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Acer R3610 Revo - Atom 330 Dual Core - 160GB HD - 1GB RAM - Linux - £154.20
Acer R3610 Revo - Atom 330 Dual Core - 160GB HD - 1GB RAM - Linux - £154.20

Acer R3610 Revo - Atom 330 Dual Core - 160GB HD - 1GB RAM - Linux - £154.20

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This is my first deal, so be gentle.. The Acer R3600 with an Atom 230 occasionally pops up for £160 and everyone goes nuts for it.. So I have been waiting to buy one, but I found several sites listing the 330 (Dual Core) version for less than £160 and I thought it a mistake as I didn't even think that the Atom 330 version was out yet.

But after making enquiries, it turns out to be true.. This IS the 330 Dual core version and is actually the R3610 (but listed as the R3600) and MUST be a mis-price.. I don't think that the sellers realise that this is the 330 Dual Core version and as such are selling it for less than the 230 Single Core version. Put this link into your browser for a closeup of the label:

ftp://jweaver.homedns.org/rev…jpg

Is exactly the same as the standard Revo R3600 with 1GB RAM, 160GB HD and the ION chipset, but this has the Atom 330 Dual Core processor so its upto twice as fast!

Weirdly there are several suppliers all selling from the same 'stock' (they all show 23 in stock right now):

Insight UK
MicroWarehouse
Ballicom
Lambda-tek

I guess that the stock is being dispatched directly from the manufacturer. I went for Ballicom as with Free shipping it works out the cheapest.. But since Insight/Microwarehouse take Quidco, its possible to get it slightly cheaper from them.

Get in quick.. There are only 23 left and I get the feeling that when stock is replenished, it won't be £150 any more...

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[FONT=Verdana]Apologies but how sure are you that this is the R3610 model?

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:
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Original Poster

Go here:

[url]ftp://jweaver.homedns.org/revo.jpg[/url]

This is picture off the side of the box!!

jweaver;6640415

Go here:[url]ftp://jweaver.homedns.org/revo.jpg[/url]This is picture off … Go here:[url]ftp://jweaver.homedns.org/revo.jpg[/url]This is picture off the side of the box!!



Where is the picture from, did you take it?

JayBird;6640420

Where is the picture from, did you take it?



[FONT=Verdana]Agree, is this a photo you've taken of one you've purchased from this reseller?

Would be handy to confirm that one, as the only concern I have is the box does not show reference to a dual-core CPU based upon the photo you have.

Cheers, Scotty Boy! :thumbsup:[/FONT]

Microwarehouse now showing no stock. Someone was quick off the mark.

Original Poster

The photo came from a friend, who also bought one the same time as me... His got his today.. Mine is onroute, but will be delivered whilst I am at work.

The 330 is a Dual Core.. There is no other option... You can't have a single core 330, it doesn't exist!

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Decentbloke;6640477

Microwarehouse now showing no stock. Someone was quick off the mark.



Ballicom still show 22.. BUT.. Be cautious.. They all share the same stock and its not updated in "real time", so if someone buys from one supplier, the other will still show stock until its updated.

Jon

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Sorry.. Double post.

I can't even see any other shops that sell this model yet, can you?

I found info on it from tech websites, but no release dates yet.

Thanks - ordered from Insight £151.78 delivered using code TECH38 for a tenner off (4% Quidco too).

Just purchased from Ballicom UK and the stock number has gone down by one - so confused if this is coming from a reseller or not.....

Now concerned that maybe I shouldn't have bought it! Why dont I think before I click!!:oops: Hope everything works out.

Good deal if it all pans out. Thanks

it's available on PC World business also I believe £165.57

Just ordered one from Insight. Used the discount code from Bookie (thanks buddy!), and with shipping it came to £151.78 - plus quidco @5%!
Let's hope it is the dual core version. I'll stick windows (might dual boot it) on it and connect it to my TV - and can work as my media streamer! Mmmmm.
Then I can retire my current PC to my office to churn out downloads all night long! Happy days!

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mumbojumbo;6640797

Microwarehouse (DSGi) blocked my card!



I tried to order from them yesterday and got "card refused".. The same thing happened with my friend too, so there is something wrong with their site.

I tried to tell them, but they didn't know who could help, so I gave up...

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Snakebite;6640931

Just purchased from Ballicom UK and the stock number has gone down by one … Just purchased from Ballicom UK and the stock number has gone down by one - so confused if this is coming from a reseller or not.....Now concerned that maybe I shouldn't have bought it! Why dont I think before I click!!:oops: Hope everything works out. Good deal if it all pans out. Thanks



I spent the day yesterday watching stock and it seems that its all coming from a central pool (Direct from Acer??)

