Machines like these, which are low-end for daily use, typically make excellent HTPCs. I think a lot of people forget that. You've got a graphics card / CPU which, even in the dual-core model, are more than capable of HD 1080p Netflix & YouTube / Flash / H.264 video, you've got built-in WiFi and Gig-E for streaming, and even the battery is advantageous as you've got a built-in UPS in case of a power outage or something.
Put it on a shelf in your A/V rack or your TV stand where it'll be somewhat ventilated, and you probably won't even hear the thing while playing videos.
By spec, it beats the Intel NUC and Gigabyte Brix models pretty easily for an HTPC setup unless you really need Thunderbolt ports.