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: 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".
Summary: I just received my unit this afternoon. I also got a Crucial m4 SSD (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0082PVK8Q) to install an XBMC system onto. I was torn between installing OpenElec, XBMCbuntu, or doing a minimal Ubuntu Server install and installing XBMC from there. I tried the Ubuntu server first. It booted from my flash drive and installed just fine. Then I went to reboot into the new OS on my SSD. No boot media found.