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Acer Aspire Revo R3600 Desktop PC, Atom 230 1.6GHz, 160GB HDD, 1 GB RAM, HDMI, nVidia GeForce 9400 ION, WIFI, Linux Delivered £144.99 @ Ebuyer

£144.99 @ Ebuyer
The price has dropped for anyone looking... The AspireRevo R3600 is a revolution in computer size, shape, design and affordability. This cool-blue nettop sports a small casing that can either sta… Read More
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The price has dropped for anyone looking...

The AspireRevo R3600 is a revolution in computer size, shape, design and affordability. This cool-blue nettop sports a small casing that can either stand alone or snap to your monitor, streamlining your personal space while giving you the home infotainment center you always wanted!

Sleek any-room PC
Whether tucked away in a corner of your desk or nicely concealed on the back of your monitor, the AspireRevo R3600 makes the perfect everyday PC for cruising the Internet, doing your daily work, staying connected via instant messaging, and enjoying photos, music, videos and more.
Mini powerhouse
The AspireRevo R3600 is small but powerful, fueled by today's latest mini processor and matched by an advanced NVIDIA® graphics chipset plus HDMI. An eSATA port, six USB ports and a card reader make transferring your photos and other files as fast and easy as ever..



Processor
Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz
NVIDIA® ION chipset
Memory
1 x 1GB DDR2 800 SDRAM
Hard Drive
160GB Serial ATA II
Optical Drive
No Optical Drive
Software
Operating System: Part Linux
Display
Monitor Not Included
Graphics
nVidia ION
Audio
Speakers Not Included
High Definition audio (7.1)
Input Devices
Keyboard & Mouse
Networking
Wireless Lan
No Modem
Power Supply
65 W adapter with power cord
PC 2001, ENERGY STAR® 5.0
Dimensions
180 (L)
180 (H)
30 (W) mm (without bezel)
Interfaces
6 x USB 2.0 ports
Four-in-one card reader
High definition headphone and microphone jacks
DC-in jack
Ethernet port
D-Sub VGA port
HDMI port
eSATA port
Warranty
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
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#1
Hi, Does anyone know if you can run a 2nd operating system from a usb driven hard drive on this computer, ie bootable usb. Cheers
#3
I bought the dual core Atom 330 for £151 from insight

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/507849/acer-r3610-revo-atom-330-dual-core-
#4
sdaviso2;6948746
I bought the dual core Atom 330 for £151 from insight

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/507849/acer-r3610-revo-atom-330-dual-core-


That's Ballicom, and it's near enough 160 quid now.
#5
nihcaj
That's Ballicom, and it's near enough 160 quid now.


£15 extra for dual core sounds like a no-brainer to me.

:w00t:
#6
tremtastic;6949440
£15 extra for dual core sounds like a no-brainer to me.

:w00t:


Yes, it does to me too.
#7
nihcaj
That's Ballicom, and it's near enough 160 quid now.


It was insight as well, was quoted within that thread.

These machines to me are a no brainer - bought the dual core for £151 also, and its a fantastic bit of kit.

IMO - you dont need 2GB RAM. However, you do need Windows as opposed to Ubuntu/Linux IMO - apparently there is a known issue regarding audio and Linux on these.

Hot from me.
#8
nihcaj
That's Ballicom, and it's near enough 160 quid now.


well in that particular deal a number of retailers are mentioned, for me i used insight with a voucher "TECH38" and got my revo dual core for £151.78 + £5.38 quidco!

Product Description Quantity Price Ea. Total

ARRCAR3600 ACER REVO R3600 ATOM 330 1 136.99 136.99
DUAL CORE 1GB 160GB LINUX
Mfg Part #: 92.NVDYZ.UI0
Miscellaneous: - 10.00
Subtotal of Goods: 136.99
Shipping: 4.99
VAT: 19.80
Purchase Total: 151.78
#9
What is the BUS like, I believe this is the most important feature to get dirrferant programs running simultaneously?
#10
will this run XBMC inc full hd file playback ?
#11
will this run XBMC inc full hd file playback ?


Yes it will, although I haven't tried it myself... yet!
http://lifehacker.com/5391308/build-a-silent-standalone-xbmc-media-center-on-the-cheap
#12
Someone said these computers can play 1080p .mkv files (as in like 12GB movie ones) with no problems.

