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Acer Revo R3700 - £199.00 @ebuyer

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5y, 11m agoFound 5 years, 11 months ago
Great little box, excellent for sticking xbmc on and having as a media streamer. Plenty of information in this misc thread - http://www.hotukdeals.com/misc/the-best-media-centre-ever-now-only/602865/#post7759285

This is the entry version with no Windows. The other models also have reduced prices

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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#2
time to do some research... i own 3x r3610 and i'm guessing this the next model up?
#3
If you only want a media streamer, then buy AC RYAN, But this looks good for the Gig network, but I have not had any stutter with blu-ray iso files on the AC RYAN.

I was going to get this, due to the size, but didnt need a PC.
suspended#4
r3610 in the earlier thread, this £5 more has DDr3, WLAN-N, less hard disc, wired mouse and keyboard and Linux and dont forget ION2
#5
canada16
If you only want a media streamer, then buy AC RYAN, But this looks good for the Gig network, but I have not had any stutter with blu-ray iso files on the AC RYAN.

I was going to get this, due to the size, but didnt need a PC.


If you want a media streamer buy Western Digital live HD and put the custom firmware on it, its better than AC Ryan equivalent and is more widely used and hacked and .It supports Youtube and a bundle of other goodies straight out the box and officially.
#6
ukez
canada16
If you only want a media streamer, then buy AC RYAN, But this looks good for the Gig network, but I have not had any stutter with blu-ray iso files on the AC RYAN.

I was going to get this, due to the size, but didnt need a PC.


If you want a media streamer buy Western Digital live HD and put the custom firmware on it, its better than AC Ryan equivalent and is more widely used and hacked and .It supports Youtube and a bundle of other goodies straight out the box and officially.


I was under the understanding that WDTV Live could not bitstream HD audio?
#7
I'm new to this sort of thing, but pretty good technically so reckon I could get one of these up & running from what I've read in the other threads. However, I do have pretty n00b-type question...

I don't download anything over filesharing etc (in part for moral reasons but even if I wanted to, my Internet connection is only about 4-5 meg at best). So, the question is, is there a way I could get my DVD collection (300-400 discs) onto a hard drive for viewing on something like this?
banned#8
I am confused, the 3610 and 3700 look tohave identicle specs apart from one is black and one is white? anyone point out what is different between them?

R3610 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/225754

R3700 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236579

Both have identicle specs from what I see...

Edited By: Reser on Dec 19, 2010 15:48
#9
Reser
I am confused, the 3610 and 3700 look tohave identicle specs apart from one is black and one is white? anyone point out what is different between them?

R3610 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/225754

R3700 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236579

Both have identicle specs from what I see...

read above
#10
Reser
I am confused, the 3610 and 3700 look tohave identicle specs apart from one is black and one is white? anyone point out what is different between them?

R3610 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/225754

R3700 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236579

Both have identicle specs from what I see...


Read #4 above for a start :)
#11
ricaird
I'm new to this sort of thing, but pretty good technically so reckon I could get one of these up & running from what I've read in the other threads. However, I do have pretty n00b-type question...

I don't download anything over filesharing etc (in part for moral reasons but even if I wanted to, my Internet connection is only about 4-5 meg at best). So, the question is, is there a way I could get my DVD collection (300-400 discs) onto a hard drive for viewing on something like this?

You could rip your dvds to hard drives using a prog called handbrake but your gonna need some serious storage id say around 3TBs? it will take a while too
banned#12
blister
Reser
I am confused, the 3610 and 3700 look tohave identicle specs apart from one is black and one is white? anyone point out what is different between them?

R3610 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/225754



R3700 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236579

Both have identicle specs from what I see...


Read #4 above for a start :)


I am not stupid, I read it and everything said was FALSE, since they BOTH come with WIRED keyboards BOTH have same 2gb DDR3 ram,BOTH have 160gb HDD both have Wireless lan also how about you actually CLICK the links i posted instead of blindly believing what some fool posted?


Edited By: Reser on Dec 19, 2010 15:58
#13
ukez
canada16
If you only want a media streamer, then buy AC RYAN, But this looks good for the Gig network, but I have not had any stutter with blu-ray iso files on the AC RYAN.

