I'm actually impressed with the Giada Slim-N20 Nettop computer. It's not a cheap, throwaway device by any means, but if you're looking for a stylish media-center computer that is fully customizable, it's hard to beat. If your living room and television double as your workstation and office, it might get you the best of both worlds.
It's not the fastest computer for the price, but it's my favorite Nettop unit to date. If you don't mind spending a little more money for a fashionable computer that doesn't come with pre-installed garbage and bloatware, check out the Slim-N20. I'll be reviewing the Boxee Box by D-Link in an upcoming issue. Although it doesn't act as a desktop computer at all, it's about half the price of the N20, and it's designed for the living room as well.
Shawn Powers is the Associate Editor for Linux Journal. He's also the Gadget Guy for LinuxJournal.com, and he has an interesting collection of vintage Garfield coffee mugs. Don't let his silly hairdo fool you, he's a pretty ordinary guy and can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com. Or, swing by the #linuxjournal IRC channel on Freenode.net.
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