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Acer Veriton N260G Atom 1GB 160GB XP Home £178.26 @ Dabs

£178.26 @ Dabs
Multi-functional mini PC Audio Output Compliant Standards High Definition Audio Sound Output Mode Stereo Type Sound card Cabinet (Chassis) Form Factor Ultra small form fact…
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Multi-functional mini PC

Audio Output
Compliant Standards
High Definition Audio
Sound Output Mode
Stereo
Type
Sound card
Cabinet (Chassis)
Form Factor
Ultra small form factor
Manufacturer Form Factor
Ultra-slim desktop
Cache Memory
Type
L2 Cache
Card Reader
Supported Flash Memory Cards
Memory Stick
MultiMediaCard
SD Memory Card
xD-Picture Card
Type
Card reader
EPA Energy Star Compliant
Yes
Header
Compatibility
PC
Country Kits
United Kingdom
Manufacturer
Acer
Model
N260G
Product Line
Acer Veriton

Mainboard
Chipset Type
Intel GN40
Miscellaneous
Compliant Standards
BSMI
CCC
CE
FCC
NEMKO
PC 2001
VCCI
Features
Hard drive password
Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)
Networking
Compliant Standards
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Data Link Protocol
Ethernet
Fast Ethernet
Gigabit Ethernet
IEEE 802.11b
IEEE 802.11g
Ethernet Controller(s)
Marvell Yukon 88E8071
Type
Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported
Yes
Wireless Protocol
802.11b/g

OS Provided
Type
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Power Provided
65 Watt
Type
Power adapter

Printer

Type
None

Processor

Installed Qty
1

Manufacturer
Intel

Max Supported Qty
1

Processor Number
N280

Type
Atom

RAM

Installed Size
1 GB

Max Supported Size
2 GB

Technology
DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type
1 year warranty

Software

Type
Acer Client Manager (60 days trial)
Acer eRecovery Management
Acer PowerSaver
Acer QuickMigration
Acer Security Suite
Acer Smartboot
Acer Veriton HelpDesk
Adobe Reader
Cyberlink PowerDVD
Veriton ControlCenter

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type
None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type
None

Storage Hard Drive

Capacity
160 GB

Installed Qty
1

Type
Standard

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type
None

Storage Hard Drive (3rd)

Type
None

Storage Removable

Type
None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity
160 GB

Type
Personal computer

Video Memory

Memory Allocation Technology
Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0

Video Output

Digital Video Standard
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)

Form Factor
Integrated

Graphics Processor / Vendor
Intel GMA 4500M
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#1
http://www.dabs.com/images/Product/UNI2/DigitalContent/5L/5L74_B4422BEF-504D-4B45-9DA8-4F308FC79C50_large.jpg
#2
can this be easily upgraded to 2Gb ram
#3
IMO all these 'net top' computers are a bad deal. At least until they are powerful enough to play HD video which should happen in the next 6 months or so, at which point they then become the ultimate living room computers. Until then they are just grossly underpowered desktops with none of the advantages of the netbooks they share components with.
#4
belovedmonster
IMO all these 'net top' computers are a bad deal. At least until they are powerful enough to play HD video which should happen in the next 6 months or so, at which point they then become the ultimate living room computers. Until then they are just grossly underpowered desktops with none of the advantages of the netbooks they share components with.


A lot of people seem to find the Aspire Revo capable of playing HD video very comfortably. It's basically the same as this one except for its Nvidia chipset (cf Intel). The linux version has been on ebuyer for £160 on and off.
#5
belovedmonster
IMO all these 'net top' computers are a bad deal. At least until they are powerful enough to play HD video which should happen in the next 6 months or so, at which point they then become the ultimate living room computers. Until then they are just grossly underpowered desktops with none of the advantages of the netbooks they share components with.


You've not heard of the new ION systems. Take a google at "330 ION". Provided the software can take advantage they run 1080P just fine, apparently.
#6
ElGato
You've not heard of the new ION systems. Take a google at "330 ION". Provided the software can take advantage they run 1080P just fine, apparently.


thats the sort of thing im waiting fro
#7
Decentbloke
A lot of people seem to find the Aspire Revo capable of playing HD video very comfortably. It's basically the same as this one except for its Nvidia chipset (cf Intel). The linux version has been on ebuyer for £160 on and off.


