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News Inside the Acer Revo

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 27 Apr 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Denis_iii

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    sweeeet, perfect lil home pc stuck on back of a monitor
    mum's xmas present sorted
     
  3. p3n

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    The back of my TV gets really hot, not sure i'd stick more heat sources on!
     
  4. Burnout21

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    ooooooo there is more room in there than i thought, pleant of room for modding some items in there.

    Is it possible to hook up a Blue ray SATA drive to the e-sata port? i have only just had the thought, so forgive me if its a simple question.

    If its possible then a little modding could see an internal BD slimline drive installed!

    Acer stand to make alot of money on this, especially if the retail on the motherboards is going to be very high. The revo is extremely good valve for money.
     
  5. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Prices for the bigger ones? £250 would be more than acceptable, I'd say.
    If nicely priced this'd come very handy for Christmas indeed.
     
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    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    How noisy is the fan at load? It looks perfect for a whats supp dawg car build!
     
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    Super quiet from what I could tell. Much quieter than the Asus EeeBox
     
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    how big is the motherboard in that thing?
     
  9. Turbotab

    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    E-sata BD yes, but mucho money

    http://www.kikatek.com/product_info.php?products_id=86986&source=froogle
     
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    Turbotab I don't touch type, I tard type

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    Do it, sounds like a good mod:)
     
  12. Yemerich

    Yemerich I can has PERSUADETRON?

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    Interesting piece of tech, but...
    It's just me or this thing is ugly as hell??
     
  13. Whalemeister

    Whalemeister is so hot right now!

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    It is but who's going to notice when it's stuck to the back of a TV / monitor...
     
  14. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I look at the standalone pics and it looks huge... then hands appear in the picture and it looks tiny. :hehe:
     
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    Trustedreview have revealed the price:

    http://www.trustedreviews.com/pcs/news/2009/04/27/Acer-Confirms-Aspire-Revo-Price---Release-Date/p1

    Personally im eyeballing the £149 version with the £50 remote as an extra and Windows 7 beta, would make an awesome HTPC with my external HD and also using a DVB-S USB hub for Freesat TV. Only issue I can see is that the atom cpu is supposed to be useless at Flash ect, so iPlayer and the other catch-up channels online wouldnt work properly, hoopefully nvidiea can fix this issue by letting the 9400 GPU step in...
     
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    Mod it into my EeePC 901! That would be truly awesome!
     
  18. Anakha

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    As mentioned, throw an XBMC live distro onto this thing, couple it with an NAS/DVR (MythTV anyone?) in the cupboard/loft/cellar, and you've got yourself one truly awesome HDTV setup. In fact, 802.11n is (just about) enough to stream HDTV over, so you'd only need 2 cables (Power + HDMI). Replace the HDD with a CF-SATA adaptor and a 4GB CF card (Or a small, cheap SSD), and you've got a virtually silent HD box that can play your (ripped to HDD) Blue-Ray and HDTV without issue, using a tiny amount of power.

    In short: WANT!!!
     
  19. Stelph

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    F.Y.I. The basic one for £149 does come with an 8GB SSD HDD
     
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    It'll easily fit a nix distro and XBMC - then just pull the media from the network or use the eSATA port. :)
     
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