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ASRock Nettop ION 330HT

ASRock Nettop ION 330HT
alaScore 87

55 reviews

Mar, 2019

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of ASRock Nettop ION 330HT. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price. The size also gets good comments.

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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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of ASRock Nettop ION 330HT from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Nathan Kirsch (

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...

May, 2010


Expert review by : Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

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...

Feb, 2010


Expert review by : Stuart_Davidson (

ASRock ION 330HT with Blu-Ray


With so many systems to choose from it is hard to believe that the first time we saw an ION based system was just over 12months ago. To say it has become a hit is a real understatement but this shouldn't be a surprise given the potential NVIDIA's...

With so many systems to choose from it is hard to believe that the first time we saw an ION based system was just over 12months ago. To say it has become a hit is a real understatement but this shouldn’t be a surprise given the potential NVIDIA’s...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Amber Lupala (

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...

Jan, 2010


Expert review by : Jason Rabel (

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...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Bob Buskirk (

ASRock ION 330HT Nettop Review


Home Theatre PC's or HTPC's have been around for a few years now and are very popular. Most people use their old PC for a HTPC. The problem with that is that

– Small size ; – Price ; – Capable of 1080p playback ; – 7.1 sound ; – Easily upgradeable ; – Instant boot feature

– No HDMI cable included

I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I received the ION 330HT. I have seen small HTPC systems that were just garbage, but with the Intel Atom processor and the NVIDIA ION GPU this system really is the perfect home theater system. First let’s talk...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : techPowerUp! (



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

Dec, 2009


Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

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,...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Campbell Simpson (

ASRock Ion 330HT-BD media centre PC


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

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

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

Dec, 2009

Expert review by (

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.

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:7.1


Certification:Energy Star 5.0, EuP2.0


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


Display included: No

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):65
Power supply:65


Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Ion
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
On-board graphics adapter:N / Y


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 1
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 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:No / Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW

Other Features

Acoustic pressure emissions:26
Audio system direct 3D sound: Yes
Built-in camera: No
CD write speed:10
Compatible operating systems:CyberLink Power2Go 6.1 LE\nCyberLink MediaShow 4.1 SE / Microsoft Windows 7 / 7 64-bit \nMicrosoft Windows Vista / Vista 64-bit \nMicrosoft Windows XP / XP 64-bit / Microsoft Windows 7 / 7 64-bit \nWindows Vista / Vista 64-bit \nWindows XP / XP 64-bit / Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit/ Vista/ XP / Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP / Windows 7/Vista/XP/XP 64-bit
Compliance industry standards:EuP2.0 / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):7.68 x 7.32 x 2.76
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter:ION
Graphics adapter family:NVIDIA
Hard disk drive type:2.5"
Mac compatibility: No
Memory Type:DDR2
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n / Gigabit LAN
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray
Power Requirements:19V DC
Power supply type:19 V Adapter / 65W/19V
TV tuner integrated: No
Video card features:DirectX 10
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11 b/g/n

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Windows 7 / Vista/ XP
Display included: No
Handheld remote control: Yes


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

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity: Yes
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 4 / 5
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6 / 7
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power consumption (typical):65
Power supply:65


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 / 2
Processing die size:52
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):8

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


Operating system installed:No / Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:CyberLink PowerDVD 8.0 DTS\nCyberLink PowerDirector 8.0\nCyberLink PowerBackup 2.5


Card reader integrated: No
Hard Drive Interface:eSATA / Serial ATA
Host interface:eSATA / SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
RAID levels:0, 1
Total Storage Capacity:320


On-board graphics adapter: Yes

Weight & Dimensions