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6Mar/112

Acer Aspire Revo 100 Hands On

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I just happened to be wondering through the Munich Airport on my way to Romania, and I happened to find the Acer booth. I was checking out a few of their laptops and desktops and around the corner low and behold was a brand new Acer Aspire Revo 100 hooked up to an Acer LCD Television. I talked to the Acer representative for a while about it and showed him RevoHTPC.com and then he let me do a hands on video for a few minutes. Overall the specs on the machine are really nice. It is rocking Nvidia ION graphics, but is no longer coupled with an Atom this model had a Dual Core Athlon II. This is a great upgrade because as we know the Atom is very low powered and while isn't horrible isn't amazing either. You could also deck it out with Wifi, Blu-ray drive, 500GB hard drive, and 4GB RAM. I am not sure if the 499 Euro price tag included all of these features, but that seems about correct. The best part of the Revo 100 is the built in rechargeable wireless track pad and keyboard. This thing is really slick you have a full track pad and at a touch of a button will bring up the full keyboard with multimedia controls to boot. You can simply plug it right into the docking station back in the Revo to charge it. On the side of the remote was a little slider that let you control the volume if you were on keyboard mode, or scroll up and down if you were in track pad mode. Overall the system looked great standing up right next to the television. It looked exactly like a PS2 slim, which is a great design to begin with. Here is a little hands on video that I shot while I was there:

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  1. When will this be available in the US?

  2. I can only hope, this thing is really slick. It has been out in Europe for some time. I do not know if Acer is moving more towards their “RevoView” line and away from the core Revos here in america, but I really hope this things comes out. If it came out for $400-$500 it would sell like hot cakes.


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