Summary: I kind of overworked this pc, but it's lasted a good while despite it. I've used Paint tool sai on it and a bunch of other programs. Overheats easily, but as I said, I know I'm overworking it, and only because my previous pc died and I needed one for school. If you're planning on just using it for basic home pc stuff, internet and watching movies, it's definitely a good one to have for the price!
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 and storage than the previous unit and with Win 7 it serves my needs quite well. I 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: The main reason I purchased this PC was to hook it up to my tv and run it as a media player. As others have stated, the bloatware that comes on the machine is a bit crazy, but after uninstalling everything and starting with a clean system it runs great. It is only about half the size of my blu-ray player, which has now been replaced by this. The good: Silence. Fanless pc that you can actually leave on in your entertainment system.
Summary: i like this PC because for me, it plays all my media files including my HD movies with no issues at all. If you are looking for a HTPC just for media files , this is your product. For gaming in todays world, this PC will not be for you.
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: Been searching for a reasonably priced HDMI output quiet HTPC for my living room, and this absolutely fit the bill. Powerful enough to stream without buffer/lag from network, dvd, TV, Hulu, Netflix, etc (which comparably sized Atom-based units just couldn't do). Absolutely quiet. Looks just like another piece of AV equipment in my entertainment unit.
Summary: I was looking for a small quite machine to use as a MythTV combined frontend/backend. This has just enough CPU power and an Nvidia chipset that supports VDPAU. It is quiet and fits nicely in my entertainment center. The combined keyboard/mouse remote works OK, but it seems to have limited range. MythTV support is nearly perfect. The only real issue I have had with it, is BD playback. I have it setup to dual boot so that I can play BD from Windows.
Summary: I bought mine in Dec of 2011 and still have it as my media PC. Everything around it has been upgraded, but this little guy is still going strong. As I write this I have spotify running hooked up to my onkyo receiver. I also use it for hulu, watchespn, and occasionally a few other lesser known streaming sites that will only work from a browser. I have most of my media on a synology diskstation downstairs and stream it to this PC.
Summary: I bought this to use with a USB InfiniTV (Ceton) tuner and it worked beautifully. I've got 4 tuners (can record 4 shows at once) and I'm running off my local comcast. The PC does this sort of job well and I'm surprised that more aren't going this route.