Wednesday, September 2nd 2009

Acer Intros Dual-Core Atom Equipped Aspire Revo

One of the first implementations of NVIDIA's ION platform, the Aspire Revo nettoop from Acer, is getting a timely update of its hardware specifications. Originally built with Intel Atom 230 single-core processor, the new variant uses the dual-core Atom 330 processor clocked at 1.6 GHz. Apart from this, the system memory gets a healthy boost, with 4 GB dual-channel DDR2-800 of total memory. Finally, there's the 320 GB hard drive, and standard features including NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics, and Windows Vista Home Premium OS pre-installed. The new Aspire Revo is priced in Europe at 350€.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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23 Comments on Acer Intros Dual-Core Atom Equipped Aspire Revo

#1
Conflict0s
This has got everything I need for the back of my t.v.. but why the hell is there no HDMI port on it :(
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Mussels
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by: Conflict0s
This has got everything I need for the back of my t.v.. but why the hell is there no HDMI port on it :(
maybe its there, and it just looks like USB from the angle?


edit: yup yup
The dual-core enhanced Aspire Revo also features 4GB of RAM, a GeForce 9400 IGP, a 320GB hard drive, a HDMI output, runs Windows Vista Home Premium, and is listed in Europe at prices starting at 350 Euro.
my concern is that since nvidia dont do HDMI audio (by default) WHERE THE HELL ARE THE AUDIO OUTPUTS? this is perfect for a media PC, but if they only give you a headphone jack on the front or something...
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#3
audiotranceable
These weren't built for just TV/media. I think they PC's would be great for offices or secondary PC
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#4
Mussels
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by: matthewbroad
These weren't built for just TV/media. I think they PC's would be great for offices or secondary PC
they seem like they were - you dont need a 9400 for office work, you use it for H264 decoding and HDMI outputs
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audiotranceable
by: Mussels
they seem like they were - you dont need a 9400 for office work, you use it for H264 decoding and HDMI outputs
I disagree. having that 9400 could prove useful when your bored in a office, I've worked a few office jobs & they are all crap Onboard GPU so internet games are very slow
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#6
Mussels
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by: matthewbroad
I disagree. having that 9400 could prove useful when your bored in a office, I've worked a few office jobs & they are all crap Onboard GPU so internet games are very slow
very few 'internet' games as you call them, even utilise the GPU. they're ran entirely from the CPU.
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audiotranceable
by: Mussels
very few 'internet' games as you call them, even utilise the GPU. they're ran entirely from the CPU.
besides that playing games in non full screen mode!. Office jobs suck with a slow pc
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Mussels
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by: matthewbroad
besides that playing games in non full screen mode!. Office jobs suck with a slow pc
this is an atom. it *is* a slow PC.
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#9
audiotranceable
by: Mussels
this is an atom. it *is* a slow PC.
but fast enough to play tmnations forever on low settings ;)
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#10
mdm-adph
by: Mussels
very few 'internet' games as you call them, even utilise the GPU. they're ran entirely from the CPU.
I hate to play devil's advocate, but quite a few Flash 10 stuff now is hardware accelerated using the GPU.

That said, I agree this is for media, not offices. :P
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#11
audiotranceable
by: mdm-adph
I hate to play devil's advocate, but quite a few Flash 10 stuff now is hardware accelerated using the GPU.

That said, I agree this is for media, not offices. :P
it could be used for both. It's cheap :P
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#12
Mussels
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by: mdm-adph
I hate to play devil's advocate, but quite a few Flash 10 stuff now is hardware accelerated using the GPU.

That said, I agree this is for media, not offices. :P
some is for sure, but not most. even then, a 9400 wont accelerate it very much :D
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#13
DonInKansas
by: matthewbroad
besides that playing games in non full screen mode!. Office jobs suck with a slow pc
This is why I built our office PCs with Phenom II 720s. :D:D
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#14
audiotranceable
by: DonInKansas
This is why I built our office PCs with Phenom II 720s. :D:D
oh damn!
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#15
newtekie1
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It has an HDMI port, right between the VGA and ethernet, it just looks like a USB from the angle in the original shot.

And the nVidia's onboard GPUs pull the sound directly from the onboard sound to send it over HDMI.

The original Revo provided 7.1 over HDMI, so I would assume the new one does the same, considering it is the same computer but with a 330 instead of the 230.
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#16
Conflict0s
Arh very good :D
I wouldn't say these are going to be fast but I think they will be nippy. Would love to see some HD playback on this. The ION chips are said to be very good at handling full 1080.
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#17
Mussels
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alright, thanks to newtekies advice "i would totally buy this"

its not quite as powerful as my current media PC, but it can use CoreAVC via cuda for the 1080P files - and its TINY. it'd look snazzy next to my TV and wii. hell, i could velcro it to the back of the PC, it only needs power, HDMI and a logitech nano bluetooth adaptor for my dinovo...
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#18
Conflict0s
Nice lol. If you haven't mounted your t.v (if it can be mounted) they sell little casings that fit machines like this inside them and then you just attach it to the back of your t.v using the mounting bracket fittings. But velcro would work as well lol.
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Wile E
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by: Mussels
alright, thanks to newtekies advice "i would totally buy this"

its not quite as powerful as my current media PC, but it can use CoreAVC via cuda for the 1080P files - and its TINY. it'd look snazzy next to my TV and wii. hell, i could velcro it to the back of the PC, it only needs power, HDMI and a logitech nano bluetooth adaptor for my dinovo...
If this had a 720p+ screen and a keyboard built in, it would be my netbook. lol.
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#20
Cold Storm
Battosai
by: Wile E
If this had a 720p+ screen and a keyboard built in, it would be my netbook. lol.
why don't you mod it to be? ;)

nah, it looks really good. I'd be the same way wile e. May just have to see how it shapes up for some fun stuff later on.
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#21
newtekie1
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I'm still waiting for an integrated slot loading Blu-Ray drive.

Imagine this computer, but maybe 50% wider and with one of these suck in it, or at the very least one of these much cheaper DVD Burners so it could function as a true media PC.
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#22
Jizzler
One shouldn't complain about having too much performance :)

ION pretty much tops 945GC-based systems in all benchmarks, not just video, as well as drawing less power while doing so. I'd consider the ION platform for my office.

Though this particular incarnation loses attractiveness as it doesn't have a DVI port, and the need to upgrade to Vista Business or soon, Windows 7 Professional increases the price.
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#23
Mussels
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by: Jizzler
One shouldn't complain about having too much performance :)

ION pretty much tops 945GC-based systems in all benchmarks, not just video, as well as drawing less power while doing so. I'd consider the ION platform for my office.

Though this particular incarnation loses attractiveness as it doesn't have a DVI port, and the need to upgrade to Vista Business or soon, Windows 7 Professional increases the price.
you can get HDMI to DVI adaptors very easily. you'd be stuffed for 5.1 audio with this model, however.
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