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 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: I was thinking about spending a grand on a Mac. But in the end, I decided to go for this dinky little machine and spend the savings on a road bike. I'm really glad I did. I work in the IT industry, so when I get home all I want to do is surf the net, check my e-mails and write the occasional Word...
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.
...... no longer works with BBC iPlayer HD! YES IT DOES!!
X DoKToR, Amazon
9 January 2011
Summary: ...maybe 'not out the box'.... BUT install XBMC for Windows and install the BBC iplayer plugin....working fine here :) we have 3 around the house used JUST for media playback...even 1080p @ 24 Frames Per Second. great machines....
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 realy like this product. It looks fab and for the job i needed it for, powerfull enough to. Easy to set up. Great for a start up pc. the wireless keybord and mouse is also also quite stylish. keybord is quite small if your used to a full size one.
Summary: Great product silent pretty fast, comes with win 7 64 bit and a lot of extra software you don't need. Uninstalled almost all that and put Microsoft Security Essentials for anti virus protection(light weight).
Summary: So long as you realise this is not meant for heavy duty applications and you want something to use for surfing, viewing media and basic office type work, this is a great buy and great value. Works well with wondows 7 too which is the first decent OS from microsoft in an age.