- Intel Atom D525 (1.80 GHz)
- 2 GB DDR3 250 GB HDD
- Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- NVIDIA ION graphics
So Far A Great Buy 02/05/2012
Low power consumption
When properly updated, optimized and customized it plays EVERYTHING.
tons of bloatware to remove
everything must be updated
I bought this to replace my Popcorn hour in the living room. So far for this its been great. I removed all of the bloatware and updated all the drivers first (~2hrs). Backed up the files and dropped in 4gigs of ram i picked up here for $13. Primarily using WMC right now and am happy with it. Added MediaBrowser and Shark007 codecs to get everything playing nice with each other. This will take a bit of work, but the walk through is ample and it has played everything I have thrown at it since. HippoRemote Pro is a great app if you have an iphone or ipad. It studders a bit with Hulu desktop, but I think that is more because of the beta. Hulu through Chrome works perfectly as does Netflix. I am thinking of paring it with a SiliconDust USB cable card next and giving it a test with Fios. One oddity though, when I popped open the case to put the ram in, I noticed the HD is 320GB. The profile says 250GB so I'm not complaining but I thought it was odd.
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