ACER Revo R3610 4GB Windows7 500gb (Sorry could not resist posting another revo deal) £269.99 @ Simply Acer - HotUKDeals
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Yes yet another revo deal and slightly cheaper than the ebuyer deal for what i think is the same machine.

Acer Aspire Revo R3610
N330 dual core atom
Nvidia 9400 ION
4gb ram
500gb Hard disk
Optical S/PDIF
Wifi b/g
HDMI / VGA
eSATA
Wireless keyboard and mouse
Windows 7 Home Premium
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#1
Been watching the thread on the single core and wondering whether to take the plunge... Could i see this replacing my 4 yr old desktop setup? Hmmmmn
#2
If it comes with Linux, would be great.
#3
Received mine today... till now happy.
#4
FREEZIN WOLF
Been watching the thread on the single core and wondering whether to take the plunge... Could i see this replacing my 4 yr old desktop setup? Hmmmmn


Your 4 year old PC is probably more powerful than this!
#5
ro888
If it comes with Linux, would be great.


why dont you just download and put your own distro of linux on it?
#6
curofone
why dont you just download and put your own distro of linux on it?


then theys have paid extra for win7 they dont want
#7
Hot.

Its the business!
#8
Does this make a good HTPC? Can anyone that has one post up some opinions please?
#9
montyburns56
Your 4 year old PC is probably more powerful than this!


My 4 year old P4 3.4Ghz pc is still going strong. Only think I could do with is a dedicated graphics card for HD online content.

I've been giving the other one some serious thought but apparently if you're going to use it as a pc (and not as a media centre) then reviews I've read recommend a dual core processor. But given the single core is £129.92, I feel I'm being overcharged paying £189.99 for the dual.

I know this one comes with a little extra but to me it's wayyy too much and would rather invest a little more and get a desktop myself.

Sigmatic
Does this make a good HTPC? Can anyone that has one post up some opinions please?


Considering most people said even the Acer Aspire Revo R3610 with the single core processor at £129.92 will do a decent job as a HTPC because it shares the same ION graphics card, I see no major reason why this shouldn't. This one does however have more memory (which you can upgrade on the other one) and also a much larger hard drive, which is nice. Win 7, wifi and a wireless keyboard and mouse too. But is it worth the extra for a HTPC???
#10
This has wireless N too right? The specs in the deal post don't say that, but that's what it says on SimplyAcer's site.
#11
Sigmatic
Does this make a good HTPC? Can anyone that has one post up some opinions please?


it makes a perfect htpc, there's plenty of info on this on google. even the single core one at £130 makes a good htpc. i bought the 250gb HD 2gb RAM model from maplin for £230 a few weeks ago. the ion graphics really work, they play video better than my dual core desktop with dedicated graphics card, and they run fairly cool too. head over to avforums.com and have a look at the acer revo owners thread.
#12
Sigmatic
This has wireless N too right? The specs in the deal post don't say that, but that's what it says on SimplyAcer's site.


no, specs are wrong. some specs say G, some say N. its G :)
#13
Thanks for the info gents.
#14
montyburns56
Your 4 year old PC is probably more powerful than this!


It almost certainly would but I doubt it would perform too well as HTPC bolted to the back of your TV. Not to mention power consumption and background noise levels.
#15
you could probably build it yourself with a bd-rom in it at this price, although the 'ever changing' price of Windows 7 is not factored in.
#16
FREEZIN WOLF
Been watching the thread on the single core and wondering whether to take the plunge... Could i see this replacing my 4 yr old desktop setup? Hmmmmn


humm, what is the spec of your 4 year old desktop pc?

4 years, so that will be 2006, around the time of the first lot of intel core duo, amd x2, ati x1xxx, nvidia 7xxx.

I would guess your desktop, if it is better than this it wouldn't be by alot, I know that the revo r3600 and r3610 can play 1080p files when using the GPU hardware acceleration, it could also play older games like Unreal tournament 2004 / Age of empires III (plus loads of others) with no problem.

If you are intending to play alot of newer games then this might not be the machine for you (if it is going to be your only machine), this would make good htpc. Loads of people use the revo to run xbmc for movies I'm sure you have read all about that. (note the windows xbmc currently doesnt have GPU acceleration, 1080p files will stutter, they are working on it, you can always use xbmc live which will be fine)

the revo should be able to do everything your old desktop did (and maybe more) plus it is smaller and only use about 27 watts.(my 2 year old dell desktop runs at 230 watts but completely different type of machine - it would be a waste to use that for things than can be done using the revo :p )
:)
#17
brilly
then theys have paid extra for win7 they dont want


Linux geeks deserve all they get.
#18
888
humm, what is the spec of your 4 year old desktop pc?


