ASRock Nettop ION 330 AMCP7A-ION


We just finished our review of an Atom board from Itox, which was good as long as you didn’t need HD playback. Now up is something a bit different, with an entire ION nettop device from ASRock. Unfortunately, the only video test they did was CINEBENCH so we’ll have to wait to get one in-house to complete our own real-world testing to see if this one can handle blu-ray better.“>Benchmark Reviews

In terms of competing with ASUS Eee Nettop PC’s, the NVIDIA ION is far superior, in both graphical and computing power. Add to the integrated GeForce 9400m GPU a fully-native HDMI 1.3a connection, and the ION platform serves video to 1080p HDTV’s better than most media players. For most users the ASRock Nettop ION 330 series will be a perfect fit as the front-room HTPC, but the upcoming Nettop ION 330-BD will add Blu-ray Disc capability and ensure a relatively future-proof platform.