Summary: very capable box and very small. don't have an hdmi monitor where using so no sound. no optical or headphone capability. very powerful for most applications I am running and fast with onboard graphics. will upgrade to hdmi monitor or tv eventually and get better use.
Summary: In case that you want to use it for virtualization at home, remember that this one does not support VT technology. If you don't need this feature is the way to go, if you need that feature to do nested environment, go to the next evolution of the box that has an i5 core.
Summary: I'm running Proxmox on this as a host for the various little utility servers I want to run in the house. It is currently handling my son's Minecraft server, our FreePBX phone server, and another Linux utility server with no issues.
Summary: The price quoted is for plastic case, CPU, main-board and power supply only. You will still need RAM, storage, Wifi/Bluetooth and operating system which exceeds that of a Mac Mini by 100 to 150 which has all above plus inbuilt power-supply, thunderbolt and Firewire ports, SD card reader and aluminum case. If you prefer, you can run Windows too on Mac Mini.
Summary: This is a way to make a office computer for a very reasonable amount of cash. Unit comes in a cute music box. I bought this i5 for speed, added 16 MB memory, a SSD 80GB hard drive and bought a long electric cord (does not come with one?? only main defect). Great for desktop business computer, bought a VESA monitor 27 BEN Q, plug in back install WIN7, total cost for all less than $780 dollars.
Summary: I replaced a mid-tower case with this system. I installed Fedora and it works like a charm. 10 seconds for a cold boot. I've hooked up a USB 3.0 disk enclosure to the USB 3.0 port and the file transfers very fast. I would recommend this to anybody. My config includes 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD drive.
Summary: I am an IT Tech, and have around 15 clients using these units. Pros- super small and compact, has dual HDMI out (can support 2 monitors at once), can mount to the back of a monitor (if monitor has screw holes in the back of it), has wifi capability. Cons- has no audio output (yet, the box that it comes with has a speaker built in), doesn't include a mickey mouse power cord, needs better cooling, only has 3 USB ports.