Looking at the spec, that can't be true, surely??
#13
Will it run Wondows7??
#14
raybog
Someone said these computers can play 1080p .mkv files (as in like 12GB movie ones) with no problems.

Looking at the spec, that can't be true, surely??


The ION graphics card handles the video acceleration so provided it is properly configured and supports the file format it can.
#15
raybog
Someone said these computers can play 1080p .mkv files (as in like 12GB movie ones) with no problems.

Looking at the spec, that can't be true, surely??


Yes, it can...providing you use the correct video playback software. The Nvidia ION has a dedicated processor for decoding the video playback. The main processor is by no means up to the job.
Example here:
http://www.guru3d.com/article/nvidia-ion-platform-review-preview/5

The same can be said of say something like the Popcorn Hour or the Western Digital HD players - they have very tiny CPU's which basically handle the file selection menus etc, the graphics chip is doing all the decoding of the video.

Ah someone else wrote the same thing
#16
tomosbornemoto;6950563
Will it run Wondows7??


[FONT=Verdana]Yes, as there is device driver support available from Acer for Windows 7 for this model.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]
#17
can anyone confirm if these have Gigabit Ethernet?

i currently have a popcorn hour but seriously thinking of getting one of these.

id only be using it for playback of mkv though. worth a punt?
#18
I got the dual core last time it took a while to get it set up the way I wanted but it seems to run most things ok now.
One thing to remember if you are using it as media centre the dual core version has optical out so it gives you more choice audio wise. I am now using windows 7 (tried xbmc live - but was having some issues which actually turned out to be with my LCD panel) and have got mkv's playing through Windows Media Center with DTS audio through my surround sound system. I got a cheap remote from Play and now can control my computer with my harmony remote http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/6372024/Cyberlink-Remote-Control-+-USB-Receiver/Product.html
#19
The 3610 model has gigabit ethernet and wireless N I am not sure about the 3600.
#20
did no even know the 3610 had those specs (ordered yesterday) - cool
#21
Web Hunter
Hi, Does anyone know if you can run a 2nd operating system from a usb driven hard drive on this computer, ie bootable usb. Cheers


This might help
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Installation/FromUSBStick
#22
Does this have a cd drive???
#23
Guys

I have one of the dual core versions but this will work anyway on the single core as HD play uses the ION processor (my processor playing HD does not go above 15%..)

Basically with Windows 7 (and I believe Vista) what you do is you install XBMC and then you install MPC-HC and the CORE AVC codec version 1.9 or higher (search the internet to get all of these free)

Then you configure XBMC to launch MPC-HC as an external player for all your MKV movies to play seamless (plenty of tutorials on how to do this), all the other lower bitrate AVI files will play just fine on XBMC itself..

You will need to have all the latest drivers and all that as well...

Cheers.
#24
or install xbmc on linux and it will just work
#25
slik444
Does this have a cd drive???
nah
#26
Here's an example of what XBMC can look like with very little effort .... http://www.geektonic.com/2009/02/coming-soon-for-xbmc-aeon-stark-skin.html

I have it setup (Revo 3610) and it is brilliant.
#27
Is it come with any game controller. I want to buy this one with game controller ? Any body know ...
#28
I bought the 3610 dual core from Ballicom (159 quid) - a much better buy, IMHO, than this 3600 144 quid deal. The supplied Linpus Linux is putrid - based on an old Fedora Core release with an awful graphical front-end on it that couldn't detect the right screen resolution if you threatened it with a disk wipe...which is exactly what I did :-)

Tried Ubuntu 9.10 first and what a bad release that is - 9.04 wasn't great, but 9.10 has so many bugs, I'd steer clear. Broadcom wi-fi had to be hand-enabled with "modprobe ath5k" before Network Manager would even recognise it - what a joke! Eventually got it to auto-login with no bleeding keyring prompts and tried out Freevo. Then promptly decided whoever designed Freevo was on crack at the time (can't run it as your user, fullscreen mode doesn't account for window decoration so is partially off the screen and starts a second X server to play media - bonkers!).

Nvidia closed source driver with Ubuntu 9.10 seemed to struggle to generate a clear picture on my LG 32" 1920x1080 LCD set for some unknown reason and there was no HDMI sound through the HDMI cable. At that point, I downloaded Fedora 12 (64-bit - yay!) and am about to install that on the Revo, since Fedora is a superior distro to Ubuntu, IMHO.

