Pros: Quad core processor, tiny size, 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, good sound. Coupled with 8 gig RAM, a washable keyboard, wireless mouse and monitor makes a great kitchen computer.
A great deal at the price.
Cons: Be aware that the Realtek wireless (RTL8723BE) requires conf file editing to function well in Ubuntu or Mint.
Add a line that reads:
options rtl8723be fwlps=N swlps=N swenc=Y disable_watchdog=Y
It will behave correctly after rebooting.
Overall Review: The wifi issue is not a device problem but a software configuration problem in Linux.
Pros: Good price-performance, small & easy to set up.
Cons: WiFi & Ethernet chipset are not supported by open-source Linux drivers; you have to chase down the non-free drivers and arrange to get them installed. Not too hard, but manufacturers should pressure Realtek to open-source those drivers.
Overall Review: I bought this to replace a Foxconn Nano-PC functioning as a Linux server that had developed hardware problems somehow. Easy to install Debian (except for the non-free RTL drivers, and updating the WiFi driver & options) and it's faster than the Foxconn, with 4x more memory. I'll probably buy a couple more to replace other small servers, too.
Pros: Price, Form and Performance.
Cons: Kind of ugly.
Overall Review: Not sure why others are complaining. Loaded Linux Mint 17 & 18 no issues. Decided to replace my Raspberry Pi2 Kodi machine with this. Loaded OpenElec Kodi and it runs flawlessly. Wifi works very well. Maybe overkill for kodi machine. Put in 4 Gigs of 1.3 volt ram and an old 60 Gig drive from an old Mac Mini. I reapplied the thermal paste on the CPU as I heard it needed it. Upon inspection I reapplied thermal paste but it really did not need it. The case being plastic probably helps wifi but I think its kind of an ugly case but a really nice power button. Very well manufactured and the computer is cleverly engineered.
Pros: Small, inexpensive, silent, relatively fast, low power consumption.
Cons: 1. I wasn't able to make it work with Ubuntu. Tried both 14 and 16 as well as suggested tweaks to wireless and sound (see older reviews). On the whole, Ubuntu 14 was more stable, but not stable enough. I ended up installing Windows 8.1.
2. Manual is not great, to put it mildly.
3. If you run a USB-powered DVD drive, you may need a separate powered USB hub.
4. Not a con per se, but Newegg suggestions engine pairs it with a wrong memory stick for me. You need a 1.35V DRAM stick.
Overall Review: Overall, a good deal for the money, as long as you have a spare Windows license - therefore four eggs. I wish I knew about the Ubuntu issue, I lost some time over this. It seems the latest BIOS made it worse, too - I saw some people report good results with Ubuntu, presumably with earlier BIOS.
Pros: Easy to setup. Installed windows 7, play hd videos no problem. Set up plex for HTPC and connected to an external hard drive. Better than all of the other so called "tv boxes"
Pros: I use it as a htpc. I've had both Debian 8 and Windows 7 installed on this, both worked great. For less than 200 dollars I was able to get a little PC that is able to stream anything I throw at it. It also handles steam in home streaming great. No complaints.
Cons: Not a lot of USB ports, but you know that going into it.
The wifi card lost connection occasionally when I first got it. I moved the router and that fixed it. The wifi card works, just has less range than I would have otherwise liked. Not removing an egg for this.
Overall Review: The drivers come on a CD, so I had to use another computer to transfer everything to a USB drive. Kind of annoying, but for the 100 dollars I spent on this while it was on sale, this thing is awesome.
Pros: I am using this as a PXE boot server and for that purpose it is great. Installed RAM and hard drive (switched to SSD as soon as the drive arrived) and installed Windows 8.1 and then upgraded 10 without issue. I even did another second clean install of Windows 10 from USB stick to make sure my problems were not software related.
Quite well suited for its current role as a headless server
Cons: The Sata bus resets every once in a while. I have had 3 different drives in it and all do the same thing so I suspect it it the (flimsy) sata cable since it happens on all drives I have tried. It does cause the computer to freeze for about 30 seconds now and then because of this (very random and no set interval) and it is an annoyance but I use this on a tech bench and I don't want to lose it while I wait for RMA.
Overall Review: Improve the sata cable so that it is less prone to failure.
Pros: Linux Mint (17.1 64bit Rebecca) installed fine off of a thumb-drive and works with no problems so far.
VGA and 1/8" phone audio both work. Have not tested HDMI or wireless card yet.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: I installed:
G.SKILL 8GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1333 (PC3L 10600) Laptop Memory Model F3-1333C9S-8GSL
Patriot Blaze 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)