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ASRock Nettop ION 330HT

ASRock Nettop ION 330HT
alaScore 86

82 reviews

Oct, 2014

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASRock Nettop ION 330HT is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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ASRock ION 330HT-BD 1080P Blu-Ray HTPC System Review

 

Anyone who has put together a HTPC knows that finding the right balance of performance, power, and noise can be a difficult task. Today we look at a system that finds a balance between the three. Looking for the perfect platform for your HTPC? This...

The ASRock ION 330HT-BD is worth a long hard look for anyone searching for a new HTPC. With two very complete models to choose from, one of which at a great price, it's hard to go wrong. Nearly silent in operation, this is a nearly perfect HTPC with...

RECOMMENDED!

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ASRock ION 330HT NetTop HTPC

 

For the longest time, Asus was the kind of company that was only known by techies and enthusiasts. Asus had very popular motherboards and other internal components, but it had ...

Small and classy form factor ; No shortage of USB 2.0 ports ; Full support of 7.1 surround sound ; Good video performance for the price

No front-mounted USB ports

There are many other companies that produce small form factor PCs and home theater PC cases, but the ASRock Ion 330HT sounds like it’s supposed to work right out of the box. This should lower the barrier of entry for many people who aren't as keen to...

SILVER AWARD!

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ASRock ION 330HT with Blu-Ray

 

Today we have one of the latest models released on our test bench, the ASRock ION 330HT-BD is one of the highest specification ION/ATOM systems we have seen to date. We will be running it through a selection of real world tests to find out if it can...

The best Atom/ION based desktop system we have used to date.

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Asrock ION 330HT-BD Nettop

 

ON 330HT Specifications & Features Today we are taking a look at a very SMALL HTPC from Asrock, they sent us a sample of their ION 300HT-BD where the BD stands for a Bluray Drive so we can use Bluray on this small HTPC. It seems quite competetive...

Small ; Upgradable ; Bluray drive ; Everything is internal ; HDMI

No front panel USB ; Minor heat issues

First off, this is a pretty silent unit, the only thing that actually makes a bit of noise is the Bluray player if you decide to use a disc. I was able to run 720p without issues from a .iso file but the unit is not able to play a 1080p although the...

EDITOR'S CHOICE

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ASRock ION 330HT-BD Home Theater PC

 

The HTPC (Home Theater PC) market is a huge and highly competitive industry. New products are constantly coming out that offer more features and better performance. ASRock's ION 330 series of NetTop / Home Theater PCs are an excellent design that packs...

Quiet & Compact ; Capable of 1080p playback ; Lots of connectivity options ; Pre-installed HD & RAM, so it's ready to go ; Capable of supporting second internal HD (and even RAID) ; Full featured BIOS with easy overclocking options ; Upgraded models...

Pre-installed HD & RAM, all models have same specs ; No front USB ports ; Real life expectancy of CPU fan is unknown

I'll admit it, I am thoroughly impressed with ASRock's ION 330HT-BD. From a HTPC or NetTop standpoint, the system is simply superb. Blu-ray & DVD playback was perfectly smooth, even watching online HD videos was an enjoyable experience with minimal...

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ASRock ION 330HT-BD

 

There are plenty of companies offering ION based netbooks and nettops these days. Most of them have very similar spec sheets and thus the price becomes the only deciding factor. ASRock has taken a different approach with the ION 330HT-BD. This high-end...

Excellent set of features, Can easily be overclocked a whooping 500 MHz, Allows for second HDD to be installed for RAID configuration, Easily upgradable due to standard components used, BD-ROM with DVD-RW functionality included, Very compact, MCE...

No front USB connectivity, Low noise, but high pitched, No wireless Keyboard/mouse included, Piano finish paint job may not fit well into your home theater setup, 5400 RPM Drive may be too slow for some scenarios

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We hope this tiny, powerful HTPC is sign of things to come

 

ASRock's diminutive Ion 330HT-BD 'nettop' media centre is brilliant if you're an avid movie watcher with a large collection of digital media or Blu-ray discs. It's head and shoulders above any Blu-ray player or media streamer in terms of functionality,...

Tiny, low power consumption, 1080p support, limited gaming abilities

No bundled operating system or Blu-ray playback software, no front USB ports

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

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ASRock Ion 330HT-BD media centre PC

 

The ASRock Ion 330HT-BD is a 'nettop' desktop PC with Intel's Atom 330 1.6GHz dual-core processor and NVIDIA ION integrated graphics. It has hardware ...

Tiny, low power consumption, 1080p support, limited gaming abilities

No bundled operating system or Blu-ray playback software, no front USB ports

ASRock's diminutive Ion 330HT-BD 'nettop' media centre is brilliant if you're an avid movie watcher with a large collection of digital media or Blu-ray discs. It's head and shoulders above any Blu-ray player or media streamer in terms of functionality,...

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Asrock ION 330HT-BD review

 

Nvidia's Ion chipset and a dual core Intel Atom 330 processor has proved a winning combination in recent months, a good example being Asus's Eee Box EB1012. Asrock's new nettop has the same core hardware, but it's the inclusion of a Blu-ray drive that...

This compact nettop looks smart, but you'll need to supply your own operating system and Blu-ray playback software.

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ASRock ION 330HT-BD Net-top Review

 

Having played with quite a few Intel Atom based net-tops and netbooks over the last year, we think it's fair to say that performance has on the whole been lacking. Throw anything more than word processing at one of these single core Atom (or VIA) CPUs...

In this industry it's important to keep an open mind. It's rare that hardware that has traditionally been, to put it bluntly, crap, can suddenly turn around and take a big bite out of the WIN cake. It can happen though, and the combination of Ion,...

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Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: Yes
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Type:Micro PC

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):ION
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:ATOM
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:330
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