If you want to steer clear of hassles, I'd suggest a copy of Windows 7 for the moment and upgrade the RAM if you can. Anyone seem any cheap RAM for the Revo yet? It seems PC6400 laptop RAM is horribly expensive at the moment - I want to go to 2x2GB sticks, but the prices are just silly.
#29
imaxst
The 3610 model has gigabit ethernet and wireless N I am not sure about the 3600.


Oh dear.

No it doesnt - at all!

Standard 10/100, and G wireless - not draft N.
#30
rkl


for some unknown reason and there was no HDMI sound through the HDMI cable



This is exactly why I went to Win 7.

In particular, there is an issue with Flash and Audio on Ubuntu which no-one can quite seem to solve....

With regards the 2GB - I have yet to have any performance issues at all, to be honest I think 1GB is sufficient!
#31
MrShed
This is exactly why I went to Win 7.

In particular, there is an issue with Flash and Audio on Ubuntu which no-one can quite seem to solve....

With regards the 2GB - I have yet to have any performance issues at all, to be honest I think 1GB is sufficient!


What is the audio issue? I have Ubuntu 9.10 working fine (and out of the box) on my Revo. The only issue I have is a very quite hiss which I can sometimes hear if I sit close enough to the TV.
#32
alera
will this run XBMC inc full hd file playback ?



Yes it will, i have tried it and run it very well.


however couple of points to take into consideration.

xbmc is updated extremely regular, and it can be a bit quirky with regards to hd playback, just because one persons says "well ive got it running, and my hd plays brilliantly" dont mean to say they have the same version of xbmc as you, so bear that in mind.

donot run it through windows at all whatso ever (windows seven is different, apparently this will run HD stuff off the bat although through its own media capabilities, havent tried xbmc ontop of windows 7 yet.

install the live version to hard drive and run it like that, or install linux and install ontop, thats the way to go.

upgrade the memory, you meed 2 gig for xbmc, dont listen to anyone else, you need to have the IGP (intergrated graphics processor) running on 512 meg ram and you can only enable this if you have a total of 2 gig system memory


the dual core version is a no brainer!!

read the xbmc forums


do a search for my username on there, i have a post in there with setup notes for my systems (more for than anyone else, but you can follow it fairly easiyl, should work with the revo , although i have had it running perfectly off a standard install from 9.04 with vdpau enabled




hope this helps.


excellant machine
#33
rkl

Tried Ubuntu 9.10 first and what a bad release that is - 9.04 wasn't great, but 9.10 has so many bugs, I'd steer clear. Broadcom wi-fi had to be hand-enabled with "modprobe ath5k" before Network Manager would even recognise it - what a joke! Eventually got it to auto-login with no bleeding keyring prompts and tried out Freevo. Then promptly decided whoever designed Freevo was on crack at the time (can't run it as your user, fullscreen mode doesn't account for window decoration so is partially off the screen and starts a second X server to play media - bonkers!).

Nvidia closed source driver with Ubuntu 9.10 seemed to struggle to generate a clear picture on my LG 32" 1920x1080 LCD set for some unknown reason and there was no HDMI sound through the HDMI cable. At that point, I downloaded Fedora 12 (64-bit - yay!) and am about to install that on the Revo, since Fedora is a superior distro to Ubuntu, IMHO.

Some interesting points there. Firstly you modprobed a Broadcom chip with an Atheros driver? How does that work? My Revo came with an Atheros AR5001 card, which Karmic had no problems recognising and configuring out of the box. Karmic also loaded the STA drivers for a Broadcom BCM4321 card I have on my netbook. That worked even on the latest Mythbuntu live cd based on Karmic.

As for sound through HDMI, you just need to set output through HDMI in the sound preferences and flick through alsamixer to switch the soundcard on. After that it worked fine. I also had no problems getting a reasonably clear picture on my HD 32" Panasonic, although it insisted on keeping the refresh at 60Hz rather than the 50 or 100Hz that would have been native.

MrShed
Oh dear.

No it doesnt - at all!

Standard 10/100, and G wireless - not draft N.


