Media Center PC

Acer AspireRevo: NVIDIA Ion 1080p nettop

Acer AspireRevo: NVIDIA Ion 1080p nettop

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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Niveus ZONE HTPC: Blu-ray & multi-room from $1.5k

Niveus ZONE HTPC: Blu-ray & multi-room from $1.5k

We've drooled over Niveus' multi-room HD hardware before, but it's only now that the company has released a relatively mainstream product our meager blogger budgets could even hope to afford.  The Niveus ZONE is a Core 2 Duo based small-form-factor media player, capable not only of upscaling DVDs and playing 1080p Blu-ray content, but distributing it to other networked ZONE units around the home.

Video demo after the cut

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Acer Hornet 1080p Ion nettop specs leak

Acer Hornet 1080p Ion nettop specs leak

The Acer Hornet NVIDIA Ion-based nettop we spotted back in February has just had an extra shot of authenticity, in the shape of an SKU sheet detailing the three different versions planned.  Designed to grip tenaciously to the back of a flatscreen display, the Hornet supports 1080p playback, HDMI and, in the Media Center incarnation, a Wiimote-style wireless controller.  Full spec breakdown after the cut.

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Dell Adamo 9 HSPA ultraportable & Studio One 22 leak

Dell Adamo 9 HSPA ultraportable & Studio One 22 leak

Dell's own support site has once again tipped a few as-yet unannounced upcoming products, in this case what looks to be a netbook-rivaling version of the new Dell Adamo and a larger version of last week's Dell Studio One 19.  The document lists the Dell Adamo 9, presumably a 9-inch version of the 13-inch Adamo confirmed today, and the Dell Studio One 22, a 22-inch version of the All-In-One PC.

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