Acer Revo RL80 Nettop PC (Intel Core i3 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Free Dos) £199.97 @ Amazon
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Acer Revo RL80 Nettop PC (Intel Core i3 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Free Dos) £199.97 @ Amazon

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Found 29th Mar 2014
Now down to just £199.97 for this Revo RL80 with core i3 CPU. Amazon have price matched Saveonlaptops.

- Slim and small design letting you place it virtually anywhere
- Enjoy smooth multimedia thanks to high processor and graphics technology
- AcerCloud connects all your household digital devices.

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I have one of these. great little 2nd PC for the bedroom

cant find a lot on the web about these. How do they stack up against the NUC. Are they sandy bridge/ivy bridge? Can you put in SSD , is it msata? Do linux distros play nicely with this

Great little machine. Have mine running as a 24/7 bitcoin miner and it's paying for itself.

Tempting...

saveonlaptops.co.uk/Ace…tml available for £249.97 with Windows 8 here. CB available on the non-Win 8 version too (£199.97)

Anyone know if this comes with 1 stick 4GB or 2 X 2GB RAM?
And how much noise do there things make?
Edited by: "DevilzGtr" 29th Mar 2014

HarryRedknapp

Great little machine. Have mine running as a 24/7 bitcoin miner and it's … Great little machine. Have mine running as a 24/7 bitcoin miner and it's paying for itself.


Just googled bitcoin mining as interested in your comments. How much do you make from this, is it easy to set up? I hear it' s not worth the leccy.

HarryRedknapp

Great little machine. Have mine running as a 24/7 bitcoin miner and it's … Great little machine. Have mine running as a 24/7 bitcoin miner and it's paying for itself.



BITCOIN MINING:

Due to this constant escalation, it has become hard for prospective new miners to start. This adjustable difficulty is an intentional mechanism created to prevent inflation. To get around that problem, individuals often work in mining pools.

Bitcoin generally started with individuals and small organizations mining. At that time, start-up could be enabled by a single high-end gaming system. Now, however, larger mining organizations might spend tens of thousands on one high-performance, specialized computer.

Been after a second PC for some time, just wondering how easy it is to install windows on this?
I have a legit win 8 pro OS I bought when on offer.

rent-a-tent

Just googled bitcoin mining as interested in your comments. How much do … Just googled bitcoin mining as interested in your comments. How much do you make from this, is it easy to set up? I hear it' s not worth the leccy.

this won't be any good for bitcoin mining that's escalated to asic mining rigs and several high end GPUs to be competitive but a desktop with a decent amd gpu are still viable with other crypto currencies like doge coin and feather coin

doggboy10

Been after a second PC for some time, just wondering how easy it is to … Been after a second PC for some time, just wondering how easy it is to install windows on this?I have a legit win 8 pro OS I bought when on offer.



Very easy, just run it from a USB stick, it's what I did on the original revo.

Original Poster

Been after a second PC for some time, just wondering how easy it is to … Been after a second PC for some time, just wondering how easy it is to install windows on this?I have a legit win 8 pro OS I bought when on offer.



You could also buy an external DVD drive for it and install Windows that way.

I have the RL70 and use as a HTPC.
Great piece of kit but with an i3 it'll be quick. Mine has 2x 2gb ram and a 2.5" drive.
Also have an intel NUC with mSATA too and it boots very quickly. Price wise they're the same by the time you add Windows and components so personal preference there. But if you don't want windows, you'll get a good piece of kit for £200.
Heat added.

From a 2011 review of the CPU used in this model 'The Intel Core i3-2377M is a power efficient ULV (Ultra Low Voltage) processor for thin and light laptops. The base frequency of 1.5 GHz is relatively low and the CPU does not support Turbo Boost' On Intel's website, though, it shows that it does at least support hyper threading but it has a graphics part that is now two generations old and looking a little long in the tooth compared to what came after with Ivybridge and then with Hasswell. To many people that won't matter at all, I like small form-factor PCs and I couldn't find this one any cheaper.

HarryRedknapp

Great little machine. Have mine running as a 24/7 bitcoin miner and it's … Great little machine. Have mine running as a 24/7 bitcoin miner and it's paying for itself.



How much do you make per 24 hours from bitcoin mining?

f2k8

How much do you make per 24 hours from bitcoin mining?



Per 24 hours i bet its minuscule nowadays

anonymoususer

cant find a lot on the web about these. How do they stack up against the … cant find a lot on the web about these. How do they stack up against the NUC. Are they sandy bridge/ivy bridge? Can you put in SSD , is it msata? Do linux distros play nicely with this



Loads of stuff on youtube..

I don't think the processor is good for video editing. Anyone know of good alternatives with an i5 processor, but similar size computer?

Franco78

I don't think the processor is good for video editing. Anyone know of … I don't think the processor is good for video editing. Anyone know of good alternatives with an i5 processor, but similar size computer?



Check out some if the Lenovo idea centre pc's

I wanted oe of these unitil i attempted to play a 4k video on an i3 as a test, it failed the test

TheBiker

BITCOIN MINING:Due to this constant escalation, it has become hard for … BITCOIN MINING:Due to this constant escalation, it has become hard for prospective new miners to start. This adjustable difficulty is an intentional mechanism created to prevent inflation. To get around that problem, individuals often work in mining pools.Bitcoin generally started with individuals and small organizations mining. At that time, start-up could be enabled by a single high-end gaming system. Now, however, larger mining organizations might spend tens of thousands on one high-performance, specialized computer.




