Top positive review
A winner in almost all respects.
on April 17, 2007
I bought this computer primarily in order to replace my DVD player. It's small enough to fit in the media cabinet, and having a computer right there, via wireless keyboard and mouse, is absolutely wonderful. It's already set up for surround sound, and hooking up a 42" LCD was very straight forward.
For me the biggest fault is the lack of a Printer port. But if I understand correctly, one can simply get one of the readily available USB to LPT converter cables on the market today.
The graphics are astounding, and although I thought that using the Vista operating system would be quite cumbersome at first, everything on the screen is actually quite practical and natural once you get the hang of it. And this comes from someone who just upgraded from Windows 98.
Vistas is set up as a default to be connected to the Internet. So if you don't plan on using it with the Internet, like me, there are many annoying screens that will keep on popping up until you figure out how to deactivate them.
Besides that, except for maybe a somewhat extended hesitation here or there by the system, it's been smooth sailing. Keep in mind though, that I don't come anywhere near to using the full potential of this computer.