Acer Revo One Mini PC inc Remote Control, Intel Celeron, 2GB, 60GB SSD
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Acer Revo One Mini PC inc Remote Control, Intel Celeron, 2GB, 60GB SSD

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Found 7th Dec 2015
Seemed like a bargain...

129 inc 60GB SSD and 2GB RAM

I'm hoping it'd make a nice little xbmc/kodi box... Or just put Windows 10 on it .
Noticed the bundled remote looks pretty cool with a touchpad and qwerty keyboard on the back!
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I'll call this out again 'cos some oik got his knickers in a twist before and it was fun to watch.
From the ACER blurb "The Acer Revo One also features a 60GB solid state drive that's perfect for storing multimedia content" - No it's not perfect because if you want 'perfect' for multimedia it would need to be much bigger and wouldn't need to be SSD.
However, it is a pretty good bit of kit if the Celeron has enough grunt for you and would make a great Media centre.
Heat!
P.S. Yes I KNOW you can stick other HDDs inside, but the sales blurb from ACER is ridiculous.

Edited by: "mrew42" 7th Dec 2015
Reasonable price I guess and I really want one of these but after the ebuyer black Friday deal for the 4GB, 1TB at £99.00 I couldn't bring myself to shell out an extra £30 for a much less capable unit
mrew42

P.S. Yes I KNOW you can stick other HDDs inside, but the sales blurb … P.S. Yes I KNOW you can stick other HDDs inside, but the sales blurb from ACER is ridiculous.:{



Surely nobody actually reads that nonsense??

To me, it seems like a decent price considering it bundles Remote Control, RAM and storage (I'd settle for a small HDD, but an SSD is a bonus, and at 60GB its enough to so something with...). A similar spec NUC would be about £100 without the Remote/RAM/Storage and the hassle of fitting it etc.

Any cold voters want to comment why cold?
you won't get better for the money especially in the looks department and runs near silent
DJNG22

Reasonable price I guess and I really want one of these but after the … Reasonable price I guess and I really want one of these but after the ebuyer black Friday deal for the 4GB, 1TB at £99.00 I couldn't bring myself to shell out an extra £30 for a much less capable unit


with a 60gb SDD it'll be much more responsive....
An SSD gives an 'appliance feel' for Kodi which if you're booting something like Openelec is preferable to an HD chugging away. Personally i'd look to a FireTV 4K if you want to run kodi, for the money it's a great little box at £55 over the weekend via PrimeNow.
I have the 4GB 2TB and do love it as the HTPC. My only complaint is the on/off button is on the back at the bottom so have had to set this up near our tv where the button can be easily accessed and not where I wanted it to go tucked away neatly.
Be warned there are no instructions on how to use the mouse/keyboard which was a bit of a sod when setting up the pc for the first time. Putting in account details etc. Trying to backspace and delete took a while figuring out which 2 buttons pressing together for delete. Being a laptop hater I had no idea how to use a touch pad mouse. The remote is really tricky to use so I use a wireless keyboard and mouse.
Other than that it's a great little unit.
mrew42

I'll call this out again 'cos some oik got his knickers in a twist before … I'll call this out again 'cos some oik got his knickers in a twist before and it was fun to watch.From the ACER blurb "The Acer Revo One also features a 60GB solid state drive that's perfect for storing multimedia content" - No it's not perfect because if you want 'perfect' for multimedia it would need to be much bigger and wouldn't need to be SSD.



While I see where you are going, personally it would be perfect if I had SSD in my Revo 3610, as it would make it even more silent.. Video files? Oh they are stored on the file server in the house, nowhere near the TV - so a small SSD has its uses. ;-)
scope

While I see where you are going, personally it would be perfect if I had … While I see where you are going, personally it would be perfect if I had SSD in my Revo 3610, as it would make it even more silent.. Video files? Oh they are stored on the file server in the house, nowhere near the TV - so a small SSD has its uses. ;-)


Bang on, for O/S and a few progs it's unbeatable.
mrew42

with a 60gb SDD it'll be much more responsive....



And for less than £130 in total I am adding a 120GB SSD to the higher spec model so it will be fast, have lots of storage and more ram.

Of course a moot point as the higher spec one and my ssd are no longer available at the prices I got them for.
I missed out on the Black Friday revo £99 .
Not in a rush for one , so I will wait for that model to come on offer again , even for slightly more that the £99 .
Tesco are also selling the 2TB, 4GB version for £20 more. IMHO probably worth spending the extra for the increased RAM, and you can pick up a low capacity SSD for a few notes extra if you want a fast boot drive!

tesco.com/dir…275
RufusA

Tesco are also selling the 2TB, 4GB version for £20 more. IMHO probably … Tesco are also selling the 2TB, 4GB version for £20 more. IMHO probably worth spending the extra for the increased RAM, and you can pick up a low capacity SSD for a few notes extra if you want a fast boot drive!http://www.tesco.com/direct/acer-revo-one-mini-pc-inc-remote-control-intel-celeron-4gb-1tb-white/650-5275.prd?pageLevel=&skuId=650-5275



Agreed although thats the 1TB one, the same as the BF ebuyer model. But you can use tesco clubcard boost.

