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ASRock ION 3D 152B

ASRock ION 3D 152B
alaScore 89

74 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 74 reviews of ASRock ION 3D 152B. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback, whereas the reliability and price get mixed comments.

usability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASRock ION 3D 152B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASRock ION 3D 152B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of ASRock ION 3D 152B from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability.

usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASRock Vision 3D 252B-8G7554/B Mini PC (Intel Core i5 2520M Processor, 750GB HDD, 8GB DDR3 RAM, Blu-Ray Combo, HDMI, 3D Vision, Supports ASRock XFast ASRock Vision 3D 252B-8G7554/B Mini PC (Intel Core i5 2520M Processor, 750GB HDD, 8GB DDR3 RAM, Blu-Ray Combo, HDMI, 3D Vision, Supports ASRock XFast

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ASRock ION 3D 152B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of ASRock ION 3D 152B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and usability. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

price, design, usability, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASRock Core i3-370M 4 GB/500 GB/BD Combo Barebone System with MCE Remote VISION 3D 137BASRock Core i3-370M 4 GB/500 GB/BD Combo Barebone System with MCE Remote VISION 3D 137B

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

ASRock Vision 3D

 

Small, stylish, stuffed full of features, connectivity and high-end yet frugal components; the home theatre PC to rule them all has arrived.

The real highlight here though is Nvidia's GT 425M mobile graphics chip. Again it's a low power, low heat mobile part, but should be capable enough for some halfway decent gaming and, more importantly, can output 3D to a compatible screen or television...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (kitguru.net)

ASRock Vision 3D System Review

 

KitGuru has reviewed many pre built systems in recent months and we have made sure to cover all mark KitGuru has reviewed many pre built systems in recent months and we have made sure to cover all market sectors from extreme high end gaming to more...

Extreme jaw dropping design from ASrock. Well worth checking out if you are in the market for a new, wickedly fast media system.

Dec, 2010

MUST HAVE

Expert review by : Zardon (kitguru.net)

ASRock ION3D (152B with Bluray) Review featuring Cyberlink

 

Defining a ‘media PC' is a difficult proposition, everyone has a different view on what makes a perfect HTPC computer. Some users will aim for high performance components in a large chassis while others will opt for the smallest possible physical...

KitGuru says: The ASrock ION3D looks great and consumes less power than a light bulb, even when fully loaded. An exceptional product and a great media choice for a living or bedroom environment. For £399 this would be at the top of our shortlist.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Ganesh T S (anandtech.com)

ASRock's High-End Vision 3D HTPC Reviewed - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News

 

ASRock is one of the companies held in high esteem by everyone here at AnandTech. We have been reviewing their HTPC offerings since they first came out their Ion based HTPC last year. After starting out at the low end, they soon moved up to place...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

AsRock Vision 3D HTPC Review

 

We find it a bit mind-boggling that home-theater PCs don't generate much interest among mainstream consumers. These machines offer so many features, and most people are already familiar with the Windows interface. Luckily for we enthusiasts,...

Expensive. No TV tuner. Exposed ports on front panel

Jan, 2011

RECOMMENDED

Expert review by (hothardware.com)

ASRock Vision 3D 252B HTPC Review

 

When we first took a look at the ASRock Vision 3D 137B with NVIDIA 3DTV Play last year, we were quite impressed with the machine. It offered excellent all-around performance for a system in its class and had an extensive feature set that included...

Great Performance ; Small Form Factor ; Quiet Operation ; Flexible Connectivity Option ; Good Looking

Pricey ; Higher Power Consumption Than Fusion or Atom based HTPCs

The ASRock Vision 3D 252B performed very well throughout our entire battery of tests. Its performance in comparison to the other HTPC and low-power systems we tested was excellent and power consumption was somewhat lower than the previous-gen Vision 3D...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Shane N. (motherboards.org)

ASRock Vision 3D Review

 

3D televisions are vastly becoming the hottest thing on the market for people that want the theatre 3D experience right in their living room. They are a bit out of the price range for some consumers, but for those who can afford it will likely never...

