In our first batch of pre-Computex Taipei 2010 coverage this week, we visited ASRock who had some pretty cool new stuff on display that it will show at the big Asian IT show next week. First up we got a look at the ASRock Vision 3D HTPC, a brand new home theater computer.
In the past we have tested very impressive nettops from ASRock based on Intel's Atom processor and NVIDIA Ion technology. This new HD nettop as we may have just coined, comes with a desktop class motherboard chipset as well as super high-end Intel Core mobile processor.
It's clearly designed to be more than just a basic nettop system with three USB 3.0 ports, HDMI 1.4 port, dual-link DVI, 7.1 audio and even bitstreaming support for DTS-HD MA and Dolby TrueHD via its included slot loading Blu-ray ROM optical drive. It also features a new and improved solid and stylish looking aluminimum design and is around the same length as the previous nettops from ASRock, although it sits a little taller.
One of the big features ASRock is pushing with this model is that it supports NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, hence the name. With 3D being the in thing right now, it was a smart move I think. Since the system embeddes one of NVIDIA's current GeForce GPUs, 3D Vision support is not an issue. You'll just have to get hold of thd 3D Vision kit with the glasses as it doesn't come with this package from ASRock.
Watch our video above as Chris from ASRock gives us an early and exclusive look at the Vision 3D HTPC that will be on display at ASRock's booth next week at Computex. We have no details on the price at this stage, but it should go on sale sometime in July this year.