Be careful, the Aspire Revo name covers a whole lot of models, and they all have different capabilities, mostly depending on graphics chipset used. Like I said the keyword here for HD playback is ION.
#8
I have no idea how well the acer in this deal does for hd playback, but the gadget show reviewed nettops recently and found the Aspire Revo good for HD - heres a link
http://fwd.five.tv/gadget-show/videos/jon-test/jon-test-nettops
The end of the review concentrates on 1080p playback and they have a lot of praise for the revo.
#9
custardy
thats the sort of thing im waiting fro


Kinda just discovered the ION myself this week, and been googling me nuts off ever since, looking for the perfect option. AsRock ION 330 is a front runner right now. Not a looker, but a great performer.
#10
davedixson
I have no idea how well the acer in this deal does for hd playback, but the gadget show reviewed nettops recently and found the Aspire Revo good for HD - heres a link
http://fwd.five.tv/gadget-show/videos/jon-test/jon-test-nettops
The end of the review concentrates on 1080p playback and they have a lot of praise for the revo.


Again, be careful, they are talking the new Aspire Revo, that comes with the ION graphics. All Revo's are NOT the same.
1 Like #11
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#12
Sorry cold - the veriton is generally around this price (e.g. XP Pro for less than £10 more at play) & even so, it is a cheaper version of the Revo, which is the one to go for (not that much dearer - linux version on pre-order at play for same money: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/11641853/Acer-Aspire-Revo-R3600L-Intel-Atom-230-1-6GHz-1GB-160GB-Linpus-Linux-Desktop-PC/Product.html).
#13
ElGato
Again, be careful, they are talking the new Aspire Revo, that comes with the ION graphics. All Revo's are NOT the same.


Revo = ION
Veriton = Intel
n'est-ce pas?
#14
ElGato
Again, be careful, they are talking the new Aspire Revo, that comes with the ION graphics. All Revo's are NOT the same.


Not doubting you, but never seen a Revo without the ION graphics - any chance of a link (to enlighten me)? :thinking:

hywen, rep for that pic - any more - link perhaps? :thumbsup:
#15
belovedmonster
IMO all these 'net top' computers are a bad deal. At least until they are powerful enough to play HD video which should happen in the next 6 months or so, at which point they then become the ultimate living room computers. Until then they are just grossly underpowered desktops with none of the advantages of the netbooks they share components with.


Sort of correct, except 2 errors - ION graphics versions are available now & (most important to some) they do share one of the advantages of netbooks - low power consumption. It is more for cost reasons than any other that I am writing on my netbook with a more beefy laptop arms length away.

I reckon we will soon see nettop offices - less space, less heat (less/no air-con required in the office), less power & cheaper - I can see office bosses' eyes lighting up when they realise. Take the XP-Pro veriton at play - will run office all day every day for < £190 - would likely save more than that over it's life (very roughly say 200W by 8 hours/weekday over 3 years).
#16
Guys, I have only skimmed the spec but I very much doubt this is ION.

ION = NVIDIA Geforce 9400M

This runs an Intel GN40 chipset with GMA X4500HD . The GMA X4500HD should decode most HD.

http://www.liliputing.com/2009/03/intel-gn40-chipset-supports-hd-video-but-not-blu-ray.html

http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news/2009/02/intel-debuts-new-atom-n280-gn40-chipset.ars

If you can get an ION at the same price I would go for that though tbh. Plus, you'll be more likely to bag a dual core Atom with that.
#17
As I understand it these current Nettops will do 720p HD which is what most HD is online, but they won't do full 1080p which is what you want to be future proof.

To get a future proof system you should wait until all these nettops are using the new chipsets with ION graphics (and preferably the new dual core atom chips as well)
#18
jnm21
Not doubting you, but never seen a Revo without the ION graphics - any chance of a link (to enlighten me)? :thinking:


My bad, :oops:, in my haste to research this I had missed that important fact. It's good to learn, :thumbsup:

I gues the moral is, know what you want out of the product and ensure it can deliver at least that.

Still looking for that HTPC machine for the bedroon, just needs to cope with 720P, so maybe the single core revo linux box is all I need. Prolly going to run XBMC on it.
banned#19
This thread is like watching kids at school argue over whos football they should use. And none of them really having a clue.

Good fun tho.
#20
Why on earth would anyone need 1080p on a screen of this size? None of you know what you're talking about if you expect 1080p to be "future proofing yourself".

720p on this size screen is more than enough! And I'd challenge most of you to spot the difference between a DVD and a 720P video on a screen of this size.
#21
I just purchased one acer r3600 on ebay, same spec with ion graphics, but with 250gb, and 2gb ram, Linux for only 178 pounds. free shipping from Taiwan. bargain.. rrp uk 249 but with 160gb and windows vista. so saved myself over 70 pounds. shows uk inflate their prices.
#22
Not voted. What is the advantage of a Netop over a Laptop :?
banned#23
Geemac
Not voted. What is the advantage of a Netop over a Laptop :?


LMAO

See my previous post.
#24
Anarchist
LMAO

See my previous post.


