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Not as good as the old £150 R3610 but still a great offer for those wanting a nettop. Also this comes pre-installed with a Linux distro and does not have Windows XP/7.


Specs:
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
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#1
Xtreamer ultra is been debuted today. May be a good alternative
http://www.xtreamer.net/Ultra/
#3
imoneofthem
I'm curious about this:[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FZotac-Z-Box-Mini-Technology-Warranty%2Fdp%2FB004DUMMUE]
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zotac-Z-Box-Mini-Technology-Warranty/dp/B004DUMMUE[/url]

doesn't come with harddrive, RAM or OS as far as i can see...or keyboard mouse etc
#4
No it doesn't come with harddrive, RAM or OS, keyboard or a mouse.
More details at scan
brilly
imoneofthem
I'm curious about this:[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FZotac-Z-Box-Mini-Technology-Warranty%2Fdp%2FB004DUMMUE][/url][url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FZotac-Z-Box-Mini-Technology-Warranty%2Fdp%2FB004DUMMUE]
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Zotac-Z-Box-Mini-Technology-Warranty/dp/B004DUMMUE[/url]

doesn't come with harddrive, RAM or OS as far as i can see...or keyboard mouse etc
#5
mrbishi211
Xtreamer ultra is been debuted today. May be a good alternativehttp://www.xtreamer.net/Ultra/
Awaiting price!
#6
Had my eye on one of these, the R3700 has the Nvidia Ion 2 graphics cards, description Just says Nvidia Ion.
#7
SpoonyBoy
Had my eye on one of these, the R3700 has the Nvidia Ion 2 graphics cards, description Just says Nvidia Ion.

ion 2 in spec
next gen ion in description
its ion 2 in all of them

have to hide thsat xtremer.. butt ugly
also their comparison makes them look dishonest as its laughable even if basically correct


Edited By: brilly on Mar 01, 2011 09:42
#8
The Revos are very good value for money, however shop about similar spec Windows based systems can be had for the same price.
2 Likes #9
Why not just buy a laptop for another 50-100 quid? Portable, more powerful, built in screen and a larger external display can be plugged in if required. Compared to £180 for a netbook it just seems expensive to me.
#10
gary_rip
mrbishi211
Xtreamer ultra is been debuted today. May be a good alternativehttp://www.xtreamer.net/Ultra/
Awaiting price!


€200 is the price being quoted afaik
#11
Wonder should I wait for the Win 7 version to drop until this price? ;)

Edited By: ah_heng on Mar 01, 2011 10:02
6 Likes #12
FocusZing
Why not just buy a laptop for another 50-100 quid? Portable, more powerful, built in screen and a larger external display can be plugged in if required. Compared to £180 for a netbook it just seems expensive to me.

why spend extra on a screen if its going to be plugged into a tv all the time?
does this laptop you suggest have same spec?
you say better so lets see the 250quid laptop you'd use?
does it have 6usb ports and optical?
can it be attached to the back of your tv?
any more irrelevant comments?

Edited By: brilly on Mar 01, 2011 10:35
8 Likes #13
brilly
FocusZing
Why not just buy a laptop for another 50-100 quid? Portable, more powerful, built in screen and a larger external display can be plugged in if required. Compared to £180 for a netbook it just seems expensive to me.

why spend extra on a screen if its going to be plugged into a tv all the time?
does this laptop you suggest have same spec?
you say better so lets see the 250quid laptop you'd use?
does it have 6usb ports and optical?
can it be attached to the back of your tv?
any more irrelevant comments?


My knee hurts and I think I might have piles.
1 Like #14
try nhsdirect
its usual to start at the top of a list of questions also :)
#15
brilly
FocusZing
Why not just buy a laptop for another 50-100 quid? Portable, more powerful, built in screen and a larger external display can be plugged in if required. Compared to £180 for a netbook it just seems expensive to me.

why spend extra on a screen if its going to be plugged into a tv all the time? Power cut, tv goes wrong.
does this laptop you suggest have same spec? Around January I saw a few laptop of a decent spec at this price, no hdmi out though.
you say better so lets see the 250quid laptop you'd use? as above
does it have 6usb ports and optical? usb hub £1-5
can it be attached to the back of your tv? VGA, no HDMI at this price point, another £150-200.
any more irrelevant comments?


