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Great, but a couple flaws
Submitted on Sunday, February 03, 2019
Strengths of the product
Perfect for a small media PC Rig Lots of power packed in a TINY footprint
Weaknesses of the product
External USB 3 hard drives cause wireless interference and make wireless keyboard / mice useless
There's a lot of punch packed into this box. It's an amazing piece of engineering, but there's a big flaw (read the Intel whitepaper about it). The USB 3 ports cause such interference that wireless mouse/keyboards are almost useless unless you use a USB extender to get the wireless dongle away from the main unit. I feel like the interference causes wifi issues too but I'm also not sure if it was just my access point acting up. The other issue I found was that the bios seemed buggy and I had to do a couple recover resets to get it back to normal. Not a huge deal as new bios updates will likely improve. All things considered, I would definitely buy another one for a media PC and just be sure to buy a $3 USB extension to get around the wireless interference issues.