Acer Aspire Revo Intel Atom 230 processor, 2GB RAM, 160GB hdd, Vista home premium £153.94 Delivered @ Bargain Crazy - HotUKDeals
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seemed a good price for a new one

* Acer Net Top Atom Processor
* Intel Atom 230 processor
* 2GB RAM
* 160GB Hard Drive
* nVidia ION graphics
* VESA monitor mount
* Wired Keyboard and mouse
* Windows Vista Home Premium
* Manufacturer helpline - 08717 601000

dont forget cashback as well
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#1
Isn't that quite cheap for the one with the nvidia Ion graphics?
#2
Must be cheap. It's gone to 22 degrees in 1 minute
#3
it's the single core atom as opposed to the dual core 330, but still a good price
#4
Good price, especially as it includes Windows (even if it is Vista!)
As mentioned, only single core - many places only stocking the dual cores now
#5
Isn't this the 3600, rather than the 3610 or the even betterer 3700?
#6
looks like the single-core 3600 to me. ebuyer had the dual-core 3610 for 200 pounds recently.
2 Likes #7
Intel Atom single core CPU

Disgusting.



Edited By: K1LLER HORNET on Feb 17, 2011 17:39
#8
No variations are currently available
#9
K1LLER HORNET
Intel Atom single core CPU

Disgusting.



Agreed, even worse is that it's an atom with VISTA...good luck to anyone who buys this.
#10
out of stock
#11
It has a use and is reasonable value, but anyone thinking of using this for playing high def movies etc. Forget it and buy a media streamer instead. If yo need a small low power server for the home then it is o.k
#12
If you put XBMC Linux (easy install, boots off the USB Stick, no setup required) on this with a non-cpu-intensive skin (like the default, confluence) then you will have no problems. The ION graphics chip in this means it will easily decode (and output) 1080p HD video. My R3610 (with a dual core atom) rarely goes above about 10% cpu-usage when decoding HD video.
#13
steviecross
It has a use and is reasonable value, but anyone thinking of using this for playing high def movies etc. Forget it and buy a media streamer instead. If yo need a small low power server for the home then it is o.k


I'm not sure what you mean, the ION chip means this will play high definition movies just fine.
#14
Revos are getting less tempting these days, but still a good price. Technically I believe anyone can upgrade to Windows 7 is they have the install and put it on USB - and just use the Acer Revo OEM code for Windows 7.
#15
RJK3
Revos are getting less tempting these days, but still a good price. Technically I believe anyone can upgrade to Windows 7 is they have the install and put it on USB - and just use the Acer Revo OEM code for Windows 7.


Do you mean less tempting as in using a Revo as an XBMC box? What other alternatives are there apart from different kit like WDTV or hacking an Apple TV box?

Just interested to know as I was planning on getting a Revo and doing the following system:
TV -> Acer Revo -> NAS box -> Switch -> ADSL Router
1 Like #16
Xeijin
steviecross
It has a use and is reasonable value, but anyone thinking of using this for playing high def movies etc. Forget it and buy a media streamer instead. If yo need a small low power server for the home then it is o.k


I'm not sure what you mean, the ION chip means this will play high definition movies just fine.


I have purchased a Revo, but my argument is why use it for playing back movies. When a dedicated streamer does the job better and cheaper. The Revo has a use but if anyone wants to spend that money to play back movies my answer is don.t, just buy a media streamer, they have a proper remote and do the job great(if you buy the right one)
#17
XBMC interface is miles better. I would say its in a different league to ANY media player.
The revo could do the job of NAS and media player in one.
Also gives the option to upgrade for new codecs or future features that may come about, internet TV etc.
#18
steviecross
Xeijin
steviecross
It has a use and is reasonable value, but anyone thinking of using this for playing high def movies etc. Forget it and buy a media streamer instead. If yo need a small low power server for the home then it is o.k


I'm not sure what you mean, the ION chip means this will play high definition movies just fine.


I have purchased a Revo, but my argument is why use it for playing back movies. When a dedicated streamer does the job better and cheaper. The Revo has a use but if anyone wants to spend that money to play back movies my answer is don.t, just buy a media streamer, they have a proper remote and do the job great(if you buy the right one)


You can use a proper remote with a Revo + XBMC (which is infinitely better than any off the shelf media player).

Edited By: Mr No on Feb 17, 2011 18:24
#19
Dedicated streamers doing the job better than something like this running XBMC? That's a new one! You're having a laugh!
1 Like #20
brendanb581
K1LLER HORNET
Intel Atom single core CPU

Disgusting.




Agreed, even worse is that it's an atom with VISTA...good luck to anyone who buys this.


Absolute balderdash. I have the very same system running behind my telly serving up movies via xbmc and running apache/svn etc. and torrent from it. Runs absolutely fine.

Don't listen to these nubbers.
#21
Revo it is then. Just wish the 3700 would drop back to 200 notes or less :D
#22
I was lucky enough to get the Revo R3610 from eBuyer for just under £180 after Christmas, and now wish I'd got at least another one or two!

I'd got a WD Live two weeks before, but since setting up the Revo with XBMC the WD is back in its box, ready for eBay or GumTree.

