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Acer Aspire Revo R3610 - 3Gb ram and 500Gb HD - only £249.42 at eBuyer!
Acer Aspire Revo R3610 - 3Gb ram and 500Gb HD - only £249.42 at eBuyer!

Acer Aspire Revo R3610 - 3Gb ram and 500Gb HD - only £249.42 at eBuyer!

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I know the 2Gb Ram 160Gb hard disk deal is still out there at £196, and a storming deal it is. It's still there at:

hotukdeals.com/dea…917

But if you fancy an extra Gb of Ram, and a much bigger hard disk, then for an extra £50, this is a sweet deal too!

If you want, you can add a student license for office 2010, for £37.58 in the "special offers" section.

PC Spec:

Processor

* Intel® Atom™ 330 processor
* NVIDIA® ION™ chipset

Memory

* 3GB DDR2 800MHz
* 2 x soDIMM slot

Hard Drive

* 500GB SATA 3Gb/s

Optical Drive

* None

Software

* Operating System: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
* Acer Arcade™ Deluxe
* Acer eRecovery Management
* Adobe® Reader
* eSobi™
* McAfee® Internet Security Suite 2009 Trial
* Microsoft® Office 2007 Trial with Microsoft® Works 8.5
* MyWinLocker®
* Nero® 9 Essentials
* Oberon GameZone

Security

* Kensington lock slot

Display

* Monitor Not Included

Graphics

* NVIDIA ION solution

Audio

* High-definition audio support

Input Devices

* Acer wireless keyboard and mouse

Networking

* LAN: Gigabit Ethernet,
* Wake-on-LAN ready
* WLAN: 802.11 b/g

Power Supply

* 65 W adapter with power cord
* PC 2001, ENERGY STAR® 5.0

Dimensions (without bezel)

* Depth 180 mm
* Height 180 mm
* Width 30 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
* eSATA port
* Optical S/PDIF port

Expansion

* One 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

Absolutely great price for a great little workhorse! Enjoy!

37 Comments

thanks i looked at the deals last year but might have to buy one this time

yeah i'm tempted but they seem to be this price most of the time so keeping my eyes open incase any go on special offer or something

tag

Very hot.

Thanks for posting! How much would it cost to upgrade the £199 model to 3gb and is it simple to do for a technophobe like me?

I'm prob going to have a lot of photos to leaf through in XBMC, so I'm thinking the extra 1gb of RAM might come in handy.

Lots of rubbish talked about ram. 2 gig is plenty for running xbmc, an extra gig would make next to know difference to your leafing through photos.

Comparing it to the other one you linked in your post, I'm not sure if an extra gig of RAM as well as 250GB storage is worth the 50 quid.
Anyone else think the same?

You'll never ever need 3gb of ram over 2gb in this type of machine.

Get this

ebuyer.com/pro…579

xbmc and a NAS drive. What i'll be doing when my sky hd sub runs out.

jaydee? how can that replace live HD tv and all the channels? Just out of interest as sky subs are getting out of control

Also be aware that this is the outgoing model. It has the older ion chipset which has been replaced by ION2 (how do they come up with these names?) and the Atom processor is also a generation old. I have one and it's great with XBMC but i would still buy this :

ebuyer.com/pro…579

as mentioned above and a separate 500gb portable hard drive instead.

emtunc

Comparing it to the other one you linked in your post, I'm not sure if an … Comparing it to the other one you linked in your post, I'm not sure if an extra gig of RAM as well as 250GB storage is worth the 50 quid.Anyone else think the same?

as others have pointed out, you don't need the extra ram and 50Gb is pointless

jaydeeuk1

You'll never ever need 3gb of ram over 2gb in this type of machine.Get … You'll never ever need 3gb of ram over 2gb in this type of machine.Get thishttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/236579xbmc and a NAS drive. What i'll be doing when my sky hd sub runs out.



That unit has Linux on it and not Windows 7 Home Premium.

If you want Windows 7 then this is the alternative to this deal >

ebuyer.com/pro…580

birdyb: no eSATA on the 3700?

