I noticed that recently Samsung refreshed it's Chromebox with a new sleeker looking white case. I believe the hardware is still the same as their intitial Chromebox: https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromebox.html#overview I noticed that on Amazon this new version is currently selling for only $249.99. I believe the original version cost around $350. The new Chromebox on Amazon currently has an excellent rating of 4.4 stars (out of a possible 5 stars) from the Amazon Customer Reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-XE300M22-B01US-Chromebox/dp/B00B3R4W62/ref=pd_sim_pc_4 I noticed that in reading the reviews - many users mentioned that they have their Chromebox connected to a TV. Several users also mentioned that they used to use the MSNTV set-top box (the original Web TV device) that gained popularity in the 1990's. I am one of those and I read on this Forum of many former MSNTV users migrating over to Google TV. I'm not advocating that a Chromebox is better than GTV - merely that it's different. IMO depending on one's specific needs and preferences the Samsung Chromebox could make an interesting choice for a TV box. Obviously if you are big into android apps the Chromebox probably wouldn't appeal to you. But if you spend most of your time in the Chrome browser - it would make more sense. I'll list a few pluses and minuses of the Chromebox. Please feel to add to the list and post your opinions and viewpoints. Pluses: 1) Always will have the latest desktop Flash with the Pepper Flash plug-in on the Chrome browser. As such can access sites sush as Hulu, CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX etc. 2) has Netflix 3) has tons of Chrome extensions from the Chrome Web Store. I refer to these as "web apps". 4) extremely fast boot time 5) Simple to use. Automatic OTA updates from Google. Google seems intent to offering good support. 6) No viruses or malware 7) doesn't use much power Minuses: 1) currently no Skype support 2) currently no Microsoft Silverlight support. 3) no android market 4) this is probably a minor issue - but the Chromebox doesn't have an HDMI port. But the simple solution that everyone uses is to purchase a $10 Display Port to HDMI converter cable from Amazon. 5) overall probably not as fully functional compared to a full Windows PC - (but Chrome OS is evolving and getting better all the time). The trade-off is simplicity and fast booting. (Good for someone that spends most of their time in Chrome browser). Please feel free to add to the list.