Editors Liked

  • Decent performance, Energy-efficient, strong-enough CPU, 4 GB RAM, Silent operation, Low power consumption, Operating system, Two Ethernet ports that can be teamed, Two HDMI (1.4b) ports, Audio in/out ports, Strong power adapter, Remote control included w
  • PCIe expansion slot with multiple board options, 5 USB 3.0 ports, USB Type-C quick access port, Dual-channel 4K H.265 hardware decoding and on-the-fly or offline transcoding, IFTTT support

Editors Didn't Like

  • Price, Large price difference between the 4 GB and 8 GB versions of the TS-453B, Long boot time, Plastic trays without locks, Doesn't support a refresh rate above 30 Hz with UHD-1 (UHDTV) resolution, 2x 2 GB SODIMM modules, so you have to switch both out
  • No eSATA port, Relatively expensive, 10GbE performance below entry-level TS-431X