Summary: I returned this product as this was not helping me in anyway to have a good quality picture and sound. Probably, I might have got a defective item. My friend uses same thing and it works just great for years now.
Summary: I upgraded to this unit after using a Revo 3610 for several years. It's primary function is as a music file server using the optical link to a separate DAC. The RL 100 has more memory are storage than the previous unit and with Win 7 it serves my needs quite well. It use it in the horizontal position. The hide-away key board is a compact, convenient feature. My only CON is Acer's consistently poor documentation.
Summary: I bought the PC for my living room TV to stream movies and watch DVDs. The PC performs in a solid way although some stronger hardware would not harm here. To my opinion ACER could have added one more Inch in hight and therefore fit some more torque into the thing. The wireless keyboard that comes with it is sweet and pretty usefull. For Internet surfing it is too complicated as you always have to switch between mouse and keyboard function.
(More like 3 1/2 stars) This is MY personal experience w/ this..
Mick Schnabel "Miklaus", Amazon
15 November 2012
Summary: I REALLY wanted this to be my end-all solution for a HTPC.Looks sharp,has a nice looking/futuristic feel to it(along w/ the included "remote") After my initial set up(deleting un-needed software,updating EVERYTHING-Including Silverlight)I set it up to fit my tv,using the Nvidia graphics,I installed XBMC (my usual go to for entertainment)and tried out Windows Media Center (my other go -to)My first initial thoughts were,hmm seems like its a little sluggish.After messing...
Summary: the revo 100 is a great machine. all the reviews saying that it is slow and under powered are very misleading. it may be underpowered if you are trying to play hard core games or editing video. but it works more than fine for what i believe is its intended purpose which is web surfing and streaming. i use this pc for school as well. works great with microsoft office however you will want a full size wireless mouse and keyboard. the revo 100 streams very well.
Summary: I built my first HTPC back in 2004. We have movies, pictures and music available, but its primary use was as a PVR using MediaPortal as the interface to a SiliconDust HDHomerun TV tuner. Sadly, a capacitor blew on the motherboard. Replace the motherboard? Build a new HTPC? Neither, after reading plenty of reviews on standalone PVRs I decided to get the Revo RL100. I'm glad I did. Setup was easy. HDMI to the TV, RJ45 to the Revo, toslink optical to the receiver.
Summary: I got this to be a HTPC. For that purpose, it works great. I did not bother with the included keyboard/mouse. I stream from the web and my home network, wired. My own videos and Netflix feeds work fine on my 42" LG 1080P TV, everything scales nicely. It does not have a problem with the HD streams, which I was a little concerned about. So far, I am pleased with this PC. Small, quiet and fills my needs nicely. Update: After having had this a couple of months.
Summary: Very pleased with this purchase. Has fully enabled us to shut off DirectTV, which cost us about $115/month. So this thing effectively pays for itself in about 3 months or so. I'll start with the positive then discuss the negatives that prevented me from giving it 5-stars. Positives: Very small, thin, sleek design. The popout touchpad/keyboard is a smart feature that works very well. We have ours connected to a 45", 1080p Vizio via HDMI.
Summary: I bought this computer to stream video to my LG 42" LCD TV. The Acer is a decent computer and very slim and quiet which would be perfect for the living room. Unfortunately the CPU/graphics card is underpowered and unable to scale the video up to 1920x1080 which is what most LCD TVs are these days (this is full HD). When streaming a movie or TV show from netflix the video is jerky and dropping frames and sometimes pauses for a second to catch up.