Revo HTPC
1Feb/120

The Many Flavors of Acer Revo (AR3700, AR1600, RL100)

As you know Acer has put out a lot of different flavors of the Acer Aspire Revo and some are now discontinued and some are still in production.

Let's begin with the one that started it all the Acer AspireRevo AR1600

This little guy packed a punch and was why I started this website.  It featured:

  • Windows XP
  • 1GB RAM
  • 1.6 Ghz Atom 230 (single core) + ION LE Grpahic

You can actually still find this on Amazon for around $200 from third party sellers.

Then came the Acer AspireRevo AR36XX and Now the AR3700. This guy is no slouch. Acer upgraded the machine to Windows 7 Home Premium, 2GB RAM and a 1.8Ghz Atom D525. You can still find it online for around $360

However now we are on the next generation of Acer Revo's with the Acer Revo RL100-U1002 and the Acer Revo RL100-UR20P

The RL100 line brought tons of changes including design, processor, physical drives, and even a cool wireless touch keyboard and mouse. Here are their features

  • 1.3GHZ Dual Core Athlong II Processor
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 750GB Hard Drive
  • ION Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • DVD Player (U1002) or a Blu-ray Player (UR20P)
9Sep/101

New Acer Aspire Revo & Zotac HTPCs

Yesterday both Acer and Zotac announced some brand new super sexy HTPC machines coming out soon. First up is the brand new Acer Aspire Revo 3700.

This machine is packing some serious hardware this time around including the brand new D525 1.8Ghz dual-core Atom Processor, Nvidia's next generation ION platform, 500GB Hard Drive, 4 USB 2.0 Ports, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, VGA/HDMI/ 802.11b/g/n, gigabit ethernet and mini PCIe slot. There is still no DVD drive included here, but the machine looks super sexy. The only problem is the initial price tag is $580, which seems completely crazy when the current dual core Revo is only $330.

Next up is a brand new super duper sexy Zotac HD-ID33 and HD-ID34(250GB hard drive included) and packs a full Blu-ray drive.

This thing looks absolutely beautiful and includes all the same features as the Acer Aspire Revo 3700 but only comes with 2GB of DDR2 RAM, but packs in 2 USB 3.0 ports. The big thing here is the sexy design and  the full blu-ray drive. there is no price point just yet however. Hopefully I can get my hands on one of these bad boys when they are released.

Check out eHomeUpgrade (Revo 3700) or HotHardware (Zotac HTPCs) for more shots and press release.