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Acer Aspire Revo R3610 Desktop PC - Perfect Everyday PC now priced at £189.00 @ Ebuyer
Acer Aspire Revo R3610 Desktop PC - Perfect Everyday PC now priced at £189.00 @ Ebuyer

Acer Aspire Revo R3610 Desktop PC - Perfect Everyday PC now priced at £189.00 @ Ebuyer

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First deal posted, hope it's useful.
Missed out last time it was at £189.99 when it went up to £199.00.
Just ordered one at £189.00 with free postage, sweet deal I think.

Intel Atom Dual Core N330
2GB RAM
250GB HDD
HDMI
NVIDIA GeForce 9400 (ION)
Linpus Linux

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I'm not amused!! I've just received mine about an hour ago and they've now dropped it by £10!! I wonder if I phone up they'll do anything?

EDIT: Great company, just phoned their Customer Services number (01430 433 731) asked politely if there was any chance of a refund of the £10 as I've only just received the item and BINGO! £10 back in my Paypal account. I can't knock them, as most internet companies wouldn't entertain you once you've received the item.

I have a question for anyone that's got one of these, how do you alter the screen resolution while in HDMI? If I connect via VGA everything is great, my Samsung TV alters the screen resolution for the box. If I use it through HDMI suddenly all the icons are massive and the words go into each other.

Any helpers?

Are you still using the Linux it came with? If so plug out the VGA and hard restart the PC with your HDMI cable on....

stefor;8057368

I'm not amused!! I've just received mine about an hour ago and they've … I'm not amused!! I've just received mine about an hour ago and they've now dropped it by £10!! I wonder if I phone up they'll do anything?EDIT: Great company, just phoned their Customer Services number (01430 433 731) asked politely if there was any chance of a refund of the £10 as I've only just received the item and BINGO! £10 back in my Paypal account. I can't knock them, as most internet companies wouldn't entertain you once you've received the item.I have a question for anyone that's got one of these, how do you alter the screen resolution while in HDMI? If I connect via VGA everything is great, my Samsung TV alters the screen resolution for the box. If I use it through HDMI suddenly all the icons are massive and the words go into each other.Any helpers?

i have this same prob with a media centre pc that I built - can only do it by rebootign (and I'm running windows 7) winds me up something chronic if anyone knows how to switch displays from VGA to hdmi i'd be well grateful (without a reboot and unplugging!)

I would heartily suggest that anybody buying one of these installs Ubuntu. Beside being faster, having way zillions more applications in its repositories, it's far better supported than Linpus is.

And if you're looking to turn this into a media centre, Boxee runs great on Ubuntu. And thanks to the ION chipset you even get hardware-accelerated video decoding (just make sure you install the nvidia drivers).

If you need help, hop on IRC (freenode.net #ubuntu-uk). A few of us there have Ubuntu on Revos.

stefor;8057368

I have a question for anyone that's got one of these, how do you alter … I have a question for anyone that's got one of these, how do you alter the screen resolution while in HDMI? If I connect via VGA everything is great, my Samsung TV alters the screen resolution for the box. If I use it through HDMI suddenly all the icons are massive and the words go into each other.Any helpers?



Great result on the tenner.

As for the screen resolution you'll need to install the nvidia drivers and use the nvidia control panel to change the resolution.

I don't know if that is very easy with the linux distro they supplied (linpus?), the first thing I do with these is install ubuntu, then it's very easy.

There are plenty of guides on how to install Ubuntu from a USB stick, that would be my first recommendation.

Thanks for posting - I looked earlier today and it was £10 more. Ordered one. Delivery was free for Next Day Delivery as well :-D

I wonder how much the new acer revo will be with the new ion2 chip when it arrives ?

balls! I bought this last week for £199. Nice find!

It mentions 2GB RAM - does that mean a single stick of 2GB and one slot free for future upgrade, or 2x1GB RAM?

Thanks.

abulkasam;8059545

It mentions 2GB RAM - does that mean a single stick of 2GB and one slot … It mentions 2GB RAM - does that mean a single stick of 2GB and one slot free for future upgrade, or 2x1GB RAM?Thanks.



2x1GB

is there a way to run mac on it?

copystuff;8059403

I wonder how much the new acer revo will be with the new ion2 chip when … I wonder how much the new acer revo will be with the new ion2 chip when it arrives ?



That's what I'm wondering, I've searched the net and no mention of a release date of the new Revo Ion 2.
Apparently optical out won't work if your using hdmi so that would be a problem for me aswell, I think I'll give this a miss.

drskm;8059600

is there a way to run mac on it?



A bit of searching (hint: there's a website called google, try it with "revo 3610 and hackintosh") it seems that it's possible but difficult.

