Summary: I'm in the process of returning one of these boards. You can't install Arch Linux or Slackware. The system boots from the installation medium, but the screen goes blank. With Arch, you can ssh in from another machine, but you can't do the install from the machine's attached keyboard.
Summary: Great size for a small Windows Home Server, quiet and easily forgotten. Small footprint and gets the job done with a very low cost point. I recommend for server work or general email and internet browsing. Looking for something to game with, go with a much more powerful 1150 socket based i7 to get the better experience.
Low power system with a quick little Atom processor
Andrew Latham, Amazon
26 April 2013
Summary: Very functional board. I had some issues with the graphics but only because the board is so new. It is passive but some active cooling would be idea for system health. Low, low, low power and great for some HTPC solutions or for a desktop.
Great, inexpensive little board for desktop or server.
Eric T, Amazon
20 April 2013
Summary: Used this board to build a little VoIP phone system/server. (update: and a Win8 desktop) Loaded Elastix/Asterisk, setup my voiSip VoIP trunk, and it works great. The ITX form factor is perfect for small desktops or little servers like this. Very small, but also low power usage, and no whirring fans. Price is really good too, since the board included cpu, gigabit ethernet, etc... basically just add RAM and a hard drive and you're done.
Summary: Nice little all in one combo. It runs Ubuntu 12.04 nicely with the cedar trail drivers loaded and plays full size video nicely. By adding an Vertex SSD and 4gb ram plus an PCI network card, it makes an easy build.The only con I had with it is that it doesn't have a HDMI port.
Summary: I have a home automation system that used 20 year old DOS computers and wanted to upgrade before they fail. Chose this board for lack of fans (reliability) and the legacy SIO and PARALLEL support. One glitch is that the SIO hardware port addresses are interchanged. The BIOS reports this correctly, but not all software seems to be aware of this (including my own original software -- had to tweak it a bit!) I don't use the audio section so can't comment on it.
Summary: Last weekend, I upgraded an old AMD Semptron-based eMachines (T3626) with this Intel motherboard. I also got 2GB of SODIMM 1066 RAM for the board (max is 4GB) and installed the board and got Windows 7 Home Premium loaded and running perfectly in under an hour. The board is well packaged, documentation is very thorough and well written. The retail box contains stickers for the inside of the PC case and the rear of the PC as well as SATA cables and driver/docs CD.