I was going to get this, due to the size, but didnt need a PC.


If you want a media streamer buy Western Digital live HD and put the custom firmware on it, its better than AC Ryan equivalent and is more widely used and hacked and .It supports Youtube and a bundle of other goodies straight out the box and officially.


Nonsense, get a Revo and install XBMC Dharma on it. More power + configurability than most can possibly need...
#14
Reser
I am confused, the 3610 and 3700 look tohave identicle specs apart from one is black and one is white? anyone point out what is different between them?

R3610 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/225754

R3700 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236579

Both have identicle specs from what I see...


Key differences are;

R3610 = Atom 330 @ 1.6Ghz with ION, DDR2 with eSata port and wireless b/g
R3700 = Atom 525 @ 1.8Ghz with ION2, DDR3 No eSata port and wireless b/g/n



Edited By: ElGato on Dec 19, 2010 16:08
banned 1 Like #15
Reser
blister
Reser
I am confused, the 3610 and 3700 look tohave identicle specs apart from one is black and one is white? anyone point out what is different between them?

R3610 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/225754



R3700 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236579

Both have identicle specs from what I see...


Read #4 above for a start :)


I am not stupid, I read it and everything said was FALSE, since they BOTH come with WIRED keyboards BOTH have same 2gb DDR3 ram,BOTH have 160gb HDD both have Wireless lan also how about you actually CLICK the links i posted instead of blindly believing what some fool posted?


Not stupid but you can't spell 'identical'...
#16
LegendPixel
r3610 in the earlier thread, this £5 more has DDr3, WLAN-N, less hard disc, wired mouse and keyboard and Linux and dont forget ION2


I would not be too excited about ION2. seems to be slower than the previous ION due to 1 lane of PCIe bandwidth available in the Tiger Point southbridge.
#17
gcthompson
ukez
canada16
If you only want a media streamer, then buy AC RYAN, But this looks good for the Gig network, but I have not had any stutter with blu-ray iso files on the AC RYAN. I was going to get this, due to the size, but didnt need a PC.
If you want a media streamer buy Western Digital live HD and put the custom firmware on it, its better than AC Ryan equivalent and is more widely used and hacked and .It supports Youtube and a bundle of other goodies straight out the box and officially.
Nonsense, get a Revo and install XBMC Dharma on it. More power + configurability than most can possibly need...

x2. XBMC Rocks.

ricaird - Dec 19, 2010 15:47I'm new to this sort of thing, but pretty good technically so reckon I could get one of these up & running from what I've read in the other threads. However, I do have pretty n00b-type question...

I don't download anything over filesharing etc (in part for moral reasons but even if I wanted to, my Internet connection is only about 4-5 meg at best). So, the question is, is there a way I could get my DVD collection (300-400 discs) onto a hard drive for viewing on something like this?

I used Clone DVD mobile, which can rip series and single films, then AutoGK to convert to .avi's
If you want to then convert to m4v for your iPod you can reencode with a drag and drop plugin for Vuze which encodes the avis and drops them into your iTunes Library.
#18
Got one of these for my brother as I already have win7 to put on it, tried the linpus first just to check if same as that which came on r3610, and yes it is, still same duff OS... screen res is pathetic, wireless doesn't work out of box so much config needed... if you're gonna get this put another OS on it like ubuntu/fedora or win7 as it needs it to make a properly working PC. Also make sure it's not win7 ultimate as it takes ages to boot up with ultimate for some reason (about 4-5 mins), tested it out and yes it does indeed hang with that version for some unknown reason... but fine with other versions of win7... put win7 professional on it myself and now boots up within roughly 40-60 seconds.
Good little machine this, have an r3610 and the differences in real world usage is negligible, but does help to have the ddr3 ram and wireless n as standard... bought this last week for my bro for £230 approx.. and has now dropped to just below £200, so annoyed with that, but that's life I guess.. he's still happy with it for the £230 as I did all the work, setting up etc for him so now he just has to switch it on and do whatever he likes :)
#19
Cannot see bluetooth does this come with it?
#20
Slower than the 3610. The new ION generation is not as efficient, so better off buying a 3610
#21
great deal, shame about the vendor
#22
really that seems to contradict most other comments, could u explain in more detail sebtomato?

theres 6 pages of ppl saying this (3700) is the better one performance wise in the 3610 thread
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/acer-aspire-revo-r3610-desktop-pc-1/829917?page=2
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Before this thread derails completely, with idiots claiming the ION2 performance is less than the original ION... Lets clear it up..