Bitcoin mining with this, Dude your crazy..... this wont even do 100 M/hash which is low, get a Pi and some ASIC miners if your intrested in Bitcoin, even than its not worth it.

Seriously considering this for an HTPC at this price, cheers OP !

same price at saveonlapops

tigger80

Bitcoin mining with this, Dude your crazy..... this wont even do 100 … Bitcoin mining with this, Dude your crazy..... this wont even do 100 M/hash which is low, get a Pi and some ASIC miners if your intrested in Bitcoin, even than its not worth it.



I'm wondering if you have an always on pc or server, like my hp microserver that I use for plex, is this not a good way to offset some of the cost maybe? Might not cover all the costs but could it cover costs when not in use for plex etc.

Only concern I then have I then go to play something that needs trans coding this is also running and so it starts to stutter. Any thoughts.

Can you run two monitors off one of these?

englishwhistler

Can you run two monitors off one of these?



It has HDMI and DVI output ports so yes

Frank30uk

You could also buy an external DVD drive for it and install Windows that … You could also buy an external DVD drive for it and install Windows that way.



I have both a USB DVD writer & blu ray writer.

Thinking about getting this for sky go, netflix etc.... will this play mkvs ok?

It looks Like it doesn't have to go on that silly stand

Edited by: "jb66" 30th Mar 2014

jb66

Thinking about getting this for sky go, netflix etc.... will this play … Thinking about getting this for sky go, netflix etc.... will this play mkvs ok?



I have a similar purpose, I'm after something for the conservatory that will play most files, stream tv, sky go, virgin media & cope with office activities, converting video to DVD.
Take it this will do all this pretty easily?

I picked up an RL80 from Ebuyer last December for £120 and it sits, almost silently, behind my monitor.
I added an extra 2GB of memory as the RL80 struggled a little replaying HD video and moving large files.
It's now great for browsing, YouTube and playing mkv files - I mostly grab them at 720p.

The only negative points are FreeDos and the difficulty getting the case open - there's a great video on YouTube showing how to use a credit card to gently 'crack open' the seam, bit by bit. Don't rush or force it or you'll break the case.

At £120 it's probably the best value pc I've bought in over 20 years. Still a good buy at £200.

Great price, but seems not available now...

joey119

Great price, but seems not available now...



Yes it is. Check out the other buying sources for the Amazon price.

ceedee

I picked up an RL80 from Ebuyer last December for £120 and it sits, … I picked up an RL80 from Ebuyer last December for £120 and it sits, almost silently, behind my monitor.I added an extra 2GB of memory as the RL80 struggled a little replaying HD video and moving large files.It's now great for browsing, YouTube and playing mkv files - I mostly grab them at 720p.The only negative points are FreeDos and the difficulty getting the case open - there's a great video on YouTube showing how to use a credit card to gently 'crack open' the seam, bit by bit. Don't rush or force it or you'll break the case.At £120 it's probably the best value pc I've bought in over 20 years. Still a good buy at £200.



Was it the same spec for £120?, as you say it struggled to play files & had to upgrade the ram...which obviously pushes up the price if you have to down that route.

alexus

I'm wondering if you have an always on pc or server, like my hp … I'm wondering if you have an always on pc or server, like my hp microserver that I use for plex, is this not a good way to offset some of the cost maybe? Might not cover all the costs but could it cover costs when not in use for plex etc.Only concern I then have I then go to play something that needs trans coding this is also running and so it starts to stutter. Any thoughts.



No. Absolutely no. The cost of the electricity spent on the mining will never be recouped by the amount of bitcoins you mine. If you're looking at another crypto-currency like Dogecoin, you need a decent AMD GPU, like the £200 R9 280X. Even then it's a bit dodgy as energy prices are so high in the UK, and the value of crypto-coins is so volatile.

HarryRedknapp

Great little machine. Have mine running as a 24/7 bitcoin miner and it's … Great little machine. Have mine running as a 24/7 bitcoin miner and it's paying for itself.



I'd love to know how you are making a profit with this pc... according to this en.bitcoin.it/wik…son and bitcoinx.com/pro…it/ it's costing you more to mine but I could be wrong. I thought the difficulty is so great that only special mining rigs can make a profit.

Can it be used for mame and hyperspin?
Edited by: "keluar" 30th Mar 2014

tigger80

Bitcoin mining with this, Dude your crazy..... this wont even do 100 … Bitcoin mining with this, Dude your crazy..... this wont even do 100 M/hash which is low, get a Pi and some ASIC miners if your intrested in Bitcoin, even than its not worth it.



That's what I thought. This table en.bitcoin.it/wik…son gives an indication oh what it can achieve...

Banned

Have the Celeron 1007u version of this with 2gb of RAM which cost me £100 after cashback (which was eventually paid) late last year.

Although this is an i3, it's as sluggish as an i3 can get. Very similar to the Celeron actually.

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i3-2377M-vs-Intel-Celeron-1007U

Mine works beautifully with Openelec as an XBMC box. Not tried Windows or anything else on it yet. Suspect I'd need to upgrade the RAM.

I would probably skip this as a home PC and pick up a NUC i3 for £120ish. You'll have a lower capacity internally and less ports, but the mSATA SSD and 8gb of RAM you'll end up with in the NUC for around the same price will make it fly compared to this for Desktop use.

Have both and wouldn't even consider using the Acer as a desktop The NUC actually replaced my gaming rig for everyday use. Nice system.
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