Gavin01: with this and a TV tuner you can watch and record Freesat HD. It isn't a direct replacement for Sky as it will only have the Freesat channels, but it can be a PVR.

Difficult decision this, between the Win7 and the Linpus as I have a use, on another machine, for the Win7. I would also like to replace the Viglen which is a similar size but nowhere near the power that I paid Viglen £79 for (inclusive of 12 months on-site maintenance) a couple of years ago.

Knowing me, by the time I decide these will be around fifty quid.

dreambox is what is needed. google dm800

Don't waste your money on the extra RAM I bought the one with 4gb of RAM out of the 4GB only 2.75 is usable by windows 7 . This may be differant for Linux though

Gavin01

dreambox is what is needed. google dm800



A good little machine, however the assumption is that everyone wants to use this computer as a media player/server, which certainly isn't the case. This is a fully fledged computer which can be used for everyday tasks.
Edited by: "fishmaster" 28th Dec 2010

john-boi

Don't waste your money on the extra RAM I bought the one with 4gb of RAM … Don't waste your money on the extra RAM I bought the one with 4gb of RAM out of the 4GB only 2.75 is usable by windows 7 . This may be differant for Linux though



It is possible to use Windows 7 64bit on this machine, which will then utilise 4GB, obviously at extra cost, or free if you're that way inclined.

birdyb

Also be aware that this is the outgoing model. It has the older ion … Also be aware that this is the outgoing model. It has the older ion chipset which has been replaced by ION2 (how do they come up with these names?) and the Atom processor is also a generation old. I have one and it's great with XBMC but i would still buy this :[url=http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236579]http://www.ebuyer.com/product/236579[/url]as mentioned above and a separate 500gb portable hard drive instead.



However, bear in mind that the new model (R3700) has lost the eSata port and also the ION2 is widely reported to be hardly any better than the ION1 (it's more an ION1.3 than a an ION2 level change) if not worse in certain tests (even with the faster/new Atom CPU).
Having said that, the new Flash 10.2 (coming soon) is supposed to be much less processor intensive so these issues should fall by the wayside for streaming HD video over internet.

Gavin01

dreambox is what is needed. google dm800



LOL

fishmaster

A good little machine, however the assumption is that everyone wants to … A good little machine, however the assumption is that everyone wants to use this computer as a media player/server, which certainly isn't the case. This is a fully fledged computer which can be used for everyday tasks.



Rather you than me. I wouldn't use this for anything other than xbmc / boxee

Fantastic pc too,, use it all the time,, for everything,, and its never switched off,,

Got one for my daughter, for her bedroom. Great little, quiet and low power pc.

I bought a R3610 500GB HD, 4GB Ram and Widows 7 for £279 on a previous deal.

I use mine has a NAS, Media Player (Latest Win 7 XBMC) and general computer and have to say it's a fantastic little machine and I would also say the older model (mine) is better. After much googling the ion2 is no better than the original ion and the newer Atom hardly makes a difference. I will give you that the new colour is better!

The older model as eSata which opens up the possibility of using it as a NAS. I Have an external 2TB Drive attached to the eSata on mine and i can wake my Revo up from sleep and transfer a 700mb file to one of my other computers on my Gigabit network at 114mbs. I even fitted a 60GB SSD internally. It's a very usefull machine.

The only frustrating thing is i can only access 2.75GB of the 4GB of Memory (Wish Acer would fix this with a new Bios)

My advice would be to get an R3610 if you can and btw mine is also Wireless N but i have mine wired

fishmaster

... It is possible to use Windows 7 64bit on this machine, which will … ... It is possible to use Windows 7 64bit on this machine, which will then utilise 4GB ...



As john-boi noted the Revo will never be able to utilise a full 4GB even with a 64bit OS !!

There is a design fault with the way ACER have utilised the Intel chip set - see revouser.com/for…359

What's a good tv tuner and software to complement one of these Revo's?

Original Poster

Blimey - I kicked something off here that I wasn't expecting!!

