Summary: Excellent unit. I'm OK with screen resolution being the equivalent of 720p and not 1080p. In fact, I really see no difference, because that will depend on the resolution of a given website viewed. The resolution is, in my opinion, excellent for viewing on-line programs - hooked up to my 55" Phillips TV for the last 8 months with no issue even with just 2GBs of memory (I'm going to put in another 2GBs). Wifi is constant.
Summary: Not much to say. I have a 55Gb Hard Drive, 4 Gb Ram, Windows 7 Pro and this little unit has been running over a year non-stop without a single hiccup. Streams Amazon Video gloriously through the HDMI port to my Mitsubishi WD-73732. DVD is upscaled to 1080P perfectly through the HP DVD drive I purchased for this unit. I even run my MagicJack through it. Just perfect! And don't listen to the other folks... it is durable.
Quiet and low power but will not stream HD Netflix
Jan Bottorff, Amazon
9 September 2011
Summary: I was hoping to use this for Netflix HD streaming in Windows 7 64-bit. Even after intalling the latest driver and the Silverlight beta 5 (which is supposed to use video decoding offload), I still could not play Netflix HD streaming content. I'm considering a E-350 tiny box now, although another itx motherboard based system I have with a low end socket 775 Intel E3200 processor and AMD 6450 video card in the single PCI-e slot CAN do Netflix HD streaming.
Summary: I purchased this item thinking that it was a "plug and play" kind of item, just like every other electronic device I have purchased in the past 10 years. Not the case with this one. I didn't read the product description properly and therefore I had to do some work to get the desktop going. You have to install your own memory, hard drive and Operating System. I needed some real help and I found it at a local computer repair shop in Michigan.
Added a 2GB DDR2 Ram and 120GB hitachi from my macbook pro.
Jason O. Lat, Amazon
5 June 2011
Summary: Added a 2GB DDR2 Ram and 120GB hitachi from my macbook pro. I directly installed Ubuntu 10.4. Used XBMC on it and hooked it up to the back of my TV. I got a wireless lenovo mini keyboard to control it and It serves as an excellent media center. Well worth the money.
Summary: I recently had a chance to compare this Zotac MAG to the to its most popular competitor from Acer (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030L3ASU?tag=a52-20&ie=UTF8) and I have a bit to say about both. I've broken down my comparison by specific sections, detailing often-overlooked characteristics of computers.
Summary: I've installed XBMC Live on a handful of these for myself and family members. Outfitted with a 2GB SO-DIMM, and a 30GB OCZ SSD, they work 100% with very little "tweaking" required. There is one thing that needs to be kept in mind when ordering this system; don't assume that the hardware you have laying around from desktop PC upgrades will work with this system. Essentially, it requires memory and a hard drive that are designed for laptop systems.
Summary: found out last night ( 15th Feb 2011 )that this Zotac will do 3d games. I have a Sony 32EX403 TV none 3d and I updated the driver to the lastest one from nvidia. And I noticed the 3d vision setting in the nvidia control panel. turned it on and gave me the option to use the red/blue glasses. And it worked. Not as good as 3d screen and the high end glasses but it worked. Played GTA san anderas and it was ok, DRIV3R worked even better...
Feature rich, but not robust. Zotac needs better quality control
S. Desai, Amazon
14 February 2011
Summary: I was quite excited buying this box after reading reviews and spec over the web! I wish I would have purchased Acer AspireRevo instead. Good: 1) HDMI and S/PDIF works great 2) Lots of USB port, so you will never run out of it! 3) eSATA port provides better expansion 4) Has on board GigE, so if you want to use this for HTPC along w/ shared storage, it will work great 5) Doesn't come with any HDD, RAM, OS so you can pick and choose :) Bad: 1) Out of the box fan was very...