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Pros: The system is very small and comes with a mounting bracket to allow attachment to the back of a monitor or any VESA capable mount. Very stable on Windows 7 64bit once I ironed out the driver issues. Built in fan seems to handle the heat it generates although i haven't really stressed the system too much yet. We use it as for a database access terminal and it works great. As other reviewers pointed out, even though the specs say 4GB max, we were able to put an 8GB Skill chip in the unit and it runs without issue. The system boots up quickly and launches apps quickly with a 64GB OCZ Agility 4 SSD (thats more a function of the SSD than the system, but still I thought Id mention it...)
Cons: The main con is that the drivers that Foxconn lists on their website are not the most up to date. We had particular problems with the unit Blue Screening after we installed the drivers off of their website. It turned out to be caused by the ASmedia USB 3.0 driver. As of this writing the driver that is listed on their site is version 184.108.40.206. If you Google "ASMedia 104x USB3.0 Driver" you will find links to the updated drivers. We installed the 220.127.116.11 version which resolved our blue screens, but it looks like they have 18.104.22.168 out now (haven't tried it yet). The only other minor con was that the BIOS options were sparse, but it wasn't really a huge deal for me. It at least had admin password protection capabilities. Since I was able to resolve the driver issue, I feel it still warrants 5 eggs... well maybe 4.75 eggs if that were possible.
Other Thoughts: the WiFi chip it comes with isn't high end, but works fine for most situations. The processor is powerful enough to handle basic computing tasks, but don't expect too much out of it. The GPU definitely helps when it comes to video and 2D/3D acceleration. Overall I'm quite pleased with the system.READ FULL REVIEW