Product Review: ZaReason Breeze 3110 Running Ubuntu

Over the next few days, I will be testing ZaReason’s Breeze 3110 mini-tower PC. It has an Intel Atom processor and runs Ubuntu 8.04 desktop edition. I’m curious to see whether this system is truly consumer-ready. When I opened the shipping box, the included two-line directions said:

1. Plug it in
2. Turn it on

It sounds like the Breeze 3110 is too good to be true. But I’ll draw some clearer conclusions over the next few days.