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News Inside the Acer Revo

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

  1. flatulatorx

    flatulatorx New Member

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    Anyone know what power input is? Would be really nice if this thing can be powered directly from a 12V car battery.
     
  2. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Its likely a 12v power brick, but a car battery doesn't give a constant enough voltage to run computer. Well not without venturing into wide input psu's but then you'd have to transplant it into the revo.
     
  3. flatulatorx

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    Horror upon horrors! Does the Revo not have S/PDIF???
     
  4. TTmodder

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    nope, but what did you expect from a cheap atom/nvidia based system?
     
  5. flatulatorx

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    Uhhm, dunno...didn't think something so basic was too much to ask. Based on the 1080p hype I didn't think they could/would miss the other half of the HTPC equation (ie, sound).

    You can always use a USB sound device like the cool little Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro to output to S/PDIF, but these types of USB devices by nature use CPU resources which the Atom has little to spare.
     
  6. TTmodder

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    True.

    I bet they make a revision of the revo after 6 months or so, adding more features.
     
  7. Rexxie

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    Sorry to dig this up. Was wondering if there were any "void warranty if seal removed" stickers on it? Would I void the warranty if I replaced the RAM?
     
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    Newbie question: how portable are nettops?
     
  9. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Nettops themselves are very portable. The problem might be the monitor, keyboard and mouse you need. ;)
     
  10. kinnth

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    What would people recommend as the best remote to couple with this box?

    I dont want a mouse or a keyboard and im thinking of doing the xbmc jobby connecting to my nas?
     
  11. dazza76

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    I have to ask a dumb question so here it goes.
    is it possible to change the cpu or are they integrated

    appoligize for noob question

    Cheers D
     
  12. Anakha

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    IIRC, Atom CPUs are only available as BGA components, which means they have to be soldered onto the motherboard.

    "Integrated" would be the best answer.
     
  13. cheaptalk

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    2 things: First, I got the atom 230 w/ 1gb ram, and I want to replace my windows XP with W7 32 bit....good idea or not??? Second, I want to add another gb of ram but is there a slot for that??? Just wanna be sure before I tear it apart, thanks so much!
     
  14. tiffinjoe

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    Do you think this setup will work for the revo, with the xbmc bd hack.
    http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?t=67420
    esata casing
    http://www.ebuyer.com/product/198213
    liteon bd player
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Liteon-IHOS...ftware/dp/B002BAT1GQ/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
    and an esata->esata cable
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/1m-eSATA-to...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1269689983&sr=1-1
    £70 ish
    any one had luck with any bd setup like this.

    I will probably get this in a paydays worth of time and feedback, much cheaper than the other options.
     
  15. tukom

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    While Acer Revo is an ok choice, it is facing increasing competition by other nettops and mini PCs: http://mymediaexperience.com/next-generation-of-mini-desktop-computers/

    However, what I really like about Revo is that it produces extremely good price per performance ratio. Unfortunately, I am still missing the IR receiver which I would really need as a built in feature.
     
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