Summary: The computer is a nice, functional computer for basic internet use or for running basic Office products. But it was advertised as coming with Windows 7 Home and came with no operating system at all. That makes a huge difference in price and the ability to just plug and play. False advertising is inexcusable!
Summary: This little box packs a punch. I had no trouble setting this thing up as it was very straight forward. I installed xbmc on it and it works like a charm. I am streaming videos to this machine from another machine on my home network and I gotta say, it works pretty well. Because my router is on another location within the house I basically stream my stuff over wireless and it performs very well..
Summary: This ASUS Eee Box EB1012P is one of the best computers I have ever had and/or worked on. I have a background as a Tech Specialist/Helpdesk Tech, so I pretty much know what works and what doesn't. This PC is very good for the advanced user, and is also fine for the not-so-advanced user. It comes pre-loaded with Windows 7 (64-bit) / Service Pack 1, which is an O/S Microsoft can be proud of. I'd say it is the most impressive upgrade since Windows 95/98!
Summary: I bought this to use as a linux nettop machine (running Crunchbang, a variant of Debian). Everything worked right out of the box. At first, I was having a hard time getting the RealTek ethernet card to work, but after much testing I found that resetting my cable modem made everything work perfectly. HDMI worked right out of the box. Sound worked perfectly. I haven't tried sound through HDMI. Wireless card worked flawlessly. USB3 ports are fast!
Summary: Incredible computer.... Excellent in every respect... Flawless packaging... Excellent OS.... Responsive....Modern... Highly recommended!!!! Only one gripe with this... The screw for the base did not came inside the box. Filled out a form with Asus Service online... got a lenghty E-mail, instructing me to call a Service hotline... Still, have not got the screw. On to the details on that magnificent screw...
Summary: This is my third Asus unit I really like them, two netbooks and this Eee Box. I love the 64 bit version of Windows 7 it runs like a bat out of hell on this box. Just got finished watching a free youtube movie it works great for that even using WiFi. The only reason I bought a second netbook was because I dropped the first netbook and ruined the screen and I needed to do a presentation in two days.
Summary: It took me a little tweaking to get this to actually function as a HTPC hub outputting at full 1080p. At first this thing was a big dissapointment, out of the box it was not playing many high def videos. After a little pouting I: 1. Updated all of the drivers 2. Installed media player classic 3. Added the processor-light CoreAVC to handle decoding in media player classic 4. Installed the Media Browser plug in for Windows Media Center 5.
Summary: Interesting unit. PROS: Great size. Has ESata output. Plenty of USB ports and a reasonable suite of HTPC applications. CONS: It runs a little slow. And they say in the instructions that you need to set it up like in the picture -- ie don't lay it flat because (what they don't say) is it runs pretty hot in two areas on one side. I had planned to use this flat just under my tv, but I had to mount it to the back of the tv instead.
Summary: i bought eee box mainly to access music and photos stored on a dns-323 nas. i am very pleased with the result. internet access is also fine. the box is always on so there is little wait to use it. i bought the cideko air keyboard to control the computer from the couch. a line of sight path to computer is not required and it has no connection maintenance problems like other remote keyboards.
Summary: I've got this setup as a HTPC and it works great streaming Hulu/youtube via a wireless N router. The router sits across the house and the connection is still strong enough to not have to worry about it.