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Pros: This device provides nearly every connection you might want. Especially nice is the HDMI and DVI can both be used for Multimon setup. 6 USB ports is a big + too.
I had no trouble getting RAM and SSD installed and have run Linux Mint 14 and Win7 without difficulty. Performance is really pretty good for the hardware.
Cons: Not as quiet as I had hoped or expected. The fan is clearly audible and cycles up and down in speed during normal desktop use. Core and GPU temps are reported as 75-80 deg. C. and 85-90C when watching video.
Also, the Wifi is basically unusable. The antenna is internal in this model, and It would barely hold a solid connection in the same room as the AP. I have to use a wired connection.
Any cable movement when turned on causes the HDMI signal to cut in and out due to connector flex. On-board Bluetooth would have been a nice addition too
Other Thoughts: This was a great deal - mine came with a free SSD, but the fan noise makes me wish I had paid a bit more for a truly fanless model.READ FULL REVIEW