I have a question for anyone that's got one of these, how do you alter … I have a question for anyone that's got one of these, how do you alter the screen resolution while in HDMI? If I connect via VGA everything is great, my Samsung TV alters the screen resolution for the box. If I use it through HDMI suddenly all the icons are massive and the words go into each other.Any helpers?



Took me ages to find the answer to this with my Samsung 40" 5 Series. I have it on HDMI2 .. turns out you have to rename in the TV menu system to "PC". This turns off the overscan and sets to a 1:1 pixel match (makes a huge difference). No idea why they can't just have a menu option to turn overscan on/off but this worked for me.

OliWarner;8059349

I would heartily suggest that anybody buying one of these installs … I would heartily suggest that anybody buying one of these installs Ubuntu. Beside being faster, having way zillions more applications in its repositories, it's far better supported than Linpus is.And if you're looking to turn this into a media centre, Boxee runs great on Ubuntu. And thanks to the ION chipset you even get hardware-accelerated video decoding (just make sure you install the nvidia drivers).If you need help, hop on IRC (freenode.net #ubuntu-uk). A few of us there have Ubuntu on Revos.



I am running Ubuntu on a 50inch Panasonic via the HDMI with the nvidia drivers running.
Boxee is fine because I can resize the window screen but the Ubuntu desktop is off the edge of the screen and I don't know how to reduce the desktop size to fit.
If anyone could point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.

chipper;8059642

That's what I'm wondering, I've searched the net and no mention of a … That's what I'm wondering, I've searched the net and no mention of a release date of the new Revo Ion 2.Apparently optical out won't work if your using hdmi so that would be a problem for me aswell, I think I'll give this a miss.



Is this true? I currently have my main PC hooked up to TV via HDMI with optical audio to amp and whilst I cannot have both at the same time I can have audio over optical and video over Hdmi.

I am very interested in one of these to allow me to move my main PC out of the living space but would need to maintain audio over optical (or at the very least 5.1 analogue audio out)

smithy;8059756

I am running Ubuntu on a 50inch Panasonic via the HDMI with the nvidia … I am running Ubuntu on a 50inch Panasonic via the HDMI with the nvidia drivers running.Boxee is fine because I can resize the window screen but the Ubuntu desktop is off the edge of the screen and I don't know how to reduce the desktop size to fit.If anyone could point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.




the nvidia-settings application (installable from System->Admin->Synaptic, then lives in System->Prefs) can resize the screen but you'll need to run it as root to have it save the settings for the next session.

To do that, alt+f2 and enter "gksu nvidia-settings" and click okay. Make your changes, and make sure you click the "Save to X Configuration File" button before quitting.

If you have no luck with that, there is a screen calibration tool inside boxee's own settings but it would definitely be preferable to get Ubuntu running in a native resolution!

smithy;8059756

I am running Ubuntu on a 50inch Panasonic via the HDMI with the nvidia … I am running Ubuntu on a 50inch Panasonic via the HDMI with the nvidia drivers running.Boxee is fine because I can resize the window screen but the Ubuntu desktop is off the edge of the screen and I don't know how to reduce the desktop size to fit.If anyone could point me in the right direction I would be very grateful.



same problem with my mac mini - i have to have overscan on for plex (xbmc) fullscreen otherwise i lose screen height, but i have to turn it off for the osx desktop, but then i lose a bit of the screen width!

similar screen i have fedora 12 running on and its full 1920x1080 and the desktop fits fine, fullscreen videolan works fine too.

very interested in a revo for my folks, they currently are finding their old 1gb duron 750 is crawling along with today's apps - i assume the dualcore atom would be better for things like firefox, flash, openoffice even though its not got the poke of a "real" cpu like a core2duo?

good price , voted hot.

ubuntu on these things rocks.

Excuse me for being a pleb but is it easy to install xp or windows 7 on this? or do I have to search for drivers etc.?

What programs can I install on Linux? Photoshop? Ofiice etc?

DuncanMiller;8059808

Is this true? I currently have my main PC hooked up to TV via HDMI with … Is this true? I currently have my main PC hooked up to TV via HDMI with optical audio to amp and whilst I cannot have both at the same time I can have audio over optical and video over Hdmi.I am very interested in one of these to allow me to move my main PC out of the living space but would need to maintain audio over optical (or at the very least 5.1 analogue audio out)



I'm sure I read it on avforums, my amp doesn't have hdmi so I would need to run it the same as you.
I'll see if I can find it and confirm if this is the case and what options are available.

OliWarner;8059905

the nvidia-settings application (installable from System-Admin-Synaptic, … the nvidia-settings application (installable from System->Admin->Synaptic, then lives in System->Prefs) can resize the screen but you'll need to run it as root to have it save the settings for the next session.To do that, alt+f2 and enter "gksu nvidia-settings" and click okay. Make your changes, and make sure you click the "Save to X Configuration File" button before quitting.If you have no luck with that, there is a screen calibration tool inside boxee's own settings but it would definitely be preferable to get Ubuntu running in a native resolution!



