548°
EXPIRED
Acer Aspire Revo £149.99 @ Play
Acer Aspire Revo £149.99 @ Play

Acer Aspire Revo £149.99 @ Play

Buy forBuy forBuy for£149.99
GETGet dealVisit site and get deal
Noticed this on play and thought it was a fantastic price as i remeber someone posted the Asus one that was and is 3 times the price of this and for what it is i think at £149 is great. You can fit it on the back of your LCD/Plasma and is a small form factor pc with an Atom cpu that would be ideal for web surfing and watching Divx movies over the network.


Acer Aspire Revo
Processor: Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz
Memory: 1GB
HD Capacity: 8GB SSD
Display: None
Graphics Card: NVIDIA ION
Optical Drive: None
Operating System: Linux
Networking: Wireless 802.11b/g, Ethernet LAN 10/100
Four-in-one card reader, supporting:
MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Secure Digital (SD) Card
xD-Picture Card
Memory Stick
Ports:
VGA D-sub
HDMI
eSATA
6x USB2.0
Headphone Jack
Microphone Jack
Included Acessories
Wired Keyboard And Mouse

48 Comments

Original Poster

http://media.pcadvisor.co.uk/cmsdata/blogentries/114421/Acer_Aspire_Revo_with_monitor_360.jpg

The ones that cost more I would imagine are the ones with 160GB HD and vista

dcx_badass;5236292

Same price as an aspire one though, but still good.



Yes but this has a HD compatible GPU. Add a usb hard disk and watch HD films, a usb freeview stick and you have a pvr, USB blu-ray drive (little expensive at the moment) you can even play games if you wish (to a point).

HD films in certain formats, some types of videos won't be accelerated by the GPU and the CPU isn't up to playing them by itself.

This has actually already been posted before. Also, the initial batch will come with the small SSDs, but will then be replaced by standard hard drives, so perhaps it's worth hanging on for a while. :thumbsup:

amdavies;5236349

HD films in certain formats, some types of videos won't be accelerated by … HD films in certain formats, some types of videos won't be accelerated by the GPU and the CPU isn't up to playing them by itself.



What wont it decode? It covers MPEG 2/4, AVC, VC-1. Don't have any others what am I missing?

LawyerAdam;5236356

This has actually already been posted before. Also, the initial batch … This has actually already been posted before. Also, the initial batch will come with the small SSDs, but will then be replaced by standard hard drives, so perhaps it's worth hanging on for a while. :thumbsup:



Play have ones listed with 2.5" hard disks already.:thumbsup:

PC World have one with a 160GB HDD, 2GB of RAM and Vista Home Premium for £299.99 web only...

GAVINLEWISHUKD;5236367

What wont it decode? It covers MPEG 2/4, AVC, VC-1. Don't have any others … What wont it decode? It covers MPEG 2/4, AVC, VC-1. Don't have any others what am I missing?Play have ones listed with 2.5" hard disks already.:thumbsup:



But this very model (i.e. £150 linux) will get a HD soon. By all means you can go and get a vista model and pay more if you want. I wouldn't like to be running vista on a 1.6ghz processor:p

EDIT: It won't be able to decode stuff very well that relies on the cpu i.e. youtube videos (or flash content generally - this is my impression from the reviews)

dcx_badass;5236409

If you use a certain codec you should be able to run 1080p rips, I was … If you use a certain codec you should be able to run 1080p rips, I was reading on the aspire one user forums that the aspire one can do them ok, with this certain codec.



How good are these atom processors for doing day-to-day tasks. I've read reviews about how weak they are, but, in practice, does anyone know what you can actually do well with them?

LawyerAdam;5236399

But this very model (i.e. £150 linux will get a HD soon). By all means … But this very model (i.e. £150 linux will get a HD soon). By all means you can go and get a vista model and pay more if you want. I wouldn't like to be running vista on a 1.6ghz processor:pEDIT: It won't be able to decode stuff very well that relies on the cpu i.e. youtube videos (or flash content generally - this is my impression from the reviews)



Yes it may do but I bet it wont be £150. Why would you want to run vista anyway! Probably leave linux on or maybe put nlited xp or even windows 7 on it.

I think the Atom 230 can cope with youtube and flask apps fine. Well never had any issues on my aspire one.

dcx_badass;5236409

If you use a certain codec you should be able to run 1080p rips, I was … If you use a certain codec you should be able to run 1080p rips, I was reading on the aspire one user forums that the aspire one can do them ok, with this certain codec.



