Summary: Got this last year to use with 32" tv as monitor and for streaming. Okay for movies but doubt it would work well w/games. Pop-out touchpad/keyboard is a pain to use. Bought wireless keyboard w/built in touchpad to use instead. A couple of general comments related to, but not specifically about the Revo: 1. Most tvs do not work well as monitors. 32" not big enough unless you want to sit 3 feet from the screen, and 1080p not high enough res for a bigger screen. 2.
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: Works very well as a TV recorder (Freeview)and connects in homegroup easily (they all would as long as you have Win7) Quiet in operation and at the discounted price 4* value. Big but though, the touch pad/mouse is a nightmare, so bad it's nearly useless, I've thrown it at the settee a few times and I recommend getting a Keysonic ACK-540RF+ sold here at £27 upward, it's still a touchpad but has a full keyboard and I can now use keyboard short-cuts to ease the pain.
Summary: I have never owned a dedicated multi-media pc before and it has the functionality I require - although I am not in a position to compare it to others on the market. Especially impressed with its fast start up speed. The downside of the system is the keyboard which is cutting edge in concept but very fiddly to use.
Summary: I bought the RL100 to replace my Sony media centre PC (VGX-TP3e) which was on its last legs due to the hard drive having overheated. Like another reviewer I had priced up homebrew solutions at well over £400 and decided that this offered good value in comparison. I like to have a single unit which will record TV, allow me to browse the internet and check emails, play the odd trivial game and play music and DVDs in my lounge and I'm always surprised how difficult it is to...