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Zotac A75-ITX WiFi
"The A75-ITX WiFi offers all the perks associated with the newest Fusion platform, plus additional wireless amenities. And it's not alone. The recent popularity of midget motherboards has attracted the attention of Asus, which has designed its own Mini-ITX home for Llano: the F1A75-I Deluxe."
"That said, the Zotac board does have 6x USB 3.0 ports compared to two on the Gigabyte, not to mention dual-LAN. Is that worth an extra $30, though? Well, that depends on your HTPC case then. If you want a system with the smallest possible footprint, the Zotac A75-ITX, with all its bells & whistles is unbeatable, I just wish the price would be lower."
"Before we look at the performance side of things, the first thing we need to do is check out the package to see what ASRock is offering us. Then we'll take a closer look at the motherboard before we get into the BIOS to see what's going on there. Once that's done, we'll look at our testbed before we also check out the overclocking capabilities of the board and of course the performance it's able to offer against another mITX board we've looked at recently."
"Overall, the Zotac A75-ITX WiFi was an excellent little motherboard. With its tiny form factor, built-in WiFi and bluetooth, and FM1 socket, it is obviously aiming square at the HTPC market and hitting its mark. But with its support of USB 3.0, SATA 6.0 Gb/s, and a discreet x16 graphics card, Zotac proves that features don’t have to be sacrificed to reach its HTPC goal."
"At retail pricing of $146, the Zotac A75-ITX WiFi is certainly worth considering if you plan to build a small foot-print media PC. By pairing this up with a 65W AMD A8 or A6 APUs, you can have a very nice system that is able to handle your multimedia streaming and HD encoding with the HD 6650D that is found on the Llano APU."
"While you can get the same performance as the Zotac A75-ITX WiFi for less money, the board's features help to make up for the extra cost. For instance you'll be able to utilize a total of six USB 3.0 ports and each of the board's four SATA connectors are SATA 3 6Gb/s. The board is also equipped with dual 10/100/1000Mbps LAN connectors, as well as integrated IEEE 802.11n WiFi networking."
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