I like the small form factor because there is so much access to cloud storage and cheap SSDs you really just need an OS and games to be installed on your PC saving money and room for a strong video card. There is also the fact that there is a smaller foot print if you live in a dorm or share a room with a sibling Or if you like LAN parties smaller makes it easy to carry.
I believe smaller is better as I only have a small space left on my 70" TV stand for a Micro Case. I use this to run my Netflix to the TV and also to game with friends on Steam. Love my Micro PC. The case I picked matches my Onkyo receiver. Everyone is surprised when I start it and windows boots to my 70" Sharp. Very impressive. This Micro unit is a fast as the 2 other gaming pcs that my Grandson and I game on. LOVE SMALL....... get one for yourself.
Having owned Shuttle XPC boxes as main PCs for over 10 years, I can attest that smaller is nearly equal if not better. So many options today for going small - it's a glorious period for the mini-PC enthusiast.
What's the saying? Once you go small, you can't go back.
Thanks for the awesome give away.
I like small things since it's easier to sneak them past the wife. Ha ha
I don't have to answer that question " Is that another computer thingie you have there?"
Seriously though that would make a great HTPC/Gamer along with a G3258, small and fit's nicely on the shelf without heating the room.
Smaller is better for LAN parties. Sure, showing-off an blinged-out ATX or eATX build is great but when it comes to portability mini-ITX has them beat and gives similar performance when compared to its larger brethren in the same class.