Nvidia’s Ion chipset and a dual core Intel Atom processor has proved a winning combination in recent months, a good example being Asus’s Eee Box EB The computer is more than capable of handling day to day tasks such as surfing the web with multiple browser tabs open. The first test looks at OpenGL 3D graphics performance. Higher scores are better. Asrock also included a cable that connects from a special power connection on the motherboard to the second hard drive. And please don’t worry, your report will be anonymous.

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Subscribe to our Newsletter. The drive in question must asrock ion 330 mounted under the primary drive. Using Adobe Flash Player The cooling setup is typical for an Atom system.

Asrock Ion HT-BD Nettop Review > Taking apart the Ion HT-BD – TechSpot

Higher scores are better. Already have an account? That’s an impressive feature for such a tiny device. In fact, it goes a little further than that, as there’s no operating system supplied either — with its sizable Asrock ion 330 hard disk being supplied blank. The case is compact and the shiny black finish is unlikely to asfock anyone.

Asrock Ion 330HT-BD Nettop Review

This drive supports 2x Blu-Ray read speeds and 24x CD read speeds. Apart from a dual-core Intel Atom processor clocked at 1.

I asrock ion 330 tested out browser-based Battlefield Heroesand despite some slow load times which I attribute to the internet connection, it also played wsrock nicely. I was able to stream several p and p HD Flash video clips from YouTube on this system while connected to a x pixel monitor. The first test looks at OpenGL 3D graphics performance.

The Windows Experience Asrock ion 330 for the computer is well above the netbook average. This compact nettop looks smart, but you’ll need to supply your own operating system and Blu-ray playback software. Add your comment to this article You need to be a member to leave a comment.

The included Media Center remote control has the standard button layout and the same gloss finish as the nettop. But where things get really interesting is asrofk you look at applications and benchmarks that can take advantage of dual core processors.

I agree to Liliputing’s Privacy Policy. Although asrock ion 330 former uses the old PCI bus, throughput won’t be severely limited as there are few devices sharing it. But to be honest, so do most computers with single-core Atom processors. Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds.

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We really like the HT-BD from a hardware perspective, but the lack of Windows asrock ion 330 Blu-ray playback software makes it more expensive than it first asrock ion 330. The drive features a 4. The small fan is a touch whiny, but you won’t notice if it’s tucked under your TV on the opposite side of the living room.

And please don’t worry, your report will adrock anonymous. Still, we can live with a current maximum of GB onboard, and relying on a NAS — connected up with gigabit ethernet — for asrock ion 330 storage. Today we have one such system in for testing, but with a difference.

Unfortunately, while Dolby Digital 5. We started off running benchmarks in GeekBench, as is our normal course of iin in a computer review. Unfortunately, the way the roof antenna in our house is wired, it requires moving the computer out of the office and down to another floor and hooking it up to a TV or another display to asrock ion 330.

ASRock ION 330 dual core w/NVIDIA ION nettop review

Save my data for the next time I comment. The ASRock scored points overall, respectable for a nettop; remember, though, that GeekBench only measures processor and memory performance, not GPU, so the Ion had no say in asrock ion 330. Save my name, email, and website in this browser cookies for the next time I comment. It’s not quite as compact as our favourite nettop, the EB, but then that doesn’t have a built-in asrock ion 330 drive. Then again zsrock aren’t any other Blu-ray equipped nettops on the market and you’d be hard pushed to build your own at this price.