Summary: It does not play +720p video in more than 15 PFS. They seem to have locked the frame rate for HD moves to 15 FPS even though the nVidia 610 is supposed to play two blue ray stream according to specs. Asus have their own drivers that are probably tuned down to save heat and power.
Summary: Worked great for 7 months then yesterday started overheating. Shut itself down numerous times due to overheating. Top of unit too hot to touch. "Power Monitor" software still says running at less than 10 watts. Now I see various mentions of overheating in web reviews. Believe them. 9 months later... Revised to three stars from one. Took it apart myself when this first happened and found that fan was caked with dust.
Running 24/7 for several months crunching numbers without a problem
D. Hailey, Amazon
13 October 2013
Summary: I bought this for using in conjunction with my Roku-XS as I "cut the cord and dish" at the first of the year to run all the entertainment sites like Hulu (Hulu Plus only on Roku), YouTube, ect., to replace the Cable and Dish connections that I had. The unit works great and is connected to the internet via WiFi with no issues and the great graphics card and the single HDMI connection to the television (Sharp Aquos 65") makes the video full 1080 and the sound is in full...
Summary: it has a very specific use and purpose. its not really meant to be a game machine, not meant to be a server. its just meant to be a computer that you can tuck away and doesn't use a lot of power. one thing i notice is that i need a SSD for the machine. otherwise its just slow enough to piss me off, even using xubuntu.
Summary: Been running XBMC Frodo on it with media served from NAS, works great. Incredibly low power usage. Only gripe is that HDMI looks worse on my tv than VGA, but I don't know that the EEE is at fault.
The EeeBox is the perfect media PC - it exceeded my expectations!
C. Smith "Mr Smith", Amazon
10 July 2013
Summary: I love this PC. I moved from the US to Asia a year ago. This little system is the perfect thing to keep me connected to my media. Here's what I love about this system: * Hulu and Netflix streams great- no sputtering, nice smooth flow * My Slingbox plays beautifully through the EeeBox - the video quality is crystal clear * Everything streams over wifi just fine * the Windows Media remote control is super for watching movies - just like my DVD player remote control * The...