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Great but please read my review when considering Hard Drive options...
on 30 July 2014
I purchased 3 of these for a small office.
Fantastic and amazing quick and quiet (no significant noise at all!) for a budget PC. I would happily endorse any of the other 5 star comments made on here BUT the 64GB SSD version arrived on the 3 PC's with just 8GB, 10GB and 11GB of useable hard drive available!!! (Windows 8 neglects to tell you that it needs significantly more hard drive than listed in it's system requirements due to backup storage, and it would also appear your final install size is pot luck despite all 3 computers being identical!)
This 64SSD is fine for anyone using the PC for internet surfing, basic office work or one or two programmes but it will not be enough for anyone wishing to use it for significant media storage (photos,films,music etc) and it certainly won't be any good for gaming. Yes, you could increase the storage space with portable drives, USB flash drives etc but then you are adding to the overall cost and it may be worth checking out other higher priced machines before you buy to see what you could get for a little bit more money.
Personally we bought this for a small office for internet access and some printing and it's perfect for that. If you need significantly more storage you may wish to consider the 500GB HDD version, which at the time of writing is cheaper but it will be marginally slower and noisier due to the way in which a traditional HDD works.
It's also worth noting that it would appear the SSD versions of this machine come with a wifi antenna, were as the other HDD ones don't (check out the title and item pictures for the different models to see what I mean!).
One other thing, this base unit does not come with a keyboard or mouse. You will need a USB keyboard and mouse for this item which can be purchased separately on amazon. I purchased the Logitech MK120 keyboard/mouse combo pack from Amazon and I recommend it for both price (£12ish at time of writing) and the fact it's a similar finish/colour to the base unit.