Excerpt: The popularity of video downloading means that media players are becoming increasingly essential, even if your PC media source is in another room. But what if the PC is small enough to tuck under your TV? Enter Acer’s super-compact Revo 100. With full Windows 7 functions, and all the browsing and codec-downloading abilities that implies, the Revo would make a superb media player.
Conclusion: The Acer Revo 100 looks good, solves the problem of a boring keyboard and mouse in your living room, and more importantly, it works. Used effectively Clear.fi has the potential to act as a hub for your living room’s content, while the fact that it’s all powered by Windows 7 means you’ve got plenty of room to manoeuvre. Add into the mix near silent running and the Acer Revo 100 serves well as a media PC.
Pros: Slim, quiet, easy to use, comes with keypad/trackpad controller, Blu-ray support,
Cons: No online store, Clear.fi interface is basic, specialised config means you pay a premium