Acer Aspire Revo RL70 Nettop PC now down to £171.08 at eBuyer - 640GB HDD - 4GB RAM - AMD Radeon HD 6320
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Acer Aspire Revo RL70 Nettop PC now down to £171.08 at eBuyer - 640GB HDD - 4GB RAM - AMD Radeon HD 6320

£171.08Ebuyer Deals
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Found 14th Aug 2012
NOTE: Lot of buyers have been getting 750gb model instead of 640gb model, so you may get luckier!

Acer Aspire Revo RL70 Nettop PC Product Description:

Processor
AMD E-450 1.65GHz
Hudson D1 Chipset
Memory
4GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM
Dual-channel support on two DIMMs
Hard Drive
640GB SATA 3 Gb/s
Optical Drive
None
Software
Operating System: Linux
Display
Monitor Not Included
Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 6320
Audio
Optimized Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio enhancement,
Featuring Dolby Digital Live Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
Dolby Headphone,
Dolby Natural Bass,
Dolby Sound Space Expander,
Dolby Audio Optimization,
Dolby High Frequency Enhancer technologies
High-definition audio support
Input Devices
Acer Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
Networking
WLAN: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
LAN: Gigabit Ethernet,
Wake-on-LAN ready
Power Supply
65 W with power cord
ENERGY STAR 5.0
Dimensions
Width 209.89 mm
Depth 209.89 mm
Height 35.35 mm
Interfaces Front
Two USB 2.0 ports
Two HD audio jacks
Rear
4 x USB
Two HD audio jacks
HDMI port
S/PDIF port
D-Sub VGA port
Ethernet (RJ-45)port
Expansion
Multi-in-1 card reader (front)
Warranty
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty

178 Comments

I really don't get why people buy these things. For the same money you could buy a netbook with the same spec but the added benefits of total portability, or a desktop PC with a G840 in it, with about five times the processing power.

Original Poster

dxx

I really don't get why people buy these things. For the same money you … I really don't get why people buy these things. For the same money you could buy a netbook with the same spec but the added benefits of total portability, or a desktop PC with a G840 in it, with about five times the processing power.



Want to show me a netbook with same spec at the same price? (not being obnoxious - am actually curious).
Edited by: "chamelion" 14th Aug 2012

dxx

I really don't get why people buy these things. For the same money you … I really don't get why people buy these things. For the same money you could buy a netbook with the same spec but the added benefits of total portability, or a desktop PC with a G840 in it, with about five times the processing power.



Maybe for the DVD drive, or the low power consumption. Or even just the space saver. Wish they'd up the processors in these things already though.

dxx

I really don't get why people buy these things. For the same money you … I really don't get why people buy these things. For the same money you could buy a netbook with the same spec but the added benefits of total portability, or a desktop PC with a G840 in it, with about five times the processing power.


Try screwing either of your suggestions to the back of your television!

dxx

I really don't get why people buy these things. For the same money you … I really don't get why people buy these things. For the same money you could buy a netbook with the same spec but the added benefits of total portability, or a desktop PC with a G840 in it, with about five times the processing power.



I had the 3600 Revo for a while - I liked it because it was small in size and used little electricity plus was so quiet I rarely knew if it was actually on or not. Good for running XBMC too. But for me it was a second computer due to the processing power.

Update - forgot to say, if you are into these things, this is a good price = hot from me
Edited by: "AberdeenDad" 14th Aug 2012

Just ordered the lower spec version a few days ago for the same price, ordered this version, and sending the lower spec back!

Once you have your film collection on one of these using XBMC you will never look back. Great price

chamelion

Want to show me a netbook with same spec at the same price? (not being … Want to show me a netbook with same spec at the same price? (not being obnoxious - am actually curious).



I couldn't cite any off-hand, but I've a three year old Acer netbook with a spec not much below this one's, for which I paid £160. I know netbooks are pretty much a dead market now, but there are bound to be systems with a spec comparable to this at around the same price. That, or just buy a budget laptop.

Original Poster

dxx

I couldn't cite any off-hand, but I've a three year old Acer netbook with … I couldn't cite any off-hand, but I've a three year old Acer netbook with a spec not much below this one's, for which I paid £160. I know netbooks are pretty much a dead market now, but there are bound to be systems with a spec comparable to this at around the same price. That, or just buy a budget laptop.



