Summary: I was hoping this would be silent. It isn't.. It's kindof quiet but you can definately here the fan/hard-drive running constantly.. Overall it's a decent little machine that doesn what's asked - surfing and email etc.
Pros: -Tiny Footprint -Tiny Volume -dual monitor output (powering 2x 1650x1050 moonitors at the same time) -lots of usb slots + 2x usb3 -Gigabit + Wireless -win 7 Pro 64bit -Low Power consumption -TINY
Cons: -Not silent -Almost quiet -Not fast, but kindof quick
Pros: Running Ubuntu 10.4- Install was excellent. HDMI sound problem at first. Discovered it only works with 2 channel. 5.1 and other HDMI audio settings do not work. The unit has some skipping problems with Hulu. I am working on fine tuning the unit and am looking for suggestions
Summary: i use this box as an htpc for my tv. I primarily use it to stream from my Ready NAS and to surf the web when I want. I like the box as it doen't run too hot and I haven't had any trouble with it in the past six months or so since I have had it. I do have two issues with it however.
Summary: I bought this to be the hub of my media center, and to replace an older SilverStone setup that was loud, large, and hot. I like it just fine so far. To respond to the angry reviewer who commented that the computer doesn't have the horse power to play streaming video, that's not true at all.
Pros: Small, silent, cool, performs as expected.
Cons: It's a little bit under powered, but that's to be expected with the Atom processor