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Acer Aspire Revo Desktop PC, Atom 230, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, NOOPT, Wifi, Linux - £159.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer
Acer Aspire Revo Desktop PC, Atom 230, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, NOOPT, Wifi, Linux - £159.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer

Acer Aspire Revo Desktop PC, Atom 230, 1GB RAM, 160GB HDD, NOOPT, Wifi, Linux - £159.99 Delivered @ Ebuyer

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It even has and HDMI out port, so would be great for a media centre.

Introducing the new Acer Aspire Revo.

This new energy saving desktop comes in an amazing new ultra slim design. As well as saving the environment by reducing CO2 emissions, its physical attributes are outstanding.With its unique diamond shape, you can achieve better access to ports which are now up along sides and not awkwardly along the base of your monitor. The cables all face down to reduce the tension.

With this improved cable management there is now much easier access to all I/O ports and with the Revo mounted to your monitor, due to its diamond shaping, you are left with its corner at the top and not another edge running along the top of your monitor. This provides a great location for a power button with minimal presence and also give an eye-catching appearance from the rear.

The Revo can be adjusted to suit various monitors and a webcam can also be easily installed or attached to the top of the unit.

The Revo can also make an excellent home media centre with the right package. Connect the unit to your TV via the HDMI connections to stream all manor of HD content to your TV screen. Play with a 3D game controller that can be physically adjusted to suit either a shooting or fighting game and many more.

The same game pad can also be used as a media controller or air mouse.

More than web browsing. More than emails. NVIDIA® IONgraphics processors turn up the visuals on small PCs with performance up to 10X faster than similar systems. Watch the latest movie releases in full 1080p HD video with true-fidelity eight-channel audio. Leave the competition in the dust in todays most popular games. Enjoy a full Windows Vista Premium experience on a system that provides much more bang for the buck than similarly-priced PCs. Why settle for a basic PC when you can have a compact, low-power, full PC experience optimized with NVIDIA ION?

NVIDIA® ION graphics processors transform todays low-power PC designs into a premium experience.
NVIDIA® ION graphics processors turn up the visuals at a fraction of the size.
NVIDIA® ION graphics processors bring DirectX 10 graphics, stunning HD video, NVIDIA® CUDA technology, and Windows Vista Premium to the smallest form factors.

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Also anyone interested the one with 60MHZ faster CPU and XP is £25 more : ebuyer.com/pro…561

Was tempted by one of these but the ommision of a digital out vis SPDIF is a show stopper for me. I know it does digital audio via HDMI but that wont work for my setup.

midiman;5800647

Was tempted by one of these but the ommision of a digital out vis SPDIF … Was tempted by one of these but the ommision of a digital out vis SPDIF is a show stopper for me. I know it does digital audio via HDMI but that wont work for my setup.


agreed :thumbsup:

I'm waiting until we see just how far these ion boards can be pushed... Some early benchmarks looked like they may just about be able to handle a few games from a year or two ago... If that's really true then I'd be hard pressed to build a cheaper system to handle similar tasks.

Also, am I the only person out there wishing that they'd stick some TV tuners into these things to make *really* useful media centers that can take the job of a freeview recorder too.

Original Poster Banned

Get Windows 7 installed on there and maybe another stick of 1GB Ram and start watching some high def movies!

Will these play 1080p files OK?

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Could even be used as a portable machine, runs off like same power as a laptop, all you need is a cheap screen, and you are good to go, just buy a 15" messenger bag.

Bytes_And_Bobs;5800626

Also anyone interested the one with 60MHZ is £25 more : … Also anyone interested the one with 60MHZ is £25 more : http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166561



This version doesnt have the nvidia graphics card, this will limit the video performance and make the gaming performance non existent.

I wish these sites would list the actual OS and not just say Linux. There is a huge difference between the different versions of Linux used on netbooks. There is going to be so much consumer confusion a few years from now because of this.

how do these connest to the back of the lcd tv,does it have to be an acer one or does it use the vesa mount

Isn't this the normal price for this model?

belovedmonster;5801268

I wish these sites would list the actual OS and not just say Linux. There … I wish these sites would list the actual OS and not just say Linux. There is a huge difference between the different versions of Linux used on netbooks. There is going to be so much consumer confusion a few years from now because of this.



ANyone who cares will immediately switch to their distro of choice ?

Anyone who does not care will take what they are given ?

all distros install from a USB ?

What is the big deal ?