See that's the thing. I have a 2 year old netbook with a N450 atom which was top of the line back then. It sucks. Slow RAM, poor performance. cpu benchmarks online show it to be half the speed of this thing. AND, it stutters with 720p playback as it has no graphics card.

I've been digging around with laptops for ages now thinking as you do that they're smarter to get than a nettop. but i have yet to see a netbook, even today, with as much processing power combined with a dedicated GPU that can seamlessly play 1080 videos, without stuttering, with a small footprint, very low power consumption, and can be nicely tucked away either behind my tv or in a cabinet somewhere to purr away and be a full time xbmc powerhouse.

dxx

I really don't get why people buy these things. For the same money you … I really don't get why people buy these things. For the same money you could buy a netbook with the same spec but the added benefits of total portability, or a desktop PC with a G840 in it, with about five times the processing power.


Isn't it obvious? Most people will want to use it as a media centre, and stick it behind the TV where it is out of sight. A netbook with the same chipset as this will be more expensive, and it will not be whisper quiet like this when viewing 1080p content. Quite frankly, it would put strain on the netbook and it will cause the fans to rev up, and probably won't do it any good in the long run.

Glad I waited for this to come down in price. Might have to get next day delivery though and tomorrow is the only day (apart from weekend) when I can be home to get this.

Ordered - Cheers Op!

This should get hot

chris2010uk

Isn't it obvious? Most people will want to use it as a media centre, and … Isn't it obvious? Most people will want to use it as a media centre, and stick it behind the TV where it is out of sight. A netbook with the same chipset as this will be more expensive, and it will not be whisper quiet like this when viewing 1080p content. Quite frankly, it would put strain on the netbook and it will cause the fans to rev up, and probably won't do it any good in the long run.



That is exaclty why people buy these to use as a media centre, dxx you are completly missing the point as to why people buy these.

Can anyone recommend a remote control with a "hide away" keyboard, something like the Boxee remote.

alright, i know this isnt a hight tech gaming computer however the processor does seem very poor so even standard multi page browsing may be slow.

JamesClark1991

Maybe for the DVD drive, or the low power consumption. Or even just the … Maybe for the DVD drive, or the low power consumption. Or even just the space saver. Wish they'd up the processors in these things already though.



Correct me if I'm wrong, but it says "Optical Drive: None", so it shouldn't come with DVD drive....?

JakeBiles

alright, i know this isnt a hight tech gaming computer however the … alright, i know this isnt a hight tech gaming computer however the processor does seem very poor so even standard multi page browsing may be slow.



Yes, but the main reason for getting such a device is playing HD video. The CPU is hardly used when playing video as the GPU handles the processing.

These are currently selling for near £300 on ebay, so if I don't like it, I can potentially get my money back selling it second hand.

Gazzie

Can anyone recommend a remote control with a "hide away" keyboard, … Can anyone recommend a remote control with a "hide away" keyboard, something like the Boxee remote.



I am using a Lenovo N5902 with my revo and I love it.
Had rii keyboard but didn't like , so got a lenovo and it very good.
These are not hide away keyboard but work really well, got it on eBay but make sure you get the latest one because there are more.

Or

If you use XBMC like me, you can always use the app for your smartphone that works very well
Edited by: "007xico" 14th Aug 2012

Gazzie

[quote=JakeBiles]These are currently selling for near £300 on ebay, so if … [quote=JakeBiles]These are currently selling for near £300 on ebay, so if I don't like it, I can potentially get my money back selling it second hand.



No, they're not. There are five completed listings at ebay ranging from £200 to £250 and none of them sold

Any one know how this processor compares to a AMD dual core 3.0ghz 6000+ it is 5/6 years old now ? My computer does everything I need it to. I am in need in a update to a smaller size and less noise ! Laptops are putting me off as the fans seem to always sound like a jet after a couple of hours. How silent are these things ? Would only use it for basic task but it could be on for hours on end .... I use my tv as my monitor anyway and being able to bolt it to the rear of my tv seems like a good idea as my case is massive and has seen better days (damn mother with harmful cleaning chemicals !) !

If anyone knows what my current processor is roughly equivalent to at the moment would be great !

Seems a great price was £23 something more the other day !

