Not Just For Entertainment - Makes a Great Work Computer
Hal B "Hal B", Amazon
3 weeks ago
Summary: I bought this to use for an IP based surveillance system. Since most people seem to be using mini computers for TV streaming I was skeptical about using it for anything else - a desktop replacement for example. Pros: It works better than an older tower system I have with Windows 7 for my purpose. I see no reason it why it would not make an excellent computer for everyday use.
Summary: One of the best things. The HD video quality is fantastic and it works amazingly fast. Still surprised by the size! Not a fan of the wireless remote/keyboard but I have attached my own wireless remote/keyboard. Definitely a huge recommend!
Summary: I tiny little wonder. Thais is my second unit. I use one of them in my office, as a presentación computer, connected to a 70" HDTV. The other one in my house, as entertainment center. Them meet my expectations.
Summary: Computer works well, as expected. Would have preferred it with windows 7 rather than crazy win8. I find the wireless reception poor so much so I have had to put in a repeater, (even though the roku box alongside gets my signal fine) I was unable to decide from the description whether he computer came with a remote keyboard,which it does so I ordered a second one!
Summary: I love this little computer. It has all the capabilities that any desktop has. It is small so it can easily be placed anywhere you may want a computer. I can take it with me if i travel due to its size and it hooks up to a tv for a monitor. Very clear and fast as well. This is one of the greater buys i have done in the computer end.
Summary: Bought this specifically for Slingbox streaming but video was very choppy at 1080p and even at the lowest setting. CPU would max out at 100%, even tried a fresh install of Windows 7 as well as Windows 8 but CPU usage was still topping out. Had no issues with playback on 1080p MKV files but for my purpose it didn't get the job done.
Summary: I bought this to hook up to my tv for two purposes - playing DVDs and connecting into my work server. When it actually works it does these two things fine. However, I am constantly getting a black screen. I'm not enough of a tech person to know if this is the machine or a software problem but either way this thing is completely worthless. I've also spent hours installing updates. I'm writing this review from my ipad and will never buy another non-apple product again.