Great for users who only do simple tasks ie browsing, emals.
26 July 2011
Excerpt: I am a gadget geek but recently, the main factor when buying a new gadget is power consumption. I have had the Acer Revo for around 2 months and it cost just £200 new. Firstly, this PC does not make any noise like my old PC which sounds like a jet engine.
Summary: I bought this machine to use iPlayer and others on the TV. It has done that very competently but to my amazement it plays back HD video files off my Canon 5D Mk2 (1080P quicktime) without a shudder or a jolt, something that my 3.5 year old Macbook Pro that cost me nearly £2000 will not do.
Summary: I simply use this pc to watch on demand television, it is placed behind my monitor and only has one browser window open at a time really - it of course manages with this fine, and I am happy paying the money for this. There are some problems though - it comes with a mammoth amount of bloatware!
Summary: Although the size is great and it makes barely any sound, this machine is painfully slow. After several hours uninstalling all the bloatware I've got it just running web browsers and word, yet it still frequently has a delay between typing and displaying even simple text (such as this review!).
Summary: Bought a similar model, the Packard Bell imax mini N3600, same specs, same machine,just rebranded as packard bell.. quick thing.. its underpowered.. so i did the following to optimize the performance: - Uninstall all unwanted programs and games - Install TuneUp Utilities 2011 - Install CCleaner -...
Summary: Vista and windows 7 to demanding on this machine, use it for ms office and Quick Books, can be frustrating as there is no power, considering using it as a media server as there is a hdmi output.
Summary: I bought this to be able to watch movies and tv episodes straight from PC/Internet to TV. My complains focus on: 1) the Video settings is not brilliant(I haven't been able to use the full size of my TV) 2) the machine started struggling to switch on after few weeks, until a bad day, didn't switch on...
Summary: This system is great for any basic use, and is absolutely silent and tiny, as well as being reasonably powerful. The only niggle I had was with standby. After it's been on for a while, if I try to put it to standby, I get a blue screen, but I can work around that. Highly recommended to ANYONE!
Summary: This little gadget represents really good value and does what it says it does with aplomb. The best value media centre player I have come across. I have hooked it up to my Sony 40" LCD TV and it works a treat straight out of the box.