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  • vaios - Saturday, June 02, 2012 - link

    The VisionX looks great. Waiting for review Reply
  • imbusy - Saturday, June 02, 2012 - link

    Surely, if it's a HTPC, that means you'll be storing a lot of video on it. What's the point then of putting just 320GB (max 750GB?) hard drives in them? And if you want to have more, the second hard drive will draw quite a bit of power. Reply
  • Solidstate89 - Saturday, June 02, 2012 - link

    You could just as easily stream from a NAS. An HTPC doesn't only have to allow you to store a lot of content. It just allows you more freedom. For example, you can watch something like Hulu without having to pay each month for it just because you're viewing it on a Roku box or something else along those lines. Reply
  • theSeb - Saturday, June 02, 2012 - link

    I guess the clue is in the 'C' in 'HTPC'. It means client and it won't have enough storage to act as a server for everyone. Reply
  • JarredWalton - Saturday, June 02, 2012 - link

    Hopefully that was sarcastic, as HTPC stands for Home Theater Personal Computer. Reply
  • Meaker10 - Sunday, June 03, 2012 - link

    To answer the question, 750GB is the largest notebook drive at 7200rpm, which is the speed they are using I am guessing. Reply
  • MadMan007 - Saturday, June 02, 2012 - link

    Does ASRock intend to sell these as barebones? I'd rather not pay for RAM and a HDD I will probably replace anyway - 2GB in the Mini is too little these days, and the 320GB HDD is too much of a useless middle ground capacity. I think a lot of DIYers who would prefer to install their choice of SSD and stream content from a NAS/server would agree. Reply
  • blunt14468 - Saturday, June 02, 2012 - link

    If they do I would buy a few of these, there too much money fully loaded Reply
  • cjmccarthy72 - Thursday, June 07, 2012 - link

    Just so long as they give HTPC enthusiasts a choice of Windows O/S- I don't think 8 is going to be too popular with them....

    On past form, they do not sell them as barebones however. Which I can see is not good for the ion/mini, but for the others there is little to upgrade- 8gb of ram and one of the fastest 750gb 2.5 hdd there is- a tight fit but you can stick a SSD into it as well. I would like the option of a tv tuner however to really make it a HTPC- at the moment doing it via the WHS.
  • cjmccarthy72 - Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - link

    ASRock now have the Ivy Bridge Vision HT listed on their website, including drivers and manuals
  • shurik_1 - Thursday, August 02, 2012 - link

    Just cross your fingers that it does not mess up your data as I just described in vision 3D 252 review comments Reply

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