My mom was in need of a new office computer, as her old one was showing its age (6 years old). Her requirements:
-Fast boot time ✓ (5 seconds)
-Able to run countless chrome tabs and the occasional more demanding program. ✓
Seems like a success to me!
Works great for an office computer.
Impressed with the appearance and features on such an inexpensive motherboard. The CPU fan header is in the perfect spot for the Intel stock cooler, which made me happy. My only gripe was the ridiculously terrible I/O shield. I had to grapple with it for about 15 minutes to get the motherboard in, which is just too long.
Looks pretty good. RAM is RAM.
Would recommend M.2. No power or data cables needed! Windows boots in under 5 seconds which is plenty fast. Note that this is not a PCIe SSD, but SATA.
Not amazing to work in. Side panels are very flimsy and came warped in the box.
I was able to get some cable management done but it was quite a pain. The holes to pass wires through are not in the best spots. There is also very little space to put cables through at the back, even with the bulged side panels. I think that the only reason I was able to make it work was not having the two 2.5" drive bays populated, which gave me some space to shove wires.
The included fan is decent. Quiet enough and has a sleeved cable.
For $40, you can't expect much, but having built in the far, far superior Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX which I got for $55, I was not at all impressed. Passable at best.
Very quiet. The only 2 cables that are hard-wired are a 20+4-pin ATX and 4+4-pin CPU, which you are going to use anyways. Hard to beat the price, especially for a low-spec build. And a very trustworthy brand as well.
It's a DVD drive.
Don't have much of a choice, do we? The bloatware that came upon install was just ridiculous.
Wireless Network Adapter
Works fine, don't expect more than 100 Mbps.