Cheap Acer Revo M1601 Nettop PC £79.98 @ Ebuyer
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Cheap Acer Revo M1601 Nettop PC £79.98 @ Ebuyer

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Found 29th Feb 2016
Seems a good deal..you will need to add windows but really cheap.

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Acer Revo M1601 Nettop

Intel Celeron N3050 1.6GHz
2GB RAM + 32GB SSD
WLAN
Free DOS

Cheap yes, but spec is pretty dismal. Adding more ran will help but the processor is dire in my opinion

for 79.98 this a bargain. using it as a streaming pc. more than enough power. just think and nvidia shield has less power but double the price

is there a customised openelec build for it?

Does anyone know if this is fanless? Tempted to get for kodi & pc game streaming... This or nvidia shield tv I guess.

you're better off getting a new raspberry pi.

listerdude

you're better off getting a new raspberry pi.


Aren't the new pi 1GB ram? No good for Windows, be fine for most other uses though.

and it just looks like a lunchbox

tek-monkey

Aren't the new pi 1GB ram? No good for Windows, be fine for most other … Aren't the new pi 1GB ram? No good for Windows, be fine for most other uses though.


so all the linx tablets etc posted here can't run windoze on their measly 1GB ram either?

Would this be any good running Freenas?

welshblob

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-Braswell.146746.0.htmlAccording to that the GPU should be able to handle hevc at 4k although the main cpu is a bit slow.



Same chip as is in the lower end Beebox. Needs 4GB of ram in dual channel to do 4k at 30Hz. Good price, hot from me.

mcek

so all the linx tablets etc posted here can't run windoze on their measly … so all the linx tablets etc posted here can't run windoze on their measly 1GB ram either?



You can run windows on less, but it isn't pretty. I have one of those linx tablets and TBH its only much good for browsing and email, fine on a tablet but I want a lot more from a desktop.

tek-monkey

Aren't the new pi 1GB ram? No good for Windows, be fine for most other … Aren't the new pi 1GB ram? No good for Windows, be fine for most other uses though.



​Pi doesn't run Windows, it runs Linux.

buddn071

​Pi doesn't run Windows, it runs Linux.


There's a version of Windows 10, the IoT Core edition, that runs on ARM hardware and looks like it has just been updated to support the Pi 3

dev.windows.com/en-…ort

dwl99

Would this be any good running Freenas?



​FreeNAS needs lots of RAM if you use ZFS.

RealMatch

There's a version of Windows 10, the IoT Core edition, that runs on ARM … There's a version of Windows 10, the IoT Core edition, that runs on ARM hardware and looks like it has just been updated to support the Pi 3https://dev.windows.com/en-us/featured/raspberrypi2support



This is not the windows they are looking for.

Seems a great deal, I've got an Intel NUC 2820 with 4GB RAM and a 64GB SSD, runs Plex and Kodi great and this isn't =2541&cmp[]=2145]far off on benchmarks. Looks more than enough for a cheap media PC with some game streaming.

tek-monkey

Aren't the new pi 1GB ram? No good for Windows, be fine for most other … Aren't the new pi 1GB ram? No good for Windows, be fine for most other uses though.



More importantly, the Pi is ARM and I don't think there's a desktop or server version of Windows compiled for ARM just some development thing they made to get their filthy hands in on the Pi.

Why do you want to install noobdows anyway? Is a real OS too much for you?

Providing there isn't any weird hardware with obscure proprietary drivers, based on CPU, RAM etc this should run a latest version of a Linux distro easily. I run Arch Linux on much, much, much less. The advantage you'd have with Linux on this over a Pi is this isn't ARM.

dar72

I run Arch Linux on much, much, much less


What hardware out of interest and what are you using it for?
Cheers

tech3475

This is not the windows they are looking for.



https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2I33k8vV3Sk/maxresdefault.jpg

Can you upgrade the processor on this?

does anyone knows if the hdd can be upgraded??

Banned

djdanj89

Can you upgrade the processor on this?




Afraid not

These are fine for OpenELEC.

nettop PCs are bloody brilliant, love em

RealMatch

There's a version of Windows 10, the IoT Core edition, that runs on ARM … There's a version of Windows 10, the IoT Core edition, that runs on ARM hardware and looks like it has just been updated to support the Pi 3https://dev.windows.com/en-us/featured/raspberrypi2support




IOT is very different, when you power it on all you see on the screen is the IP address of the machine and a few settings you can change. The idea is you write your own programs on it.

Its cheap and will function perfectly fine as a media center but there are better options out there. Heat for the price if not for its performance

dar72

i3 window manager (have used openbox on it too). It lives in my tool bag … i3 window manager (have used openbox on it too). It lives in my tool bag and is used for network configuration and troubleshooting, email, IRC, things like that


Never come across the i3 window manager - but it looks ideal for me as I'm a keyboard shortcut person
Will definitely check this out. Thanks!
:-)

What would be a good alternative please? Interested in one but if there are other options would be keen to see those and choose

the__cat

​FreeNAS needs lots of RAM if you use ZFS.


I believe NAS4Free (forked from an earlier freeNAS) has lower requirements, might be worth a look.

Good deal with ram and SSD even if small....

if you're looking for a NAS then maybe buy a NAS or even a HP microserver?

spiceychicken691

for 79.98 this a bargain. using it as a streaming pc. more than enough … for 79.98 this a bargain. using it as a streaming pc. more than enough power. just think and nvidia shield has less power but double the price



Im pretty sure a Nvidia Shield would absolutely destroy this thing in terms of performance, the cpu in this thing is a tiny bit slower than one of those 7" Linx that keep popping up here for £39. Bu ton aplus side this runs windows (if thats your thing)


Edited by: "dijital" 1st Mar 2016

What's a POGO pin?

dar72

If you like vi/vim and use Firefox try the vimperator plugin, if not have … If you like vi/vim and use Firefox try the vimperator plugin, if not have a look anyway if you like keyboard shortcuts.


thanks for all the extra information - yes (some of) the Vi shortcuts are in my fingers, and every so often I drag myself away from vi, but usually go back at some point... I was even trying out a vi shortcut addon for notepad++ recently.
I was also tempted to try to use a Vi add-on for Visual Studio, as I started using this at work recently, but then I thought I should really start to learn the proper VS shortcuts :-)
I'll have a look at the firefox plugin...
To be honest, I've never really tried arch (well maybe once - only to to have a look), but might check this out as well....
I've been using Lubuntu to keep things fairly slimline, but maybe should go to a plain debian & then try that with i3?

Thanks for all your help - I know this is a bit of a diversion for the main thread!



I have a Win 7 disc, how easy is it to install with a USB disc drive?

flobbit

I believe NAS4Free (forked from an earlier freeNAS) has lower … I believe NAS4Free (forked from an earlier freeNAS) has lower requirements, might be worth a look.



​It's more of a ZFS thing than an OS thing really. Cheers though.

dt_matthews

CPU benchmark: … CPU benchmark: http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Celeron+N3050+%40+1.60GHz



Max TDP: 6 W - must be very cheap to run. No doubt it runs cool and quiet.
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