The funny thing is, I am still interested in these. I like the small form factor and efficiency, my response was more rhetorical than anything, can't keep splashing the cash in these times :-)
#16
wow the price has now dropped to £199.99

this deal should be hot hot hot!
#17
Got the wireless version of this with windows 7 for just £20 more on fleabay.

Best thing i've bought in along while.
#18
FocusZing
brilly
FocusZing
Why not just buy a laptop for another 50-100 quid? Portable, more powerful, built in screen and a larger external display can be plugged in if required. Compared to £180 for a netbook it just seems expensive to me.

why spend extra on a screen if its going to be plugged into a tv all the time? Power cut, tv goes wrong.
does this laptop you suggest have same spec? Around January I saw a few laptop of a decent spec at this price, no hdmi out though.
you say better so lets see the 250quid laptop you'd use? as above
does it have 6usb ports and optical? usb hub £1-5
can it be attached to the back of your tv? VGA, no HDMI at this price point, another £150-200.
any more irrelevant comments?


The funny thing is, I am still interested in these. I like the small form factor and efficiency, my response was more rhetorical than anything, can't keep splashing the cash in these times :-)

never saw you had answered
1. what if? non answer, laptop could break just as easily or more so.
2. non answer, no example and no hdmi
3. as above
4. usb hub is messy, optical?
5. i mean the whole unit can he hidden by fixing it to the rear of the tv

Edited By: brilly on Mar 01, 2011 11:26
#19
FocusZing
brilly
FocusZing
Why not just buy a laptop for another 50-100 quid? Portable, more powerful, built in screen and a larger external display can be plugged in if required. Compared to £180 for a netbook it just seems expensive to me.
why spend extra on a screen if its going to be plugged into a tv all the time?does this laptop you suggest have same spec?you say better so lets see the 250quid laptop you'd use?does it have 6usb ports and optical?can it be attached to the back of your tv?any more irrelevant comments?
My knee hurts and I think I might have piles.
Funniest comment ive seen on HUKD in ages.
#20
Thinking about getting one of these for my parents for a media centre. Does it have an EPG for TV like windows 7?
#21
Damn. And I've just bought an AC Ryan. Oh well :(
#22
If I could hide any more behind my TV I would consider oO
#23
gary_rip
FocusZing
brilly
FocusZing
Why not just buy a laptop for another 50-100 quid? Portable, more powerful, built in screen and a larger external display can be plugged in if required. Compared to £180 for a netbook it just seems expensive to me.
why spend extra on a screen if its going to be plugged into a tv all the time?does this laptop you suggest have same spec?you say better so lets see the 250quid laptop you'd use?does it have 6usb ports and optical?can it be attached to the back of your tv?any more irrelevant comments?
My knee hurts and I think I might have piles.
Funniest comment ive seen on HUKD in ages.


It actually made me LOL
#24
this would be great with XBMC live. i have the r3600 and its amazing, but lacks S/PDIF port and a built in IR port. can always add them through usb, but it just involves more cables and linux terminal driver geekery
#25
Having an optical audio output is a good idea on a computer with an external power supply (with an earth connection), because otherwise you are likely to get earth loops when connecting to an external amplifier, causing nasty buzzing noises. That's one reason why a laptop is not a good idea in this situation.
#26
meathane
this would be great with XBMC live. i have the r3600 and its amazing, but lacks S/PDIF port and a built in IR port. can always add them through usb, but it just involves more cables and linux terminal driver geekery
I got an IR receiver and handset for less than £10 from eBay. It works out of the box on 3610 with XBMC (running under Ubuntu in my case as I also use it as a proper computer) - no geekery needed. Optical is better than S/PDIF (which the the same protocol over a wire) for the reason given above.


