We spent time using this device in the living room, navigating web sites using bluetooth keyboard and mouse, watching Netflix and YouTube. It worked just fine, but I am not a personal fan of consuming computer content from the across the room. I have a phone for that. While watching videos with the Byte4, there was an occasional issue with the audio dropping out over HDMI after resuming from pause.
Switching the receiver away from the Byte4 input and back again seemed to re-synced it. That would happen if we paused a Netflix show, and I am not sure what to blame for that as there are a variety of HDMI versions, switching and protocols going on there.

The Azulle Byte4 is probably not a device I would place in my home personally, but I can see where it has definite business applications and I would consider giving one to certain people as a gift as I think they could get a lot of use out of one. It’s a great device if you have the requirement to run a dedicated PC / Windows (or perhaps Linux?) application as more of an appliance rather then a general purpose computer. For the modest price of $225, you get an entire fully “ported” unglamorous computer that you can easily connect to an existing TV or monitor – or just run it headless – and away you go with your app. Could be a set of Taco Bell wall monitor menus, or the share-to / Zoom video conferencing & You Tube device in your new home office conference room.

I could recommend this device for certain use cases, as long as there was an understanding that it needed to be managed and treated like a real Windows machine and not like an Amazon Firestick, Apple TV or Google Chromecast.

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