Summary: I purchased this as a replacement for an old laptop I used to stream media to my TV in the master bedroom. Upgraded the TV, and the old laptop could keep up anymore! The only con with this device (for me at least), was that it came with Windows 8 installed, not Win7. I was already planning on changing the hard drive out with an SSD, so I took that opportunity to downgrade to Win7.
Summary: I got this as a replacement for a 10 year old laptop that I used for streaming video and watching various videos and DVDs. I replaced the hard drive with a Samsung 840 Pro SSD, and installed Windows 7. The PC now boots to the desktop in about 5 seconds. Im using the HDMI output to connect to he TV. Wireless keyboard and mouse work great, have good range. Wireless NIC and wired NIC both work well. You will have to search down the drivers if you downgrade to Windows 7.
Summary: My living room PC died and I was looking for a replacement. Mac mini was one option, but since I already spent money buying another copy of Windows 7 with the (apparently fruitless) hopes to revive my old box, I was looking for alternatives with the same form factor ín the devilish Windows world. Guess, I found it. This little gem is basically the same thing as a Mac mini.
Summary: Update 7/23/2013. - Upon receiving the. Computer back from its 4th repair, it crashed 10times in the first 30 minutes. Oh the frustration. Acer had said they could not duplicate the problem during the 3 days the senior tech was working on the computer, however they replaced the ram anyways. This being a friday night, i decided i would spend the weekend trubleshooting the pc myself and deal with acer on monday. I installed whocrashed.
Summary: Many moons ago, Windows Media Center got me hooked on the notion of creating 'the perfect living room PC', and here it is. The Acer Revo L80 is a good looking, characterful little machine that you want to stroke from the moment you take it out of the box. Just make sure you're wearing gloves or your fingerprints will be over it in no time. Booting up for the first time revealed the usual OEM desktop clutter.
Summary: I've only had this product for a few days, so I can't vouch for its longevity... but overall its pretty fast and capable for its small form factor. It was very snappy, and seemed to handle Windows 8 fine. There were some minor issues, however, that sort of irked me. 1) Wireless mouse and keyboard do not work out of the box. I had to plug in a USB mouse and keyboard, as I couldn't get these to sync up.
Summary: Here is how I actually rate this product: 3 Stars - As a low-end Windows machine for Home Theater purposes, but there are better machines out there. 2 Stars - As an Acer product that one would want to upgrade/customize. Normally, Acer has been really good at creating products that are upgradeable. This device fell far short of my expectations. 1) It only comes with 4 GB of RAM (with integrated graphics, you're actually getting less). It's supports up to 8 GB of RAM.