Acer Revo One RL85 4TB i5 Nettop - Ebuyer
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Acer Revo One RL85 4TB i5 Nettop - Ebuyer

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Found 29th Dec 2015
Intel Core i5-5200U
8GB RAM
2 x 2TB HDD
WiFi + Bluetooth
Windows 8.1 64bit

Great little machines - I already have two of these, a Celeron 2957 and an i3 4005u.

This is the full fat i5 model with 8GB RAM, 2x 2TB HDDs and 60GB SSD, a total steal at this price. Mine shipped this afternoon

acer.co.uk/ac/…013
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Posted yesterday, good deal tho for those that missed it.
what do you think about the I3 version ? so close to buying it! does it handle Windows well for decent programs ?
chrisredmayne

what do you think about the I3 version ? so close to buying it! does it … what do you think about the I3 version ? so close to buying it! does it handle Windows well for decent programs ?



It does - the important factor is the SSD. If you are using a mechanical hard drive for your operating system then the better processor will make little difference in day to day use ... be it i3 or i5.
Nice find. Wish I had the money and or justification to get one. My media centre is working fine.
I still think this looks like a boiler or something that I'd want to put my beer in.
This probably comes with the 2TB drives in a RAID configuration. You'll need to make some changes in the bios to allow you to use the full 4TB of storage.

I had the i5 model for a short while before it died (Amazon warehouse special). Very powerful little machine.

I've now got the i3 5010u model with the same 4TB 8GB spec as this. It's still sealed so I could exchange for this model but I would have to pay for its return & be at the mercy of the Ebuyer returns dept.


Edited by: "captainbeaky" 29th Dec 2015
I got the baby version in the Ebuyer Black Friday deals, (Celeron, 4Gb RAM, 1Tb HD for £99), popped in a spare SSD with Win 10 and it fulfils its media pc role perfectly. I don't use the remote that comes with it as I already had a wireless keyboard. This is a great deal if you need a bit of extra oomph for games
Edited by: "Purepatch" 29th Dec 2015
I bought the Celeron from Tesco a while ago and rebuilt to Windows 10 with a Sandisk SSD - works OK but does pause when processor maxes out (which happens fairly regularly)

Bought the i3 on the EBuyer £200 deal - again rebuilt to Windows 10 with a Sandisk SSD, much smoother and OK running Plex.

Had a cooling fan issue with the i3, so got an RMA for it. On the lookout for a replacement and spotted the i5 deal on Sunday.

I thought it was a misprice, as the lower i3 model is priced at £439.98 (which was the price of the i5 model last week), so put my order in on Sunday night and waited until it shipped before posting on here.

i5 will be delivered tomorrow and should be a good desktop machine/ Plex Server - performance will be better than my seven year old Dell Q6600 but will use seven times less power to do it.

Only problem now is that cooling fan issue I had with the i3 has fixed itself....
How noisy are these fan wise? I'm interested in the i5 model. Thanks
Bare in mind that the i5-5200U is a mobile CPU and thus isn't a "proper" i5, it only has two physical cores.
grabme

How noisy are these fan wise? I'm interested in the i5 model. Thanks


You can't really hear the fan - you can only hear the hard drives spinning.
crofter

It does - the important factor is the SSD. If you are using a mechanical … It does - the important factor is the SSD. If you are using a mechanical hard drive for your operating system then the better processor will make little difference in day to day use ... be it i3 or i5.



Ah I don't think its ssd with the Tesco deal at the moment, hmmm
tesco.com/dir…prd?skuId=661-2694&sc_cmp=aff*nt*gmo*HotUKDeals_1018132&utm_medium=gmo&utm_source=tradedoubler&utm_campaign=aff*HotUKDeals_1018132
Still unsure! Might be best waiting a week or so
chrisredmayne

what do you think about the I3 version ? so close to buying it! does it … what do you think about the I3 version ? so close to buying it! does it handle Windows well for decent programs ?



Fine as a general desktop machine. But upgrade/ clean install Windows 10 and consider fitting an SSD, standard Windows 8 build is full of bloatware. Good deal from Tesco at £180 - I would have stuck with mine if I hadn't had the fan issue.
tascheman

Fine as a general desktop machine. But upgrade/ clean install Windows 10 … Fine as a general desktop machine. But upgrade/ clean install Windows 10 and consider fitting an SSD, standard Windows 8 build is full of bloatware. Good deal from Tesco at £180 - I would have stuck with mine if I hadn't had the fan issue.


