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Acer Aspire Revo R3700 Desktop - £184.98 @ Ebuyer

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5y, 7m agoFound 5 years, 7 months ago
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Product Description
The Aspire R3700 is an ultra-slim and compact PC that can stand discreetly on a desk or easily mount to the back of select Acer monitors, saving loads of space while providing HD multimedia entertainment.

Sleek any-room PC
Whether tucked away on a corner of your desk or nicely concealed on the back of your monitor, the Aspire R3700 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 Aspire R3700 is small but powerful, fueled by today's latest miniprocessor matched by an advanced NVIDIA graphics chipset plus fast DDR3 memory, in addition to HDMI connectivity for enjoying lifelike imagery on a large external display or TV screen. Six USB ports and a card reader (depending on model) make transferring your photos and other files as fast and easy as ever.

NVIDIA ION2
Next-generation NVIDIA ION graphics energize your PC with over 10 times the performance of integrated graphics. Experience full 1080p YouTube HD video and play PC games. NVIDIA ION packs a premium graphics punch at a fraction of the size.



Processor

Intel® Atom D525 processor 1.8GHz
Intel® NM10 chipset

Memory

2GB DDR3 800MHz
Expandable to 4GB
2 x soDIMM slot

Hard Drive

160GB 2.5" SATA 3 Gb/s

Optical Drive

None

Software

Operating System: Linpus Linux X

Display

Monitor Not Included

Graphics

NVIDIA ION graphics solution

Audio

Embedded high-definition audio with 2-channel support
S/PDIF support for digital speakers

Input Devices

USB Keyboard and Mouse

Networking

Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
WLAN: 802.11b/g/n

Power Supply

65 W adapter with power cord
PC 2001, ENERGY STAR 5.0

Dimensions

Height 192 mm
Depth 192 mm
Width 36 mm

Interfaces Front:

Two USB 2.0 ports
Multi-in-1 card reader
High-definition headphone and microphone jacks

Rear:

Four USB 2.0 ports
DC-in jack
Ethernet (RJ-45) port
D-Sub VGA port
HDMI port
S/PDIF port

Expansion

Mini PCI Express slot
Multi-in-1 card reader, supporting:MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick

Warranty

1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
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#1
I'm considering buying one for the television in the sitting room, should be good for light internet browsing, and playing HD movies from the computer.
#2
doivey
I'm considering buying one for the television in the sitting room, should be good for light internet browsing, and playing HD movies from the computer.


Awesome if you buy a remote and install XBMC....

btw...they've been this price for a month or more....
#3
does anyone know what linpus is like compared to other distro's of Linux.
#4
What kind of remote do you need ? ...
#5
doivey
I'm considering buying one for the television in the sitting room, should be good for light internet browsing, and playing HD movies from the computer.

I have the R3600 and did this in the bedroom, have it hung on a home made bracket that then suspends off the TV wall bracket. Using a 300 Mbp/s WiFi I was able to stream full 1080p MKVs from my media centre with ease, have now gone ethernet and can manage 40 Mbytes/sec.

Only issue I had was with DirectX, to stream the 1080p MKVs I had to use Media Player Classic wihich wanted latest DirectX. Unfortunately upon installing DirectX I was no longer able to stream from iPlayer or 4OD. All sorted now though, plays everything and long term I plan to move my media centre from the lounge and replace with one of these.
1 Like #6
7iain7
does anyone know what linpus is like compared to other distro's of Linux.

It's **** basically and next to useless.
#7
doivey
What kind of remote do you need ? ...


Look on that well known auction site for item number 220753121692 or just search for HP USB IR....
If you have a Harmony remote already then you'll only need the IR receiver.
#8
But you could install Ubuntu or Jolie is on it
#9
Been about this price for a while. I really want one, wish i had some spare cash.
#10
Anyone know how much noise these things make? and is the optical sound out of here good?
#11
Max-Power
Anyone know how much noise these things make? and is the optical sound out of here good?


