Summary: But for the price... are you kidding? Streams blu-rays via XBMC and PLEX, slap a 30gig SSD, and a stick of ram in this thing and you own what is in my opinion the best media streaming device on the market. I use this in conjunction with 'trainerroad', 'sufferfest cycling videos', and insideride enmotion rollers. It's the best training platform for road racing/triathlon you can imagine.
Tonosama Ishikawa "~ Live Long and Prosper ~", Amazon
23 September 2013
Summary: For the love of everything that is holly and dear. Yes, amazon has/had the wrong info, but c-mon people....Read, do your homework, compare and shop. Now, back to a useful review: I'm power conscious, so I wanted something small to use for emailing, browsing, and light coding, nothing major. My regular rig (i5, dual SSDs, etc) consumes ~86+ Watts while browsing, light coding and writing emails.
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: All of the negative reviews are actually reflecting a rating of the reviewers themselves. Anyone with half a brain that was willing to perform a modicum of research would learn that this is a BAREBONES PC! I did not want memory because I wanted to use memory that I already had in my shop. I did not want a hard drive because I wanted to use a solid state drive for my specific purpose for this PC.
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: Just adding a hard disk or SSD and some memory and you have a great media center. I am using it with a 1GB hard disk and 2GB of memory. The OS is Ubuntu 12.04 which runs great on this hardware. The book process is surprisingly fast and the GPU support HD content. We hardly watch TV these days and mostly use this device to stream or play recorded videos. Great value for money.
Summary: I have one of these in my motorhome connected to engine, transmission and coach diagnostics. I use a Samsung Galaxy Tab2 7" as a wireless remote display for real time monitoring of just about everything. I also use the 320G drive to store continuous diagnostic data streams and dash can data. The HDMI output hooks up directly to my LED TV in the coach. A USB2 connected DVD drive is a nice add on. The USB3 ports allow for a high speed external storage device.
Summary: For the last 4-5 years a ZOTAC IONITX-A-U Atom 330-based HTPC running some linux variant of XBMC has been the primary source device in our home theater setup. I've been a fan of XBMC for many years and when it was announced that one of the major features of the latest version would bring official support for HD audio, I knew I had to have it. Sadly our old Zotac box only supported multi-channel PCM & no HD audio streaming.