Maybe not HD streams - but I wonder how this would work with a wall-mounted monitor in a kitchen. Get recipes online, stream online radios or music from a server, and jump onto sites like Hulu or (if you have Windows on it) Netflix for watch instantly movies. No HD streaming? Oh well, as long as it can still handle non-HD streaming.
Cute, but I don't see its advantage over a netbook. Is it the bigger keyboard? I don't see why that would be such an advantage, you won't type on a home theater pc that much anyways. I rather control my home theater through a wireless HDMI netbook.
One problem I can see right away from the video is animation speed. I realize It's not a finished product, but I'd very impatient very fast with those slow scrolling page changes - the sliding seems to take FOREVER.
@ WheelsofConfusion, I stand corrected, this is cool.
I looked around the net and found these preliminary specs:
* Self-contained PC / keyboard combo with integrated 5-inch touchscreen display
* OS: Windows XP Home Edition
* 1.6GHz Intel Atom microprocessor
* 1GB of DDR2 DRAM
* 16GB or 32GB SSD
* Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
* Bluetooth 2.0
* Ultra Wideband HDMI
* USB 2.0 x2, VGA, HDMI, headphone and mic ports
* Weight: 2 lbs
Put this with a real monitor (Say compact 19") and you have a great (ultra low profile) little net appliance and light duty PC.
Pretty neat except for the neck strain that screen will give you and it is too tiny to be useful for more than that calculator pad. Also kind of expect it to die within a couple years since it is an Asus.