This is definitely true of the base model with Linpus , but what about the more expensive Windows versions?
#34
My 3600 (1GB Linux) is certainly gigabit LAN.
#35
spraint
Some interesting points there. Firstly you modprobed a Broadcom chip with an Atheros driver?
Sorry, my mistake (had so many troubles with Broadcom wireless in the past - it is indeed an Atheros). Fedora 12 correctly loads the ath5k driver in, but that driver is officially hopeless with the Revo (hangs every 5-10 mins in both Ubuntu 9.10 and F12 and you have to manually restart it, even though Network Manager claims it's "connected").

> As for sound through HDMI, you just need to set output through HDMI in the sound preferences and flick through alsamixer to switch the soundcard on.

I should have mentioned that I installed the Nvidia closed source drivers (Ubuntu suggested them, rpmfusion.org has them in the F12 testing repos) as you'd expect (otherwise no compiz or decent 3D acceleration).

Nvidia have outrageously broken HDMI audio in the latest "stable" release, hence the lack of audio in my setup. I found a horrendous "use the previous Nvidia release and hack around with 50 commands" guide on the Net to get it working, but, er, I've got better things to do.

> After that it worked fine. I also had no problems getting a reasonably clear picture on my HD 32" Panasonic, although it insisted on keeping the refresh at 60Hz rather than the 50 or 100Hz that would have been native.

Once I got the Nvidia closed source 3D driver installed, the X log showed that my LG's EDID was "dodgy" w.r.t. refresh rates and although the set claims it's 1920x1080 (and the Nvidia driver does have that res option), the native res appears to be 13680x768! Have LG conned me with the spec of their set?!

I'm still suspecting that Windows 7 with the Nvidia closed source drivers will produce better out-of-the-box results than any current Linux distro. And I thought ATI were bad with their Linux drivers - looks like Nvidia aren't too hot either.
#36
rkl
Sorry, my mistake (had so many troubles with Broadcom wireless in the past - it is indeed an Atheros). Fedora 12 correctly loads the ath5k driver in, but that driver is officially hopeless with the Revo (hangs every 5-10 mins in both Ubuntu 9.10 and F12 and you have to manually restart it, even though Network Manager claims it's "connected").

Hmm. Ubuntu loaded up one driver or other. Didn't really check, but since it is 802.11g I would be suprised if it tried to load either madwifi or ath9. Mine was stable under both Karmic and Jaunty, but there is a bug in Karmic where the wifi icon does not change to signal strength bars on connection. It looks unconnected, even when it isn't.

rkl
should have mentioned that I installed the Nvidia closed source drivers (Ubuntu suggested them, rpmfusion.org has them in the F12 testing repos) as you'd expect (otherwise no compiz or decent 3D acceleration).

Nvidia have outrageously broken HDMI audio in the latest "stable" release, hence the lack of audio in my setup. I found a horrendous "use the previous Nvidia release and hack around with 50 commands" guide on the Net to get it working, but, er, I've got better things to do.

I downloaded and installed 190.42. The Ubuntu repos only had release 185. Can't say I had a problem with HDMI with either one. Dunno what hacks you googled for unless you were looking at mixing, crossfading etc, but:

$ alsamixer

press > until you see IEC958 1 which should be 'off'.
press m to switch it on.

is less effort than installing the nVidia driver, surely.
#37
imaxst
I got the dual core last time it took a while to get it set up the way I wanted but it seems to run most things ok now.
One thing to remember if you are using it as media centre the dual core version has optical out so it gives you more choice audio wise. I am now using windows 7 (tried xbmc live - but was having some issues which actually turned out to be with my LCD panel) and have got mkv's playing through Windows Media Center with DTS audio through my surround sound system. I got a cheap remote from Play and now can control my computer with my harmony remote http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/6372024/Cyberlink-Remote-Control-+-USB-Receiver/Product.html


I'm planning to mount this on the back of my LCD panel using the vesa mount. Will the remote work if it's behind the LCD?
#38
amdg
I'm planning to mount this on the back of my LCD panel using the vesa mount. Will the remote work if it's behind the LCD?


I found I couldn't mount mine (LG LH3000) as the screw points didn't match up.
#39
i have been thinking about one of these to replace my Western digital HDMI player, can any advice me on setting it up for being used a s media player. I was thinking of using fixed onto the back of my tv. What would I use to control it?
#40
mainds
i have been thinking about one of these to replace my Western digital HDMI player, can any advice me on setting it up for being used a s media player. I was thinking of using fixed onto the back of my tv. What would I use to control it?


Should be able to use any MCE remote or I use a wireless keyboard.

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