Acer Revo RL80 Nettop PC, Intel Celeron 1007 1.5GHz, 2GB RAM,USB 3.0, 500GB HDD, NOOPT, Intel HD, Wifi, Free DOS for £149.99 (£129.99  after Cashback) @ Ebuyer
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Acer Revo RL80 Nettop PC, Intel Celeron 1007 1.5GHz, 2GB RAM,USB 3.0, 500GB HDD, NOOPT, Intel HD, Wifi, Free DOS for £149.99 (£129.99 after Cashback) @ Ebuyer

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SuperEd 152
SuperEd
Found 20th Sep 2013
Have a Revo for media and stuff and cant fault it!

Easy enough to put Windows / Linux on it if you wish

The Acer Aspire Revo is not only a PC but a smarter PC that brings photos, video, music and all web content to big-screen TV. The flexible design of the Acer Aspire Revo allows it to be placed flat on a table, attached to the back of a TV using a specially designed stand, or stood vertically next to the TV to save space.

Visibly smart microarchitecture provides dynamic processing performance and speedier multitasking while consuming less power. With Intel Turbo Boost Technology, Quick Sync Video and Clear Video HD Technology.

Photos, videos, music collections and social media can be enjoyed on a big-screen TV with 5.1- or 7.1-channel Dolby® Home Theater® v4 sound effects. 1 litre small footprint with gem-cut design makes the Revo a gorgeous decoration in any modern home.

USB 3.0 with Power-Off charging Transfers data to and from external devices 10X faster than the previous generation, taking advantage of capabilities supported by many of the newest devices

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Original Poster SuperEd

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Thanks

Really struggling to think of a use for this, but I can hardly not buy one at that price....

pebrey

Really struggling to think of a use for this, but I can hardly not buy … Really struggling to think of a use for this, but I can hardly not buy one at that price....


Would be good running XBMC, e.g. OpenELEC or XBMCbuntu. Although I will never buy anything from eBuyer again.

i got one of these with a dvd writer, 4 gig ram & Windows 8 to replace my big desktop pc. They are very good space saving machines & virtually silent. I've hooked mine up to the tv & use it as a entertainment system to watch tv/films online.

pebrey

Really struggling to think of a use for this, but I can hardly not buy … Really struggling to think of a use for this, but I can hardly not buy one at that price....


As above, put XBMC on it, and strap it behind your TV.

Great bit of kit for a HTPC, significantly better than any WD offering.

EDIT: Buuuh, I've had one in the lounge for a couple of years and just ordered another for the bedroom
Edited by: "TH3R4POR" 20th Sep 2013

pebrey

Really struggling to think of a use for this, but I can hardly not buy … Really struggling to think of a use for this, but I can hardly not buy one at that price....



What dwl99 said.

It would be great for Plex too, if you had the Plex server set up in another room. I'm not sure how well this would decode BluRay quality 1080p (remuxes etc), but Plex allows you to have your main system transcode everything which would alleviate the stress on this system.

Surely the HP Microserver is a better deal? Cheaper and faster, spend £15 and you can add a hdmi out card and plenty of HD space/upgradeability.

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Its better than a WD and yet only twicecthe price.
Wonders will never cease.

Can you use topcashback in conjunction with the cashvback from Acer? I am tempted by one of these for the portability and emulating.

Word of warning, Opelenelec and xbmc don't seem to work out of the box and you need some knowledge of kernels, whatever the hell they are... I was tempted to upgrade my 3610 until I looked at a few forums

I use my 3610 as my main computer with win 7 running with many things disabled and its quicker than my i5 laptop. love it but would like something faster for video editing. Like quite computers.

Mine has 4gb of ram and is an ATOM 1.6, so this one is lower spec?

Edited by: "essbo" 20th Sep 2013

pebrey

Really struggling to think of a use for this, but I can hardly not buy … Really struggling to think of a use for this, but I can hardly not buy one at that price....



Install OpenELEC + SABSuite, profit.

Ordered and heat added - thanks OP.

Been waiting for these to come down to use as media pc for living room - don't need as much as 750Gb HDD and considering selling that and replacing with ssd ... but these are notoriously tricky to change over hard drive .. .see You Tube oO

pebrey

Really struggling to think of a use for this, but I can hardly not buy … Really struggling to think of a use for this, but I can hardly not buy one at that price....



Maybe I should have been more specific - Already the main TV has a pc running MS media center. I have a microserver in the loft serving up all the movies etc. TV in the other room is a smart TV, so doesnt really need a media center, and I bought a roku to sit along side the one in the bedroom (Making the XBMC Pi redundant - never got on that well with it). Kids already have a terminal linking to a virtual machine on hyper-v. Hence, I need to find another TV / use for this :-) (I think the missus may go for divorce is I suggest putting it in the kitchen..)

would this be fine for running adobe illustrator cs6?

