ASRock Vision 3D Blu-ray HTPC Reviewed by Benchmark Reviews
We reviewed one of ASRock’s original HTPC nettop systems last year and were very pleased with its foray into the market. It’s great to see them continue on what they started and evolve the product to be more cutting edge. This looks to be another solid competitor. At $999 it’s in a space far beyond the Boxee and Rokus of the world, but also much more powerful.
Benchmark Reviews has tested several products designed for the Home Theater PC segment, and of them all only ASRock has ever really delivered on the packaged HTPC concept. The ASRock Vision 3D Blu-ray HTPC could be the first solid example of a compact Home Theater PC that finally poses a threat to desktop computers. Armed with NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 425M graphics card, the ASRock Vision-3D enables 3D Blu-ray Disc movie play back or video games using NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology. The Vision 3D system offers powerful dual-core Intel Core-i3 processing, a Blu-ray Disc optical drive, THX audio output, and even includes SuperSpeed USB 3.0. With HDMI 1.4a support, the ASRock Vision 3D also supports Bitstream audio pass through 7.1 channel surround sound with THX TruStudio PRO, making this the ideal Home Theater PC solution.