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ASRock ION 330

ASRock ION 330
alaScore 85

187 reviews

Sep, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The design and value for money also get good comments.

value for money, design, usability, size

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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(Based on 187 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASRock ION 330

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 47 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 Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, design, size, usability

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 RETASRock ION 330HT Nettop PC Atom Dual Core (330) 1.6GHz 2048MB 320GB DVD-SuperMulti LAN WLAN NVIDIA ION Graphics (Black)

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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...

NVIDIA’s Ion chipset turns the humble Atom nettop into a versatile, surprisingly capable PC that overcomes the limitations of today’s small form factor systems. The ASRock ION 330-BD isn’t for power users, certainly, but if you’re looking for a quiet,...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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Solid with some tweaks

 

I didn't think I'd need an onboard wireless card but after the fact I realized that I do need one... so I'd imagine that that would be a pretty big factor in getting the HT model... Otherwise this is a solid PC for any light user!

Able to do anything I want it to do ; Play 1080p videos ; Play Hi Res Streaming (1080p Youtube, Vimeo) ; Run some games (Sam & Max, Monkey Island) ; Easy to overclock

Had to overclock to 2.1ghz to be able to solidly play 1080p youtube and vimeo HD videos, but that's what makes the BIOS options so awesome

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / Windows Vista Home Premium
Product Type:Micro
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Micro PC / NETTOP

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 9400M / ION
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:nVidia / Unknown
Chipset Type:ION / MCP7A / Unknown
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:ATOM
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:330
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