If you ask for support for the insyalled linux the manufacturer is just gonna get you to re-instate the factory install or tell you that the indivdual application are not supported,

Either no one cares or no one has any expectations

sry , harsh but the difference seems moot to me

COCO

stephen25uk;5801273

how do these connest to the back of the lcd tv,does it have to be an acer … how do these connest to the back of the lcd tv,does it have to be an acer one or does it use the vesa mount


has a vesa mount mate

dijital;5801223

This version doesnt have the nvidia graphics card, this will limit the … This version doesnt have the nvidia graphics card, this will limit the video performance and make the gaming performance non existent.


no but it does have windows for those scared of the penguin:p

belovedmonster;5801268

I wish these sites would list the actual OS and not just say Linux. There … I wish these sites would list the actual OS and not just say Linux. There is a huge difference between the different versions of Linux used on netbooks. There is going to be so much consumer confusion a few years from now because of this.



I have one of these beauties sat on my desk right now. It came with a quick boot operating system built-in to the bios called RevoBoot. Some poking around and I discovered it is a rebadged version of Splashtop (Google it). Very useful if you want to start up Firefox within 10 seconds from pressing the power button. Does little else though as you can't install new apps. I am now dual-booting Windows XP and Ubuntu 9.04 and am very happy with the speed in both, though Windows seems a tad slower. Has no trouble at all playing HD videos, though ironically isn't so great at full-screen YouTube, but I've heard that Adobe are realeasing an update to Flash that will fix this.

Also comes with a very nice keyboard and mouse (wired USB). Both a bit dinky so might want to switch them for something else if you have bigger hands, but for £150 it was nice that they were included at all. The attachment to let it piggy-back a monitor was included too and works great.

Overall I've been very satisfied with my purchase. Would still be a bargain at 100 more.

anyone had any experience of isntalling something like windows 2k3 server on something like this for home business

I'm running one of these as a media centre PC with XBMC live. It's played everything I've chucked at it without any problems at all and it cost me £10 less than this from Amazon a few weeks ago. The lack of optical out wasn't that much of an issue for me as I send the sound through the HDMI output instead.

otv;5801884

anyone had any experience of isntalling something like windows 2k3 server … anyone had any experience of isntalling something like windows 2k3 server on something like this for home business



I doubt you'd get drivers for a lot of the bits and pieces inside of it as they're not deemed to be "server" level hardware. Wouldn't have an issue with Linux though... ;-)

I have one of these, bought the linux version, whacked in an extra gig of RAM for a tenner (crucial RAM)

I've dual booted it with Windows 7 RC1 and Mint-Linux..

Personally if you're planning on running 7 (which runs a treat on it) i'd stump up for the Vista one with the free upgrade...

For the price paid you really can't fault what these are capable of..

Mines plugged into my (crappy) Sharp 34''HDTV via HDMI and it plays 720P files fine, multiple SD files at once, World of Warcraft at 720p which high detail and all the usual web/mail/office stuff..

You have to make sure you set the drivers correctly for the VDPAU etc but its well worth.

Can anyone confirm that VDPAU is supported by the ION system? If so I assume that you can use XBMC and other linux software for hardware acceleration of high-def content?

Otherwise the atom cpu won't be good enough on its own to play 1080p video.

edit: nvm, the wikipedia article says it does. I'm just blind.

[QUOTE=JamboBizzle;5801911

Personally if you're planning on running 7 (which runs a treat on it) i'd stump up for the Vista one with the free upgrade...
[/QUOTE]

which link, the other one is for XP home and i cant see any mention of a free upgrade on teh other vista versions

tek-monkey;5800795

Will these play 1080p files OK?



I guess it should run fine as the garphics card should be up for it.
i'd say yes if u install xp or vista it should run the best.
ive got the aspire one netbook(crap graphics card) initally with linpus, it was struggling but after vista installed 1080p runs very smooth.

spheric;5800721

I'm waiting until we see just how far these ion boards can be pushed... … I'm waiting until we see just how far these ion boards can be pushed... Some early benchmarks looked like they may just about be able to handle a few games from a year or two ago... If that's really true then I'd be hard pressed to build a cheaper system to handle similar tasks.Also, am I the only person out there wishing that they'd stick some TV tuners into these things to make *really* useful media centers that can take the job of a freeview recorder too.



Agree with you, now days the manufactures must think seriously about including Freeview TV Tuner on TV and Monitors. Some manufactures have started to include Freeview TV tuner in there TV sets, unfortunately not in monitors.

EndlessWaves;5801296

Isn't this the normal price for this model?



No, it was retailing at +20 UKP - ebuyer dropped their price today.

