ASRock has been in the game of making home theatre computers for some years now. They just keep getting better and better. Admittedly there hasn’t been that many innovation based changes, since even the first released models were pretty good, but the Taiwanese company known primarily for their motherboards are consistent with bringing out new models based on the latest and greatest hardware.
Today we spend some time checking out the latest HTPC from ASRock called the CoreHT 252B. This is an Intel Sandy Bridge based system that bundles in an impressive amount of performance into a small ideal lounge room style system. In solving any potential issues with heat, ASRock, as they have done sometimes in the past, use mobile parts that you usually find in laptops and other mobile devices. In this system we see the inclusion of an Intel Core i5 2520M Mobile Sandy Bridge processor that runs at 2.5GHz as well as a Mobile Intel HM65 Express chipset. The Core i5M still includes Hyper Threading and all the good stuff, so expect good performance.
Check it out at Tweak Town