Grohller

Word of warning, Opelenelec and xbmc don't seem to work out of the box … Word of warning, Opelenelec and xbmc don't seem to work out of the box and you need some knowledge of kernels, whatever the hell they are... I was tempted to upgrade my 3610 until I looked at a few forums



This was resolved in the latest OpenELEC release. The RL80 now works perfectly with version 3.2.

suede

This was resolved in the latest OpenELEC release. The RL80 now works … This was resolved in the latest OpenELEC release. The RL80 now works perfectly with version 3.2.



Does it? Cool... I can see me spending some money today then, damn this site

Any one know if this would have a built in ir receiver to use a harmony remote with?

Good price, only off putting bit is having to deal with Ebuyer.

I remember changing the hard drive in my revo R3610 and it was a pain, everything had to be removed including the motherboard and breaking the warranty seal lol.

hmally123

would this be fine for running adobe illustrator cs6?



It'll run it as long as you install a compatible operating system, however the idea behind this unit is as a media center or cheap low powered PC. I'd look for something with more power, other celerons/pentiums with a model starting with G are better performing, so Celeron G1610 for example. The CPU in this unit is designed to use little energy but it also doesn't perform that great either, but good enough for its intended purpose.

Stupid question but can this run Linux distros like Mint or Ubuntu? I'm not sure how Celeron processors perform compared to Pentium, AMD etc...

I am really tempted and almost about to buy it for the living room and some old school Streets of Rage/ Bomberman sessions.

Intel Graphics, not AMD would this be good enough for XBMC under windows?

pakichan

Any one know if this would have a built in ir receiver to use a harmony … Any one know if this would have a built in ir receiver to use a harmony remote with?


No it doesn't but you can buy a cheap generic chinese remote & receiver for £2.80 on fleabay, this will work with a Harmony if you tell it that it's a Chinavasion remote. Open the GUI for your Harmony. Add device. Select Media Center PC - Chinavasion - type in CVSB-983 as model. When it asks you if you have the remote, choose NO.

Or you can buy a Windows Media Center IR receiver for £10-15 on ebay.

Edited by: "dwl99" 20th Sep 2013

Steve Mac

Stupid question but can this run Linux distros like Mint or Ubuntu? I'm … Stupid question but can this run Linux distros like Mint or Ubuntu? I'm not sure how Celeron processors perform compared to Pentium, AMD etc...I am really tempted and almost about to buy it for the living room and some old school Streets of Rage/ Bomberman sessions.


It would be perfect as a Linux box.

dwl99

It would be perfect as a Linux box.



Thanks, I have to order one now.

pebrey

Maybe I should have been more specific - Already the main TV has a pc … Maybe I should have been more specific - Already the main TV has a pc running MS media center. I have a microserver in the loft serving up all the movies etc. TV in the other room is a smart TV, so doesnt really need a media center, and I bought a roku to sit along side the one in the bedroom (Making the XBMC Pi redundant - never got on that well with it). Kids already have a terminal linking to a virtual machine on hyper-v. Hence, I need to find another TV / use for this :-) (I think the missus may go for divorce is I suggest putting it in the kitchen..)



The best thing i did was to put a pc in the kitchen. SWMBO uses it the most with spotify, facebook & interweb. It keeps her happy

I'm buying it just for the free DOS.

mookydudz

The best thing i did was to put a pc in the kitchen. SWMBO uses it the … The best thing i did was to put a pc in the kitchen. SWMBO uses it the most with spotify, facebook & interweb. It keeps her happy



2x tablets in there already - running interweb radio, menus, shopping lists etc etc :-) Although you can never have too much tech...

can u upgrade the ram on this & how good is it at playing 1080p movies.

rash

Surely the HP Microserver is a better deal? Cheaper and faster, spend £15 … Surely the HP Microserver is a better deal? Cheaper and faster, spend £15 and you can add a hdmi out card and plenty of HD space/upgradeability.



They are bigger and noisier (I have two)

What exactly is "DOS" ?

I assume it's not the pre windows operating system, so what is it?

deanlearner

What exactly is "DOS" ?I assume it's not the pre windows operating … What exactly is "DOS" ?I assume it's not the pre windows operating system, so what is it?



It's essentially a better version of the MSDOS OS from years ago.

en.wikipedia.org/wik…DOS

It doesn't have a Windows style environment as standard and is command line based, it doesn't have a default GUI.

Can I watch Sky Go on this?

fishmaster

It's essentially a better version of the MSDOS OS from years … It's essentially a better version of the MSDOS OS from years ago.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FreeDOSIt doesn't have a Windows style environment as standard and is command line based, it doesn't have a default GUI.



Haha wow, so it is actually DOS, I'm shocked!

have one of these in the lounge, nice little units with low power consumption.

paulw66

Can I watch Sky Go on this?



If you put Windows on it you can.

cjm970010

If you put Windows on it you can.



which means buying windows I take it?

After lots of procrastination I've decided against it. The price is good but I have a Macbook, 2 windows laptops (1 running Mint) and a Dell desktop in the house... I'd also prefer an AMD or Pentium processor.

Been thinking of getting one of these or a q190 for a while but the availibilty is a little confusing.

Are these systems appropriate for steam?..low memory games obviously.
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