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Outstanding for certain purposes.2/12/2010
I bought this box to handle web browsing and simple games for my young kids. I've been looking for something like this for quite a while - something simple and compact with built-in wireless, but not necessarily that powerful. Since this unit doesn't have a built-in CD, I did have to buy an additional USB external CD/DVD drive to install software, and that's worked out fine. The graphics are very acceptable for web browsing, basic educational games, and even internet video clips. Great for simple web browsing, and I suspect this unit would also be good for light office use. One additional major bonus with this unit is the extremely low power consumption - my watt meter shows less than $7 per year of energy use (compared to $70-80 with my other PCs). The only thing I didn't like was the odd hard drive partition scheme; I prefer a single partition, and so I merged the C and D partitions, then reinstalled the OS from the built-in restore partition (very easy). I also noticed an issue with the wireless network sometimes having very slow response, but this seems to have been fixed with a driver update to the wireless.