Acer Revo L80 Nettop PC - Intel Celeron 887 1.5GHz, 4GB/750GB, HDMI, DVI, USB 3.0 x2, freeDOS - only £169.98 @ eBuyer - HotUKDeals
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Acer Revo L80 Nettop PC Product Description
The Acer Aspire Revo is not only a PC but a smarter PC that brings photos, video, music and all web content to big-screen TV. The flexible design of the Acer Aspire Revo allows it to be placed flat on a table, attached to the back of a TV using a specially designed stand, or stood vertically next to the TV to save space.

Visibly smart microarchitecture provides dynamic processing performance and speedier multitasking while consuming less power. With Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Quick Sync Video and Clear Video HD Technology.

Photos, videos, music collections and social media can be enjoyed on a big-screen TV with 5.1- or 7.1-channel Dolby® Home Theater® v4 sound effects. 1 litre small footprint with gem-cut design makes the Revo a gorgeous decoration in any modern home.

USB 3.0 with Power-Off charging Transfers data to and from external devices 10X faster than the previous generation, taking advantage of capabilities supported by many of the newest devices


Features
•Small, easy-setup for more convenience and space-saving; Gem-cut design gives a gorgeous look fits in any modern space
•Fabulous multimedia enjoyment by Intel HD Graphics , Dolby® Home Theater® v4

•3rd generation Intel® Celeron processor



Processor
•Intel Celeron 887 processor 1.5GHz
•2MB Cache
•Intel HM70 Express Chipset
Memory
•4GB DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM
•Up to 8 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM (dual-channel support on two DIMMs)
Hard drive
•750GB SATA 3 hard disk
Optical drive
•None
Software
•Operating System: Free DOS
Graphics
•Intel HD Graphics
Audio
•Optimized Dolby® Home Theater® v45 audio enhancement, featuring Dolby® Digital Live, Dolby® Pro Logic® IIx, Dolby® Headphone, Dolby® Natural Bass, Dolby® Sound Space Expander, Dolby® Audio Optimization, Dolby® High Frequency Enhancer technologies6
•High-definition audio support

Input Devices
•Keyboard and Mouse not included

Networking
•LAN: Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready
•WLAN: 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
Dimensions
•Width 209.89 mm
•Depth 209.89 mm
•Height 35.35 mm
Interfaces Front:
•Two USB 3.0 ports (one supporting fast charge / power-off USB charging),
•Multi-in-1 card reader,
•Two HD audio jacks
Back:
•HDMI port,
•DVI port,
•Four USB 2.0 ports,
•DC-in jack,
•Ethernet (RJ-45) port,
•S/PDIF port,
Expansion
•Two PCI Express Mini Card slots
•Card reader: 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
Which HTPC solution would people recommend for this PC?
2 Likes #2
Load XBMC on at and you are away

Disclaimer --

Some frustration may apply
#3
I bought this with a smaller 500gb drive for £150 a couple of weeks ago. Its a cracking little machine. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate with XBMC.

Its worth noting that this comes with FreeDos. If you want to install XBMC then (the last time i checked) this machine doesn't run openelec or XBMC under Linux. This may have changed though.
#4
Anyone know how these things handle web based games (flash etc). Thinking of one for the kids. Doesn't need to do "proper" PC gaming.
#5
i have the older version on this great as a htpc :)
#6
why doesnt it run openelec, my old revo ticks along nicely
#7
Egoman
Which HTPC solution would people recommend for this PC?

I run Xbmcbutu on mine or you could go with Openelec choice is yours

Might be worth swapping out the HDD & sticking a SSD in,keep the 750gb & stick it in an enclosure



Edited By: OldEnglish on Mar 19, 2013 16:11: ..
#8
Andi Keane
Load XBMC on at and you are away

Disclaimer --

Some frustration may apply

Use Openelec instead. Installs what is essentially xbmc with a minimum of frustration.

