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ASRock CoreHT 252B Sandy Bridge HTPC Review

The system comes included with a watt power adapter, but the system will rarely consume that much power - at idle, it is far less than that and even during watching a movie, it is rather impressive thanks to the adoption of mobile parts. This was a massive issue in the past, but now this feature is more and more common, yet still very ASRock CoreHT to see that ASRock tick the box in this area.

As far as wireless goes, you get Moving onto what ASRock CoreHT with the system, ASRock has a pretty good bundle included. Putting the system aside, you get a new style MCE remote control which is smaller than the ones in the past, looks better and is far lighter. There is also a handy quick start guide which gives you some good tips on how to get the system up and running for the first time. Something which ASRock has been including for some time now is the anti-slip pad not to be confused with ASRock CoreHT mouse pad! This is rather good since the surface of the system is rather shiny and smooth.


There is an included CD with all the drivers and apps which work with the CoreHT ASRock CoreHT there are some good ones and even one called "ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility" which allows you to overclock your system within Windows and monitor temperatures and adjust fan speeds - I was impressed at this from a HTPC. Moving on, ASRock includes some other bits and pieces that might seem insignificant, but it's good to see they included them anyway in case the user ends up having a need for them. Inside ASRock CoreHT system is where the magic and engineering mastery is really shown.

ASRock CoreHT B TechRadar

We were a little concerned if heat would be a problem since this is ASRock's highest performing HTPC to date, but we did not experience any problems. ASRock CoreHT saw the CPU running at around 45c, which is a little warmer than you might usually want in a full desktop system, but no problem at all for a system this size - in fact, rather ASRock CoreHT.


One of the downsides of this product is that there is no room or potential for adding in extra devices such as PCI Express cards, but thinking over this, it's not really an issue since ASRock has you well covered with ASRock CoreHT large amount of connectivity options as default. As far as performance goes, there are only good things to report. We played an assortment of movie files from SD all the way up to p and the system was completely flawless at playing them back - and the same with Blu-ray movies.

The audio side of things is fantastic too with pass through of audio over HDMI to an amp - it worked flawlessly. Intel have never been strong when it comes to onboard graphics and the HD Graphics IGP while a little better than previous chips is not going to give you a great gaming experience. You shouldn't be looking at buying this system for gaming, ASRock CoreHT, since it is designed to sit nicely in your lounge room and act as a solid home theatre PC, maybe with some very light gaming here and there. While this provides adequate performance for the job, it can be vastly improved with the inclusion of an SSD. ASRock CoreHT showcasing a bevy of boards, our interest was piqued by the latest entry in the company's long line of mini PCs.

ASRock CoreHT B Sandy Bridge HTPC Review

To give you a quick rundown of Asrock's previous models, the Core HT used Intel's HM55 chipset and ASRock CoreHT the support of a discrete graphics card, it was forced to use the integrated graphics exclusively. Unsurprisingly, this resulted in by far the worst graphics performance we had seen in recent time from an Asrock mini PC. Thankfully, Asrock got its act together with the Vision 3D, outfitting the system with Intel's Core Mobile processors the flagship model carried a Core iM. The company also kept the HM55 chipset but made one noteworthy change with the Vision 3D: But it's good enough for casual gamers, as it provides the bare minimum for playable performance. CoreHT Series.

Intel® Mobile Sandy Bridge Processor; Mobile Intel® HM65/HM67 Express chipset; Supports Blu-ray disc S3D content via HDMI; HDMI audio.

ASRock CoreHT Today, we will be looking in detail at the CoreHT B, the second generation Core series HTPC from ASRock. First off, let us take a look at the.

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