I've been using XBMC on an old XBox for some years now, and really nothing else compares.

I await the next Revo bargain!
1 Like #23
Mr No
steviecross
Xeijin
steviecross
It has a use and is reasonable value, but anyone thinking of using this for playing high def movies etc. Forget it and buy a media streamer instead. If yo need a small low power server for the home then it is o.k


I'm not sure what you mean, the ION chip means this will play high definition movies just fine.


I have purchased a Revo, but my argument is why use it for playing back movies. When a dedicated streamer does the job better and cheaper. The Revo has a use but if anyone wants to spend that money to play back movies my answer is don.t, just buy a media streamer, they have a proper remote and do the job great(if you buy the right one)


You can use a proper remote with a Revo + XBMC (which is infinitely better than any off the shelf media player).


Well i have both here, Revo with xbmc on with remote control and a media streamer. I have stopped using the revo for movies, there is no point. Not as good. simples. O.K the gui looks nice on the xbmc but you dont watch the gui, you watch the movies. I will use the Revo for squeezebox server and downloading. I like to keep an open mind that is why when everyone was raving how good the Revo was i purchased one,
#24
These often popup for £140 or less - and often with the dual core 330 for just a few pounds more. Voting this hot would be like settling for the fat minger at closing time because all the fit ones were taken.

These are really good, I have one at work as a basic demo server with the 330, cost £145 early last year!

Edited By: jaydeeuk1 on Feb 17, 2011 19:42
#25
wow a bargain crazy deal by supercoolwillow (yeah you're supercool) fancy that
#26
steviecross
Xeijin
steviecross
It has a use and is reasonable value, but anyone thinking of using this for playing high def movies etc. Forget it and buy a media streamer instead. If yo need a small low power server for the home then it is o.k


I'm not sure what you mean, the ION chip means this will play high definition movies just fine.


I have purchased a Revo, but my argument is why use it for playing back movies. When a dedicated streamer does the job better and cheaper. The Revo has a use but if anyone wants to spend that money to play back movies my answer is don.t, just buy a media streamer, they have a proper remote and do the job great(if you buy the right one)


Honest question here, not being funny I actually want to know this. Could you please link me to a HD streamer wireless or wired which is cheaper and better than this?
1 Like #27
brilly
wow a bargain crazy deal by supercoolwillow (yeah you're supercool) fancy that


Wow brilly, with yet another sarcastic comment. Fancy that.
#28
It's a bargain, but I'd rather wait and see if anyone releases nettops based on the AMD Fusion chipset.
1 Like #29
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Honest question here, not being funny I actually want to know this. Could you please link me to a HD streamer wireless or wired which is cheaper and better than this?[/quote]

My opinion after trying out, popcornhour, xtreamer, the western digital and the new Asus oplay 2 that i returned due to not as good as the one i own. It is for me the AC Ryan. They are about to launch a new one and i will be getting this one. I have the mini and i know of others who own them and love them. They are small take 10 watts in use and boot in seconds. The AC Ryan mini can be purchased for around £75 at scan. A link to the new one for anyone interested.
http://www.acryan.com/en/press_hd2.html
#30
I've heard of them. looks smart, thanks for that.
#31
erroll
Do you mean less tempting as in using a Revo as an XBMC box? What other alternatives are there apart from different kit like WDTV or hacking an Apple TV box? Just interested to know as I was planning on getting a Revo and doing the following system: TV -> Acer Revo -> NAS box -> Switch -> ADSL Router


I suppose I just meant less tempting to me than they used to be. I'd always wanted a Revo - to watch HD video and for a second PC for the web when the main laptop was in use. In the end I just got a HD capable 12" netbook (MSI U230, £220ish at the time), and use the main laptop to put movies on the TV when we want to. Not as elegant as a dedicated XBMC box for movies, but far more portable and the 12" screen is very sharp for shows in itself with it's 1366x768 resolution.

The other thing is, the hardware is getting on, and there are portable devices that are capable of 1080p with HDMI out. Even some of the Android pads/ipad clones from China are starting to become something you'd want to use, sub £200 devices with capacitive screens (e.g. Apad M7009, Herotab C8). If bought from a reseller in the UK, then it'll be protected under the Sales of Goods Act.

Still, the Revo remains a great setup for anyone wanting a dedicated XBMC particularly with a remote and I wouldn't feel bad about getting it if that's what you're after - though I'd get the dual core.
#32
I got one of these with no OS for £149.99 well over a year ago. I've stuck Mythbuntu on it and use it as a mythtv frontend/backend - which many people suggested it wouldn't handle.

I never use it for HD stuff I'm not particularly bothered.

I will say this wee box has been the 150 notes I've ever spent - it's changed my life. It Records Match of the Day and automatically converts it in to an ipod friendly format. I then copy that on to the ipod and watch it on the train to work.

Of course - it can do a lot more that that too!
1 Like #33
I have noticed Maplins are selling the Zotac mini pc for £149, although it is a barebones system it is the ion 2. If you have the vouchers for Maplins discount you could get this for £143, add a piece of memory and hard drive and it would be a nice system and i believe there is a five year warranty on this system.

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