Summary: This computer includes a third-generation, Intel Celeron processor and a motherboard running Intel's visual BIOS. It also includes 3 USB 2.0 ports, an ethernet port and an external power supply. What it does not include is the following: * Storage: You need an msata solid state drive. These typically cost $1 per gigabyte. * Memory: You need notebook memory modules. You can have up to two of these in your build. Make sure they are of the same make and model.
Summary: I bought this to use as my media center. This runs XBMC nicely and is much more responsive that the XBMC I built using a Raspberry Pi. Highly recommended with Crucial 2GB Single DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL11 SODIMM 204-Pin 1.35V/1.5V and MyDigitalSSD SC2 Super Cache 2 50mm SATA III 6G mSATA SSD Solid State Drive.
Summary: Like 320Flyer states, this thing runs OpenElec like a champ. I replaced what I thought was a "small" HTPC that I built in 2012 with this little guy and was expecting some issues but had none. I went from about 13 x 17 inch form factor to this...amazing! There are no hiccups or issues playing 1080p DTS, even in 3D. My older HTPC was a Sandy Bridge i3 with 4g RAM and a 60g SSD. OVERKILL!
Summary: This little guy had already reached a 5 star rating just before I made my purchase. But then some losers out there decided to knock off a star simply because the unit does not come with the power cord. Others were complaining about lag when switching from one web site to the next. For those losers out there I just want to say...don't be lazy. Take a few minutes off of your precious time to read other people's reviews.
Summary: I used it for a few days but I upgraded to the i3 version and I suggest you do the same. This one works fine but theres a large jump in power for a small price difference. Summary: This one is good but i3 is better.
Summary: I installed 2 Gb of ram that I had from an old laptop, a 24Gb MSATA. Linux (mint is my flavor!) and screwed to my TV. I connected to Lan and a USB external HD with media files on it. Messed about a bit to get samba share working. Now I have a simple home network with media available to all my devices. I had originally bought a ZOTAC but it was DOA so can't comment on its abilities.
Summary: The intended purpose of this purchase was to install OpenELEC and run XBMC to stream from my (FreeNAS) media server, and internet. I highly recommend the DCCP847DYE for this purpose. 320Flyer provided an excellent writeup and can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1RHNTNY0ZDGLM/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00B7I8HZ4&nodeID=541966&store=pc BOXDCCP847DYE in action can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Summary: I regret skimping on the Celeron processor here. As one of the other reviewer said, this guy has trouble with Flash-intensive sites like Soundcloud and 8tracks -- i.e., if I'm playing a track on Soundcloud and open a new tab, the processor maxxes out and the song may pause for a split second. Kinda sucks. If anyone has a fix for this, please let me know.
Summary: I'm running mint, and XBMC. My only complaint is it has a fan (which I missed when reading about it). There are other boxes with huge heat sinks, they should be quiter. The good news is the fan only runs when it needs to cool...