However, it's *supposed* to retail at 149 UKP, according to the pre-release info from Acer :x

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otv;5802007

which link, the other one is for XP home and i cant see any mention of a … which link, the other one is for XP home and i cant see any mention of a free upgrade on teh other vista versions



Pretty much anything with a brand new Vista licence has a free upgrade to Windows 7, its on the Acer site...

acer.com/win…de/

Heat and rep
Been waiting since the SSD model came out
Primarily I need a silent overnight machine
TINY box , smaller than my dusty stinky old KVM
Just gonna remote into into it my game machine

no mess no fuss

If i get bored may well play with it as a XBMC in living room

COCO

I've ordered the Revo listed on Amazon for £10 cheaper - I know it's shown as the 8GB SSD version BUT Acer does not supply the SSD version anymore - it now supplies a 160GB HDD instead. As Amazon shows delivery in 1 month, I'm 100% sure I'll get the HDD version.

So if you want one - save yourself £10 and get it from Amazon

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grumpyone;5802806

I've ordered the Revo listed on Amazon for £10 cheaper - I know it's … I've ordered the Revo listed on Amazon for £10 cheaper - I know it's shown as the 8GB SSD version BUT Acer does not supply the SSD version anymore - it now supplies a 160GB HDD instead. As Amazon shows delivery in 1 month, I'm 100% sure I'll get the HDD version.So if you want one - save yourself £10 and get it from Amazon



Quite risky, I would rather just be guaranteed it, and pay an extra tenner, and get in from ebuyer. And not have to wait a month, maybe for an 8GB SSD.

Just taken delivery of one, and XP is installing now. Will be trying XBMC and 1080p .mkv as soon as its done.

I_SHOULD_COCO;5802401

Heat and repBeen waiting since the SSD model came outPrimarily I need a … Heat and repBeen waiting since the SSD model came outPrimarily I need a silent overnight machineTINY box , smaller than my dusty stinky old KVMJust gonna remote into into it my game machineno mess no fussIf i get bored may well play with it as a XBMC in living roomCOCO



Which one did you go for then? SDD or HDD?
thanks.

XBMC/VDPAU/UBUNTU/REVO/1080p (apparently)

xbmc.org/for…812

Trying it now...

The disty that comes with the Revo is just some Acer cooked thing, specifically for it. It has Skype, Chat, WWW and a couple more... As mentioned elsewhere in this thread, it's more likely users will switch that out straight away...

Would probably consider the Asrock DualCore ION over this mind for a little bit more... hotukdeals.com/ite…-3/

Or for a much easier method just follow this like I did..

xbmc.org/for…888

Bytes_And_Bobs;5802962

Quite risky, I would rather just be guaranteed it, and pay an extra … Quite risky, I would rather just be guaranteed it, and pay an extra tenner, and get in from ebuyer. And not have to wait a month, maybe for an 8GB SSD.



As I said, ACER do not supply the SSD versions anymore!

Several reports indicate customers ordering the SSD versions from Play and Amazon have already recieved 160GB versions instead. Ebuyer and others are just profiteering since this ia a rather desirable item. Also I can afford to wait - if any other supplier offers a listed £149 160GB version in the meantime, I can always switch my Amazon order to them.

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Do you get a keyboard with this?
If not, would you have to use one with a usb connection?

Do I connect this to my pc input on my lcd tv?

I am sorry if my questions seem stupid but this revo is very new to me and would be perfect to have internet on my tv connected all the time.


Thanks

I have been looking for one of these lately. Does anyone know where you can purchase the wireless "games" remote/controller, i have read a review that said it could be had for £50, or maybe someone can advise on a decent media remote? cheers

J.P;5804044

here is some results of the This Atom 230 cpu [full review here … here is some results of the This Atom 230 cpu [full review here http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2008/06/24/review_intel_atom_230/page4.html



Your Benchmark references a Mobo with GMA950 onboard graphics

Revo excels in the GPU department

Please see - reghardware.co.uk/200…tml

3DMark06 Results

http://regmedia.co.uk/2009/06/22/revo_4.png

COCO

pcm;5803575

Which one did you go for then? SDD or HDD?thanks.



Hdd type - same noise as a laptop drive - if i mount it behind monitor then I expect little to be audible

If you want real silence - you could try to get hold of SSD version and hang a big USB stick off it for storage .

but apparently [SIZE="3"]ACER do not supply the SSD versions anymore![/SIZE] ( heh) so that may be a factor in your purchasing process

COCO
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