Remember this is using the Nvidea ION GPU (ie Geforce 9400m rebranded) It should be fine with anything you download from the net.:thumbsup:

GAVINLEWISHUKD;5236427

Yes it may do but I bet it wont be £150. Why would you want to run vista … Yes it may do but I bet it wont be £150. Why would you want to run vista anyway! Probably leave linux on or maybe put nlited xp or even windows 7 on it.I think the Atom 230 can cope with youtube and flask apps fine. Well never had any issues on my aspire one.



Err...you told me to look at the more expensive models that have Hard disks and those ones come with vista and cost a lot more money. This model will still be £150 when it gets a standard hard disk. I prefer Ubuntu anyway.
reghardware.co.uk/200…ch/

Anyway, I have to go and do revision :w00t:

LawyerAdam;5236441

Err...you told me to look at the more expensive models that have Hard … Err...you told me to look at the more expensive models that have Hard disks and those ones come with vista and cost a lot more money. This model will still be £150 when it gets a standard hard disk. I prefer Ubuntu anyway.http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/04/24/acer_revo_storage_switch/Anyway, I have to go and do revision :w00t:



We will wait and see. I hope your right.:thumbsup:

Have some rep.

this sounds good don't know much about these but im going to look into it more thanks!

its pretty god as I was browsing simultaneously using safari. chrome, firefox, and ie7 and opera and it had no problems

on my samsung nc10

Great price for this, as list was £179.99. Voted hot.

looks cool, thanks

So can you pull the SSD out of this and put a 2.5" HDD in?

OFI;5236797

So can you pull the SSD out of this and put a 2.5" HDD in?


]Reviews seems to says GPU is great CPU is very average
"all HD in 1080 P, and for example with the Vegas 1080P video we got very smooth playback with 10 to 30 percent CPU occupancy, with some 20 percent on average. On The Dark Knight MOV 1080 clip we were getting an average 20 percent CPU occupancy. With an external Blu-ray that connects on one of many USB 2.0 ports, we played Enter the Dragon, Bruce Lee Blu-ray and we can tell that Ion can take care of it" taken from

I can find ]unboxings

But I really want to know if it can be hacked for 2.5" sata ?
This is the ]picture is of the mobo for the Vista version


I did strongly suspect that the sata header will not be present on the £149 version
But as ]Lawyer Adam pointed out it is due for an upgrade after the intial SSD version is released.

So maybe the Mobo is hackable now , as opposed to AA1 SSDnetbooks which require serious fiddling and/or a 1.8" drive

COCO

If you want a processor to compare the Atom to, a P4 1GHz would be fairly close. Not fantastic but perfectly adequate for light applications.
The nVidia GPU makes some games viable, but if you want a games machine for this price, buy an Xbox360 or a Wii.

The single core atom has been shown to have problems with Flash, which is probably the most relevant, at 720p resolutions. The dual core version may improve the performance, but results seem to have been mixed.

GAVINLEWISHUKD;5236304

YUSB blu-ray drive (little expensive at the moment)



And getting movies to play is, AIUI, still not not a trivial matter under Linux.

VDisillusioned;5236924

And getting movies to play is, AIUI, still not not a trivial matter under … And getting movies to play is, AIUI, still not not a trivial matter under Linux.



xbmc.org/

from virtually any source, including your local harddrive, CD/DVDs, USB … from virtually any source, including your local harddrive, CD/DVDs, USB flash drives, the Internet, and network shares, upscaling any lower resolutions videos to the maximum of your displays capability. XBMC can also playback DVD-Video movies with menus from ISO/IMG-images on-the-fly, even when they are in an RAR or ZIP archive. For music playback XBMC offers ReplayGain, gapless, crossfading, cue sheet, and pre-amplification playback option, as well as advanced smart playlists, and chapter support.



Otherwise

medibuntu.org/

Medibuntu is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the … Medibuntu is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons (copyright, license, patent, etc)

LawyerAdam;5236423

How good are these atom processors for doing day-to-day tasks. I've read … How good are these atom processors for doing day-to-day tasks. I've read reviews about how weak they are, but, in practice, does anyone know what you can actually do well with them?



They're fine for most internetting, and a bit of office use (2003). So for most people they're perfect.

Unless you need the power (gaming, development, graphics design) then it should cover your needs.

Really like this form factor, paired up with wireless keyboard/mouse it'd be perfect as an spare PC / media center PC.

It's worth noting that the audio subsystem under linux is far better than Windows. There's an substantial delay in Windows due to the terrible audio stack.

