Excerpt: There’s something to be said about a “desktop PC” small enough to fit in a drawer, yet brawny enough to power a whole entertainment system. Acer’s AspireRevo R3610 nettop PC fits just that role. Hovering around $400 certainly doesn’t hurt its cause, either, except the price may be too good to be true if you’re looking to make this your primary PC.
Pros: Compact design makes it easy to place anywhere, Nvidia Ion makes the difference for video playback, Easily connected to HDTV using HDMI output, Plenty of ports and connections, Windows 7 runs smoothly, Windows 7 Media Center makes it easier for DVR-functionality, Can be mounted on the back of a monitor, Excellent value
Cons: Atom processor shows strain when multiple apps are open, Gaming is a non-starter under these specs, Too much pre-installed bloatware, Lacks a built-in TV tuner, No optical drive