Asrock ION 330HT-BD Nettop

ON 330HT Specifications & Features

Today we are taking a look at a very SMALL HTPC from Asrock, they sent us a sample of their ION 300HT-BD where the BD stands for a Bluray Drive so we can use Bluray on this small HTPC. It seems quite competetive towards its competitors with good features and very small size so lets have a look at how it will perform.

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CPU – Intel® Atom™ 330 1.6GHz (Dual core)
OS Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
Chipset – NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processor
Memory – Support DDR2 800MHz, 2 x SO-DIMM slots, default 2GB (2 x 1GB), Maximum up to 4GB*

*Due to the CPU limitation, the actual memory size may be less than 4GB for the reservation for system usage under Windows® 32 / 64-bit OS.
VGA – NVIDIA® ION™ Graphics, support DX10 / Full HD 1080p (Blu-ray)* playback

*Blu-ray disc is supported by Blu-ray driver.
HDD – 320GB 2.5″ HDD, capable to support RAID 0, 1 by adopting the 2nd 2.5″ HDD
ODD – BD Combo*

*For CD-RW write type, only support 4x, 8x, 10x CD-RW Disc format.
I/O – 1 x HDMI, 1 x D-Sub VGA, 6 x USB 2.0, 1 x S/PDIF, 1 x Powered eSATA/USB*

*For Powered eSATA function, Hot Plug function is supported in RAID / AHCI mode only. IDE mode does not support Hot Plug function.
LAN – Gigabit LAN
Sound – 7.1 Ch HD Audio with DTS
System Acoustic – Below 26dB
WiFi – 802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN
Remote Controller – MCE Remote Controller
Power Unit – 65W/19V Adapter
Dimension – 195mm(W) x 70mm(H) x 186mm(L)
Volume (liters) – 2.5L
Weight – 1.7Kg


Intel® Dual Core Atom™ 330
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
NVIDIA® ION™ GPU with Full HD 1080p playback capability
EuP 2.0 Ready
BD (Blu-ray Disc) Combo
802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN
Capable to support RAID 0, 1 by adopting the 2nd 2.5” HDD
Powered eSATA/USB port
MCE Remote Controller
Energy Star 5.0 Level
Instant Boot
OC Tuner

The Product:

Asrock ION 330HT-BD Nettop Asrock ION 330HT-BD Nettop
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The box looks pretty much the same on the front and back, both sides have the unit picture on them but the back also has a picture of the remote control.

Asrock ION 330HT-BD Nettop Asrock ION 330HT-BD Nettop
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You get quite a bit of accessories to this HTPC, among them is a manual that explains basics on how to plug things in and how to open it up change parts. The power adapter actually supports from 110-240V all you need is a adapter if you buy one abroad.

You also get a DVI to HDMI adapter, screws and some stickers.

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