Acer Aspire Revo R3700 Nettop (4gb Ram, 500gb HDD) - £199.99 Delivered @ eBuyer
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Acer Aspire Revo R3700 Nettop (4gb Ram, 500gb HDD) - £199.99 Delivered @ eBuyer

£199.99Ebuyer Deals
Sloth/Mod 57
Sloth/Mod
Found 26th Mar 2012
Great for media servers

Intel Atom Dual Core D525B 1.8GHz
4GB RAM
500GB HDD
No Optical Drive
NVIDIA ION 2
HDMI Port
Linux

57 Comments

Can you change title? 5900gb HDD? I wish!

Original Poster Sloth/Mod

CDR

Can you change title? 5900gb HDD? I wish!



Oops. I blame the keyboard fairies

Arnt they always this price?

Cracking price. Thinking of getting it and using the HDD in a laptop and sticking an old 60Gb for XBMC in it

s24rrt

Arnt they always this price?



Normally the lower specified machines (Less RAM/HDD/Wired Keyboard) are around this price

I love these little machines, make great media pc's. We get the ASUS EEE's for students at work and they are pretty decent running Windows 7 on a slightly lower spec. Last batch we had came in around £250 a unit so this seems a really good price for a better spec!

take it the spec of this is better than the emachines ER1401?

They have an revo "RL70" for sale now. I bought one last time it came up on here and it id still available for £178.83. I think RL70 has half the RAM, a slightly smaller HDD and a different processor (amd e450) but it runs XBMC on windows 7 very smoothly and handles 20GB+ mkv files. The R3700 is probably a better deal because of the extra specs but if XBMC eden runs fine on 2GB and you will be using external HDDs anyway it may be worth putting the £21 you save towards the cost a 2TB HDD.

This is a good deal though. These revos are great. I have mine all the time as a XBMC machine, torrent client and squeezebox server.
Edited by: "davestavros" 26th Mar 2012

ohdearohdear

Cold, not an iPhone


Most observant of you. Obviously iphones are known for their ability to used as a home pc and or media server, aided by their 500gb hdd's and sub £200 price tags.....

This get's heat from me.

this has been the same price for the last 1 month or so

I have one of these abt a yr ago and so far it has been superb! My next project would be connecting this to a 2 bay external SATA drive as a RAID 1 NAS and also sticking the DVB-T2 stick as a Freeview HD TV and recorder... a bit ambitious and greedy but I think this can be done. Thoughts and suggestions? Thanks....

Get a spare usb key, install openelec.tv/ and then hang a hdd from the revo or install a 2.5" drive in and fill with movies, photos and music

1080p and 5.1 surround sound = awesome media center!

woldranger

Most observant of you. Obviously iphones are known for their ability to … Most observant of you. Obviously iphones are known for their ability to used as a home pc and or media server, aided by their 500gb hdd's and sub £200 price tags.....This get's heat from me.



I think he was just trying to be funny.

BTW, the iPhone makes a very nice Plex Media Server.

Another vote for this running XBMC. Connected to a NAS over wireless, there is never any buffering. Probably more reliant on a decent router, but thought I would mention it anyway. I'm not terribly good at linux and could never get the wireless working on XBMC Live, so I chucked a copy of Win7 on and everything worked out the box.

ah_heng

Thoughts and suggestions? Thanks....

Yes, don't skimp on the NAS drive, get a proper one like a QNAP or Thecus, you'll thank yourself in the long run.

zerowing

take it the spec of this is better than the emachines ER1401?



More space/ ram, slower cpu

Iainn

Another vote for this running XBMC. Connected to a NAS over wireless, … Another vote for this running XBMC. Connected to a NAS over wireless, there is never any buffering. Probably more reliant on a decent router, but thought I would mention it anyway. I'm not terribly good at linux and could never get the wireless working on XBMC Live, so I chucked a copy of Win7 on and everything worked out the box.Yes, don't skimp on the NAS drive, get a proper one like a QNAP or Thecus, you'll thank yourself in the long run.



Or you could get a DAS box and save yourself the hassle of running everything over your network! Mine arrives today. The DAS looks better than the Revo, so going to hide the revo behind it!

