Pros Its small you and gets hot
Cons Its slow, no horse power, its like use an old 133 intel pentium D
Summary Get an iOne-GX instead http://www.cybernetman.com/en/products/zerofootprintpc/
Pros Its a good idea, Just doesnt work that well.
Cons Its slow and seems like its hardware has Bugs.
Summary Dont by this when you can get a PC built into a Keyboard! check it out: http://www.cybernetman.com/en/products/zerofootprintpc/zpc-gx31.cfm or and eee pc or something. anyhitng is better then this thing lol
Pros Do not buy this unit or any unit from AOpen. I was an early adopter and am still paying the price for being a good customer. There were problems with the TurboRAM, the cooling, the DVD playback and oboard graphics card.
Cons When I proved to Aopen that their DVD playback was defective, they shirked responsibility and asked me to pay another $90 plus shipping. So all in they want me to pay $180 for their defective product.
Summary If you want to see my YouTube videos of how their DVD and onboard video is defective, here is the proof:
Mac Video - normal
Aopen Mini PC - defective
Pros small size
Cons top not flat
Summary >"While plugging a USB hub into such a tiny system sort of undermines the whole aesthetic, it's the only way you'll be able to add components such as a USB TV tuner."<
Not so. You can use a mini-pci tuner in place of the wifi card
Pros Small size, low noise, clean design, dual core,
Cons Limited connectivity, buying experience, overall quality, not supporting Mac OS (you have to live with all the viruses, crashes, installation problems etc. you get with Windows)
Summary If it wasn't because Apple already had their Mac Mini on the market I would seriously consider this product.
Unfortunately for AOpen, Apple has done a very well thought about design with their Mini. I have already bought two Mac Minis. I have owned 15 PCs since my first PC-XT back in the early 1980s by the way.
From being a PC fan I am getting a bit tired of spending hours fighting USB driver problems, sudden crashes, viruses, installations I can't remove completely etc. etc. on my PCs.
It's almost strange for me to realize that my two Mac Minis are completely free of these problems.
If you absolutely want, you can run Windows on the Mac Mini.
Anyway, I want to give AOpen a rating of 8 for the best attempt in the Window category of making what Apple has already done. So if you don't like Apple, I think this is the best alternative - especially as a PC connected to your home theatre. I don't need a second-class TV tuner in my PC anyway.