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Acer AspireRevo upgrade potential looks good

Acer AspireRevo upgrade potential looks good

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.

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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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NVIDIA Ion landing Q2 2009

NVIDIA Ion landing Q2 2009

NVIDIA are promising that the first Ion-based netbooks and notebooks will begin shipping this quarter.  To celebrate that fact, the company has been gathering up its developer friends to talk about the strengths of the 1080p-capable platform.

NVIDIA Ion video after the cut

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