Can you tell me what version of the drivers you're using? I'm using 185.xxx. Don't seem to have that option.

ramccann;8059998

Excuse me for being a pleb but is it easy to install xp or windows 7 on … Excuse me for being a pleb but is it easy to install xp or windows 7 on this? or do I have to search for drivers etc.?What programs can I install on Linux? Photoshop? Ofiice etc?



You will need an external USB CD-ROM drive (and relevant disc), or a USB stick configured to run the setup and loaded with Windows.

Good deal. I am thinking to buy one. Anyone knows if it can be installed a Win7?

newforce;8060319

Good deal. I am thinking to buy one. Anyone knows if it can be installed … Good deal. I am thinking to buy one. Anyone knows if it can be installed a Win7?



As they sell the same system with Win7 then I would think so.

newforce;8060319

Good deal. I am thinking to buy one. Anyone knows if it can be installed … Good deal. I am thinking to buy one. Anyone knows if it can be installed a Win7?


Yes it can. I have Win 7 installed on mine. With XBMC for Windows it's superb. There's a a good XBMC users forum which gives advice on how to set up and configure XBMC for all operating systems.

ramccann;8059998

Excuse me for being a pleb but is it easy to install xp or windows 7 on … Excuse me for being a pleb but is it easy to install xp or windows 7 on this? or do I have to search for drivers etc.?What programs can I install on Linux? Photoshop? Ofiice etc?



Gimpshop
Open Office

It can do sound via optical and video through HDMI you have to make sure the settings are correct which is:
Conrol Panel > Sound and make sure SPDIF is default.

copystuff;8059403

I wonder how much the new acer revo will be with the new ion2 chip when … I wonder how much the new acer revo will be with the new ion2 chip when it arrives ?


ION 2 offers no additional performance, so it's not really relevent - both can cope with 1080p video just fine.
sej7278;8059944

very interested in a revo for my folks, they currently are finding their … very interested in a revo for my folks, they currently are finding their old 1gb duron 750 is crawling along with today's apps - i assume the dualcore atom would be better for things like firefox, flash, openoffice even though its not got the poke of a "real" cpu like a core2duo?


The Atom processor only offers a very minor performance boost over a Duron 750 - and unless you need the small size, is vastly overpriced. Pick up a basic DELL for your folks, and it'll be slightly more expensive, much bigger, and an order of magnitude quicker.

stevief33;8060573

Yes it can. I have Win 7 installed on mine. With XBMC for Windows it's … Yes it can. I have Win 7 installed on mine. With XBMC for Windows it's superb. There's a a good XBMC users forum which gives advice on how to set up and configure XBMC for all operating systems.



Did you have to do anything with the bios to install windows? Last time this was posted people were saying something about that. Cause i'd want to be dual booting mandriva/win7 on this.

linux for the win

You do know why these are slowly dropping price? The new ION 2 GPU Revo's are due to be released in April. I know some will say that the Revo ION will happily play 1080p if it is being used as a Media Streamer with XBMC.

LouO;8059560

2x1GB



Thanks - If I purchase will go for 1x2GB or 2x2GB seems a shame otherwise when you will inevitably upgrade the RAM...

Does anyone else get a feeling of deja vu whenever a Revo deal is posted?

Perhaps we should have a FAQ as the same questions seemed to get asked everytime.

chipper;8059642

That's what I'm wondering, I've searched the net and no mention of a … That's what I'm wondering, I've searched the net and no mention of a release date of the new Revo Ion 2.Apparently optical out won't work if your using hdmi so that would be a problem for me aswell, I think I'll give this a miss.



Well i will be the same then if i cant use the hdmi.

OliWarner;8059349

I would heartily suggest that anybody buying one of these installs … I would heartily suggest that anybody buying one of these installs Ubuntu. Beside being faster, having way zillions more applications in its repositories, it's far better supported than Linpus is.

BUT... it comes with an older Nvidea driver than Linpus, which doesn't have the overscan compensation control - a problem if there's no way to switch off overscan on your TV. You can update to the later driver quite easily by adding a repository - search for how to do this.

chipper;8059642

Apparently optical out won't work if your using hdmi

Yes it does - under Ubuntu at least.

montyburns56;8062748

Does anyone else get a feeling of deja vu whenever a Revo deal is posted? … Does anyone else get a feeling of deja vu whenever a Revo deal is posted? Perhaps we should have a FAQ as the same questions seemed to get asked everytime.

Yes but it's the same for most threads - people seem unable to use a search engine and instead expect to be spoon-fed.

Anyone who wants to read about ion2 you can with this link arstechnica.com/gad…ars
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