I personally want one of these as a desktop PC that I can very easily pick up and plug into the telly to watch HD movies on. I haven't got an xbox so I have no idea what most of you are talking about - sorry! I'm seriously thinking about picking up the £199 windows 7 version as well, though; just to leave it permanently attached to the TV and my router (conveniently placed behind the TV) for use as a PVR - if I can work out how to do it!

Tim

maddogx1

What's a good tv tuner and software to complement one of these Revo's?



I need to know this too. Some one recommended Hauppauge for a windows machine but which one?
I also need recommendations for a dvd writer please,

What are my chances of getting delivery on thursday? I paid for next day delivery yesterday so i could set it up over the weekend.

i bought the revo when it 1st came out... i got the linux version which was meant to have a SSD in it but had a normal sata.. i paid about £150 (saved on the cost of the OS)
i sold it in the end the system was to weak for me.. but they are good systems very quiet but dont expect to much out of it...

to be honest your better off buying the lowest system and getting an external hd / or memory stick to plug in to it... and save your £50+
Edited by: "cigbunt" 29th Dec 2010

cigbunt

i bought the revo when it 1st came out... i got the linux version which … i bought the revo when it 1st came out... i got the linux version which was meant to have a SSD in it but had a normal sata.. i paid about £150 (saved on the cost of the OS)i sold it in the end the system was to weak for me.. but they are good systems very quiet but dont expect to much out of it...to be honest your better off buying the lowest system and getting an external hd / or memory stick to plug in to it... and save your £50+

*sigh*

Original Poster

sellingmysoul666

I need to know this too. Some one recommended Hauppauge for a windows … I need to know this too. Some one recommended Hauppauge for a windows machine but which one?I also need recommendations for a dvd writer please,What are my chances of getting delivery on thursday? I paid for next day delivery yesterday so i could set it up over the weekend.



On delivery; I have no idea. On the tuner, I think I do!

The Revo is too small to be fitting Hauppage cards in it; you'll have to go with an external tuner of some sort. Honestly; I'd just pick up a USB dongle for Freeview, and then pipe it through either the Windows 7 media player, or XBMC, which from the reviews I've seen, everyone seems to think is better.

Whatever you do, I hope you'll report back! I'm always seeing threads where someone has an idea, but never bothers to say if it worked or not. Personally, I'll definitely be saying what this is like for watching vids etc; and I'll be sticking a Geniatech USB HD dongle into it and seeing what comes out the other end. Watch this space!

Timbellina

On delivery; I have no idea. On the tuner, I think I do!The Revo is too … On delivery; I have no idea. On the tuner, I think I do!The Revo is too small to be fitting Hauppage cards in it; you'll have to go with an external tuner of some sort. Honestly; I'd just pick up a USB dongle for Freeview, and then pipe it through either the Windows 7 media player, or XBMC, which from the reviews I've seen, everyone seems to think is better.Whatever you do, I hope you'll report back! I'm always seeing threads where someone has an idea, but never bothers to say if it worked or not. Personally, I'll definitely be saying what this is like for watching vids etc; and I'll be sticking a Geniatech USB HD dongle into it and seeing what comes out the other end. Watch this space!

xbmc is NOT a PVR

dc2447

xbmc is NOT a PVR



mediaportal (pvr) is a good alternative but i'd like to see that running on a ION

Original Poster

dc2447

xbmc is NOT a PVR



Never said it was, did I?

Original Poster

cigbunt

mediaportal (pvr) is a good alternative but i'd like to see that running … mediaportal (pvr) is a good alternative but i'd like to see that running on a ION



Me too! NVidia reckon the ION2 will do it; and as that's what you get, it'll be interesting to see. Pushing the boundaries somewhat, though - I agree!

Original Poster

I need to try some more interesting media players; but so far this is definitely a good PC for playing HD movies or downloaded TV on. However, if you're going to download SD TV, then I find I get a very much better picture putting it through my Philips DVD player that has a built in HD upscaler.

And, by the way, both grandsons love it to bits - because they can sit on the couch with the wireless keyboard and mouse, and play on the PC feeding through a 32" HD telly.

Oh yes - and mine is 64-bit Windows 7 HP, which was a bit of a bonus to me!
Edited by: "Timbellina" 10th Jan 2011
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