2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium D
Dual-core
2x 512Mb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE
160Gig HD
+250 external

I know the spec is ***** but i dont need a flying machine

I dont play games, use it mainly for browsing, Word, Excel, torrents and streaming the Wolves matches (considering getting back into photoshop/illustrator)

Was considering an ALDI (medion) baseunit as a mate of mine who knows much more about these things says they are awesome value
#19
888
humm, what is the spec of your 4 year old desktop pc?

4 years, so that will be 2006, around the time of the first lot of intel core duo, amd x2, ati x1xxx, nvidia 7xxx.

Indeed, this system may not be any faster than a four year old PC. After all, the Atom is a slightly improved Pentium3. So while it may be dual core, have a reasonable graphics card and a good amount of memory, it is still not going to be a fast system. The Atom is just too slow for anything except very light usage.

And it is strange that it would come with 4 GB. I thought that Atoms are 32bit only, so you can only address about 3 GB.

FREEZIN WOLF
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium D
Dual-core
2x 512Mb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE
160Gig HD
+250 external

Not a fast system - mostly because of the shortage of memory. If it is DDR2, you can get a cheap upgrade to 2 or 4 GB, which should feel much better. The CPU is probably faster than the Atom.

For an upgrade worth it you should look at an Intel i5 or an Athlon Phenon II X4 600 something with DDR3 RAM.
#20
kpmatthews
no, specs are wrong. some specs say G, some say N. its G :)


Some people have receieved models with N wireless. So it doesn't seem to be a uniform standard.
Unfortunately the resellers are just listing the model specs from Acer which lists N wireless, without checking if the version they're selling has it or not.

If the reseller says its N wireless then its their responsibility that its N wireless.
#21
Do these 4GB machines actually register as 4GB in Windows? Only I keep hearing the limitation is in the hardware. If so what makes it different from the Linpus version of the R3610? Other than the obvious.
#22
FREEZIN WOLF
2.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium D
Dual-core
2x 512Mb RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 6200 LE
160Gig HD
+250 external

I know the spec is ***** but i dont need a flying machine

I dont play games, use it mainly for browsing, Word, Excel, torrents and streaming the Wolves matches (considering getting back into photoshop/illustrator)

Was considering an ALDI (medion) baseunit as a mate of mine who knows much more about these things says they are awesome value


According to this list of CPUs your current PC runs 20% faster than a dual core Atom!

http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.php

I think that some people don't realize that they are essentially buying a mid range PC from 4-5 years ago when they buy an Atom based computer. Unless you particularly want something that is small/quiet/low power consumption you will get more bangs for your buck buying a conventional desktop. :thumbsup:
#23
I have a Toshiba l300 149 which has been in Carphone Warehouse Repairs for nearly 8 weeks and am getting desperate to catch up with paperwork. How would this compare?
#24
Not a bad price. Can't see what advantages having 4gb ram would be over 2gb, even running windows 7, as I can't imagine any use for this machine that would require that much ram.
The linux version at 189 is better value imo, and straight forward enough to bang 7 on over usb stick / usb dvd.
#25
jaydeeuk1
Not a bad price. Can't see what advantages having 4gb ram would be over 2gb, even running windows 7, as I can't imagine any use for this machine that would require that much ram.
The linux version at 189 is better value imo, and straight forward enough to bang 7 on over usb stick / usb dvd.


But £189 plus Win 7 @ £75 =£264 so you are getting twice the memory for only another £5.
#26
win 7 premium available for £52+ del at oyyy, and cheaper still elsewhere.
#27
jaydeeuk1
win 7 premium available for £52+ del at oyyy, and cheaper still elsewhere.


no it's not, the £52 one is for the windows 7 anytime upgrade so you would already need a copy of window 7 starter which the obviously the £189 linux one does not have

if you wanted to install a legit copy of win 7 on the £189 machine you are surely looking at a price of £75+ if you are going for OEM version or £90+ if you are going for the retail version
#28
Thanks to the folks who've chewed the fat on the revo threads of late, just bought one, (the pic of the innards helped me no end)

cheers HUKD people.
#29
guv
It doesn't need the extra ram and you dont need to pay £75 for Win 7. (You don't need to pay anything, but that's another story.)


So where can you buy it more cheaply then?
#30
888
(note the windows xbmc currently doesnt have GPU acceleration, 1080p files will stutter, they are working on it, you can always use xbmc live which will be fine)
:)

Interesting. So xbmc actually works more smoothly on linux than it does on Windows with 1080p content. I had no idea.

I'm using xbmc on my xbox which I just love but it can't obviously do 1080p. But I'm not to confident with Linux. Tries Ubuntu a little while ago but just didn't like the terminal very much.

montyburns56
So where can you buy it more cheaply then?

From me. I'll post it to you on a DVD-R disk with clear instructions how to install successfully. Only £74.99 ;)
#31
does this have an optical output? (ie can i connect this to my surround sound?

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