Summary: I bought the Q180 as a HTPC and was supper excited about the form and size of it. Unfortunately it fails at its most basic purpose: video streaming. Whether it is from the web or from the HDD/memory stick, video streaming is choppy, cuts off, and is off from the sound track.
Summary: Short version: Get something else! It does not do well what it is supposed to do. Long Version: I bought the Q180 as a HTPC and was supper excited about the form and size of it. Unfortunately it fails at its most basic purpose: video streaming.
Summary: This product works great with our television. It came with Windows 7 (which was a must for us) and has Windows Media Center on it. Since we do not have cable tv, it gives us a way to have a menue of the tv programs that are available so we can look ahead and see what we want to watch.
Summary: Bought this to stream netflix and the like. Video quality was poor and choppy. I had it on a wireless network, it may have been better with a wired connection. Also, I could have upgraded the RAM, which may have solved the issue.
Summary: Ideal for an htpc which isn't going to be used for gaming, haven't had any issues playing 1080p mkv, using it as a my media library server/htpc with win7 32bit and 4Gb of ram... why on the earth I am not able to turn on my TV through HDMI when waking up though have no idea...
Summary: First, what I love (not in an particular order): - The hand held keyboard / mouse combo tool -- even has the "Windows flag key" and scroll wheel for the mouse! - Small form factor and even has a disc drive!
Doesn't work as a HTPC - can't watch Hulu in full screen mode.
Shawn Prosser, Amazon
25 December 2012
Summary: It seems to me that the main use of a computer with this form factor is to use as a HTPC (home theater PC). That's why I bought it, anyway. After hooking it up to my TV, I tested it with the three main websites I watch regularly, YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu.com.
Summary: We have installed 10 of this computers. We use them in conference rooms and they are great cause you can hide them behind the screen. Computer works great for internet search and power point presentations.