Summary: This board works fine once you accept it's limitations. When I purchased this, I paid no attention to it's lack of a standard ATX power connector. I made it work by building a little adapter of which I'm rather proud. The bigger problem, imho, is that Intel does not provide a 64-bit graphics driver.
Summary: Put away the sledge hammer! I know everyone has been complaining about the dreaded unsupported GPU, but don't throw it away yet! The GPU worked great on 64bit MINT Linux right from the downloaded DVD! I haven't tried ubuntu yet, Mint is based on ubuntu... and ubuntu is based on debian. I don't know why, but I'm able to watch 1080 videos full screen. 32bit version of mint gave me scarey warnings about the unsupported GPU. Also the CPU was 100% and load was 3 at all times.
eDP channel did not work. Intel has no BIOS to activate the 2 Lane eDP video output to a display.
Greg Young, Amazon
5 June 2013
Summary: Contacted Intel via "Customer Chat Support" on May 13, 2013 and asked for Guidance. The responder (Michael) asked me "What do you mean by "drive a display with 2Lane eDP video channels?"" Michael promised that Intel would send me a technical message on how to find and install the BIOS that would allow for a 2Lane eDP video output but, I have received no response as of today.
Summary: The only good thing about this Mobo is that it makes a low power server under w7/linux. However, believe it or not, there are not and probably won't be Windows 8 drivers: [...] Also, there are no easily installable Linux drivers (unless you are willing to hack a lot) . Shame on Intel for ceasing support this quick. Next time, I will stick with a company that makes their own graphic HW to avoid this situation.
great performance in small package, very low power
10 October 2012
Summary: just the right amount of interfaces, from legacy video to modern HDMI. boots up via USB flash. Runs Win7 PRO like a full desktop. Silent operation with 10 W of power pull at full load. Simple and beautiful layout.
Summary: I've been running this board for almost a month now with a 8GB RAM, a 32GB Crucial M4 mSATA SSD and 32-bit Ubuntu 12 LTS. The OS installed smoothly and uses all 8GB, a few tweaks to the configuration put temporary files on RAM disk and reduced the cycles on the SSD. (See tips on howtogeek.com) The totally silent box runs uTorrent server and will take over some other household duties that need to run 24/7 without making a dent in the monthly electricity bill.
Summary: Nice specs, really low profile, really low power. I have found only one OS that will boot and run on this board. Centos 6 is the only one so far. Does not boot Windows XP SP2. Does not boot Windows 7 Pro 64bit Does not boot any FreeBSD. I bought this along with a PCIe network adapter to create my own firewall appliance, but m0n0wall, pfsense or any those will not load. Now I have to hack up the drivers that come with Centos to make them work.
Summary: The Intel Atom platform has received mixed praise over the years, considered by many to be a budget HTPC or netbook solution. However, it is far more versatile than people give credit. In my work, we use the platform in many of our embedded research applications because of its low initial and operating costs, support for consumer-off-the-shelf components and wide-range operating system support.