Summary: Let me start off by saying I think the
is a great choice for HTPC builds. The only real draw back to using this board for such would be the lack of on-board WiFi, but this is easily remedied with a simple USB low profile WiFi Adapter. More adventurous users may even choose to adapt the internal headers for both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi if they wish. The board even has a CIR header for HTPC cases with built-in IR sensors.
Pros: Mini-ITX, 3 fan headers for better cooling control, Great Collection of Included Software, Graphical UEFI BIOS Easy to Use
Cons: Mini-ITX, 3 fan headers for better cooling control, Great Collection of Included Software, Graphical UEFI BIOS Easy to Use, Overclocking is a bad idea on this board, Does not include HDMI to DVI adapter, Motherboard Layout can be Difficult to Work with, Trial ware should never be bundled with DIY products
Conclusion: Intel and AMD have made overt moves to integrate more technology into their respective mainstream chips for 2011. AMD's A-series APU employs a quad-core CPU and a Radeon 6-series-like GPU into each chip. Such integration enables partners to take another look at small-form-factor boards, and ASRock has done just that with the A75M-ITX.
Excerpt: 1 Flares 1 Flares × We have tested a number of motherboards from ASRock in the past which we have been generally very impressive. They cater for users of all levels, producing a range which encompasses both budget friendly, mid-range and high-end enthusiast motherboards. The Fatal1ty 990FX Professional Motherboard we looked at a while back was aimed at the top-end enthusiast segment of the market and delivered on every level.
Conclusion: Visto il suo particolare formato capiamo bene quale sia la destinazione d'utilizzo dell'Asrock A75M-ITX. Ciò che invece non è di certo scontato è il livello qualitativo di assoluto rilievo riscontrato nella componentistica e la quantità di accorgimenti tecnologici che arricchiscono questo prodotto e ne giustificano il prezzo di circa 80€.