Thanks to the Intel Core i5 processor, the ASRock CoreHT 252B behaves like a real PC. It's fast, ideally suited to video encoding and playback, plus it has a fair stab at games too.
- Blu-ray player built-in
- Good expandability options
- Intel Core i5 processor
- Heats up easily
- Missing Blu-ray playback software
- No IR receiver
- Windows not included in price
TechRadar Our verdict
"A compact yet capable Home Theatre PC, but with a high price and some odd features missed off"