Acer Revo RL80 Nettop PC (Intel Core i3 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Free Dos) £229.99 @ Saveonlaptops
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Acer Revo RL80 Nettop PC (Intel Core i3 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Free Dos) £229.99 @ Saveonlaptops

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Found 23rd May 2014
***EDIT***, Price Rise: Was £199.99, Now being sold at £229.99

This deal was previously expired from Amazon because the price jumped to £250, so just a reminder that it's still available for £200 without Windows 8 from Saveonlaptops.

Specifications
Processor Intel Core i3-2377M Dual Core (1.5GHz, 3MB Cache)
Operating System Free DOS (Microsoft Windows not Included)
Memory 4GB (DDR3) RAM
Hard Drive 1000GB
Optical Drive Not Included (Designed To Be Thin & Light) - External Optical Drive Available Seperately for £29.99
Graphics Integrated (Intel HD Graphics)
Wireless LAN 802.11b/g/n
Network Card 10/100/1000 Gigabit Fast Ethernet
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0
USB Ports 4x USB 2.0 + 2x USB 3.0
Card Reader With
HDMI Port 1 x HDMI Port
DVI 1x DVI Out
Warranty 12 Months Acer Collect & Return (View More Information)

Original deal from Amazon
hotukdeals.com/tag/dea…155

£279.97 with Windows 8
saveonlaptops.co.uk/DT.…tml

27 Comments

Banned

just made your deal hot, now gimme some money.

does it have a fan in it?

Good for a HTPC setup, however I would suggest the Lenovo Q190 over this.
However voted hot for a good price on an i3 nettop.

Original Poster

jon999

does it have a fan in it?



yes it does and it's silent.

Or £250 with Windows 8.

scarfy69

Good for a HTPC setup, however I would suggest the Lenovo Q190 over this.



Why is that? The Q190 is a Celeron not an i3, it has a smaller HDD and less RAM.

Yup, these make very nice HTPCs/media players, you can replace the hard disk with an SSD, and even fit an internal IR receiver. I'm using one of the Celeron (1007u) based RL80s as a media player (running Windows 8.1, XBMC and Arcsoft's TMT 6.5). It's a little larger than in Intel NUC, but just as capable.

Good price they have been this @Saveonlaptops for a couple of months now - I have one!

Just to be a bit picky the photo is wrong it shows the one that had an optical drive built in.
This is this one which is a lot slimmer:

http://media.bestofmicro.com/T/9/413181/original/Revo-front-alt.jpg

1) Install XBMC
2) ???
3) Profit!

Thanks ops, bought. Even though the NUC can be better specs for similar price, the usb3 and the 1TB HDD meets my needs more. Hot

Can this run openelec with 1080p and passthrough HD audio?

Got 3 of these used as media servers with XBMC loaded spot on, not much cop for game nerds though.

Will this be able to play Full HD 1080 video as standard?

Original Poster

fayraz

Will this be able to play Full HD 1080 video as standard?



Yes. Plays it fine

Original Poster

rincage

Can this run openelec with 1080p and passthrough HD audio?



Yes it passes through audio. Dts ma and dolby true hd

fayraz

Will this be able to play Full HD 1080 video as standard?



Yes. I use openelec on machines which are much lower powered than this that run full hd blu ray rips over a LAN with no issues.

the__cat

Why is that? The Q190 is a Celeron not an i3, it has a smaller HDD and … Why is that? The Q190 is a Celeron not an i3, it has a smaller HDD and less RAM.



Despite being the person who listed the Q190 (and got slated for it), I would have to agree with you. For £250 with Windows 8 this would appear to be a better PC.

This is amazing with XBMC to have a proper HTPC! I've got an old model which is perfect!

I want something to sit by my tv and run XBMC
I also want it to act as a Plex server (all content would be on a NAS) for my house so the kids can watch on their tablets etc. Might have to transcode a couple of streams at a time.
I want something low power so I can leave it on 24/7
Would this be a good option? Would I be better off getting an NUC or a Brix which I think would be lower power?
Would be interested to know what anyone might recommend.

Original Poster

I have this and got it for the exact same reasons you mention. Xbmc, plex and low power. Can be left on all the time or you can turn it on or off by WOL.

One thing im not sure about is doing 2 streams at one time.

There does not appear to be any windows 7 driver on acer site, only W8.
Anyone managed to install Windows 7 ultimate x64bit on this kit?

Original Poster

All the windows 8 drivers work fine for Windows 7 which I'm using. Any drivers that you can't find or don't work from acer, Google them and you'll find them easy

This is our homework and minecraft system. Runs linux mint a treat with lxde desktop for vvfast minecrafting and xbmc for twitch & youtube.

Back up by £30 just as I was about to order :-(

Original Poster

So it has. Must have been the influx of people from HUKD raising the price

have changed the price to £229.99 now

Edited by: "rapid111111" 29th May 2014

Think I'll wait...

I am waiting too. Went away on holiday, with plans to order it when I got back to find the price has jumped. I'll be back in at £250.
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