Originally Posted by indes
Thank you for the detailed response! I'm looking for an HTPC for the garage so looks like the kangaroo will be for me
No worries. I actually researched the Pi vs Kangaroo for my own uses.
The Kangaroo has pretty much identical computing hardware as the base model Surface 3 tablet. So if you want to get an idea of how Windows will perform on that hardware you could hop on down to Best Buy or Microsoft store and play with a Surface 3.
Also a common complaint with the Kangaroo as an HTPC is it has no physical audio out besides via HDMI . If you are just planning on hooking it up to a TV and using the TV's speakers it shouldn't be a problem.
If you want to use headphones, then you are pretty much stuck using bluetooth headphones. If you want to use some external speakers connected directly to the Kangaroo, you are stuck using USB speakers.
Apparently the latest Kangaroo dock concept shown at CES has a 3.5mm audio jack, but who knows if and when that will be released.