ASRock Z77E-ITX, Tiny Motherboard for PC Entertainment
The appearance of Intel Ivy Bridge processor apparently have a positive impact for the consumer. Now, computer is no longer as working equipment. The use of computers today more function as amusement or entertainment. Improved of graphics capabilities from Intel Ivy Bridge make a computer become more compact and doesn’t require a lot of additional hardware.
For that, ASRock as one of the world’s leading motherboard manufacturer launches ASRock Z77E-ITX that very compatible used as HTPC in your family room. The main advantage of this one motherboard is its size that very tiny and compact. With ITX form factor that only size of 17 x 17 cm, ASRock Z77E-ITX can be mounted on mini size casing became a HTPC that will not take up much space on your family room.
Despite with very small size, ASRock Z77E-ITX has all the capabilities of computer generally. There was no slot that missing on this motheboard, only the numbers that are reduced. SATA ports that usually has six, only provided total of four port. However, this is more than enough because you not going to use a lot of hard disk on a HTPC. In addition, ASRock Z77E ITX has also equipped with wireless adapter and wireless antenna on its sales package. This further pamper its users with seamless wireless connectivity.
ASRock Z77E-ITX also using gold capacitor on all parts of its board was same as others ASRock premium motherboard. This shows ASRock Z77E-ITX has the same quality and performance with other ASRock motherboard. Besides the use of those component, other features such as ASRock X-Fast LAN, X-Fast RAM, and X-Fast USB also can you enjoy on this motherboard.
(+) Small and not take up much space on casing
(+) Has quality and performance that not much different
(-) The small size will be slightly difficult when the installation of cable
CPU Socket : Intel 1155
Chipset : Z77
Memory DDR3 2800 MHz (OC)
SATA3 | E-SATA : 2 | N/A
USB I/O Port : 6
Multi GPU Support : No
Onboard Graphics : Yes
Video Output : DVI-D, HDMI, Display Port
Form Factor : ITX
Special Feature : X-Fast LAN, X-Fast RAM, X-Fast USB, Premium Gold Caps, ASRock OMG (Online Management Guard)
Sales Package : Manual, Driver disc, Software setup guide, I/O shield, Wireless Antenna, DVI-D/D-Sub Converter, SATA3 6 GB/s Cable, Warranty Card