Almost silent
#12
I have one of these, honestly one of the best things ive ever bought. Almost silent when in use, plays all videos with ease, also has played majority of the games ive installed.
#13
If you have an Android phone you can use the XBMC app to control the media centre. I do that to show off :)
#14
ooohhh mannnn, so tempted now... i've got a PCH though, do I really need this...:|
1 Like #15
since i have this connected over wifi and not ethernet, the fan is not almost silent, its ok, not too bad. well i have the r3600 and it's great for 1080p playback. XBMC for the win. although if you're not a computer geek, think very hard about wether you want to go down this road. HDD auto mount, optical out, smooth 1080p playback, IR commands and generally linux in general may make you consider taking your own own life, and i worked as a computer technician for 3 years
#16
Q-Tec
If you have an Android phone you can use the XBMC app to control the media centre. I do that to show off :)


Yeah was just about to say that. I only have a Windows Mobile phone atm until my next upgrade so I can only emulate Android OS and therefore it doesn't run newhere near as well as it should. But have been using the XBMC app quite a lot and from what I can gather it is very nicely done. If you have an Android or iPhone then I strongly suggest using it as the remote as opposed to buying one.
#17
Max-Power
Anyone know how much noise these things make? and is the optical sound out of here good?


My Revo is quieter than my SkyHD box.....

Optical output is fine. I use optical to AMP and HDMI to TV as i can't be doing with all the HDMI switching delays...
#18
Good price but you could build a system with AMD's new Zacate Fusion processors (much better performance/lower power consumption) for not much more.
Motherboard with integrated chip = £112,
Mini ITX Case = From £30
4GB memory = £30
500GB Hard Disk = £40
#19
right... i think i need it could be time to flog my PCH!
#20
How much energy does this thing eat? I'm thinking of buying one for music / movies, but also to use as my Squeezebox and AudioGalaxy server so it'll be left on - I want something that really cheap to run. I'm using a netbook for my Squeezebox at the moment at it takes 40w - would this use any less?

Anybody know :-)
#21
I have the 3600 and I love it. I use my iPhone as the VLC player remote and iTunes remote. Best bit of tech I ever bought.
#22
This is perfect for XBMC. I just got one the other other day and it was up and running within about 30 mins streaming all my HD content from my NAS drive. It's totally silent too and it just sit's behind the tv so you can't even see it. I used the old XBox remote with a £5 XBox-USB adapter and a little tweak in the settings.

If you want a media PC then get one of these! Bargain.

Also, if you don't like linpus you can just as easily just stick whatever distro you like on it.
#23
@SuperFlyBlues, I think its about 1w if you let it go to sleep.
#24
I have the 3700 and have it tucked away behind my television, it's networked and running XBMC and it's great. I was fortunate enough to pick up a sealed box one back in January with 250gigs, 3GB, a very nice wireless mouse and keyboard and Win7 Home Premium for £205 delivered. IMHO, it is worth every penny and the only time I hear the fan is if it reboots after a software upgrade or a power failure. :D
#25
Would this be a better media player than my wd live ?.

Also would this run mame and other emulators ok ?

Thanks in advance for any help
#26
I bought this last week. As for energy, I think its about 18w..

And i grabbed XMBC Live and installed that so it boots right into XBMC, which is good - thought not as pretty as Boxee :)

If you install Windows, it seems to struggle with 1080p WMV HD streams, but on XBMC live it handles everything i've thrown at it fine :)

Edited By: razord on Apr 13, 2011 14:53
#27
Lebz
Good price but you could build a system with AMD's new Zacate Fusion processors (much better performance/lower power consumption) for not much more.
Motherboard with integrated chip = £112,
Mini ITX Case = From £30
4GB memory = £30
500GB Hard Disk = £40


Are these any good with Ubuntu and XBMC? I thought AMD was difficult to setup with XBMC (DXVA) in Ubuntu whereas the Nvidia works ok I think
#28
chimpsinties
This is perfect for XBMC. I just got one the other other day and it was up and running within about 30 mins streaming all my HD content from my NAS drive. It's totally silent too and it just sit's behind the tv so you can't even see it. I used the old XBox remote with a £5 XBox-USB adapter and a little tweak in the settings.

If you want a media PC then get one of these! Bargain.