Edited by: "welshblob" 7th Dec 2015
puddlejumper1

I have the 4GB 2TB and do love it as the HTPC. My only complaint is the … I have the 4GB 2TB and do love it as the HTPC. My only complaint is the on/off button is on the back at the bottom so have had to set this up near our tv where the button can be easily accessed and not where I wanted it to go tucked away neatly. Be warned there are no instructions on how to use the mouse/keyboard which was a bit of a sod when setting up the pc for the first time. Putting in account details etc. Trying to backspace and delete took a while figuring out which 2 buttons pressing together for delete. Being a laptop hater I had no idea how to use a touch pad mouse. The remote is really tricky to use so I use a wireless keyboard and mouse.Other than that it's a great little unit.



​i thought there was an on/off button on the remote? That would be more convenient.
I have a revo r3700 and wondered whether it was worth the upgrade to this. Wondered whether this was capable of any light gaming as well or is that a big no go with this?
I didn't realise the remote had a funky QWERTY keyboard on the back...
Even better!

https://www.athomepc.co.uk/549-thickbox_default/acer-revo-one-rl85-nettop-core-i3-4gb-500gb.jpg
Is a hot deal for sure. Cheaper than my Intel NUCs once additional SSD etc was bought.
it says wireless 802.11b???
802.11n on other sites. I'm sure it's just tesco misreporting the details.
thewarrenhawkins

I didn't realise the remote had a funky QWERTY keyboard on the … I didn't realise the remote had a funky QWERTY keyboard on the back...Even better!



​don't get too excited, the remote is absolute crap.

Budget for a bluetooth mouse / keyboard combo too.
thewarrenhawkins

I didn't realise the remote had a funky QWERTY keyboard on the … I didn't realise the remote had a funky QWERTY keyboard on the back...Even better!



That's an awesome remote fair play!
Lucky to get the black Friday deal , 2tb 4 gig version of this but a friend of mine is very jealous of my set up I showed him at the weekend .I had to replace my tv just after buying this due to old one going green screen, anyway i bought a smart tv and then set up plex on this. Amazing bit of kit with the software. Just select plex server via input and all my media on there. Watched 15 gig blu ray no problem whatsoever. All controlled by my tv remote.
Have to agree the remote with this is rubbish and I use a wireless trackpad I picked up on here ages ago and a bluetooth keyboard.
the CPU is this one:
http://ark.intel.com/products/78942/Intel-Celeron-Processor-2957U-2M-Cache-1_40-GHz?q=celeron%202957

performance is OK
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…200
How would this be for xbox one streaming
Is it worth buying this to replace an amazon fire tv? I use the fire tv only for kodi,media playback,youtube and emulators..
will this play 1080p streams on Twitch/Youtube?
Now where are those Tesco £10 off codes
bought this a few months ago at the same price. Works great with Kodi, and other streaming services. Also using with plex to stream from Plex on another pc and that works flawlessly also. The remote is not as bad as people say, but can be a bit of a pain. Would definately Recommend.
A better buy, better specifications and comes with Windows 10

Asrock Beebox

morecomputers.com/pro…m94
Edited by: "carwacster" 8th Dec 2015
yeah the remote is truly dreadful but its better than nothing
hasj2

will this play 1080p streams on Twitch/Youtube?



I own the 4GB version from the other week.

It will play 1080p on YouTube without breaking a sweat and even 1440p (that's about as high as it will go) BUT, for me anyway, NOT in Chrome. 720p was the best I could manage in Chrome and it used about double the CPU/GPU power of Edge playing the same video in the same quality with all extensions disabled and no other tabs open.

In fact, Chrome is such a resource hog on this machine (and on my other, more powerful machine) that I have moved away from it completely and am using the excellent MS Edge instead where I can (along with AdGuard to block ads).
carwacster

A better buy and comes with Windows 10 Asrock Beebox … A better buy and comes with Windows 10 Asrock Beebox http://www.morecomputers.com/product.aspx?pn=N3050-2G32S%2fB&man=ASRock&SQ=YmVlYm94



Absolute nonsense.

Not only is it more expensive with a smaller SSD than this deal, the CPU gets HALF the PassMark score of the 2957U (which is no speed demon itself) and, without looking at details, I very much doubt you can add a second HDD to it.

It's got Windows 10? Big deal, this unit gets a free upgrade!
Benny stick to being a DJ. Read this..

cpuboss.com/cpu…57U

Beebox is easily expandable too and it sits nice with all your other av kit.
Enough grunt for MAME?
Daz555

Enough grunt for MAME?


Thats what I'd like to know.

currently I use amazon fire tv box for emulators and its great.but for anything else(installing apps,being user friendly,being robust and reliable) Im not very happy since its modified android based.that's why im looking for this Acer PC.
not sure about the performance and ease if use for mame and other emulators though..2GB Ram and Celeron for Windows doesn't sound confident to me.

Edited by: "Dante4KR" 8th Dec 2015
has this one only got 1 spare 2.5" HDD slot usable like the ebuyer BF deal (which I sadly had cancelled) or 2 spare?
carwacster

Benny stick to being a DJ. Read … Benny stick to being a DJ. Read this..http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Celeron-N3050-vs-Intel-Celeron-2957UBeebox is easily expandable too and it sits nice with all your other av kit.



Um, OK.

I'll just leave this here...

Feel free to draw your own conclusions.

cpubenchmark.net/lap…tml
Does anyone know if this works with a harmony remote ?
djbenny1

Um, OK.I'll just leave this here...Feel free to draw your own … Um, OK.I'll just leave this here...Feel free to draw your own conclusions.https://www.cpubenchmark.net/laptop.html



So this seems to be a disagreement over benchmarks. CPU Benchmarks is normally my go to site for comparing processor performance. So carwacster are you saying their tests are no longer valid for modern processors?

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