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ASRock Vision HT 321B
6.8 out of 10

ASRock Vision HT 321B

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Overall 6
6.0

ok but meh??!!

William A., Newegg
3 March 2013
  • Summary: Ok listen up save your money. If I were to do it again I would build my self an APU unit. get a case you like get the A10, 8GB ram, SSD, and a BR drive and it costs around the same price for more performance. Thats what I with I had done.
  • Pros: Great looking design. Small form factor Hard to find a pre-built system with everything this has for under $700 low power usage and pretty good overall performance. silent operations though the BR drive does make high pitch sounds sometimes....?
  • Cons: First one died after 3 days of use. had just finished installing windows and all the updates, moved it to its final location and nothing. took 2 weeks between mailing to get new one back from newegg. I wish I had just built my own HTPC. Currently on the second one and so far so good. Its going on...
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Overall 10
10

EXCELLENT and tough

Anonymous, Newegg
28 February 2013
  • Summary: I installed a SSD drive and W7. It actually lives outside on the porch where it runs 24/7 through temps from 15 degrees to over 110. It receives a wireless signal from my weather station and updates to the web every couple minutes.
  • Pros: Small, and tough, did I mention small?
  • Cons: In my application, none
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Overall 2
2.0

DOA

Scott E., Newegg
31 January 2013
  • Summary: RMAing to Newegg now, will try again.
  • Pros: Looks well-put together, good specs.
  • Cons: Plugged it in, hit the power button, smelled smoke. DOA.
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Overall 2
2.0

Find a different HTPC

Scott A., Newegg
20 January 2013
  • Pros: Specs look good on paper. NewEgg sent a replacement unit quickly.
  • Cons: So far I am 0/2. I received the 1st unit, but when I plugged it in, it smoked and popped - DOA. The 2nd one booted up to Bios Ok, but the BluRay drive was having I/O issues. When I moved the unit to its final location - bzzzz pop! Unit #2 was dead. I will not buy an AsRock Motherboard or Barebone...
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Overall 2
2.0

Do not give ASROCK your money!!

Michael H., Newegg
7 January 2013
  • Pros: When it works, its nice.
  • Cons: Like everyone else reviewing this product, I have the Power Supply - Motherboard - Detonation issue. My first unit was working fine, until I moved it to my living room and plugged it back in. When I plugged it in, I heard the pop, and knew it was over. The second unit arrived a few weeks later. I...
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Overall 10
10

Great HTPC Now that its working!

Fred P., Newegg
4 January 2013
  • Pros: This is a great HTPC solution now that I have one that is not DOA (read my previous reviews). Has been running smooth for several months now with Windows 7 Media Center and a Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB tuner. Best part is that I never have to think about it. It just runs and does its job quietly! It is...
  • Cons: Took two DOA units before I got a good one.
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Overall 8
8.0

Thankfully, no issues here.

Donald M., Newegg
9 November 2012
  • Summary: It was with crossed fingers and held breath that I unboxed my 321B and powered it up. I am very glad to report that I have had no issues with it so far. In fact, I am very happy with it. I bought it to be an HTPC running XBMC and to handle emulators.
  • Pros: Quiet, powerful, stylish.
  • Cons: A bit pricey. Secondary HDD installation could be a little simpler. Remote control has no back light.
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid - should have known better

Michael C., Newegg
15 October 2012
  • Pros: Specs look great on paper
  • Cons: Huge problem with quality control on these - I've had to return two because the power supply blows out the moment you turn it on - even hooked up to an expensive power strip that's never caused any other problems for plenty of other computer equipment. Inexcusable. Save your money.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great HTPC solution

John A., Newegg
14 October 2012
  • Summary: I swapped the dumpy starter HD and put in an OWC Electra SSD instead, then installed Win7. I stripped down the installation, and installed XBMC. I used the XBMC loader which turns it into the default Windows shell. The machine boots straight to XBMC in the blink of an eye.
  • Pros: Compact, quiet, HDMI output, Toslink Optical, BluRay. Built-in IR and remote control is a HUGE bonus, trust me.
  • Cons: Should really offer a version with an SSD. These kind of machines are so perfect for HTPC clients that don't need storage, just speed. The 'starter' drives that come with them are always so slow. Front LED is a bit too bright. When using as an HTPC, front LEDs tend to be distracting in the dark. ...
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Overall 2
2.0

2nd Unit DOA

Fred P., Newegg
9 October 2012
  • Summary: I really want to like these, if I can just get one that will work. I am trying one more before I give up on ASRock forever.
  • Pros: None So Far
  • Cons: This is the second unit I plug in and it dies immediately. I plugged this one in and it made a pop sound and started to smell like burnt electronics.
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