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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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Product Type
Desktop Computer
Processor Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Model
HD 3000
Wireless LAN
Yes
Optical Drive Type
Blu-ray Reader/DVD-Writer
Graphics Memory Accessibility
Shared
Total Hard Drive Capacity
500 GB
HDMI
Yes
Product Family
CoreHT
Processor Model
i3-2310M
Colour
Black
Brand Name
ASRock
Form Factor
Small Form Factor
Processor Speed
2.10 GHz
Processor Type
Core i3
Standard Memory
4 GB
Processor Core
Dual-core (2 Core)
64-bit Processing
Yes
Chipset Manufacturer
Intel
Chipset Model
HM65 Express
Number of Total Memory Slots
2
Optical Media Supported
BD-ROM/DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Number of Processors Supported
1
Number of Processors Installed
1
Hyper-Threading
Yes
Ethernet Technology
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports
8
Memory Standard
DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Height
70 mm
Width
195 mm
Depth
186 mm
Memory Technology
DDR3 SDRAM
Manufacturer
ASRock, Inc
Product Model
231B-4G50/B
Product Name
CoreHT 231B-4G50/B Desktop Computer
Product Line
CoreHT
Controller Type
Serial ATA
Manufacturer Part Number
90BXG20B0-A20GA0F
Manufacturer Website Address
http://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 Memory
16 GB
Weight (Approximate)
2.47 kg

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