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Acer Aspire Revo R3610 Dual Core, 2gb ram, 250gb hdd, Linux - £189.99 delivered @ Ebuyer

£189.99 @ Ebuyer
Popular for use as a media server and running HD movies from, has just came back down in price by £10. Not quite as good as last weeks £179.99 deal but still a saving. Free 5 day delivery too. … Read More
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Popular for use as a media server and running HD movies from, has just came back down in price by £10. Not quite as good as last weeks £179.99 deal but still a saving. Free 5 day delivery too.


The AspireRevo R3610 is small but powerful, fueled by today's latest mini processor and matched by an advanced NVIDIA® graphics chipset plus HDMI with S/PDIFconnectivity for very real-looking imagery. 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 N330
* NVIDIA Ion Chipset

Memory

* 2GB RAM
* Expandable to 4GB
* 2 x soDIMM slot

Hard Drive

* 250GB SATA HDD

Optical Drive

* None

Software

* Operating System: Linpus Linux
* Acer Arcade Deluxe
* Acer eRecovery Management
* eSobi

Display

* Monitor Not Included

Graphics

* NVIDIA GeForce 9400 (NVIDIA Ion)

Audio

* No Speakers
* High Definition Audio Support

Input Devices

* Revo USB Multimedia keyboard & optical mouse

Networking

* LAN: Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
* WLAN: 802.11 b/g
* No Modem

Power Supply

* 65 W adapter with power cord

Dimensions

* 180 (L) mm
* 180(H) mm
* 30 (W) mm (withoutbezel)

Interfaces
Front:

* Two USB 2.0 ports
* Multi-in-1 card reader
* High-definition headphone and microphone jacks
* eSATA port
* Optical S/PDIF port

Rear:

* Four USB 2.0 ports
* DC-in jack
* Ethernet (RJ-45) port
* D-Sub VGA port
* HDMI port
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#1
Is it worth paying the extra for this than the R3600 if the intention is to play back video only? From the older R3600 thread that seems to do the job just well and ebuyer have it for £150 at the moment.
#2
I'd say it's worth paying the extra if you can stretch to it, mainly for the Dual Core processor, more memory and hard drive storage. All of which will make running movies more of a pleasure and allow HD films to run smoother.
#3
will this pc play blueray disks?
#4
Gurj
will this pc play blueray disks?


if it had a blu-ray drive ........ but it doesn't
#5
The Revo (I think I'm right in saying) has no DVD / Blu-ray drive - so it won't play discs in the conventional way.
This is used for streaming media already acquired from either your own collection or (ahem) elsewhere.

There is software out there which will allow you to copy your blu-ray films to something that you can use with the Revo - however a full Blu-ray rip can be very hard disk space hungry on your hard drive so it's advisable to get yourself a external drive of 1tb or higher if you want to do this for many films.

I personally don't mind playing back movies in 720p as either WMV or MKV formats (lots of resource out there for how to achieve this), which take up a lot less space - for that I'm sure the revo will be a real winner!
(oh dear.... I think I've just talked myself into buying one now!)

On a side note - I like the linux os, but I'm considering installing Windows 7 on this and having a dabble with multi-touch on a touch screen monitor or the PC's equivalent of the Apple's magic mouse (when it finally gets here).
Anyone had any experience with the Revo?
#6
Got this exact model for my sister a few months back..... very good machine, but:-

1) linpus OS is useless IMHO
2) wireless internet can't be enabled on the linpus OS, believe me I tried - A LOT!!

If you change the OS to ubuntu 9.10 via a USB HDD or whatever then you can do the following.
1) wireless internet works great
2) can install boxee and configure it so you can watch upto 1080p movies on your TV
3) optical sound works after a bit of fiddling with it... but not too hard tbh.

all in all a very good machine and takes up little to no space at all.... my only grumble is the above shortfalls, that in itself isn't a reason to not buy this machine, but in all fairness shouldn't be described by the sellers as having wireless LAN when you have to change the OS to get it.
#7
I installed Windows 7 from an external xbox HD dvdrom drive on a friends. Installation was silky smooth and performance was pretty impressive for the price (performance index rating was 3.3 I think).
#8
KTF
Is it worth paying the extra for this than the R3600 if the intention is to play back video only? From the older R3600 thread that seems to do the job just well and ebuyer have it for £150 at the moment.


The basic R3600 with 1GB works fine, but doesn't have a lot of headroom. Adding 1GB of memory is well worth while. So that means you are really only paying a premium of £20 for the dual-core, with a slightly larger hard disk as a bonus.

As a media player you don't need the dual-core, but it might be useful if you ever re-purpose the Revo.

I have three of the R3600 (upgraded to 2-4 GB Ram). If I bought another I would pay the small premium for the dual-core.
#9
I have on of these.

Fantastic machine for the price. I now run it 24x7 as my download machine and XBMC. I don't boot up my 'normal' PC anywhere near as much now.

For me the main clincher was to get the optical audio out on this model which I don't believe is available on the R3600 model - its hooked up to my opticals on my amps so it was a big thing for me to have this....

EDIT: forgot to say, I personally dumped the Linpus and went with Windows 7....
#10
I have Optical out on my TV so as going to connect the Revo via HDMI then channel the sound to my amp via the TV. Would I still get the 5.1, etc. this way (I think I will)?
#11
KTF
I have Optical out on my TV so as going to connect the Revo via HDMI then channel the sound to my amp via the TV. Would I still get the 5.1, etc. this way (I think I will)?


Yes you should I did that ver thing. I'll be plugging it directly into my amp once I've repositioned so I can play music without the TV being on but over HDMI to may Panasonic TV and then optical out works fine. Running Windows7 and XBMC on mine.
#12
Online
I have on of these.

Fantastic machine for the price. I now run it 24x7 as my download machine and XBMC. I don't boot up my 'normal' PC anywhere near as much now.

For me the main clincher was to get the optical audio out on this model which I don't believe is available on the R3600 model - its hooked up to my opticals on my amps so it was a big thing for me to have this....

EDIT: forgot to say, I personally dumped the Linpus and went with Windows 7....


Are you able to have the audio via the HDMI as well as via the optical audio? Sometimes I don't want to use the amp and have full blown surround sound... well not when I am watching Saved by the Bell downloads! :oops:

Am considering this with XMBC Live installed and having it sit behind the TV in the lounge.
1 Like #13
Don't think you can have both HDMI and optical output at the same time...

In windows 7 I have to change the sound options for whichever output I want ie speakers, HDMI or S/PDIF

in ubuntu after enabling sound options in alsamixer to turn on S/PDIF (IEC958) and make sure other options are enabled too (can't remember exactly which ones are disabled by default)
then just a matter of going into sound settings and selecting which hardware output you want.
#14
With people who installed W7 on it, do you then also create another partition for xbmc as heard that needs to run from linux
#15
You can create another partition buy XBMC will work fine on Windows.
#16
Can this be turned on and off via remote?
#17
No, there is no remote shipped with it.
#18
Mr Hunter;8328095
Can this be turned on and off via remote?


I believe there is a way to add a remote to this, but you'll have to google it to find out any details. Best way IMHO is to just get a wireless keyboard/mouse combo.

Here ya go, found this for you... http://lifehacker.com/5391308/build-a-silent-standalone-xbmc-media-center-on-the-cheap
#19
I read that a remote works great with this, but i would like not to get up off the sofa and turn it on via the remote, i think after a while it would do my head in.

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