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ASRock ION 330

ASRock ION 330
alaScore 85

195 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of ASRock ION 330. 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. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The usability and reliability also get good reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASRock ION 330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASRock ION 330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of ASRock ION 330 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good comments.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASROCK NETTOP ION 330 BLACK RETASROCK NETTOP ION 330 BLACK RET

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Ewdison Then (slashgear.com)

ASRock ION 330-BD Nettop Review

 

Where netbooks go, their deskbound nettop brethren eventually follow, and as NVIDIA's Ion GPU has made its impact on the graphics capabilities of budget ultraportables, so it has its sights set on compact desktops too. ASRock and NVIDIA worked together...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (itp.net)

Asrock ION 330

 

The Asrock ION 330 is based on nVidia's ION platform. This comprises a Pico-ITXe motherboard that features nVidia's GeForce 9400M GPU, either DDR3 1066 or DDR2 800 memory and a variant of Intel's Atom processor

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Cameron Wilmot (tweaktown.com)

ASRock ION 330-BD Nettop - Affordable, Overclockable and 1080p HD

 

NVIDIA's ION platform has quickly enlightened the nettop market with its promised abilities. Today we see just how capable a platform it really is.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Kenny Yeo (hardwarezone.com)

ASRock Nettop ION 330-BD - HardwareZone.com

 

There's no denying that NVIDIA's Ion platform is a capable performer where HD video decoding is concerned. ASRock is the latest vendor to pick up on the Ion with their Nettop ION 330-BD. Armed with a dual-core Atom 330 processor and a Blu-ray drive, it...

Expert review by: John Thompson (zath.co.uk)

ASRock ION 330-BD Review (Home Media Centre PC)

 

In my seemingly never ending quest for the perfect home media centre PC, I've come across quite a few small form factor PC's in the past, built a few of my own and looked at dedicated set top boxes like the Boxee Box. They all had one fundamental...

The ASRock ION 330-BD HTPC certainly lives up to the promise of being an ideal media centre, probably better than the likes of the Dell Inspiron Zino HD. It can handle full 1080p HD content without any issue and has a wide range of ports for various...

May, 2010

Expert review by: (desktoppcs.org.uk)

ASRock ION 330 Desktop PC Review

 

Small is in! That seems to be the mantra followed by Personal Computers, with users wanting smaller ways to enjoy computing. Companies like Intel and ASRock have realised that and are working on making the PCs as compact as possible without...

The ASRock ION 330 was projected as a low powered unit with a reasonable MSRP that can handle 1080p res and playback. And that is true. The power requirements were very low drawing only about 40W at a given time. Apart from being so low powered, the...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Joker367 (newegg.com)

Good Product Bad Service

 

I liked the product alot for the little while it worked. I didnt test it a whole lot

Newegg service- I had alot of trouble getting newegg to refund me for the faulty product. I lost a fair amount over return fees

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Tom (newegg.com)

Great starter HTPC - but thats it...

 

I would recommend this product if you dont mind fan noise and dont plan on making any modifications to the original configuration. I feel if this box was designed flatter/ wider there would be more room for dual fans and more room for an additional...

Small/compact ; OOB, can support 1080p video ; Remote works with little effort (if you are using Windows, linux...good luck) ; Very Energy efficient

The configuration of this box makes it hard to make modifications. Adding the other 2.5" sata internal HD was a hassle, there is no room in this box. The fans and heatsinks don't adequately cool. The way the heatsinks are set up make replacing the fans...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Jonathan (newegg.com)

Excellent Media Center box

 

I used this to replace an old P4. Compared to a P4, this thing FLIES. 720p video playback uses <15% cpu (graphics is offloaded to ion chip). Did not use drive disc, downloaded nforce package from nvidia; that was all I needed.

Tiny, attractive, quiet, full-featured, fast ; Audio ports are excellent: 3x1/8" for surround or optical spdif or hdmi with audio included. Video supports vga/dvi/hdmi ; Very easy to integrate with whatever setup you have ; This is a great platform for...

Fans are quiet, but they are audible. Since they are small, they are a higher pitch than larger systems, may be more perceptible to some than others. Hard drive could be faster, but that's to be expected from 5400rpm

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Dan (newegg.com)

Awesome HTPC

 

Some one else said it could use rubber feet, but it came with a little rubber circle to sit on that keeps it from sliding. Another review said that the LED was annoying, but there is a BIOS switch called "goodnight LED" which is really nice. Running...

Solid build, nice specs, extremely easy overclocking

The only thing I can think of, is that the DVD drive doesn't pop all the way out, its more like a laptop drive, but its no big issue

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:7.1 / HD

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / SFF / Small Desktop / Tower
Color of product:Black / White

Display

Display included: No

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):65
Power supply:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:256
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 9400M / NVIDIA Ion
Graphics:ION
Graphics adapter:ION
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM
Number of memory slots:2

Networking

Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Networking features:Gigabit LAN
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Acoustic pressure emissions:26
Built-in Microphone: No
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 7 / 7 64-bit / Vista / Vista 64-bit / XP / XP 64-bit / Microsoft Windows 7 / 7 64-bit \nMicrosoft Windows Vista / Vista 64-bit \nMicrosoft Windows XP / XP 64-bit / Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit/ Vista/ XP / Windows XP, Vista, 7 32/64-bit
Compliance industry standards:EuP2.0
Dimensions (WxDxH):7.68 x 7.32 x 2.76
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics:ION
Graphics adapter:ION
Hard disk drive type:2.5"
Modem Type:Gigabit LAN
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Power Management:65W /19V
Power Requirements:19V DC / 65W /19V Adapter
Power supply type:19 V Adapter / 19V Adapter / 65W/19V
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Handheld remote control:No / Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:HD Audio / HDA
Chipset:NVIDIA Ion
Motherboard chipset:NVIDIA Ion
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity: Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 3 / 5
I/O ports:1 x HDMI\n1 x D-Sub VGA,\n6 x USB 2.0, \n1 x S/PDIF
Microphone in:No / Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (typical):65
Power supply:65

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:1
Number of Processing Die Transistors:94
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:52
Processor:330
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor core voltage (AC):1.25-1.4
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.6
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:330
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:BGA 437
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0
Tcase:85.2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):8
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States: No
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
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 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): No
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):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
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® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:35641
Processor code:SLG9Y
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit/ Vista/ XP
Operating system installed: No

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
RAID levels:0, 1
Total Storage Capacity:320

Video

On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.76 / 7.32
Height:2.76 / 7.32
Weight:3.75
Width:7.68