Thursday, October 29th 2009

ASRock Readies ION 330HT Series NetTop PCs

ASRock's ION NetTop series, thanks to its specifications, apparently has what it takes to be a home theater PC in itself. It already has a Blu-ray drive equipped model, the ION 330-BD to its credit. To further project it as a home theater product, its makers have decided to carve out two more variants: the ION 330HT, and ION 330HT-BD. What set these apart from the non-HT models, is the provision of the Windows MCE remote. The rest of the specifications remain the same. Also planned is the ION 330Pro, a lite version of the original ION 330.

Packed in its compact chassis measuring 195mm (W) x 70mm (H) x 186mm (L), is a full-fledged system based on the NVIDIA ION platform. It is powered by the Intel Atom 330 dual-core processor, and the ION chipset, which embeds an NVIDIA GeForce 9400M integrated graphics. It is aided by 2 GB of DDR2 800 memory, and offers 500 GB of storage. On the connectivity front, it has gigabit Ethernet, and WiFi. While a standard DVD writer is available on the ION 330HT, the ION 330HT-BD has a Blu-ray Combo drive. ASRock also carved out the ION 330Pro, a lite version that is aimed to provide the bare essentials. It lacks the WiFi controller. The pricing and availability of these three models are yet to be known.

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5 Comments on ASRock Readies ION 330HT Series NetTop PCs

Just read through AdSpam-Town's review of it, me likey :)
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Looks like a solution for... People not on this forum LOL!
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thats... probably the most feature packed, complete atom solution i've ever seen
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andrewsmc said:
Looks like a solution for... People not on this forum LOL!
I cant believe the short sightedness of some people.

So, people don't have any use for a net top device that can not only browse/surf, play movies (dvd-BluRay) and videos at 1080, do some light gaming, and have no problem with desktop composting (compiz fusion)? Not to mention the countless other applications that a "nettop" could not do with out the ION platform.

As soon as the price drops some, an ION platform "nettop" is going to replace every "multimedia" device in my living room. Heck every room! :toast:
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