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ASRock CoreHT 252B review

A compact HTPC with built-in Blu-ray, but does it justify the price?

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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.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeDesktop Computer
Processor ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ManufacturerIntel
Graphics Controller ModelHD 3000
Wireless LANYes
Optical Drive TypeBlu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer
Graphics Memory AccessibilityShared
Total Hard Drive Capacity500 GB
HDMIYes
Product FamilyCoreHT
Processor Modeli3-2310M
ColourBlack
Brand NameASRock
Form FactorSmall Form Factor
Processor Speed2.10 GHz
Processor TypeCore i3
Standard Memory4 GB
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
64-bit ProcessingYes
Chipset ManufacturerIntel
Chipset ModelHM65 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots2
Optical Media SupportedBD-ROM/DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11b/g/n
Number of Processors Supported1
Number of Processors Installed1
Hyper-ThreadingYes
Ethernet TechnologyGigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports8
Memory StandardDDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Height70 mm
Width195 mm
Depth186 mm
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
ManufacturerASRock, Inc
Product Model231B-4G50/B
Product NameCoreHT 231B-4G50/B Desktop Computer
Product LineCoreHT
Controller TypeSerial ATA
Manufacturer Part Number90BXG20B0-A20GA0F
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.asrock.com
Marketing Information

Keeping the family entertained is no easy task. To create a truly immersive entertainment system, the ASRock CoreHT HTPC Series will do the job brilliantly.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0

ASRock CoreHT HTPC Series are the world's first USB3.0 HTPC. It delivers data transfer rate up to 5Gb/s and 10X faster than USB2.0 with optimized power efficiency. USB3.0 promises a major leap forward transfer speeds and capacity.

Maximum Memory16 GB
Weight (Approximate)2.47 kg