There are Laptops that will playback 1080 on a big TV :whistling:
#25
I have bought a ION version (linux for £160) -

I Have win 7 demo and Ubuntu UNR 9.04 on mine
The priority for me was silence - and because fan/sink is bigger and behind 23" screen I cannot hear it at all at night.
Nice side affect is getting USB hub and card reader and phone/mic jack off the floor/desk and behind the screen

currently trying to avoid VNC and trying to use XDMCP or maybe GNOME RDP ?

COCO
#26
Anarchist
For £179?
That are this small?

Care to try to make yourself look even more foolish?

Edit: forgot to include the obligatory whistling smiley... :whistling:


So you’re a genius who has to belittle everyone, I asked a genuine question, It doesn’t have a dvd drive or screen. I don’t see the point so I must be thick.
#27
I_SHOULD_COCO
The priority for me was silence - and because fan/sink is bigger and behind 23" screen I cannot hear it at all at night.


My Mac Mini is totally silent as well, and once you go silent you can never go back to a big noisy tower.
#28
belovedmonster;6219622
IMO all these 'net top' computers are a bad deal. At least until they are powerful enough to play HD video which should happen in the next 6 months or so, at which point they then become the ultimate living room computers. Until then they are just grossly underpowered desktops with none of the advantages of the netbooks they share components with.


Those are my concers too. I am going to hang on until these things have the hardware that they should have.
banned#29
Geemac
I don’t see the point so I must be thick.


Quoted for truth.

Doesn't take a genius to work out spending £179 to do something (by buying one of these, or the Revo's which are much better yet) instead of paying three times more (for a laptop of sufficient spec) to do the exact same thing, is a good idea.

Why does it need a drive? If you want to just play discs, thats what DVD/Blu ray players are for. If you really must, just buy an external drive for these, best of both worlds.

Why does it need a display? Its primarily designed for plugging into your 40" TV.

Use your common sense.

As for the whole Veriton/Revo arguement, the Ion based Revo's are technically superior. But the Veritons are obviously a little cheaper - if you want an XP flavour (without pirating the software) and dont want/need more than 720p. I heartily recommend the Revo - brilliant machines.
banned#30
mattress
Those are my concers too. I am going to hang on until these things have the hardware that they should have.


Another genius. Try reading the tread properly - the Ions have been playing 1080p HD video for months now.
#31
stanglish
Guys, I have only skimmed the spec but I very much doubt this is ION.

ION = NVIDIA Geforce 9400M

This runs an Intel GN40 chipset with GMA X4500HD . The GMA X4500HD should decode most HD.

http://www.liliputing.com/2009/03/intel-gn40-chipset-supports-hd-video-but-not-blu-ray.html

http://arstechnica.com/hardware/news/2009/02/intel-debuts-new-atom-n280-gn40-chipset.ars

If you can get an ION at the same price I would go for that though tbh. Plus, you'll be more likely to bag a dual core Atom with that.


I do believe this has a 4500M chipset based around a cut down GL40 chipset. The GL40 doesn't have hardware support for VC1 or AVC so won't in fact cope with HD playback well.
#32
Anarchist
Quoted for truth.

Doesn't take a genius to work out spending £179 to do something (by buying one of these, or the Revo's which are much better yet) instead of paying three times more (for a laptop of sufficient spec) to do the exact same thing, is a good idea.

Why does it need a drive? If you want to just play discs, thats what DVD/Blu ray players are for. If you really must, just buy an external drive for these, best of both worlds.

Why does it need a display? Its primarily designed for plugging into your 40" TV.

Use your common sense.

As for the whole Veriton/Revo arguement, the Ion based Revo's are technically superior. But the Veritons are obviously a little cheaper - if you want an XP flavour (without pirating the software) and dont want/need more than 720p. I heartily recommend the Revo - brilliant machines.


So I would need to spend £537.00 for a Laptop with the spec to do the same as this, again I am not an expert but I don’t believe that’s true.
So while browsing HUKD with this nobody else can use the TV.
#33
Have to agree with Anarchist really.

Also try looking at the rest of the thread ad the gadgetshow link posted. The proof is there although the info they give "Atom 1.6" is really poor description.
#34
Anarchist
Feel free to post a link to a laptop with at least an Nvidia 9400M display adapter and HDMI. I guarantee it won't be within miles as cheap as this.

And you're only allowed to have one PC in your house?

You really are putting up *extremely* poor arguements. I almost feel sorry for you to be honest


“*extremely* poor arguments” All I said was I don’t see the point. I have 2 desktops and 2 laptops. I have a WDTV for downloaded content, and up scaling DVD player. You just seem to reply with nasty comments to anybody that doesn’t agree with you. If you have vastly superior knowledge why can’t you share it without being so negative
#35
Anyone know if Dabs do next day delivery? I cant seem to find the option anywhere.
#36
Anarchist
ROFLMAO

Best. Post. Yet.

