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The ASRock Vision 3D 137B features a 4GB of DDR3 memory, a Blu-ray drive, 7.1 audio output, a pair of USB 3.0 ports, Wi-Fi n, a 500GB hard drive and gigabit LAN. It also has a GeForce GT425M GPU which brings support for 3D Vision (stereoscopic gaming using shutter glasses) and 3DTV Play, letting you connect your HTPC to 3D HDTVs and play 3D Blu-ray movies and gaming content.
Sleek and attractive design.
GT425M GPU with 7.1 HD audio bitstreaming.
Stereo 3D Media Playback and 3D Vision gaming capable.
IR based MCE remote control (with dual CR232 battery included).
Plenty of USB ports (3 x USB 3.0 and 5 x USB 2.0 ports).
Completely silent HTPC computer system.
Fan gets very loud at CPU intensive tasks.
Clearance for extra 2.5" drive is very small.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M would have been more ideal.
Very limited product availability.
By TechSpot on December 06, 2010
Asrock's Vision 3D is the most powerful HTPC we've tested yet, though it's also the most expensive by far. The system was showcased earlier this year and officially released in November but you won't have much luck finding one for sale...
By HotHardware on May 09, 2011
Performance with the ASRock Vision 3D HTPC was excellent throughout our testing. The benchmarks showed the machine easily outpacing the other HTPC or mobile platforms we tested, but there is much more to the story than the benchmarks with a machine...
By Hi Tech Legion on April 10, 2011
Although there is space to attach an additional drive on the motherboard, looking at the drive mounting plate begs the question, how and where can you exactly add this drive? The clearance is very narrow and the bottom drive has to be screwed in place...
By Trusted Reviews on January 18, 2011
ASRock's previous home theatre PC (HTPC), the , was one of the best multimedia desktop systems we had ever reviewed. Indeed, it richly deserved its second place in our . If we had any complaints, it was that the Core wasn't exactly the most...
By Kitguru.net on December 02, 2010
Extreme jaw dropping design from ASrock. Well worth checking out if you are in the market for a new, wickedly fast media...
By Benchmark Reviews on November 24, 2010
IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...
By Phoronix on November 19, 2010
ASRock has certainly turned out to be a reliable and interesting vendor for nettop computers. They began with the simple and common Intel Atom nettops like the other hardware vendors and have since successfully expanded into more powerful systems...
By HardwareZone.com on November 01, 2010
HTPC fans will be extremely pleased with ASRock's Vision 3D. While many will continue to assemble their own systems since that is part of the fun for these hobbyists, others who wish to get right into watching their HD and Blu-ray content...
By HardwareHeaven on October 14, 2010
With the Vision 3D we have the culmination of several years work from ASRock as they created a mini-PC product catalogue with models to suit all budgets. From the low end net-tops, through the HTPC range which includes the excellent Core 100HT-BD...
By Bit-tech.net on October 07, 2010
It's often the case that the smaller a PC becomes, the greater the sacrifice in performance and features. This is not the case with the ASRock Vision 3D137B: despite being one of the smallest PCs on the market, ASRock has packed in the latest...
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