Iainn

Another vote for this running XBMC. Connected to a NAS over wireless, … Another vote for this running XBMC. Connected to a NAS over wireless, there is never any buffering. Probably more reliant on a decent router, but thought I would mention it anyway. I'm not terribly good at linux and could never get the wireless working on XBMC Live, so I chucked a copy of Win7 on and everything worked out the box.Yes, don't skimp on the NAS drive, get a proper one like a QNAP or Thecus, you'll thank yourself in the long run.



Thanks Iainn.

Hi,

Can anyone help please.

I've got the R3610 with Windows 7. I use it for mainly the BBC iPlayer and to watch football online (subscription). It seems very "jerky", is this the actual machine or the way it is running (drivers etc.)?

I would have thought it would be fast enough to process video and sound.

Thanks.

I've got one of these and one of the old R3610.

The R3610 with Win 7 home runs as my HTPC downstairs, with XBMC and I just hibernate, so it starts up in only a few seconds.

The R3700 with Win 7 Pro is my main PC for all my usual day to day. Initially set up with Linux Ubuntu, but found it time consuming as I was new to Linux, so ended up just bunging a spare Win 7 license in the machine.

Also, I've got a D-Link DNS-323 NAS server for streaming media, with homeplugs for MKVs, but waiting for HP N40L Microserver coming this week.

Great little boxes, if you can get Win 7 on it, or if you have time to learn Linux.

Liverpool_Bear

Hi,Can anyone help please.I've got the R3610 with Windows 7. I use it for … Hi,Can anyone help please.I've got the R3610 with Windows 7. I use it for mainly the BBC iPlayer and to watch football online (subscription). It seems very "jerky", is this the actual machine or the way it is running (drivers etc.)?I would have thought it would be fast enough to process video and sound.Thanks.



Install Openelec on it (openelec.tv) using the ION x64 build. Install iplayer and your chosen football streaming plugins and youll be good to go

Hi - how would this cope with editing home videos, as my netbook is struggling - especially with HD video recording from digital camera in Windows Media Player.

Also, does this have a port to connect to a standard pc monitor - or is it only HDMI.

Many thanks.

These are fantastic for XBMC, i also use mine for Windows stuff, web browsing, burning discs, downloading.

Get a Logitech Di-Novo Mini keyboard with it and your laughing

btw they output to any computer monitor with D-Sub or HDMI, and also carry audio via the HDMI socket.

They only use about 28 watts of power so mines on 24/7, they are near silent in operation.

This is the only Acer product that actually works an lasts unlike their laptops

stupet11

Also, does this have a port to connect to a standard pc monitor - or is … Also, does this have a port to connect to a standard pc monitor - or is it only HDMI.



Hi, I connect mine to a monitor via VGA (standard monitor connection).

Thanks Nemeus.

Anyone use for video editing? HD quality specifically?

Anyone know if this is any better at playing Netflix content than the R3600? Silverlight (which Netflix uses) doesn't do GPU acceleration, and the R3600 processor isn't fast enough to run Netflix in HD (or even in SD without tearing).

I've had one of these for a year now and couldn't recommend it more. I have mine permanently connected to the telly as my media player and downloader using OpenELEC (XBMC) which has SABnzbd, Sickbeard and Couchpotato.
Couple it with a cheap MCE remote (about £10 - £15) and you're in media heaven!

Any idea how this would compare to the lenovo ideacentre q180 as a home media PC?

Do these handle 1080p out of the box as is or do you need win7 for the graphics acceleration?

Also, what is the noise level like on these? As quiet as a netbook as I'd be going for the XBMC route on this.

When will these be around the £100 mark.
I really want to use one for xbmc but can't afford to spend £200 on a media center machine.

ohdearohdear

Sorry to sound stupid, but can I install WIndows XP on this? I mean is it … Sorry to sound stupid, but can I install WIndows XP on this? I mean is it a PC?Also can I play video games on it? new ones.



Yes you can install XP using a USB stick or attach an external DVD drive. It is an actual computer though you wouldnt be able to play modern games to any level of quality, games from around 2005 may be ok, might get away with Counterstrike Source on lower settings.