Moron - this doesn't have a screen AT ALL. It was mostly designed for plugging into your home TV set (IE 40 inches) etc. Hence why 1080p is important for them.

Jesust christ. I thought I'd seen it all till you came along. And telling everybody else that none of them have a clue what they're on about is just sheer comedy bliss.


Errm, is your sarcasm detector not working?

*Sigh*
#37
Just to clear up the confusion here....

This is a Revo N260G. It does not have an Nvidia Ion chipset in it, it uses Intel graphics. The processor is a Atom N280 processor, which is slightly faster then the N230 found in most Revos with Ion chipsets. I think this is aimed at desktop users who don't want to watch HD video but would like a bit more processor power.

There is also another Revo with an N330 processor and Ion. The processor is a dual-core version of the N230, so you get a lot more speed, as well as being able to play back HD video. It's almost twice the price though, but you get 2GB of RAM and 320GB of HD.
banned#38
Geemac
“*extremely* poor arguments” All I said was I don’t see the point. I have 2 desktops and 2 laptops. I have a WDTV for downloaded content, and up scaling DVD player. You just seem to reply with nasty comments to anybody that doesn’t agree with you. If you have vastly superior knowledge why can’t you share it without being so negative


No, that wasn't 'all you said'. You came in trying to belittle people by suggesting nettops are pointless because a laptop can do everything this could do. Which as I've pointed out is completely nonsensical due to them costing a massive amount more. To which you replied with a load of very, very poor arguements.

If you have 2 desktops and 2 laptops, why are you suggesting that you would be typing away messages on hotukdeals, on your nettop, when everyone else wants to be watching TV? Besides just giving me another really daft arguement that made no sense whatsoever.

Having a WDTV, you obviously understand the benefits of having a media device for streaming downloaded content. Can you not see the benefit in having, in that same box, windows functionality that allows you access to everything else, all other Internet media (BBC iplayer, 4OD, youtube, on demand movie services ala netflix etc and countless others), access to all your applications, emails etc without having to go unpack/plug in your laptops or head off to mess about with your desktops, the ability to download your media straight onto it without using another PC, Skype over your big screen for if your whole family want to get in on a video call, spotify, your choice of mp3/media playing software libraries, stream internet music, the possibilities are completely endless. Anything media based that you could realistically want to do, these things can do it all by themselves, at a relatively low cost.

For relatively, not that much more cost than the WDTV, but with many, many more times the functionality, and future proofed against pretty much any new codecs/containers etc?

Now, I'm not saying that everyone must go out and buy these at it will make their lives complete, as I'm sure there are plenty of people who for £180 are happy to live without. But there are obviously a whole bucketload of advantages and saying you cant see any of them is just short sighted and needlessly arguementative.
#39
Anarchist
Nope, I didn't ignore Cybergibbons post, I read it. And everything he says is true factual information. It doesn't contradict with anything I've said, far from it.

If you'd like to explain how it does, please go ahead.


My mistake you’ve got me there:oops: I thought you said this would play 1080p movies, you did not.
I really like gadgets, but I still can’t get my head round this. I have my WDTV and a media tank, one laptop is permanently setup in front of my lazy boy chair.
banned#40
Geemac
My mistake you’ve got me there:oops: I thought you said this would play 1080p movies, you did not.
I really like gadgets, but I still can’t get my head round this. I have my WDTV and a media tank, one laptop is permanently setup in front of my lazy boy chair.


OK,

As I said, this thing shouldn't really be looked at as a PC, but kind of more like the WDTV, except it has about 1001 other uses.

I'm a big fan of the Revo, it filled a gap that I've been trying to fill for years in my media setup - a device small enough to fit in my AV setup on my stand, cheap enough to not be a complete extravagance, but powerful enough to fill any media requirements I could really have. Before that, it involved spending hundreds on bulky media case PC's, that either looked disgusting, cost twice as much (with decent AV cases costing almost as much as one of these on its own), was way too big, underpowered, or a combination of these. Or using an equivilent laptop, that was way more expensive, and a pain in the **** to keep unpacking and plugging in whenever i wanted to use it.

If I want to play something from BBC iPlayer, I don't need to go unpack my laptop, and either fiddle about plugging it into the TV or watching it on a small screen, just play it through the Revo. It plays my entire 1080p MKV collection, plus if I want something new I can just download it straight from the Revo via newsgroups. No dodgy streaming or anything necessary. If I'm waiting for someone to come on MSN, the Revo has it covered and it'll pop up while I'm watching a film, Internet radio stations, and so on, the possibilities are endless.

It will do anything you want it to do (within reason) media wise, and so much more, yet its cheap enough to be affordable to almost everyone.

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