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.
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 bought this to be the media center for my LED Samsung TV. I haven't completed that dream yet...but only because of being in the middle of a move and waiting to close on a new house. Regardless, this ZBOX hums along just fine with Linux installed. Setup was super easy and it accepts HDMI, simplifying connections to everything.
Summary: First things first, go to: [...] Here you will see that there are new driver downloads for: -Ram capacity (now 4GB!!) -Nvidia -Fan noise -wireless After downloading everything, all complaints made by other commentators seemed to have been fixed. My wireless signal is constant, the fan noise minute, the ION card now gives you a lot of options for tweaking, etc. I only wish I'd known beforehand about the 4gb support, but oh well.
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: I have Win 7 Home Premium 32-bit running with 2 gigs of RAM and 500 gig HDD. I have it connected to the awesome SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual Tuner, Magic jack, Bluetooth remote, UPS, and my home network (a must). For software, I use Windows Media Center (WMC) paired with HDDHomeRun for watching and recording Over-the-Air (OTA) programing, WMC and MyMovies 3 for watching standard def movies, iTunes for music and podcast, Media Player Classic (MPC) for HiDef content, etc.
Summary: Not the fastest computer around, but for the size and features just what I wanted. I got one for a general pupose play thing to try out new versions of linux and such. I am getting two more one for to replace my daily windows machine and another as a everyday linux desktop. With the digital video (HDMI) outputs to my two 25" wide sceeen monitors email and browsing has never been better. It seems to run a bit warm but not as warm as either of the laptops I have.