Conclusion: AMD’s Zacate E-350 APU is a rather nice upgrade from the Intel Atom. The E-350 is a faster CPU than the Intel Atom D510, especially in lightly threaded application. The GPU on the Zacate platform, the HD 6310, is also powerful enough for most simple tasks. The low 20W power consumption is packed into a very neat small form factor, and yet is powerful enough for many people.
Pros: Small design with fantastic Performance, Plays Blu-Ray, Netflix, and YouTube videos at 1080p flawlessly, Has gaming potential at minimum-to-average settings on older games, Plenty of ports: 4 USB 2.0, 2 USB 3.0, eSATA, Wireless-N ready, Excellent built quality, Built-in cardreader, More responsive than the ION2 based Nettop, RAM and HDD are upgradable
Cons: CPU usage during video playback is higher than ION2, Lacks optical drives, Weak performance in heavy threaded application, No HTPC remote included