My friend ordered from Insight.. And immediatly their stock went down by one.. An hour later, one of the other sites stock also dropped.. But not all. I think that some refresh hourly.. Others every day..

So Ballicoms claim of having 20 may not be accurate, depending on how many are bought elsewhere.

Jon

Never heard of Ballicoms tbh , but what sort of company sells stuff with no specification information , picture etc. Just a product name and a price . Dodgy or what ?

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ricko;6641174

Never heard of Ballicoms tbh , but what sort of company sells stuff … Never heard of Ballicoms tbh , but what sort of company sells stuff with no specification information , picture etc. Just a product name and a price . Dodgy or what ?



Its the same on ALL the sites selling it.. Insight also list it with no picture/spec/etc... And Insight are a well known reputable company...

Ordered one from Insight but received an email almost immediately asking to contact them for further card details. They requested 2 forms of ID by email or fax before they would process my order as its a new account!

Decided to order from Ballicom instead as I'm at work and can't be bothered with the hassle of scanning/emailing my driving license.
Fingers crossed they process my order, have stock and that it is indeed the dual core revo, otherwise its going back.

deleted - need more research

Why have Ballicom put this under the laptops section!

Good find.

I got the same email from Insight about needing ID.

Strike that - I've cancelled the order with Insight (apparently I broke several of their rules on credit card fraud and they needed two forms of ID faxing over in next 10 minutes!!).
Ordered one through Microwarehouse!!

Anyone having trouble with the ballicom site? I have decided I want to cancel but cant get the site up....

Didn't Acer put out a dual-core version with an X4500, or am I confuddling this with one of Asus' nettops? Google is finding nothing apart from these few outlets and none with a full spec listing.

Am tempted, just hope the fan isn't too noisy on this.

[edit] Found this. revouser.com/for…204
Still no confirmation of the graphics, but it seems as if Acer just shoehorned the 330 into the previous hardware, so should be a full ION package and 3600 is the correct model number. 3601 is the Windows 7 model.

Errm is this a baseunit ?

adam787_1;6641526

Errm is this a baseunit ?




yes

was a complete tit and didnt realise this was just the base unit - tryin to cancel now but site is down

cosmic48;6641559

Yeshttp://www.trustedreviews.com/pcs/review/2009/06/05/Acer-Aspire-Revo-R3600---nVidia-ION-Nettop/p1




Thanks .. bloody hell its tiny !

Ballicom site is down, looks like they went bust.

And the reviews of the company are appauling.

I didn't think there was a version of this with the 330 processor and only 1GB RAM. Am I wrong or have they listed it incorrectly?

This odd state of affairs (having an Atom 330 version of the Revo 3600) has existed for at least two months that I am aware of. The issue previously was that there was no stock, so it's good to see there now is some. Let's see what we get, if it doesn't match the description (ie it's an Atom 230 or whatever) then I think distance selling regulations would allow us to return in within 7 days.

For those having problems with Ballicom et al's website(s), it seems you may have to shuffle your address details around in the various boxes on the payment form to get it to work. Otherwise you can just phone them up and order it; previously I dealt with the very helpful Grace at 0208 327 5418 (direct line). The only negative to doing it over the phone is that for whatever reason they will only send it to you next day delivery, which is +£4 - not exactly hugely onerous.

xanderex;6641607

Ballicom site is down, looks like they went bust.And the reviews of the … Ballicom site is down, looks like they went bust.And the reviews of the company are appauling.



I recently ordered a usb dvd drive and it came with no problems.

Snakebite;6641593

was a complete tit and didnt realise this was just the base unit - tryin … was a complete tit and didnt realise this was just the base unit - tryin to cancel now but site is down



No your not a complete tit, the person listing this is though as there is absolutly no place where he/she has written "base unit". I had to find weather it was a netbook or a base unit. could have just written it in the title and I wouldnt have even clicked on this.

laldude;6641825

No your not a complete tit, the person listing this is though as there is … No your not a complete tit, the person listing this is though as there is absolutly no place where he/she has written "base unit". I had to find weather it was a netbook or a base unit. could have just written it in the title and I wouldnt have even clicked on this.



The hint is the title. It's an Acer Revo. They're nettops. It's a very good deal if it's dual core.

bigbak;6641859

The hint is the title. It's an Acer Revo. They're nettops. It's a very … The hint is the title. It's an Acer Revo. They're nettops. It's a very good deal if it's dual core.



Well done clever pants!:thumbsup:

Anyone got a direct link to this on a site thats actually up at the minute?

Ok, Curious bit of research.

Have been onto Acer presales and quoted the Acer Part Number for this model which is: 92.NVDYZ.UI0

They have stated it is a Acer Revo 3610, thats all they know!

They have said this model should not be on sale in this country at this time as they have no specification or details for it.

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