Edit: ignore that - unless things have changed this is the HTPC that you can't install xbmc/opnelec on. Baffling decision.

Edited By: petrolgirls on Mar 19, 2013 16:08
#9
guerilla
why doesnt it run openelec, my old revo ticks along nicely

I believe its an issue with the Intel HD graphics card.

http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=152886
#10
Openelec (XBMC that runs standalone)
#12
I bought one of these and I'm running w8 with xbmc and found no issues with this combo. Tried a couple of 5gb 1080p mkvs and moved them nicely.
#13
I was looking at getting one of these Nettops as a dedicated HTPC solution with XBMC but I decided to give the Raspberry Pi a go. I installed Raspbmc on it last night and it's really surprised me how good it is. I think if you're looking for a dedicated XBMC player (and if you've got a spare portable HD or a NAS) then I'd definitely consider the Raspberry Pi. It handles streaming 1080p films without any issues.

It's certainly not as good as this Nettop though as Raspberry Pi's do have their limitations. You really need to hook it up to an AV Receiver that is capable of converting audio streams as it's quite limited in the audio support department. For me though it's a great solution and if you can't afford one of these bad boys then it's worth giving the RPi a go.

Edited By: MisterMadHatter on Mar 19, 2013 16:45: ...
#14
I got the 500gb version a few weeks ago, put windows 7 on, and xbmc. Plays 1080 mkv's perfectly. OK, don't buy it if you want to play the latest games, but as an extra PC hooked up to TV and home network it's great. Would highly recommend. Also, it's kind of designed for win8, but 7 goes on fine, using (mostly) the win8 drivers from Acer website.
#15
For openelec i'd recommend getting the Intel Celeron NUC. http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-nuc-celeron-847-qs77-ddr3-usb-2-0-2-x-hdmi--next-unit-of-computing--8K0N.html?src=15

Works out a bit more expensive but it's tiny and silent.
#16
I've had a similar machine, presumably older, with the Atom processor and 500gig HDD. Installed Win 7 with XBMC and its been fantastic for the 12 months or so I've used it, able to play 720 HD films fine, also works with Youtube in 720 fine as well.
#17
Are the drives in these 2.5" or 3.5"?
#18
Anyone know if I'd have any luck connecting the DVI output to a 2560x1440 monitor? (That doesn't do scaling outside of native resolution). I know very little about how well the Intel HD graphics work.. Thanks in advance!
#19
zedx19
I've had a similar machine, presumably older, with the Atom processor and 500gig HDD. Installed Win 7 with XBMC and its been fantastic for the 12 months or so I've used it, able to play 720 HD films fine, also works with Youtube in 720 fine as well.

I also have an r3610, which is starting to get noisy, so looked at a replacement for it a few months ago. all the forums seem to say that the older versions are much better media players than the newer ones, so I decided against getting one

good price though, so heat added
#20
What's the best nettop out there with dedicated graphics?
#21
This is fine if you want to put Windows on it, but forget it if you want to run Linux. I bought two last month as web kiosks at work, they will only run Linux in standard SVGA, so you won't get any graphics acceleration or anything and you can't even view a youtube video in full screen without it being choppy.

I'd spend a bit more and get the Nvidia one if you aren't going to run Windows.

These were also on offer for £150 a month or so ago from Ebuyer.

Edited By: InkZ on Mar 19, 2013 18:49
1 Like #22
Captain Scarlet
What's the best nettop out there with dedicated graphics?


no net tops have dedicated graphics.

You can get an i3/i5 (can't remember) Intel NUC I think with HD4000, but it doesn't come with memory or HD, you have add them.

Or you could get an ultrabook with dedicated graphics, very low power processors in ultrabooks, similar to nettop.
#23
nathan2
For openelec i'd recommend getting the Intel Celeron NUC. http://www.dabs.com/products/intel-nuc-celeron-847-qs77-ddr3-usb-2-0-2-x-hdmi--next-unit-of-computing--8K0N.html?src=15

Works out a bit more expensive but it's tiny and silent.
Plus the cost of a HDD & Ram.

