Pros: Easy install, mounting flexibility is nice. Rubber feet on chassis eliminate any vibration related noise. Solid, well built unit. Aftermarket WiFi antenna friendly. All ports feel sturdy. Didn't have to use vendor qualified memory, unlike previous generation.
Cons: System spends most of its time working CPU bound instead of IO bound. Runs Win8 and Ubuntu at acceptable speeds considering the form factor. GUI isn't too laggy, but it is noticable.
Pros: Easy installation-RAM, SSD, Win7 Home Premium and drivers. Outstanding form factor...easily mounts back of TV. Like the USB IR reciever, but I get great range with Bluetooth using my Ultra Candyboard interface.
Cons: Remote DOA. Used my spare Media Center remote without any problem. Good looking and compact, but