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ASRock Nettop ION 330-BD review

Pint-sized HD Cruncher - ASRock Nettop ION 330-BD

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The ASRock Nettop ION 330-BD

The ASRock Nettop ION 330-BD

The ASRock ION 330-BD is undeniably larger than the Acer AspireRevo, and compared to the AspireRevo, the ION 330-BD looks sadly dull. However a couple of points to note here is that the integrated Blu-ray drive readily endows this ASRock machine as a perfect HTPC sidekick right out of the box. As a plus, due to its compact box-like design, it is also easy to upgrade and service components like the hard disk and optical drive in the Ion 330-BD.

At the front of the unit, all you will find is a power and disc eject button. Everything else, from USB ports to audio output jacks are all located at the rear and are clearly labeled and easily accessible. Our unit came in black and its casing was given a high-gloss finish (gloss seems to be all the rage these days), lending it a more up-market look. All in all, the physical outlook for the ION 330-BD is nothing to get excited about, but it is certainly functional.