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (consumersearch.com)

Best home theater PC for 3D TV owners

 

If you own a large collection of 3D-enabled Blu-ray Discs or computer applications -- and a 3D HDTV capable of playing them -- reviewers say the ASRock Vision 3D-137B (*Est. $750) is your best option for a home theater PC. The computer's Intel...

Extensive connectivity options, capable of playing 3D content, blu-ray drive, good performance for a nettop, strong audio capabilities, moderate gaming use

Very expensive for a nettop, no installed operating system

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Legion Hardware (legionhardware.com)

Asrock Vision 3D 252B (Sandy Bridge)

 

Asrock's Vision 3D is the most powerful HTPC we've tested yet, though it's also the most expensive. That said, at $1000 you get the lot, 8GB of RAM, 750GB HDD, Blu-ray combo drive, GeForce GT 540M graphics card and the Core i5-2520M processor. However...

May, 2011

GOLD

Expert review by : Ron Perillo (hitechlegion.com)

Asrock Vision 3D HTPC

 

If a study was conducted about the frequency of utterance of the word “boredom” over the years, I am quite sure that it has been mentioned less in 2011 compared to any year since recorded history. New “Super Phones” are replacing the Smart Phone of...

Sleek and attractive design ; GT425M GPU with 7.1 HD audio bitstreaming ; Stereo 3D Media Playback and 3D Vision gaming capable ; IR based MCE remote control (with dual CR232 battery included) ; Plenty of USB ports (3 x USB 3.0 and 5 x USB 2.0 ports) ;...

Fan gets very loud at CPU intensive tasks, like encoding or heavily CPU dependent games ; Clearance for extra 2.5" drive is very small ; Price

Although there is space to attach an additional drive on the motherboard, looking at the drive mounting plate begs the question, how and where can you exactly add this drive? The clearance is very narrow and the bottom drive has to be screwed in place...

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Design

Chassis Type:Small Desktop
Colour of product:Black / White

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024
Discrete graphics adapter model:nVidia GeForce GT 425M / Nvidia Geforce GT 540M / nVidia Ion
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500 / 650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1300 / 667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 800
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi
Optical drives quantity:1

Other features

Case colour:White
Chipset:Mobile Intel HM65 Express
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows:7 64-bit/ Vista 64-bit/ XP 64-bit / Windows 7/Vista/XP
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Form factor:3L sized PC
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / nVidia
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mac compatibility: No
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Platform:PC
Power requirements:100-240V
Power supply type:19V / AC/DC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Supported hard disk drive interfaces:SATA
TV tuner integrated: No
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wireless Technology:802.11b/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard Included:N
Keyboard supplied: No
Mouse included: No

Performance

Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HD Audio with DTS / HD Audio with THX TruStudio Pro / HD w/ THX TruStudio Pro / HDA / THX TruStudio / THX TruStudio PRO
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Core i5, Core i7
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 / Intel HM65 Express
Product Type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 5
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4 / 5 / 6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power Supply:65 / 90
Power supply input voltage:19

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):18 / 20 / 25
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 4 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1 / 21.3 / 6.4
Memory channels supported by processor:1 / 2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800 (SODIMM only); DDR2 667/800 / DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:176 / 382
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing Die size:81 / 87
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.20
Processor cache:1 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale / Pineview / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Model:D525 / I3-370M / I5-2520M / I5-560M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom D500 series / Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1288 / FCBGA559 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B0 / J1 / K0
System bus rate:2.5 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):13 / 35
Tjunction:100 / 105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32 / 45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:No / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32 / 36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52229 / I5-2520M
Processor code:SLBTT / SLBUK / SLBXC / SR048
Processor package size:22 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / Yes

Software

Operating system installed: No

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / MMC, MS Duo, MS Pro, SD / MMC, MS PRO, SD
Hard Drive Capacity:500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 50 / 500 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:18.6 / 20
Height :7
Width:19.5 / 20