Summary: I just picked up a used EeeBox EB1033 at a very good price via Amazon. I already had a 4gb memory stick so just ordered a 120gb ssd, my first experience with an ssd. Watched a video on youtube from a very helpful guy on how to open the case and install both memory and ssd. Just followed his lead and the job was done in about 30 minutes. Already had the mythbuntu 14.04 usb drive prepared and that install also went without a hitch which really surprised me.
Summary: I was at first, hesitant to purchase this desktop, but when I noticed I could save 1 penny (0%), I knew it would be foolish of me to pass up an opportunity like this. I mean, how often can you purchase something and save an amount that can't even be given a percentage. As soon as it arrived, I knew I had made a decision of a lifetime. My mother would be proud of me.
Summary: Much better than the older version. I have had several of the older EB-9xx and older, and the video was way to slow. (HD was choppy if it even ran.) I now have this one running HD no problems and streams Prime HD easily. The main reason I bought this one is for the NVidia chipset. You can run it as HDMI or RGB + old school audio if you have older stuff. (I have a mixed system) So: 120GB SSD + 4GB RAM, Asus EB1033 + HK = not bad for low $$ F.Y.I.
Summary: Small footprint. Used my own SATA HD and memory I had lying around. Installed Windows 8, yes yes I know but I set it up to boot straight to the desktop and installed a Start button. I only use it for XBMC which plays fine and performance is quick. If you want better performance you can install a SSD.
Summary: Bought this pc to connect to my Living Room tv for streaming video from my Diskstation NAS. I installed a 120GB SSD and 4GB of ram along with Windows 7 Home Premium for OS. Couldn't be happier with the purchase. This unit takes up very little space.
Summary: I've used this little desktop computer for almost a year now, and I'm really happy with it. However, it's not for everybody, it depends on what the final use is going to be. In my case, I threw a small HDD, 2 GB ram and have it running Ubuntu server. I use it to run some scripts on a daily basis, OpenVpn server, VNC server, Plex and I'm in the process of setting it up for automatic backups (for that I will use an external HDD connected to the USB 3.0 port).
Summary: This is more of an overview than an actual review. I needed a dedicated HTPC after my Dell Inspiron 580s recently died on me. It was noisy with the fan really going whenever an HD video was playing. I researched various mini pc's and narrow it down to 3 units, Intel Atom D2500 Dual LAN which lacked 64 bit driver support, the ZOTAC ZBOX which looked too cheap and cheesy for my taste and this unit.
Summary: I bought this for my sister who uses it primarily for email and web surfing. It is perfectly adequate for that and probably a bit more (i.e., Word, small spreadsheets, etc.) . One plus about the machine is that it did not come with the usual massive amount of c*** ware that is common on purchased computers. There was some, to be sure, but it didn't take me too long to remove it. Much less time that I have spent on other machines getting rid of all the "stuff".