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 -
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: This box is pretty slick. It plays all of my videos in beautiful HD and combined with freeware XBMC or Boxee is a powerful little machine. Nettop box implies that you will be able to watch videos over a network, specifically the internet. Due to limitations in hardware (CPU) and software (flash encode/decoding) streaming flash video over the internet is choppy. If you are buying this machine to watch hulu you are out of luck.