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Multimedia Platform par excellence!
on July 10, 2014
I almost never write a review for a product but after reading some of the less than stellar reviews on here I felt compelled to chime in. Let's start first by clarifying what this is not - it is not a PC, it is not a windows touchscreen PC/tablet, hence if you are expecting to use it as a windows device then you are obviously going to be underwhelmed. Now that we dispensed with that, let's deal with what it is - a fully functional multimedia device that can be infinitely extended to do so much more with the only restriction being your imagination. Case in point, I have this set up on my kitchen bar countertop facing me when I am either cooking and/or hanging out with the kids. I have paired it with a wireless mouse keyboard (my one complaint with it - comes with wired mouse/keyboard). It is now functioning as a kitchen TV (running the dish anywhere app), our YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime etc. etc. etc. viewing device. The speakers are great too and I have also paired it with my Polk Bluetooth speakers to extend the sound (had it out on the deck over the 4th grilling and it was the hit of the bbq). All my friends were amazed at the functionality and astounded when I told them it cost me less than $300.
If you are on the fence about this - consider that you are basically getting a super-size tablet and TV for the price of a used iPad mini. The speed smokes my transformer TF700 and the screen is crisp and bright. I do have to be careful about where I have placed it (close to the sink and perhaps potential water splashes).