Newegg.com - A great place to buy computers, computer parts, electronics, software, accessories, and DVDs online. With great prices, fast shipping, and top-rated customer service - once you know, you Newegg.
If you are reading this message, Please click this link to reload this page.(Do not use your browser's "Refresh" button). Please email us if you're running the latest version of your browser and you still see this message.
I'm a believer
This review is from: ASRock ION 330 Intel Atom 330 NVIDIA ION NVIDIA ION graphics 1 x HDMI Barebone
Pros: It's inexpensive. It's nearly silent. It's tiny. It has on-board HDMI w/Audio out. It consumes no more than 40w at peak draw. It consumes < 2w when sleeping. It runs Boxee (and Hulu from within Boxee) on Windows 7 x64 perfectly. I bought this to replace a mid-tower P4-2.4 GHz PC circa 2002 that was serving the same purpose: bedroom HTPC. The P4 (non-hyperthreaded mind you) was not capable of streaming flash in real time or playing live TV through a USB capture device. The ASRock ION 330 handles at least the former without incident.
Cons: On-board wireless would have been a nice addition, but the Buffalo ultra-compact b/g/n USB adapter works without being obtrusive.
Other Thoughts: This was the perfect PC for my purpose. I wanted an upgrade to a 7 year old PC. No matter what I bought it was going to be faster than what I had so I needed to consider it's function. Small, fast (fast enough), QUIET, and an HDMI w/Audio out for my TV.
Did you find this review helpful?
Your request will be processed within the next 24 hours.
Please add "email@example.com" to your address book to ensure delivery.See Today's E-Blast Promo