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Can anyone tell me how these ITX small form factor PCs are used in the real world and what they are best suited for?
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Small Form Factor (SFF) PCs are often used in spaces where a limited footprint is desirable due to smaller desk space.  They are also used in Network Operations Centers (NOCs) where a fully functional computer is needed but will only be used for short-duration work or limited amounts of time.

I have five small form factor PCs at home right now and am working on changing them into different types of computer cases for different applications.  Small Form Factor (SFF) computers are also ideal for Point of Sale (POS) systems in niteclubs, restaurants, automotive service stations and other business areas where a less imposing, possibly low-power comsumption system might be desired.

Many SFF computers are "fanless" and cool the internal Central Processing Unit (CPU) by ordinary thermal convection (heat rising), so careful attention should be paid to observing where the ventilation holes are placed on the casing; so the flow of rising heated air is not obstructed from leaving the case.

Finally, with the proper mounting options a SFF computer might even be sutiable for use in a mobile application such as a food service vehicle, mobile pet grooming business, etc.  The five systems I have were recycled after serving previous duty as hospital staff workstations where the nurses and doctors would access and review patient admittance records and status charts (presumably).

Key SFF features:
* Low space utilization
* Low noise
* Lower heat (although perhaps not the lowest)
* Lower power consumption (possibly important when staffing a Call Center with 100 computers)
* Limited upgrade options (in scenarios where it is undesirable for USERS to open the case and install extra upgrade cards; possible security issues)

The per unit cost to deploy a Small Form Factor computer should also be less except when very specific performance upgrade features (faster CPUs, better video, better audio, additional hardware-card based options) are requested.
We use Asus eeebox PC's hung on the back of a widescreen LCD monitor (in Portrait mode) to show the live timing screens for MotoX. We use a 5Ghz Wireless LAN using equipment from Ubiquiti (www.ubnt.com) to connect up to (currently) 5 units spread around the track with link lengths of over a kilometre.

We choosed the eeboxes because they ran Windows - our application is windows based.
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How can they be used in the home as part of a media entertainment center? and do you have any examples for better understanding?
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Some of the eeebox (NB this is not a eeePC nettop) have HDMI, some of the older ones have DVI-D which is similar to HDMI 1.3 but without audio (ie extra cables required).

They are very quiet, quieter than my SKY+ box and come with a VESA mount

A desktop computer is a personal computer designed for use at a single location due to its size and power requirements, usually by one person. The most common configuration has a case that houses the power supply, motherboard, disk storage (usually one or more hard disk drives and optical disc drives); a keyboard and mouse for input; and computer monitor and printer for output. The case may be oriented horizontally and placed atop a desk or vertically and placed underneath or beside a desk.

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