Acer's Aspire Revo nettop has just received a welcome shot in the arm, courtesy of a dual-core Atom 330 processor and an extra gig of RAM. The Aspire Revo R3610-U9012 kicks out its predecessor's Atom 230 chip in favor of the quicker alternative, and pairs it with 2GB of RAM, Windows 7 and NVIDIA Ion graphics. That should hopefully make the system a little better at coping with non-1080p video tasks, something the first model had issues with.
The Acer AspireRevo AR1600-U910H nettop is one of those slick little systems that offers all the performance you need for general computing needs in a tiny form factor that is easy to hide inside your entertainment system or on a desk. The little machine is now available for purchase on Newegg.
Acer's NVIDIA Ion toting Aspire Revo nettop is getting a much-needed processor bump, with the company swapping out the breathless single-core Atom 230 CPU for its dual-core Atom 330 counterpart. The compact nettop also gets more memory and bigger hard-drives, the former doubling to 4GB and the latter offering either 320GB or 500GB.
In a deeply frustrating move, Acer have released a new version of their Atom-based nettop, addressing one of the key issues we had with the first-gen AspireRevo but then scuppering it in another way. The Acer Veriton N260G switches the original AspireRevo's mediocre 1.6GHz Atom 230 or 330 processor for a far more welcome 1.66GHz Atom N280, but simultaneously drops the NVIDIA Ion GPU we so admired.
Yesterday's review of the Acer AspireRevo nettop might have cast some doubt over its Atom processor while simultaneously praising NVIDIA's Ion GPU chipset, but it didn't really touch on upgrade potential. Small-form-factor (SFF) computers are usually no-go areas when it comes to most modifications, but bit-tech have discovered there's a surprising amount of room inside the AspireRevo's casing.
Acer's AspireRevo nettop has been causing ripples since its existence first leaked, bundling a low-power Intel Atom processor with NVIDIA's HD-capable Ion GPU and promising 1080p from something smaller than an external DVD drive. Engadget have had the diminutive desktop in for review, and describe it as "a tale of two chips".
Acer have been demonstrating their AspireRevo nettop, the compact desktop PC that's the first to use NVIDIA's Ion graphics platform. Officially launched earlier this month, the Acer AspireRevo happily gobbled up Blu-ray HD video from an external drive, playing it back at 1080p.
We knew it as the Acer Hornet, but the company has now officially announced their NVIDIA Ion-based nettop, the Acer AspireRevo. A compact 7.1 x 7.1 x 1.2-inch diamond, the AspireRevo pairs Intel's 1.6GHz Atom 230 or dual-core Atom 330 processor with the graphics company's Blu-ray 1080p-capable Ion GPU, which they claim is a match good enough to play games like Call of Duty 4 and Spore, together with DirectX 10 content.
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Something we'll seldom argue with is a super-compact desktop PC with the bonus of NVIDIA's Ion GPU, and so we're pleased to welcome the LG XPION X30 to the nettop fray. Packing Intel's Atom 230 1.6GHz CPU with 2GB of RAM and a 250GB hard-drive, the VESA-mountable XPION X30 is designed to be hidden around the back of your LCD.