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 document. This PC is perfect. It bolts onto the back of my screen, makes no noise and has a reasonable performance.
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. I paid £249 here but I have seen them cheaper still on amazon.
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.
Summary: I think this is a case of "you get is what you pay for". Don't expect the world from this mini PC because on some fronts it won't deliver. In other words, this is not a gaming PC..!!! I brought one to use as a media centre in my living room, to replace 2 freeview boxes and an ageing LiteOn PVR. 2 things to note: The dongle for the wireless keyboard and mouse is found in the battery compartment of the mouse. You need to dig it out and bung it in one of the many USB ports.
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: 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! It takes a long while to remove, at least two hours.
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.
Summary: The Acer Revo is a fantastic little Nettop and runs Windows 7 perfectly happily. I purchased mine to act as an Internet TV which should have been fairly simple. Unfortunately, this heavily relies on Adobe Flash, which basically sucks. I totally understand why Apple won't allow it on their devices. The problem is that as the Revo's Atom processors won't cope with HD TV on their own, Flash needs to use the excellent ION graphics chipset instead.
Summary: I was after a PC to use in my living room so it needed to be as small and quiet as possible whilst being capable of playing back any media that I throw at it. Performance: This dual core ION based PC may only be a fraction of the speed of a modern full desktop PC but it happily handles web browsing, HD video playback, media streaming, and pretty much everything the average user may require.
Summary: Wanted a PC to connect to my TV. Aspire Revo 3610 seemed to fit the requirement. I have had it for five weeks now and and I am glad I chose this one. It is hardly noticeable in living room. Detected my home hub straight away and I was connected to the internet within minutes of swiching the Acer on. There is no Optical drive and I had to connect external drive to make the back up discs.