Summary: Runs XBMC (OpenElec) like a champ! I got this with 2GB of RAM and have OpenElec installed on a 8GB USB stick. No need for mSATA or more memory as OpenElec uses very little resources. Those looking for an XBMC box DO NOT need to get the i3 box if running a linux build of XBMC...the extra CPU power is not needed. I use this to stream full 1080p mkvs (ripped from MakeMKV) with DTS-HD through a Denon receiver. Works flawlessly. ..
Summary: Bought the unit to run OpenELEC. Added a 32 gig mSATA SSD and 2 GB memory from an old lap top. Works like a champ. I do not have any 3D content but it handled 1080 BluRay rips with out a problem. Would highly recomend this device for and XBMC client.
Summary: I'm using this as an HTPC. I've got a Silicondust HDHomerun Prime with cable card ( Comcast ). 4 gigs of memory and a 32 gig crucial SSD. The operating system is Windows and I'm using Windows Media Center to watch and record TV. I've got an external 500 gig drive attached to one of the rear USB ports for recording storage and a 2 TB drive hooked up to my router's USB. I'm using the 2tb drive to store music, pictures, movies and videos.
Summary: I purchased this to run OpenELEC's XBMC and it runs like an absolute dream! I tossed in a 4 GB stick of RAM I had lying around and use PXE network boot to run OpenELEC, so that was all I needed. It runs absolutely silent and sits around 10% to 20% CPU usage in use, even playing back 1080p bluray rips in MKV format. I'm told it draws only a minuscule amount of power which is a terrific benefit, so I just leave it on 24x7.
Summary: As reviewer 320Flyer pointed out, this is a great little machine for running XBMC via OpenElec. I actually followed his lead and bought the same 2GB DDR3 memory & Belkin notebook power cord and paired that up with a 16GB USB stick that I had + I purchased the "New Edition HP OEM Windows Media Center MCE PC Remote Control with infrared receiver right here on Amazon.
Summary: I bought this tiny PC to use as a HD home theater PC (DVR). Initially, I tried it with just a small USB thumb drive running OpenElec XBMC. It worked great the first time out, but I wasn't happy with the TV recording integration -- even with a compatible MediaPortal back-end. I added the 64GB mSATA Lite On Plextor M5M PX-64M5M 64GB mSATA Solid State Drive and installed Windows7 with Windows Media Center.
Summary: I was a bit worried about buying an Intel Nuc without an i3 cpu but decided to go with a celeron cpu since it was much more affordable. I am happy to say the unit has more than enough power to be used as a HTPC running openelec. Note, it does not come with ram, flash drive, and wireless card. They can all be purchased serparely. This intel NUC can run videos coded in H.264, mp4 format, avi format, mpeg, etc.
Summary: This thing is perfect for my Home Theater PC. I added a hard drive and memory, installed the latest version of OpenELEC, and it works great! It's very small and doesn't make any noise. It could easily be mounted behind your TV and never be seen. I'm not sure why they don't include the power cable, though. It was easy enough to add one to my order, but it seems like a simple thing to omit. I don't think a lot of people have these types of power cords just laying around.
Summary: Review of Intel NUC Model DCCP847DYE I thought I would post a review of this unit that might help someone else in their selection. My intended use for this device was to attempt to use it as either a Ubuntu linux based XBMC box or as a Windows 7 Media Center if it has the juice to make it. I read numerous reviews, most were positive with respect to the box making it as a media center but there were a few that said "no way".