Heat Added Thanks

Original Poster

Gunner4Life

Any one know how this processor compares to a AMD dual core 3.0ghz 6000+ … Any one know how this processor compares to a AMD dual core 3.0ghz 6000+ it is 5/6 years old now ? My computer does everything I need it to. I am in need in a update to a smaller size and less noise ! Laptops are putting me off as the fans seem to always sound like a jet after a couple of hours. How silent are these things ? Would only use it for basic task but it could be on for hours on end .... I use my tv as my monitor anyway and being able to bolt it to the rear of my tv seems like a good idea as my case is massive and has seen better days (damn mother with harmful cleaning chemicals !) ! If anyone knows what my current processor is roughly equivalent to at the moment would be great !Seems a great price was £23 something more the other day !Heat Added Thanks



AMD E-450 APU 734 936 NA NA
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+ 1631 593 8.20 $198.95*

based on cpubenchmark.net/cpu…php

Your athlon is twice the cpu spec. But as people have mentioned, for raw video performance (xbmc / media centers in general) this is perfect. It's not meant to be a powerhouse for cpu performance.
Edited by: "chamelion" 14th Aug 2012

I have a 3600 running W7 and XBMC under my 46 Panny plasma and connected to my home amp. I use it for Netflix and streaming content from the internet and my home network. It even plays 1080p DTS audio MKV's without a hitch.

Low power,low cost but great performance? Suits me!

Very tempted how easy is it for a novice to load xbmcbuntu or open elec?

Original Poster

ebuyer are scum of the earth's for quidco. Just got this which is b.s. as I always clear cache + cookies + everything before going via quidco:

Hi,We're sorry to see that your cashback has been declined by … Hi,We're sorry to see that your cashback has been declined by Play.com.Cashback can be declined due to a number of reasons, which we've listed below for you:* The purchase was returned, cancelled or the order amended.* The purchase was not completed wholly online.* You didn't clear your cookies before you made your purchase and another referrer has been awarded the cashback commission (e.g. a price comparison site).* You didn't comply with the terms and conditions of Quidco or the retailer.* A voucher code or gift code not authorised by Quidco was used.* The merchant has ceased trading or has gone into administration.* The retailer has tracked your purchase twice and is simply declining the duplicate transaction.If you're sure that none of the above reasons apply, please raise a declined cashback claim and we'll happily go back to the retailer to ask them to investigate further for us. At the very least we'll be able to find out why they've taken this decision.When raising your claim please be sure to enter all of the details requested on the claim form, as failure to do so could result in your claim being rejected.Kind regards,Quidcare

chamelion

AMD E-450 APU 734 936 NA NAAMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core … AMD E-450 APU 734 936 NA NAAMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 6000+ 1631 593 8.20 $198.95*based on http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu_list.phpYour athlon is twice the cpu spec. But as people have mentioned, for raw video performance (xbmc / media centers in general) this is perfect. It's not meant to be a powerhouse for cpu performance.



Thanks for the reply ! Do you have any ideal what my CPU is equivalent to with current processors used in laptops/net books currently ? I've been trying to find a justified reason to buy a laptop or something like this. Something that creates less noise but will still do web browsing and other simple tasks (I tend to have 20+ tabs up most of the time) and most laptops I've ever used always start created mass noise from their fans after only as hour or 2 of being on.

Thanks

After looking it looks like even a 1st gen I3 will be a vast improvement. If I'll notice it is a different thing seems I would of been better off going for the cheaper 5800+ back when I brought it as well

Edited by: "Gunner4Life" 14th Aug 2012

chamelion

ebuyer are scum of the earth's for quidco. Just got this which is b.s. as … ebuyer are scum of the earth's for quidco. Just got this which is b.s. as I always clear cache + cookies + everything before going via quidco:



What has ebuyer got to do with play.com refusing your quidco?

Gazzie

Yes, but the main reason for getting such a device is playing HD video. … Yes, but the main reason for getting such a device is playing HD video. The CPU is hardly used when playing video as the GPU handles the processing. These are currently selling for near £300 on ebay, so if I don't like it, I can potentially get my money back selling it second hand.


if you just wanted to watch hd video there are much cheaper alternatives to this, therefore, for your intent and purpose this is a cold deal.

chamelion

ebuyer are scum of the earth's for quidco. Just got this which is b.s. as … ebuyer are scum of the earth's for quidco. Just got this which is b.s. as I always clear cache + cookies + everything before going via quidco:



But isn't that Play.com, not eBuyer?
Edited by: "giltbrook" 14th Aug 2012

chamelion

Want to show me a netbook with same spec at the same price? (not being … Want to show me a netbook with same spec at the same price? (not being obnoxious - am actually curious).



