ASRock’s latest NVIDIA Ion toting nettops have appeared for pre-order on Amazon, and based on our very positive experience with the ION 330-BD back in August we’re quite excited about the 1080p-capable systems. The ASRock ION 330-HT and ION 330HT-BD each use a dual-core Atom 330 processor together with the Ion GPU and WiFi b/g/n, but the latter throws in a Blu-ray drive.
Both machines also have 320GB of storage, and 2GB of DDR3 memory. Amazon list them as barebones, but we’re not exactly clear what’s left up to the user to install; it could be the OS, as no software is indicated in either product page.
Going from the ASRock product page, you also get a second, empty 2.5-inch hard-drive bay that you can use to set up a RAID 0 or 1 array, together with a Media Center Edition compatible remote control. Ports include HDMI, VGA, six USB 2.0, S/PDIF and a combo eSATA/USB port. The ASRock ION 330-HT is priced at $458.99 while the ASRock ION 330HT-BD is priced at $588.99; no estimated shipping date is given for either system.