Linux / MacOS don't suffer from this.

You can, of course, buy soundcards which work around Window's limitations, but that's probably not going to be possible in such a small box.

This is a great price for a hot machine. HDMI output is a plus and definitely I will get one and connect it to my big screen TV.

AcerOutlet is selling this model at a slight cheaper price, £143excl. delivery. Play.com is the best deal.

It's a good machine but i'll be holding off until they release a version with an n330 in it!

What I don't get is why this deal only got to 61° 3 days ago - what's changed with the world?
hotukdeals.com/ite…x-/

I've got an HTPC with 3ghz P4 630, 2GB RAM and Nvidia 8500GT (which does support hardware based decoding) and I've read reviews of people with similar setups who can run most HD stuff, but differing bitrates means that some blu-rays prove to be a struggle. I'd imagine my setup's probably on a par with this one in terms of power, I can play MKV rips fine but I wouldn't be too sure about Blu-Ray.

They certainly look interesting machines but you need to check what your tv supports in terms of resolutions and pixel mapping otherwise its useless for web browsing. In which case, you might be better off buying one of those dedicated streaming boxes instead.

As far as I can tell, the 9400 is the successor to the 8500, so unless they've added in VC-1 hardware decoding (it does *.264 hardware very nicely but not VC-1), then it's going to struggle.

I_SHOULD_COCO;5237008

http://xbmc.org/Otherwisehttp://www.medibuntu.org/



I think you misunderstand my point. AIUI, playing BluRay from a USB drive on a Linux system isn't always a simple matter of bunging in the disk a pushing play on the media player. Not that ever playing any media on a computer in any OS is always trivial every time ;-)

DVS_Dee;5237122

It's a good machine but i'll be holding off until they release a version … It's a good machine but i'll be holding off until they release a version with an n330 in it!



Same here, and isn't there an issue with optical audio out, or lack thereof?

would make a nice litte Media centre, load on Windows MCE and network it and, could then pull media from a NAS or USB HDD, without the codec limitations of off the shelf MCE hubs.

If you're really going to just stream media, why not install XBMC on it? I run this on some very cheap modded old xbox1's and they play anything standard-def I chuck at them.

Lovely little system for my mum and dad for the simple things.. I can definitely see more of these in the future.

cclonline also have them listed at the £149.99 too, saying in stock on 25/05.

A shame it doesn't have optical out, but will play audio via HDMI.

For people wanting to build their own low power nvidia ION system, check out the new zotac ion mini-itx boards. Just about to be released. Play have them listed. same CPU and GPU as the acer but with 3 x SATA connectors, SPDIF (optical and COAX), HDMI, DVI, VGA, gigabit lan. More expensive option than the acer, but more feature packed.

Hardware HD playback support usually means it will support the various hd forms under pretty much perfect conditions that youll mostly only find on the original bluray or hddvd discs. Dont expect it to provide hardware support for most of the h264 ripped video files you might download. If thats what you want it for then best do some research first to confirm. I gave up trying to tweak my ATI cards to play 264 in hardware, theres so many different setting switches in the encodes that its pointless.

I_SHOULD_COCO;5237008

Otherwisehttp://www.medibuntu.org/



Thanks that might come in handy :-)

Noticed I couldn't play any sort of media on my Ubuntu install..

bought one heat added, looking good on the XBMC side of things, which is all i want, will rip her open as soon as and see what the ssd is like, hopefully it will be a proper SSD and not flash chips soldered to the board,.

if it is, then i`ll have to bung me hdd in a carriage.


only want it for xbmc!!!!!!!!!!!!

why is is marked as expired and by who??

LawyerAdam;5236399

But this very model (i.e. £150 linux) will get a HD soon. By all means … But this very model (i.e. £150 linux) will get a HD soon. By all means you can go and get a vista model and pay more if you want. I wouldn't like to be running vista on a 1.6ghz processor:pEDIT: It won't be able to decode stuff very well that relies on the cpu i.e. youtube videos (or flash content generally - this is my impression from the reviews)




i have 3 systems running on atom single core 1.6 gig`s and flash content etc etc runs very nicely, infact i dont see any issues at all. this is under windows though.


my media center (which the revo will replace) runs on the dual core atom 1.6 with a live install to a hdd of xbmc, ive also fitted an old xbox 1 remote to this (soldered a usb port to the receiver)

the reason i want the revo is , size and hd content. which according to the xbmc forums is up and running!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


cheers to op, can i ask why expired???????????
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text