What fan issue did you have?
Agreed this is what I'd consider a good deal. Just upgraded the RAM on a Celeron version from 2GB to 8GB. Was a little fiddly but doable so to speak. Adding an additional 2.5" hard disk is more straight forward. Think the manufacturer's claim this is 'hot swappable' but I'm a little nervous about that. One thing I'd like to ask is whether anyone's managed to successfully get a Virtual Machine installed and running on one of these machines as I've tried and failed to get a VM installed under VMWare Workstation as it keeps on resulting in a kernel panic. Not sure whether this is down to the CPU not supporting the same instructions as let's say the i3/i5 version (sounding like I've an idea of what I'm talking about but honestly don't). Will give installing a VM under VirtualBox a try but just had the extension pack throw a wobbler. Needless to say think this is quite a neat bit of kit. Voted hot.
PLEX??
ollie87

Bare in mind that the i5-5200U is a mobile CPU and thus isn't a "proper" … Bare in mind that the i5-5200U is a mobile CPU and thus isn't a "proper" i5, it only has two physical cores.


but the CPU Benchmark of 3538 isn't that bad. and the power consumption is only 15w on it. perfect for leaving on all day.
cpubenchmark.net/cpu…GHz
Thanks ordered, good price for the features and storage.
daviescr

Agreed this is what I'd consider a good deal. Just upgraded the RAM on a … Agreed this is what I'd consider a good deal. Just upgraded the RAM on a Celeron version from 2GB to 8GB. Was a little fiddly but doable so to speak. Adding an additional 2.5" hard disk is more straight forward. Think the manufacturer's claim this is 'hot swappable' but I'm a little nervous about that. One thing I'd like to ask is whether anyone's managed to successfully get a Virtual Machine installed and running on one of these machines as I've tried and failed to get a VM installed under VMWare Workstation as it keeps on resulting in a kernel panic. Not sure whether this is down to the CPU not supporting the same instructions as let's say the i3/i5 version (sounding like I've an idea of what I'm talking about but honestly don't). Will give installing a VM under VirtualBox a try but just had the extension pack throw a wobbler. Needless to say think this is quite a neat bit of kit. Voted hot.



If you're seriously looking at running VMs properly give unRAID a look: http://lime-technology.com/what-is-unraid/

You could run the machine as a NAS and host multiple VMs.
Would this run cool enough in a cupboard to host a Plex server and NAS? There would be about 4 inches of breathing space all around it but no vents. My Skybox and current WD Mybook World are in there and dont overheat. I would probably get the i3 version.
Edited by: "anyone4apint" 29th Dec 2015
captainbeaky

What fan issue did you have?



BIOS error at startup: CPU fan error.

CPU fan wouldn't spin up and processor got very hot. Swapped with fan from my Celeron box, worked OK.

Put suspect fan in my Celeron box - same error. Checked continuity, all OK - slightly sticky bearing seemed to be the issue.

Tried to get replacement online but couldn't find the same part anywhere.

RMA issued by EBuyer before Christmas. Having ordered i5 as replacement, put suspect fan back into i3 to send back - works perfectly, no errors
You could build your own with a bit more grunt:

PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Pd88f7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Pd88f7/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: Asus H81I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard (£52.38 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£27.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Case: CiT MTX-005B Mini ITX Tower Case w/300W Power Supply (£27.99 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £252.35
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-29 19:31 GMT+0000

More expensive but more customisable and better for VM use! cpuboss.com/cpu…460
Any one knows the power consumption for the celeron version? I heard about ECS - LIVA uses much less power however i am looking for something that is able to connect minimal of 3 HDD SATA @ 6gb/s for raid config on low power preferable with USB 3.0 and 1 or 2 lan 10/100/1000 mbps
anyone4apint

Would this run cool enough in a cupboard to host a Plex server and NAS? … Would this run cool enough in a cupboard to host a Plex server and NAS? There would be about 4 inches of breathing space all around it but no vents. My Skybox and current WD Mybook World are in there and dont overheat. I would probably get the i3 version.


Says in safety blurb that comes with it "this product should never be placed in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided" - but they always say that.

While it's basically just a big laptop (mobile processor & 2.5" drives) & does run pretty cool - I'm not sure putting it in a cupboard with other electrical gear & leaving it on 24/7 is a great idea. Couldn't you drill some vents in the back of your cupboard.
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 29th Dec 2015
Beautymind

Any one knows the power consumption for the celeron version? I heard … Any one knows the power consumption for the celeron version? I heard about ECS - LIVA uses much less power however i am looking for something that is able to connect minimal of 3 HDD SATA @ 6gb/s for raid config on low power preferable with USB 3.0 and 1 or 2 lan 10/100/1000 mbps



Celeron and i3 4005 only support two drives - i3 i5010 and i5 support three drives.

All models have 65w PSU, two USB 3.0 ports, 1 gigabit ethernet and 802.11a/b/g/n wireless
ollie87

If you're seriously looking at running VMs properly give unRAID a look: … If you're seriously looking at running VMs properly give unRAID a look: http://lime-technology.com/what-is-unraid/You could run the machine as a NAS and host multiple VMs.


Thank you. Not thought about that. Would a Celeron CPU be considered 'useable' for this? Best Regards.
daviescr

Thank you. Not thought about that. Would a Celeron CPU be considered … Thank you. Not thought about that. Would a Celeron CPU be considered 'useable' for this? Best Regards.



Probably not, but a cheap build with a proper desktop CPU (i3 or higher) would be okay.
Seriously considering this,great deal given the spec.Acer website information here:Your text here.
ollie87

Probably not, but a cheap build with a proper desktop CPU (i3 or higher) … Probably not, but a cheap build with a proper desktop CPU (i3 or higher) would be okay.


