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ASRock Nettop CORE 100HT-B

ASRock Nettop CORE 100HT-B
alaScore 85

24 reviews

Mar, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 reviews of ASRock Nettop CORE 100HT-B. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The size is also mentioned favorably.

size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASRock Nettop CORE 100HT-B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Nathan Kirsch (

ASRock Core 100HT Home Theater PC Review


Desktop PCs of 3 or more years ago were power hungry enough that most users shut them down while they were not in use. Today's low-power nettop platform has stunned the world with how small PCs can be if you can afford to sacrifice a little of today's...

The ASRock Core 100HT has a sleek footprint that allows you to put it anywhere in your home theater and will deliver the performance you need without the power demand of a traditional desktop PC.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Don Woligroski (

ASRock Core 100HT-BD Home Theater PC


ASRock delivers a Wii-sized home theater PC (HTPC) with a powerful Core i3 CPU, Intel HD Graphics, and a Blu-ray drive. We put the Core 100HT-BD ...

But as personal video recorders (PVRs) become more prolific, as the line between a PC monitor and a living room-based TV blurs, and as Mom begins to rely on email and the Internet as much as I do, the HTPC becomes increasingly viable as an appliance....

Sep, 2010


Expert review by : Stuart_Davidson (

ASRock Core 100HT-BD (Mini Core i3 HTPC) Review


Over the last couple of years, essentially since the release of NVIDIA's ION platform, there has been a big push from many major manufacturers to produce the best compact system. Notable releases have come from manufacturers such as Acer, ASUS and...

Over the last couple of years, essentially since the release of NVIDIA’s ION platform, there has been a big push from many major manufacturers to produce the best compact system. Notable releases have come from manufacturers such as Acer, ASUS and...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Cameron Wilmot (

ASRock Core 100HT-BD HTPC (Intel Core i3)


ASRock now has a long standing history of producing solid nettop systems. But what about the new Core 100HT-BD HTPC? We investigate!

Aug, 2010


Expert review by : Bob Buskirk (

ASRock Core 100HT Nettop Review


At the end of last year week took a look at one of ASRock's first nettop the ION 330HT, which was built around Intel's Atom processor. With the release of Intel's Core processors ASRock rebuilt their nettop series around this new architecture. These...

Small form factor ; Capable of HD video playback ; HDMI out ; Built-in wireless networking ; USB 3.0 ; Included remote

Would have rather the USB 3.0 ports be on the back

It is great to see ASRock update their Nettop line of products with these new models that feature Intel’s new Core Series processors. While the ION 300HT still performs great and would work for anyone looking for a home theater PC, these new processors...


Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (

ASRock Core 100HT-BD


An attractive, nettop-sized HTPC offering desktop-like performance and features, including Blu-ray and USB 3.0.

Compact ; Attractive ; Excellent port selection

Busy front panel ; Poor for gamers ; Cheap-looking remote

ASRock has managed to stuff all the features, connectivity and power most home cinema enthusiasts will need into its reasonably attractive little black box. The Core 100HT-BD is a nettop-sized HTPC offering desktop-like performance at a very reasonable...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review (

Nice unit; poor assembly


Great for trade show travel, since it's small and quiet.

Very good performance for a nettop. FAR better than any Atom box I've used (and I've used a couple, including dual core 525 ion2 systems)

I had to disassemble it and fix it to get any of the ports in the back to align with the case. The alignment was so bad that all of the USB, network, and hdmi ports were unusable. Only the vga port worked prior to fixing it. (Minus 1 star) ; Does not...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review (

Nice box, poor graphics drivers support


Small, quiet

Linux does not support the built in video controller, limiting video output to 640x480. This is quiet disappointing since I purchased it as a Mythbuntu frontend. Windows drivers are somewhat better, but overscan isn't adjustable which leaves the...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

Great little PC


This unit isn't for 3D games as you might expect, but for an HTPC or normal for watching HD movies, surfing the web, it's fantastic. It's probably the smallest of its kind for the speed. I would recommend this over any current Atom system for normal...

Tiny, shiny, fast, plays 1080p just fine, doesn't get too hot under load, and is stable... PC is quiet, can install two 2.5" drives, drive doesn't get over 110F degrees, has USB 3.0, has 4GB RAM installed (instead of 2GB, can go up to 8GB total),...

Mostly nitpicking, but ; Two USB 3.0 ports are on the front, but none on the back. There are six USB 2.0 ports on the back. It would be nice to have two rear USB 3.0 ports ; No DVI port (but there is an included HDMI to DVI converter that works fine) ;...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

Really Nice HTPC


Initially loaded Linux Mint. I am not a linux guru so I could not get full functionality. Such as audio over hdmi, remote control and wireless N encrypted networking. I loaded windows 7 and the system really took off. After drivers and apps were...

Small Form Factor, great performance, usb 3.0, really as complete a unit as you will find short of sourcing and building a machine yourself ; HD playback up to 1080i was flawless both from the machine and over the network. I don't have any 1080p media...

No OS included, for the price it would be nice to see Windows 7 loaded as this machine really seems to be built for that OS ; Only reason for 4 star rating was Price/No OS

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications


Chassis type:Small Desktop
Color of product:Black

Energy Management

Power supply:90
Power supply input voltage:19


Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 32/64-bit, XP
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100-240V
Power supply type:AC/DC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Handheld remote control: Yes


Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HD / HDA
Chipset:Intel HM55
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55
Product type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:90
Power supply input voltage:19


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):17 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I3-350M / i3-370M
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i3-xxx
Processor frequency:2.26 / 2.4
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I3-350M / i3-370M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 49020
Processor code:SLBPL / SLBUK
Processor package size:34 / 37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Card reader integrated: No
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions