Summary: This board will not dispense beer, make you a sandwich, or smite your enemies from afar. It will sit in a corner of your room and process whatever you throw at it in pretty decent time, and it'll do so on a very modest budget (both fiscally and watt-fully).
Pros: It just works. Fast boot, connectors are mostly well-laid-out for mini-ITX cases. It does the job I wanted it for, which was to run xbmcbuntu and let me watch Breaking Bad without Breaking the Bank.
Cons: These are all low-priority issues for me, but I'll put them here anyway: - CPU is not meant to be upgradable. - CPU isn't really overclockable. Granted, I didn't try all that hard, but the few options in the BIOS didn't seem to do much. - It's a little underpowered for certain things. 1080p/30fps...
Summary: I was going to use some old parts to build a computer for LinuxCNC. Then I saw this board on the LinuxCNC website. It had very low latency times (a good thing for running a CNC machine from a parallel port). For very little investment I was able to build a much better box.
Summary: Order plenty of these with no problems. Its a low-powered, light weight board... for simple task. Video playback and flash games work fine! Wouldn't suggest much of any other kind of gaming on it though. Def order 4-6 GB RAM for it, it'll make a huge difference. Works great with Win7.
Summary: Its a great package. I set up mine with Windows 7 All In One 64 Bit with 4GB ram and a SSD Drive. Its a good small desk top. The only issue I have with it, is it does not playback full HD video well while streaming, like Netflix HD. Netflix with HD disabled works fine.
Summary: Works fine for a bedroom system, flash games, online video, all the usuals. Would not recommend for heavy 3D modeling, high-resolution 3D games, etc. :-) Oh, the ports/expansion are a little bit tilted towards legacy - COM port in back panel, even a parallel port, and the one slot is PCI, not PCIe.
Pros: Small, lower power, works fine for secondary system or light desktop. Has UEFI but also works in BIOS mode. Works fine with Linux. Oh, and reasonably inexpensive, too.
Cons: BIOS races towards boot too quickly, makes it exciting trying to catch it working blind because the LCD hasn't sync'd and unblanked yet. Not an issue once everything is configured; then it's a plus, especially with the system on an SSD partition.
Summary: Other: Streams 1080p no problem, as expected.
Pros: Pros: Fast Boot. Super Quiet Fan. 4 Sata II ports. Dual Bios (Bios Backup - really works.) Mini-Itx size. Low Power draw. No Drama. Recommended build for XPEnology. 3 Year Warranty. Way faster than my old Atom (running WHS 2011.)
Cons: Cons: PCI slot, not PCIe. Realtek Lan (8111E) instead of Intel on HIgher end boards. No speaker (for Bios error codes - oh wait, this is UEFI bios, maybe that's why?) No USB3 (but I don't need it.) Capacitors seem cheaper than what I'm used to with Gigabyte boards. They don't look like the Qualit...
Summary: Pros: Fast Boot. Super Quiet Fan. 4 Sata II ports. Dual Bios (Bios Backup - really works.) Mini-Itx size. Low Power draw. No Drama. Recommended build for XPEnology. 3 Year Warranty. Way faster than my old Atom (running WHS 2011.