The "Benchmark" which came out a long time ago which pointed out the ION2 under performed compared to the original ION was on a netbook, netbooks with a 10" screen get an ION2 with a lower clock speed less bandwidth.

What Nvidia have done is basically create two forms of ION 2s, what that sits just below the performance of the original ION.. Then one that outperforms the original ION by quite a big margin.

The ION2 in the Acer Revo is the "full fat" ION2.

As you can see from the below benchmarks (Eee PC), the "full fat" ION2 more than outperforms the original ION.

Although - another thing should be made clear.. You will see no difference what so ever when playing back content using XBMC Live, as the original ION had room to spare when performing playback of 1080p content.. I have yet to hit something which taxed the R3600..

I now have a R3700 and don't really see any difference in terms of performance using XBMC Live, i mostly bought it because it was black. Fitting in more with my home entertainment setup. Although this is no doubt a good purchase if you intend to run XBMC in a Windows environment.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/typo3temp/pics/c8fa575414.png

http://www.notebookcheck.net/typo3temp/pics/cd17982fda.png

http://www.notebookcheck.net/typo3temp/pics/855f6d4153.png

Edited By: spritey on Dec 19, 2010 16:53: .
#24
guv
Your summary is incorrect.

The 3610 offer comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse, windows 7 and a larger Hard drive.
The 3700 in this deal has a newer chipset

If you just want to run it as a media centre, get the 3700. If you want to run it as a media centre and Windows, then get the 3610. Obviously if you already have a windows 7 license and wireless keyboard and mouse, then its a no brainer - the 3700 is the one to get. Its just a case of working out what you actually want to do.


Agree with you to a point... Except that this doesn't just have a better chipset.

The R3700 has a better CPU..

While the D525 isn't light years ahead in performance, it still wipes the D510 in most / if not all benchmarks (which is the new revision of a 330).

Then graphics chipset (which ive explained)..

Also DDR3 over DDR2..

On a hardware level, the only benefit is a larger HDD.

What i agree on though, is that the R3610 is a much better deal for somebody who is looking for a Windows based net-top.. Since it comes with the license and wireless keyboard and mouse already. Although, i'd prefer the R3700 in terms of performance if i was planning on using it as a Windows machine.

Edited By: spritey on Dec 19, 2010 17:04
suspended#25
only £5 difference get the 3700 if u
Reser
blister
Reser
I am confused, the 3610 and 3700 look tohave identicle specs apart from one is black and one is white? anyone point out what is different between them?

R3610 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/225754



R3700 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236579

Both have identicle specs from what I see...


Read #4 above for a start :)


I am not stupid, I read it and everything said was FALSE, since they BOTH come with WIRED keyboards BOTH have same 2gb DDR3 ram,BOTH have 160gb HDD both have Wireless lan also how about you actually CLICK the links i posted instead of blindly believing what some fool posted?


your both has DDR3 is incorrect , the r3700 has dd3, r3610 has ddr2

Edited By: LegendPixel on Dec 19, 2010 17:04
#26
Nice little computer for the money
1 Like #27
Not worth selling the r3610 for the r3700 surely?

The r3610 plays back 1080p files perfectly. So why upgrade?
[helper]#28
ricaird
So, the question is, is there a way I could get my DVD collection (300-400 discs) onto a hard drive for viewing on something like this?

This is something I've started doing recently. If you are looking for free software then try DVDShrink to rip your DVDs to a file on a hard disk (and compress if you want) or you could try fairusewizard.......

If you want to change the "format" of the video - then Handbrake (free) will convert the DVD video to mkv or mp4 files....
3 Likes #29
bigup
Not worth selling the r3610 for the r3700 surely?

The r3610 plays back 1080p files perfectly. So why upgrade?


If you're using XBMC Live - i would agree aye.. No point upgrading. If you're running Windows with XBMC, you may see performance increases.. Although i've never tried that, so couldn't be sure.

