Summary: This replaced an XP machine, and we like Windows 7. We are avoiding Windows 8 as long as possible. It took almost a month to receive it. It was lost in the transit I guess. Also, very slow processing speed. It takes forever for any window to pop up. I guess I'll call or email and see if there is a way to speed it up.
Summary: Wonderfully compact and silent, but we had major problems with playing any movies (on the hard drive or online) and even playing youtube had problems. We put a solid state drive and some good ram in, but this just didn't make the cut. videos took forever to load and then would pause or would flash/blink during play. Returned this and put together our own mini pc and it is working wonders!
Summary: I bought this to use as a light weight HTPC for watching recorded shows, movies, and listening to music. I was also planning to use it to watch Live TV with HDHomeRun Prime. I bought a 4GB RAM stick and a 64GB SSD. I have network drives, so I don't need to have much disk space on the unit itself. First thing I did after I received this unit was to update the BIOS. Then I installed W8 Pro and bought the WMC feature for $9.99.
Pros: Small, slim, lightweight, and low power consumption. I like the design.
Cons: Lacks native W8 x64 graphics driver support. The graphics driver is actually outdated (290's). It's louder than the HTPC that I built from scratch, but it is in a much bigger case, so there's adequate cooling. Please read "Other thoughts" for more details.
Pros: Small, cheap. I didn't measure power usage, but I expect it's pretty light.
Cons: On Windows, doesn't have enough power to playback Netflix HD (lot's of stuttering) even though CPU and GPU utilization is about 50%. YouTube 720p and 1080p also has a little stuttering in playback (but not as bad as Netflix Silverlight). ASUS driver support is very limited, only one driver release. Most drivers don't work with Windows Vista. Windows 8 works, but there was a ton of graphics bugs in Firefox. I had to disable D2D acceleration to get rid of the corruption...
Summary: Once the SSD/HDD is in you're golden, until then you'll likely need some case modifications.
Pros: This is a slick little PC with a very small footprint. It runs everything I need it to smoothly and I had zero problems after I got everything physically installed.
Cons: As other users mentioned this is not the easiest thing to open. Had I not read the other reviews this would have taken longer. I had to press and slide a little harder than what seemed "safe". I find it very odd that for a PC that comes with no RAM and no drive (HDD or SSD) they wouldn't provide you with instructions on how to open it, being that you at least need to put RAM in it before it will boot.
Summary: Pitkään harkittuani ostin Asus Eee Box EB1003 -pc:n, jotta voisin katsella olohuoneen sohvalta isolta näytöltä televisio-ohjelmien nettilähetyksiä, jos en ehdi katsella niitä normaaleina lähetysaikoina. Flash- ja Siverlight -ohjelmat asensin lisäksi. Videot eivät striimaanu sataprosentisesti, mutta jos kuvan laatu ei ole katsomisessa pääasia, vaan ohjelmien sisältö, asia ei haittaa.
Summary: Купила этот неттоп для замены системного блока — надоел его шум работы. Надеялась, что неттоп будет тихо работать, т.к. до этого купила ноут Asus, который практически не слышно. Оказалось, что это не так. Шумит неттоп, я бы даже сказала, что в добавок к шуму вентилятора еще и стрекочет что -то. Может, мне не повезло, не знаю, но надежды мои не оправдались. Покупала без ОС. Поставила с флешки Windows 7 максимальную. Встала нормально.
Cons: Шумный, мало оперативной памяти, надо докупать еще гига 2.
Summary: Ce petit ordinateur acheté pour mes parents fait plutôt bien son travail d'ordi de bureautique, mais pas plus, il est assez lent et peut vite ramer. Cependant, encombrement minimum, et fait ce qu'on lui demande.