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ASRock VisionX HTPC Home Theater PC

cadaveca

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Updated to the latest Ivy Bridge mobile hardware, the ASRock VisionX HTPC is a high-power HTPC option that is ready to knock the socks off its competitors. Packed with a powerful AMD Radeon GPU and a Blu-Ray drive, the ASRock VisionX HTPC isn't only pretty to look at, it also puts on a good show!

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looks GREAT! only needs a SSD:)
Yeah, an SSD would turn this into a blazing-fast 720p gaming box, but it's pretty powerful already. I really like that they included mSATA port so you can grab one of many accelerator mSATA SSDs, plug it in, and you're good to go.
 
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I dont think it needs a SSD - and besides the HDD is an Seagate Momentus 750 GB labeled "Samsung", not build by Samsung.

A Seagate Momentus XT 750 GB (Hybrid, 16 GB NAND, 7.200 rpm) would have been a better choice, IMO, balance between speed and capacity ...

Good review btw :)
 
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If this is a glimpse of the future where Intel ships everything in a mATX or smaller form factor for mid-range and budget buyers with the CPU soldered in, then I'm pretty happy with the way things could turn out.