I only bought the R3700 as i wanted a black revo... R3600 was a bit of an eye sore on my home entertainment setup with everything being black.. Now blends in perfectly (bottom right hand corner)

http://i55.tinypic.com/fm8dhw.jpg

Edited By: spritey on Dec 19, 2010 17:51
1 Like #30
^^ Nice set-up. You should get some bigger main speakers though.

bigup
Not worth selling the r3610 for the r3700 surely?

The r3610 plays back 1080p files perfectly. So why upgrade?
Definitely not worth it as you will lose money, but then nobody even suggested that. But if you want a new one, I would go for the R3700 unless you want a legit Windows licence.

Edited By: alasrati on Dec 19, 2010 17:52
#31
alasrati
^^ Nice set-up. You should get some bigger main speakers though.


No need mate, floor-standers wouldn't make any difference really as i've got the sub. Plus the living room isn't big enough to benefit from that anyway.. Q Acoustic 1010 7.1 setup works great.
#32
gari189
ricaird
So, the question is, is there a way I could get my DVD collection (300-400 discs) onto a hard drive for viewing on something like this?

This is something I've started doing recently. If you are looking for free software then try DVDShrink to rip your DVDs to a file on a hard disk (and compress if you want) or you could try fairusewizard.......

If you want to change the "format" of the video - then Handbrake (free) will convert the DVD video to mkv or mp4 files....
seriously, why bother. I bet you have a HD TV, why feed it such poor resolutions.

DVDs are dead format, 9Gb for 720×480 - ughhh, grim
#33
spritey
alasrati
^^ Nice set-up. You should get some bigger main speakers though.

No need mate, floor-standers wouldn't make any difference really as i've got the sub. Plus the living room isn't big enough to benefit from that anyway.. Q Acoustic 1010 7.1 setup works great.
I'm not even thinking floorstanders but those are tiddly little things. Subwoofer is fine, but here it is doing too much work. A 4-inch driver can't be that good for mids. Seriously, if you get the itch and want an upgrade, try some decent sized stand-mounts. Should make it much nicer for music and films.
#34
spritey
bigup
Not worth selling the r3610 for the r3700 surely?

The r3610 plays back 1080p files perfectly. So why upgrade?


If you're using XBMC Live - i would agree aye.. No point upgrading. If you're running Windows with XBMC, you may see performance increases.. Although i've never tried that, so couldn't be sure.

I only bought the R3700 as i wanted a black revo... R3600 was a bit of an eye sore on my home entertainment setup with everything being black.. Now blends in perfectly (bottom right hand corner)

http://i55.tinypic.com/fm8dhw.jpg


I've got the Q Acoustics too, great speakers for the price, what Amp are you pairing them with?

This deal is extremely hot. I saw the original R3610 a week ago on here for the same price. Does anyone know what flash performance, XBMC/Boxee Menu performance is like now? Probably my only complaint with the R3610.
#35
How would I go about installing Windows 7 on this? USB optical drive?

Also, what remote is recommended to control XBMC?
1 Like #36
Vegeta
How would I go about installing Windows 7 on this? USB optical drive?

Also, what remote is recommended to control XBMC?
USB optical drive or follow one of the guides on teh net to copy the installation files onto a USB flash drive (plenty of deals for those on here ;)).
#38
Sometimes the ms tool can fail (i think when creating a 64 bit copy on a 32bit machine)

I use unetbootin and have never had any problems
#39
alasrati
I'm not even thinking floorstanders but those are tiddly little things. Subwoofer is fine, but here it is doing too much work. A 4-inch driver can't be that good for mids. Seriously, if you get the itch and want an upgrade, try some decent sized stand-mounts. Should make it much nicer for music and films.


I'd suggest you read the Q Acoustics 1010i setup reviews mate, pretty much won every audio review about.. Think you sorely underestimate them.. Considering they're pretty much the best speaker set you can get, short of moving into Mordaunt Short territory. Which is ya £1000+ range. Remember, that's a 50" HDTV they're sat either side of..
#40
spritey

http://i55.tinypic.com/fm8dhw.jpg


What skin is that? Transparency?

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