Thank you. Fair comment.
I have an Acer Aspire Revo R3610 4gb ram, does anyone know if ram can be upgraded before I buy this one, cant find defo answer on Google. Thanks.
frostyclock

I have an Acer Aspire Revo R3610 4gb ram, does anyone know if ram can be … I have an Acer Aspire Revo R3610 4gb ram, does anyone know if ram can be upgraded before I buy this one, cant find defo answer on Google. Thanks.



A quick google suggests the maximum your machine will take is 2x 2GB, so 4GB is your lot.

mrmemory.co.uk/mem…610
ollie87

You could build your own with a bit more grunt:PCPartPicker part list: … You could build your own with a bit more grunt:PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Pd88f7Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/Pd88f7/by_merchant/CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor (£143.99 @ Amazon UK) Motherboard: Asus H81I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard (£52.38 @ Amazon UK) Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£27.99 @ Amazon UK) Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Case: CiT MTX-005B Mini ITX Tower Case w/300W Power Supply (£27.99 @ Amazon UK) Total: £252.35Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when availableGenerated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-29 19:31 GMT+0000More expensive but more customisable and better for VM use! http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-5200U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4460



Am I missing something here, or have you forgot to include the price for the 2 x 2TB HDD. ONce you do this, your at least equal to the price if not oever the Revo. Not to mention the OS, time taken to build, no support, unbranded machine / appearance etc.
Not to everyone taste, but granted your route does yield a real quad core and better parts build. But then will take up more room and use more power. I think both routes are good, depending on the person.
Edited by: "jamadaia" 29th Dec 2015
Thanks OP !! There is possibly a 2% Quidco as well ..
Voted Hot !!! and Ordered :-)

Thanks

tascheman

A quick google suggests the maximum your machine will take is 2x 2GB, so … A quick google suggests the maximum your machine will take is 2x 2GB, so 4GB is your lot.http://www.mrmemory.co.uk/memory-ram-upgrades/acer/aspire-desktop/revo-r3610


jamadaia

Am I missing something here, or have you forgot to include the price for … Am I missing something here, or have you forgot to include the price for the 2 x 2TB HDD. ONce you do this, your at least equal to the price if not oever the Revo. Not to mention the OS, time taken to build, no support, unbranded machine / appearance etc.Not to everyone taste, but granted your route does yield a real quad core and better parts build. But then will take up more room and use more power. I think both routes are good, depending on the person.



Agreed no price for the two storage drives in that costing. The cheapest is £340 with the two 2tb drives included. It's also worth noting that the system build does not include the 60gb ssd that you get with the aver or the os or keyboard/mouse or the remote (which is crap by all accounts).

No this acer is a good deal. Mine arrives today along with the i3 version from Tesco.

I was going to send this one back and keep the i3 as the machine is destined to replace my old revo 3700 (atom d525) that I use for media and light office stuff. I'm now thinking of keeping the i5 and sending back the i3 ( or selling on eBay) as this is such a cracking spec, however it would be overkill for what I need.

First world problems.
Purepatch

I got the baby version in the Ebuyer Black Friday deals, (Celeron, 4Gb … I got the baby version in the Ebuyer Black Friday deals, (Celeron, 4Gb RAM, 1Tb HD for £99), popped in a spare SSD with Win 10 and it fulfils its media pc role perfectly. I don't use the remote that comes with it as I already had a wireless keyboard. This is a great deal if you need a bit of extra oomph for games

Hi. How easy was it to transfer the windows install onto the ssd. And is the ssd easy install. As in no other tools / extras required. I have the same celeron machine. Thanks.
ikorodu

Agreed no price for the two storage drives in that costing. The cheapest … Agreed no price for the two storage drives in that costing. The cheapest is £340 with the two 2tb drives included. It's also worth noting that the system build does not include the 60gb ssd that you get with the aver or the os or keyboard/mouse or the remote (which is crap by all accounts). No this acer is a good deal. Mine arrives today along with the i3 version from Tesco. I was going to send this one back and keep the i3 as the machine is destined to replace my old revo 3700 (atom d525) that I use for media and light office stuff. I'm now thinking of keeping the i5 and sending back the i3 ( or selling on eBay) as this is such a cracking spec, however it would be overkill for what I need. First world problems.



I feel your pain. I don't need it either. Already have a plex server but its huge! I've not seen anything this size with the storage options, best you get is an Intel NUC with the option for an ssd and one 2.5" and will cost more than this...

Going to use this in the office, as space is limited, for Plex, network storage and the occasional bit of lightroom. Worth noting the Intel HD5500 is a big step up from the i3 4th gen graphics too, so can play lots of the older games fine.
Hi, Does anyone on here have issues with their RL85 not waking up from sleep correctly please? Basically the Celeron version that I'd bought won't wake up properly unless the HDMI lead is removed and put back in again (currently trying another HDMI lead though). What happens is the mouse cursor only appears on a black background. Nothing else can be seen - No desktop, no shortcuts etc. Possibly a driver issue not sure. Thank you.
Just taken delivery. Can confirm that it does not come with keyboard or mouse, just with the remote thingy
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