Has anyone had the experience of checking these out yet? I've been looking for an extremely small, unassuming device to replace my current HTPC and have been less then impressed with most of the Zotac options. So this is very appealing with the major downside being that it only uses mSATA for the HDD but I do have a NAS so the space wouldn't be an issue. My only concern would be if the i3 could handle transcoding via Plex.
I seriously considered this for my HTPC. I was moving to a SSD drive anyway and I never use my optical drive. So the only thing that it wouldn't fit was the InfiniTV4 card, but I can always put that elsewhere and share it. The CPU is more than enough to handle most HTPC tasks (I just put an i3-2550 in mine and the thing flies). Newegg has a deal for a free 4GB DDR3-1333 module with it, so you;d only need a hard drive and be ready to go.