Edited By: pibpob on Mar 03, 2011 00:25
1 Like #27
I wonder, is this a decent deal for the extra?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-EeeBox-EB1501P-Factor-Premium/dp/tech-data/B0043D29H2/ref=de_a_smtd

This Asus has 2x 3.0 USB ports, Win 7, a remote, a DVD drive (spec?) and +90GB drive space, for an extra 50 quid... seems like a fair bit more? Also seen some evidence on ebuyer that this model has an eSata on rear (whatever that's ultimately useful for - people seem to care).

Any good? Let me post it if so, ping me :)

Edited By: NikLP on Mar 03, 2011 04:15
#28
brilly
FocusZing
brilly
FocusZing
Why not just buy a laptop for another 50-100 quid? Portable, more powerful, built in screen and a larger external display can be plugged in if required. Compared to £180 for a netbook it just seems expensive to me.
why spend extra on a screen if its going to be plugged into a tv all the time? Power cut, tv goes wrong.does this laptop you suggest have same spec? Around January I saw a few laptop of a decent spec at this price, no hdmi out though.you say better so lets see the 250quid laptop you'd use? as abovedoes it have 6usb ports and optical? usb hub £1-5can it be attached to the back of your tv? VGA, no HDMI at this price point, another £150-200.any more irrelevant comments?
The funny thing is, I am still interested in these. I like the small form factor and efficiency, my response was more rhetorical than anything, can't keep splashing the cash in these times :-)
never saw you had answered1. what if? non answer, laptop could break just as easily or more so.2. non answer, no example and no hdmi 3. as above4. usb hub is messy, optical?5. i mean the whole unit can he hidden by fixing it to the rear of the tv

I have a u2300 with hdmi laptop which I got for 250.00 HP DM1 . and that can play hd stuff. and also it can bit stream HD audio, this cant, so I would prefer a HDPC with a 5450 card, that way you have a true HD media centre.
#29
why is it that when every revo deal comes on people start discussing media streaming devices. Is this revo a dedicated media streamer? Cold.
#30
How powerful is the CPU on these things?

My ideal setup would probably be a laptop instead of this - playing HD videos/media on the one hand and then using the CPU for processing CCTV video feeds using zoneminder.

I don't think this will be up to the task???
#31
canada16
brilly
FocusZing
brilly
FocusZing
Why not just buy a laptop for another 50-100 quid? Portable, more powerful, built in screen and a larger external display can be plugged in if required. Compared to £180 for a netbook it just seems expensive to me.
why spend extra on a screen if its going to be plugged into a tv all the time? Power cut, tv goes wrong.does this laptop you suggest have same spec? Around January I saw a few laptop of a decent spec at this price, no hdmi out though.you say better so lets see the 250quid laptop you'd use? as abovedoes it have 6usb ports and optical? usb hub £1-5can it be attached to the back of your tv? VGA, no HDMI at this price point, another £150-200.any more irrelevant comments?
The funny thing is, I am still interested in these. I like the small form factor and efficiency, my response was more rhetorical than anything, can't keep splashing the cash in these times :-)
never saw you had answered1. what if? non answer, laptop could break just as easily or more so.2. non answer, no example and no hdmi 3. as above4. usb hub is messy, optical?5. i mean the whole unit can he hidden by fixing it to the rear of the tv


I have a u2300 with hdmi laptop which I got for 250.00 HP DM1 . and that can play hd stuff. and also it can bit stream HD audio, this cant, so I would prefer a HDPC with a 5450 card, that way you have a true HD media centre.

What makes you think an ION2 can't bitstream HD audio?

But a u2300 is almost twice the processor of the atom, I wish they'd make a £200 revo with a u2300 :(

ATI cards are usually pretty difficult to set-up with proper HD playback and HDMI audio in linux (for things like XBMC) though. Whereas nVidia cards are a walk in the park.

