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Acer Aspire Revo R3600

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17 December 2009
  • Conclusion: Any problems with the Acer Aspire Revo come down to the Atom chip tucked away inside. It's measly at most things. But it's also what brings the cost down, and when it still handles video so well, you've got a bargain that David Dickinson would give up fake tan for. Blag yourself the £150 model for your living room. Then buy another.
  • Pros: We tested the cheapest £150 version of the Acer Aspire Revo with 1GB of RAM, and even it was more than up to the task of chucking out video: hook it up with your media centre software of choice and a wireless keyboard and you can kiss goodbye to your clutter of set top boxes. It's easy to set up and ninja silent, but the best bit? Acer is lying when it says it's only got 8GB of storage: like the more expensive models, there's a 160GB HDD which will stash more music th...
  • Cons: There's no optical drive so if you want to play DVDs or Blu-rays you'll have to pony up for an external one to plug in, and despite the myriad of ports shoved in every side (6 USB slots, no less), there's no DVI, so for modern monitors you'll need an adapter. Finally, although the Acer Aspire Revo doesn't break a sweat churning out 1080p video stored locally, it struggles with Flash video. In other words, prepare for BBC iPlayer to stutt-stutter.
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