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Thumbs up ASRock ION 330-BD - 06-18-2009, 12:26 PM

ASRock's Ion 330-BD nettop gets reviewed

Specs:
Processor: Intel Atom 330
Video: NVidia ION Graphics Processor
RAM: 2GB DDR 2 800mhz (Max 4GB)
HDD: 2.5 inch 320GB
Optical: Blu-Ray or DVD (Slim-type)
USB: 6 x USB 2.0
Video-out: HDMI + VGA
Optical-out: S/PDIF + standard audio out

Pros:
Allows overclocking to 2.1ghz in BIOS!
Uses much less wattage than a typical computer!
Blu-Ray stable on a super tiny machine!
Instant Boot feature, can boot within 4 seconds if plugged in.

Cons:

For price of Blu-ray drives, right now it's a huge leap. Might be better to get the DVD drive and then buy a slim blu-ray drive later when prices collapse for them.
USB ports only on back? Why?

I'm probably getting one of these when available. Extremely impressive performance for a machine that costs about $650 for the Blu-Ray and $399 for the DVD slot variant. It can also run the latest games but not with full or high settings. But it will run them. World of Warcraft, anyone? ;-) I was also thinking of just using one of these as a HTPC. Seems perfect for that as well. I'm also impressed to still have a VGA out port that I could use with my 640x480 projector.

Score! Ion is here to stay! Death to shitty integrated video chips!


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Default maybe not - 06-18-2009, 06:54 PM

Seems to be that it is actually the CULV processor/chipset as reported here on liliputing.
However the one here at dospara is listed with the 330


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Default 06-19-2009, 06:33 AM

Could you put OS X on this monster?
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Default 06-19-2009, 10:27 PM

Yes you could. Don't know how the Nvidia chipset would be though.


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Default 06-19-2009, 10:31 PM

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Seems to be that it is actually the CULV processor/chipset as reported here on liliputing.
However the one here at dospara is listed with the 330
Umm..wrong product. I'm not talking about the netbook. It's a cube. For home use. ;-)


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Default 06-21-2009, 06:47 AM

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Umm..wrong product. I'm not talking about the netbook. It's a cube. For home use. ;-)
My appologies, been read up on the netbook all that day and had too many things going on when I replied to your post.

Since the Macbooks use the 9400M, it seems that it wouldn't be much of a problem, put OSX on my D945GCLF2 the other day and it worked beautifully.


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Default 06-22-2009, 09:39 PM

No apologies necessary....;-) This is a netbook website anyway. :-)


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