Sounds like you are being obnoxious too me.

Brilliant price, £23.55 cheaper than the £213.54 I posted last week.

can you leave this always running? Also how much would this cost to run?

Gunner4Life

Thanks for the reply ! Do you have any ideal what my CPU is equivalent to … Thanks for the reply ! Do you have any ideal what my CPU is equivalent to with current processors used in laptops/net books currently ? I've been trying to find a justified reason to buy a laptop or something like this. Something that creates less noise but will still do web browsing and other simple tasks (I tend to have 20+ tabs up most of the time) and most laptops I've ever used always start created mass noise from their fans after only as hour or 2 of being on.Thanks



If you check out the site linked to, you can search for CPU's to get an idea of how they compare (roughly, it's only a benchmark, and there is more to it than that) So a current lowidh end laptop with a Core i3 comes out at about 50% more powerful.

What the figures don't show is that chips ahev become alot more energy efficient over the years, and the integrated graphics much better. So even a low end chip like the E450 can output HD quite happily.

FWIW my daughter has a small, HP 11.6" screen laptop with an E350 (very similar chip). It seems to deal with all the general computing, webby stuff, video and basic games fine, and it is very quiet (don't ever notice the fan going much)

galoka

If you check out the site linked to, you can search for CPU's to get an … If you check out the site linked to, you can search for CPU's to get an idea of how they compare (roughly, it's only a benchmark, and there is more to it than that) So a current lowidh end laptop with a Core i3 comes out at about 50% more powerful. What the figures don't show is that chips ahev become alot more energy efficient over the years, and the integrated graphics much better. So even a low end chip like the E450 can output HD quite happily.FWIW my daughter has a small, HP 11.6" screen laptop with an E350 (very similar chip). It seems to deal with all the general computing, webby stuff, video and basic games fine, and it is very quiet (don't ever notice the fan going much)



Thanks I did have a quick look and I am guessing you are referring to being similar to the chip in this ?

Anyone own one and know how loud it gets after a few hours of being on ? This has got me tempted ! Thanks

For those who want the dvd drive there is one on there for £189.98, you get less hard drive but everything else looks the same, potentially a better deal for some people.

Ordered cheers OP....... free delivery super slow next tuesday

OldEnglish

Very tempted how easy is it for a novice to load xbmcbuntu or open elec?



Open elec is probably the easiest method although you can't use the nettop as a PC as it will auto boot into xbmc. Takes about 10 secs from switching it on to boot.
You need to create a bootable usb drive plug it in and it will install.

Can't live without my xbmc and sickbeard for TV shows

Gazzie

Can anyone recommend a remote control with a "hide away" keyboard, … Can anyone recommend a remote control with a "hide away" keyboard, something like the Boxee remote.



pulse-eight.com/sto…spx

sucksuck

No, they're not. There are five completed listings at ebay ranging from … No, they're not. There are five completed listings at ebay ranging from £200 to £250 and none of them sold



The units with 500GB+ with disks are around £300. I did say "selling" and not "sold"
Edited by: "Gazzie" 14th Aug 2012

galoka

If you check out the site linked to, you can search for CPU's to get an … If you check out the site linked to, you can search for CPU's to get an idea of how they compare (roughly, it's only a benchmark, and there is more to it than that) So a current lowidh end laptop with a Core i3 comes out at about 50% more powerful. What the figures don't show is that chips ahev become alot more energy efficient over the years, and the integrated graphics much better. So even a low end chip like the E450 can output HD quite happily.FWIW my daughter has a small, HP 11.6" screen laptop with an E350 (very similar chip). It seems to deal with all the general computing, webby stuff, video and basic games fine, and it is very quiet (don't ever notice the fan going much)


I would go for the Asus Eee PC 1215B-SIV037S if I was gunna get a netbook instead of this.
portagadgets.com/uk/…tml

Expensive though.
Edited by: "chris2010uk" 14th Aug 2012

JakeBiles

if you just wanted to watch hd video there are much cheaper alternatives … if you just wanted to watch hd video there are much cheaper alternatives to this, therefore, for your intent and purpose this is a cold deal.



Please can you let me know of a cheaper alternative that can play LoveFilm Instant, Netflix, XBMC, AirPlay and play MKVs ripped from a bluray disk (1080p, 7.1 TrueHD)? Oh, and mame would be nice.
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