Summary: was very impressed right at first. used to link my "dumb" flat screen to my media server. After two year of playing converted movies from a separate hard drive this unit is shutting down due to overheating. despite being completely stand alone it developed this issue. not a good candidate for a "slave" computer. might be best as an outlook machine, don't try streaming with this one!!
Summary: So.... there is no more support for the linux based OS, they just sent out the email... SO now I have this box that is well... worthless that I bought less than a year ago. Tried to return it, but of course Amazon wouldnt let me (this was a while back) and now I am left with... a really cool paper weight....
Summary: Running Linux Mint, 32 bit version Very responsive as the web client. Basically, running 2 applications; FireFox and Pidgin. Removable wireless antenna is a nice touch. Very fast boot time, and with 2GB RAM an extremely capable PC. Will be buying more.
Summary: Installation went pretty straight forward. The initial boot up is a little different than a normal Linux load but I've never had Linux preinstalled before. I bought the unit to use with a Samsung TV and replace a Pentium 4 minitower running Ubuntu Linux 12.04 as well. The old mini tower took up a lot of space and was due for fan replacements again. This little ASUS box runs super quiet and fits out of sight behind the TV.
Summary: An expensive and powerful way to help me learn Linux. I had been playing around with Lubuntu on a Raspberry pi and wanted to get some experience with a richer Linux implementation like Ubuntu.
Summary: I recommend this product. I had a 27" spare flat-screen monitor sitting around and wanted to get a Mac Mini but couldn't justify the price. I'm a long-time Linux/ Ubuntu user so the OS is fine. The computer comes with a mounting unit such that it screws right into the back of monitor. I didn't even know that was a thing but it's awesome, small footprint, less things for the kids to spill stuff on, get tangled and all that.
Summary: I got this for my father-in-law to replace his 6-year-old Linux tower computer, which was dying. I'm pretty happy with it, and certainly feel that it's worth the $240 purchase price. Plus we could replace a giant energy-hungry tower machine with this computer, which was so small that he complained that the computer hadn't been shipped!