl Dinka, Amazon
18 August 2010
Summary: yep. works as a system. but no one mentioned that this thing wont go past the POST without HDMI monitor plugged in. useless as a server or hey even a remote camera recording thing. what kinda computer wont power up without monitor switched on? i wasted hour setting up centos on this thing (i didn't even bother booting windoze) just to find out it wont boot headless !!! arr...
Summary: Get a warning from Skype "your computer is running very slow" or "too slow to make calls." "Close other program" But Skype is the only program running. Asus support has been dismal. Anyone else with the Skype problem. Anyway to fix it? I bought for Skype, so if you want it to Skype, I would skip this computer.
Summary: Mostly cons I guess. While I just got the computer & it seems to work well, I was miffed & perplexed to see that it only has an HDMI video output jack and no VGA output. I checked the spec's on here but it says nothing about that. There is an adapter for DVI but not all monitors have that input. (The Acer Revo has both but they do not run separately.# It also isn't as small as the Acer Revo which is approximately square #parallelogram really#.
Not Fully Compatible With Windows 7 - HD Content / Flash Will Not Play
R. Ashe, Amazon
12 June 2010
Summary: Update (24 Jun 2010): ASUS recommended going back to Windows XP, they DO NOT have compatible drivers yet for Windows 7. At the moment Windows 7 will NOT do HW decoding which means it will not play HD on this box until ASUS releases new drivers. Update (17 Jun 2010): Upgraded to 2G of memory and the box still will not play HD or flash content with Windows 7 installed. I have contacted both ASUS and ATI for a driver update, no word yet on a fix.