Summary: Final Thoughts
I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I received the ION 330HT. I have seen small HTPC systems that were just garbage, but with the Intel Atom processor and the NVIDIA ION GPU this system really is the perfect home theater system. First let’s talk about High Definition playback, this system easily played back Blu-ray movies with the
ASUS SBC-04D1S-U External Slim Blu-ray Combo Drive
we tested it with.
Pros: Small size, Price, Capable of 1080p playback, 7.1 sound, Easily upgradeable, Instant boot feature
We hope this tiny, powerful HTPC is sign of things to come
Good Gear Guide.au
17 August 2010
Summary: ASRock's diminutive Ion 330HT-BD 'nettop' media centre is brilliant if you're an avid movie watcher with a large collection of digital media or Blu-ray discs. It's head and shoulders above any Blu-ray player or media streamer in terms of functionality, and its tiny size and small ecological footprint mean you can set it up next to your television and forget about turning it off.
Pros: Tiny, low power consumption, 1080p support, limited gaming abilities
Cons: No bundled operating system or Blu-ray playback software, no front USB ports