Also, if you don't like linpus you can just as easily just stick whatever distro you like on it.


chimpsinties
This is perfect for XBMC. I just got one the other other day and it was up and running within about 30 mins streaming all my HD content from my NAS drive. It's totally silent too and it just sit's behind the tv so you can't even see it. I used the old XBox remote with a £5 XBox-USB adapter and a little tweak in the settings.

If you want a media PC then get one of these! Bargain.

Also, if you don't like linpus you can just as easily just stick whatever distro you like on it.



Alright mate just wondered how you use the old xbox remote for the xbmx on the revo?

At the moment I just use the mouse and keyboard but have been thinking about a remote and i already have an old xbox one knocking around.

any advise would be greatly appreciated.

thanks
#29
slayer201277
But you could install Ubuntu or Jolie is on it

I have an R3610 and have had both Win7 64 and Ubuntu 64 on it. Currently using Ubuntu 64 and its working great for streaming stuff to my TV.
#30
SuperFlyBlues
How much energy does this thing eat? I'm thinking of buying one for music / movies, but also to use as my Squeezebox and AudioGalaxy server so it'll be left on - I want something that really cheap to run. I'm using a netbook for my Squeezebox at the moment at it takes 40w - would this use any less?

Anybody know :-)


I had a 3610 last year if i remember correctly it was about 30w in normal use
and about 37w while watching tv via a usb stick and again 37w playing HD video
This was all under windows 7. In the end i sold mine and built a i3 system only uses about 7-10 more watts but a lot more powerfull
#31
ps240685

Alright mate just wondered how you use the old xbox remote for the xbmx on the revo?

At the moment I just use the mouse and keyboard but have been thinking about a remote and i already have an old xbox one knocking around.

any advise would be greatly appreciated.

thanks


I think I just followed this thread on the XBMC forum
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=39181 if not that one then another very similar one. You just have to edit a couple of files and like I said previously you'll need an XBox-USB converter cable. This is about £5 from EBay but it's good cos you can have you Revo hidden away and just run the receiver around to a prominent place at the front. You can alter the remote dongle yourself but it means soldering and for £5 it's hardly worth it.

I believe any Windows MCE remote will just work out of the box also but I've not tried these.
#32
Max-Power
ooohhh mannnn, so tempted now... i've got a PCH though, do I really need this...:|

No stick with your popcornhour, less trouble, does the job easily with no messing about. Purchased the 3610 recently and sold it and back to using my media streamer.
#33
Would this be a better media player than my wd live ?.


Also would this run mame and other emulators ok ?


Thanks in advance for any help
#34
dreamcast
Would this be a better media player than my wd live ?.


Also would this run mame and other emulators ok ?


Thanks in advance for any help


Yes and yes. :)
#35
have a look at this thread here clicky >The Best Media Centre - Ever
#36
I'm thinking about one of these to run my Logitech WiLife CCTV system from. Advantage being you can hide it pretty well so if you get burgled they ain't gonna swipe the pc with all the video footage on it. Currently have my quad core htpc running all day which can't be cheap and this looks ideal.
#37
4gb of ram is pointless in these things too, 2gb max. 2gb will run 1080p, transmission daemons and squeezebox servers all at the same time with tonnes of free ram. coming from an xbmc point of view of course
#38
Anyone know if these have enough video grunt to play bluray isos (not copyrighted before anyone asks!) over the gigabit network connection?
#39
rosso
Anyone know if these have enough video grunt to play bluray isos (not copyrighted before anyone asks!) over the gigabit network connection?


through XBMC with DVXA2 enabled yes...you won't get HD audio though...
#40
chimpsinties
[quote=ps240685]

I believe any Windows MCE remote will just work out of the box also but I've not tried these.


I'm using a MCE remote, its pretty configurable too - you can map buttons

I dont have this PC but have just rigged up a £99 PC I got from Currys with XBMC, very easy to install and setup the plugins.

On the XBMC forums I keep seeing the Logitech Harmony Universal Remote Control being mentioned so I think thats compatible and configurable too


Edited By: debs626 on Apr 14, 2011 08:49

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