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How would this thing do with World of Warcraft?
Certified Linux Chemist Guy.
If I hated Apple products any more than I do, I'd be on lists.
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The previous Woot was $10 more than this one, and I bought the white one then (it came with slightly different HDMI/DVI adaptor and cabling, the machines are identical functionally).
I've been thrilled with its performance. We have an exercise room in the basement that has limited space - a treadmill, a wall-mounted 26" flat panel monitor, and an 18" shelf that sticks out from the wall barely 7" to hold a mini-DVD player. Adding the EeeBox and adding it to our wireless network has allowed us to stream web-based video adequately, but the killer app for us it the ability to use our networked SlingBox to view live TV or access the DirecTV DVR while working out. I have also ripped several of my DVDs to watch on my iTouch and all of the .mp4 files are archived on our NAS server - these are all available to watch as well. And we also have access to our huge mp3 music library if we're only in the mood for tunes. All of this is because of the EeeBox.
I added a cheap (<$10) IR remote control w/USB receiver from eBay to allow control of the PC without trying to use the keyboard or mouse while running. I mapped shortcut keys on the remote to each of the critical apps (MediaMonkey for music, VLC for pre-ripped videos, SlinboxPlayer for TV/DVR, Firefox if we wanna surf, etc), and dropped shortcuts on the PC's desktop in the same configuration as the two rows of remote buttons for the same apps. There are two rows of 4 icons on the bottom of the screen that correspond to the top 2 rows of remote control buttons. Click the screen or press the button - same thing.
I've lost 15 pounds in the last 6 weeks. NOT due to the EeeBox, but it's certainly helped.
LAST FIVE WOOTS:
04/12/13 Eye-Fi Mobile 8GB Wireless Memory Card - $35
03/01/13 Powerbag 3000mAh Charging Bag - $40
02/21/13 Canon Wireless AIO Printer - $50
02/21/13 3M HD Camcorder Projector - $80
11/10/12 Alaratec Charge-Glo 30-pin Sync Cable (x3) - $5 ea