Holy crap. I knew it was small, but actually seeing it, wow. Interesting when the plugs are almost larger than the comp itself! Do you think this little guy would be a good machine for general desktop use? Non gaming, I mean.
Right now I've been using it instead of my regular desktop for surfing the web and light work - the web pages load just a bit slower than my regular desktop but that is probably due to using wireless instead of the lan connection but the thing boots very quickly and works well for everyday tasks - Haven't loaded Office or Photoshop to try them since I already have them on my other system but I'd think it would be fine for most tasks that did not require heavy graphics processing or lots of Memory (the eMMC drive is pretty fast ( ran Crystal Mark 5.0.3 and got seq Q32T1 reads of 151.1 MB/s 4k reads 29.85 MB/s writes of 59.16 and 18.43 and random seq 130.9 read and 53.06 write and 4K reads 14.6 MB/s - 4k writes 12.70 MB/s) so faster than my SD card and normal HDD and a bit but slower than a conventional SSD.
Pretty sure they designed it for everyday use as well as to take on the road for salesmen etc. that do presentations to businesses since you can carry it around easily and plug into a projector or TV on site for your demo etc. and also use it at night hooked up to the Hotel/Motel TV set if you need to finish things up before a presentation. And I can definitely see it being used for that type of thing.
The microSD slot is wired through the PCI-e bus (at least that is what windows reports) and doe go faster than USB 2.o specs so getting a UH1 or UH3 rated microSD is worth the bit more cost oover an older slower card for it. ( my EVO+ reached 70.55 MB/s seq Q32T1 reads and 24.98 writes (it's rated 80/20 according to the spec) so did reach above the USB 2.0 max spec of 60 MB/s.
If what zebidia says is true, I'd probably wait and get the upgraded version when released instead, since the extra couple of GB of RAM would probably help if Multi tasking - but for most single tasks the 2GB works fine so it's still worth the price now - and you never know what else might change. Guess it depends on if you have the $100 sitting around for a new toy to play with.
Personally I went ahead and got one because I wanted to see if I could get used to win10 before the free upgrade cycle is over or if I wanted to just leave my win7 systems alone and this was a fairly cheap way to find out and will be able to be used in an arcade system if/when I finish with testing win10.
Zibidia - I'm using a cheap ($0.99 shipped from China) USB sound adapter that is connected to the USB port on my Dell monitor (see pic on earlier post) and it has not had any problems with the sound so might be something in the HDMI interface or driver causing the problem - If you can't figure it out you might order one of the USB Sound adapters and try it instead of your HDMI - VGA.