Very tempting as I'm looking to run an HTPC streaming from my NAS. But, I have my order for my Raspberry Pi (I know, I know, due 2018 at this rate!) so I'm going to wait for that and run XBMC on that instead.

Good deal tho - Heat from me if you don't want to fiddle around getting a Pi working.

Diekund

Install Openelec on it (openelec.tv) using the ION x64 build. Install … Install Openelec on it (openelec.tv) using the ION x64 build. Install iplayer and your chosen football streaming plugins and youll be good to go



Thank you.

I have one of these as my HTPC running XBMC-Live, great bit of kit!

Liverpool_Bear

I use it for mainly the BBC iPlayer and to watch football online … I use it for mainly the BBC iPlayer and to watch football online (subscription). It seems very "jerky", is this the actual machine or the way it is running (drivers etc.)?


There are problems specific to BBC iPlayer running on a few OSs, try having a Google as there are many solutions out there that might be able to help. Usually it's a driver issue when running XBMC, no idea if that's the same or W7 but you should be able to find out. iPlayer should be silky smooth on this.

ps, YNWA
Edited by: "TH3R4POR" 26th Mar 2012

whatUmean

Any idea how this would compare to the lenovo ideacentre q180 as a home … Any idea how this would compare to the lenovo ideacentre q180 as a home media PC?


Looks a better spec other than the 2gb of ram but could upgrade for £19 to 4gb and then sell the other ram to re-coup some money back.

tamper

Anyone know if this is any better at playing Netflix content than the … Anyone know if this is any better at playing Netflix content than the R3600? Silverlight (which Netflix uses) doesn't do GPU acceleration, and the R3600 processor isn't fast enough to run Netflix in HD (or even in SD without tearing).


Probably be better off making your own cheap sandy bridge build and bunging a dedicated gpu in, or wait for ivy-bridge with its (hopefully) fixed iGPU.

This is a good price, for 500gb, given the current HDD prices!

This isn't a bad deal, but I use ebuyer all the time and this one would not have been my first choice.

ebuyer.com/319…003

has AMD Brazos which as far as I know is better still than ION2 and has lower power consumption. OP's deal has more storage which might count for some, and more RAM. I would wonder why you would need more than 2GB for anything these processors will handle and with that in mind you might also consider

ebuyer.com/279…036

well worth considering - thanks OP

stupet11

Hi - how would this cope with editing home videos, as my netbook is … Hi - how would this cope with editing home videos, as my netbook is struggling - especially with HD video recording from digital camera in Windows Media Player.Also, does this have a port to connect to a standard pc monitor - or is it only HDMI.Many thanks.



It uses a standard pc monitor cable (VGA) - however I would NOT recommend using these for home video editing as they use the SAME processor as netbooks, just a little further along the line - Intel Atom.

Your better off looking for something with a Intel Pentium Dual Core/i3 processor, especially if your editing in HD.

Thanks for posting. I have been looking for something like this to keep permanently attached to my TV instead of using my laptop and having to keep disconecting all the time to use it elsewhere. I decided to order the RL70 instead as it had slightly better specs., wireless and a little bigger HDD.

Diekund

Or you could get a DAS box and save yourself the hassle of running … Or you could get a DAS box and save yourself the hassle of running everything over your network! Mine arrives today. The DAS looks better than the Revo, so going to hide the revo behind it!



Or you could do all of it on a HP Microserver (as in not even needing this or the NAS box) with a graphics card and more ram for like £160ish? Thats what I did, then it become the NAS as well, cutting down the device count and is often faster then a NAS box... Or am I missing something?

Oh, and just to add before anyone gets in on the power consumption as a potential downside, I think these use about 30w? Add that to a decent NAS at 20+ with 4 drives and your looking at 50W anyway... mine sits at 53W and only uses 64W playing 1080 mkvs so pretty negligible IMO... I dont understand the fuss about these unless its a space issue? £200 + £140+ for a NAS vs £160? Please enlighten me as I think they are pretty cool just want to understand what the big deal is?

Voted hot BTW as is better spec then usual ones for £200
Edited by: "rendeverance" 27th Mar 2012
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