PS.
How would this fare as a replacement for my wifes old HP Compaq DC 7100 SFF desktop PC with a Pentium4 3200GHZ which is starting to struggle? She just uses it for general office work and occasional browsing in XP. The extra small size of the Acer would also be a huge plus.
The bottleneck at present in the HP is probably the 512Mb of old PC-3200 DDR-SDRAM but as that is so expensive now it might be better to put that money towards a new PC.
It could also be an option to hook this Acer up to the 32" Samsung TV in the same room, rather than the tiny 17" monitor at present.
Any thoughts on the performance aspect of this Acer v the HP, all advice welcome? :)






Edited By: anglo on Mar 19, 2013 19:39: edit
#24
I am not sure I am getting the whole nettop concept. Even a 5 year old Core 2 PC would outperform this one - and those are being sent to the skip all over the country. So why would you by a PC new that struggles even with basic tasks? One software update and it becomes unusable.
1 Like #25
MrPuddington
I am not sure I am getting the whole nettop concept. Even a 5 year old Core 2 PC would outperform this one - and those are being sent to the skip all over the country. So why would you by a PC new that struggles even with basic tasks? One software update and it becomes unusable.
Size, weight, power consumption, noise and cheap (for a new PC).
1 Like #26
they are very small, cheapish, low idle and power usage, silent. They are capable of doing everything fast and efficiently.
Why do you need a ferrari if all you are going to be doing is going to the shops.
1 Like #27
Android stick. Wireless keyboard

£60.00

Lets be realistic how much normal windows stuff will you be doing via the pc...

You can always wirelessly beam stuff across via tablet or laptop or smart phone to the device

E.g bubble upnp / imediashare

You can also install xbmc ... I've tried 1080p content works fine
#28
Xbmc on Windows 8 works a dream on this !
#29
nice net top but if you just want a basic htpc worth looking at the android dongles like the mk808 only £30

Edited By: cigbunt on Mar 20, 2013 00:32
#30
wideawakewesley
Anyone know how these things handle web based games (flash etc). Thinking of one for the kids. Doesn't need to do "proper" PC gaming.

No problems at all playing flash. Handles full HD youtube clips.
#31
DirtDiver
I got the 500gb version a few weeks ago, put windows 7 on, and xbmc. Plays 1080 mkv's perfectly. OK, don't buy it if you want to play the latest games, but as an extra PC hooked up to TV and home network it's great. Would highly recommend. Also, it's kind of designed for win8, but 7 goes on fine, using (mostly) the win8 drivers from Acer website.

mostly ... apart from a few of the drivers like wifi if I recall correctly. I gave up with win7 after several hours. No problems with win8 which is actually pretty good.
#32
MrPuddington
I am not sure I am getting the whole nettop concept. Even a 5 year old Core 2 PC would outperform this one - and those are being sent to the skip all over the country. So why would you by a PC new that struggles even with basic tasks? One software update and it becomes unusable.

These are primarily lounge PC's designed for casual browsing, multimedia, low power consumption, silent operation etc. It will handle basic tasks without issue but it will struggle on video/audio encoding, gaming and development work.
#33
I bought the L70 model, swapped the 300Gb drive for a SSD, stuck Win8 and XBMC on it. Not sure about the L80, but the L70 wont play HD Netflix through W7 (Silverlight??), but the Netflix app in the win8 app store works fine.
#34
MrPuddington
I am not sure I am getting the whole nettop concept. Even a 5 year old Core 2 PC would outperform this one - and those are being sent to the skip all over the country. So why would you by a PC new that struggles even with basic tasks? One software update and it becomes unusable.

WAF. Simple as that.
#35
can these be connected to router to act as nas. sorry for bring up older post . . . im thinking of buying a nas system and also wd live tv... but was thinking this maybe does both

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