Its all about trade-offs with these type of PCs. I mean - I wouldn't want to leave your laptop on 24/7 and it has far less external ports. I would expect the fan to make quite a bit of fuss when it gets going too!
#32
NikLP
I wonder, is this a decent deal for the extra?
[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FAsus-EeeBox-EB1501P-Factor-Premium%2Fdp%2Ftech-data%2FB0043D29H2%2Fref%3Dde_a_smtd]
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-EeeBox-EB1501P-Factor-Premium/dp/tech-data/B0043D29H2/ref=de_a_smtd[/url]

This Asus has 2x 3.0 USB ports, Win 7, a remote, a DVD drive (spec?) and +90GB drive space, for an extra 50 quid... seems like a fair bit more? Also seen some evidence on ebuyer that this model has an eSata on rear (whatever that's ultimately useful for - people seem to care).

Any good? Let me post it if so, ping me :)

yes it's good! how the heck do i ping you?
#33
NikLP
I wonder, is this a decent deal for the extra?
[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FAsus-EeeBox-EB1501P-Factor-Premium%2Fdp%2Ftech-data%2FB0043D29H2%2Fref%3Dde_a_smtd]
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Asus-EeeBox-EB1501P-Factor-Premium/dp/tech-data/B0043D29H2/ref=de_a_smtd[/url]

This Asus has 2x 3.0 USB ports, Win 7, a remote, a DVD drive (spec?) and +90GB drive space, for an extra 50 quid... seems like a fair bit more? Also seen some evidence on ebuyer that this model has an eSata on rear (whatever that's ultimately useful for - people seem to care).

Any good? Let me post it if so, ping me :)

better than this for many people - excellent

canada16, dm1 cost 330+ now thoiugh i see your point. does fail on other points such as mountable, gigabit, usbs etc though.
didn't think it would have a power advantage in full 1080p and bitstreaming over this but am not so familiar with that config.
at least this isn't from scan eh.

Edited By: brilly on Mar 03, 2011 12:05
#34
Hi, has anyone played minecraft on one of these?
#35
mrbishi211
Xtreamer ultra is been debuted today. May be a good alternative
http://www.xtreamer.net/Ultra/


looks like WiFi is optional (via a USB stick).
#36
meathane
this would be great with XBMC live. i have the r3600 and its amazing, but lacks S/PDIF port and a built in IR port. can always add them through usb, but it just involves more cables and linux terminal driver geekery

It is. Got mine bolted to the back of the TV with dual boot Win7/XBMC connected to a NAS via Homeplug AV. XBMC takes a bit of tinkering to get the sound working properly, but it's well worth the effort. Only think that lets it down is the lack of eSATA.
#37
I found that it was far easier to install XBMC under windows with one of these instead of live and im very happy with its performance , i was tearing my hair out trying to get live to dual boot with the network/audio set up issues
#38
Cold from me never got mine to run any HD media well at all, tried XBMC with lots of help on here but gave up..Average machines at best but HD media player this is NOT by a dedicated player for that..

Hk
#39
hkphooey
Cold from me never got mine to run any HD media well at all, tried XBMC with lots of help on here but gave up..Average machines at best but HD media player this is NOT by a dedicated player for that..

Hk

people can get all their media working on revos with single core and older ion - this is more advanced so should be better.
sounds like user error.
not saying its easy as i dont have one ..but rather than saying its NOT a HD media player, its probably more correct to say its not a player for YOU.
#40
brilly
hkphooey
Cold from me never got mine to run any HD media well at all, tried XBMC with lots of help on here but gave up..Average machines at best but HD media player this is NOT by a dedicated player for that..Hk
people can get all their media working on revos with single core and older ion - this is more advanced so should be better.sounds like user error.not saying its easy as i dont have one ..but rather than saying its NOT a HD media player, its probably more correct to say its not a player for YOU.


ITS NOT A HD MEDIA PLAYER FULL STOP....buy one before you blow and find out.

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