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The ASRock ION 330HT-BD features six USB 2.0 ports, LAN, HDMI, VGA, a powered eSATA port, five audio jacks and an optical S/PDIF output are part of the package. There is also a small DC-in power connection for a Delta Electronics 19v AC/DC adapter. The "Home Theater" version of the Asrock Ion 330 comes bundled with a Media Center Edition remote control. This should provide a convenient way of watching movies or listening to music from the comfort of your living room couch, completing the 330HT-BD as an ideal HTPC solution.
Small and classy form factor.
No shortage of USB 2.0 ports.
Full support of 7.1 surround sound.
Good video performance.
Capable of 1080p playback.
Instant boot feature.
Can easily be overclocked a whooping 500 MHz.
Allows for second HDD to be installed for RAID configuration.
BDROM with DVDRW functionality included.
ESATA / USB Powered ports.
Good night Led.
No front panel USB.
Minor heat issues.
No HDMI cable included.
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.
No clear CMOS/reset button.
By TechSpot on December 14, 2009
Whenever we look at Small Form Factor (SFF) systems or even laptops, we often come away thinking much could be improved or added. This was not the case with the Asrock Ion 330HT-BD. Perhaps the biggest disappointment remains the Atom processor, as...
By FutureLooks on February 08, 2010
Benchmarks: HD Tune So, how did this HTPC hold up in the testing and benchmark arena? For starters, I ran the 320GB 2.5″ drive through HD Tune 2.55. As you can see through the screenshot above (click for the big version), it came out with an...
By HardwareHeaven on January 28, 2010
The ASRock ION 330HT-BD is a product which really should appeal to everyone who is looking for a HTPC where gaming is not a priority. The system was completely stable throughout our testing and near silent in operation; in fact it was often hard to...
By Expert Reviews on January 21, 2010
This compact nettop looks smart, but you'll need to supply your own operating system and Blu-ray playback software....
By Rbmods.com on January 20, 2010
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...
By Fudzilla on January 19, 2010
The ASRock Ion330HT box is a two edged sword. While we were impressed with the HD support of the Ion and the quite delay-free operation under Windows, we have some issues with the box itself. The 3cm fan is a bad idea, because it's not possible to...
By Extreme Overclocking on January 19, 2010
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...
By Phoronix on January 13, 2010
The integrated Intel graphics found on most nettops and netbooks really cannot handle much in terms of OpenGL applications or games, so for this comparison we largely looked at the 2D / X Render performance between the Intel 945 IGP and NVIDIA's ION...
By ThinkComputers on December 28, 2009
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 they are loud, not that powerful, and take up a lot of space. Well ASRock has got...
By techPowerUp! on December 25, 2009
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...
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