Summary: Like any all-in-one worthy of the name, the ET2300 has an HDMI input (to support a gaming console or set-top box); but in addition to providing HDMI out (to support a second display or a video projector), the ET2300 also supports WiDi, so that it can wirelessly mirror its audio/video output to a TV or a streaming box (such as Netgear’s new NeoTV Max ) that supports that Intel technology. The ET2300 certainly isn’t a barn burner, but it is a solid all-around family PC.
Pros: Lots of I/O ports, including two Thunderbolt ports; supports WiDi.
Cons: Lousy speakers and no Blu-ray drive—not even as an option.
Conclusion: If you crave its performance and ports (video editing with a Thunderbolt drive array, perhaps?), the ET2300 will reward your choice. If you're seeking a more general-purpose all-in-one, though, we'd suggest something a bit sleeker—and quieter.
Pros: Brisk performance, Multi-touch display is gorgeous and can lie flat, A plethora of ports and connections
Cons: Loud cooling fans spin constantly, Base is big and heavy, No Blu-ray option, Audio output degrades at higher volumes