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Acer's Dual-Core Desktop Resembles PS2 Slim

By - Source: Information Week | B 29 comments

Despite it's size, the Acer Revo 100 has a powerful punch using an Athlon II Neo processor and Nvidia Ion graphics.

Over in the UK, Acer revealed an ultra-slim desktop PC that strongly resembles Sony's PlayStation 2 Slim console, measuring just 300 x 180 x 25-mm. Called the Revo 100, the device is packed with a dual-core AMD Athlon II Neo processor and Nvidia Ion graphics, capable of pumping out 1080p Full HD.

According to Information Week, the Revo 100 is the first Acer product to be integrated with its proprietary technology, an application that connects all Acer devices-- PCs, HD media players, smartphones, notebooks etc-- on a home-based network. By default it also comes with HDMI output, three USB 2.0 ports, a multi-card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, 2.4 GHz 802.11n, and two Mini PCI Express slots.

Acer's Revo 100 also arrives offering a choice of different configurations, providing up to 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, up to 750 GB of HDD space, an optional TV tuner, various CPU clock speeds, and the choice of a DVD burner or Blu-ray combo drive. All models reportedly come pre-installed with Microsoft's Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system.

Also included with the Revo 100 is a dual-mode wireless touchpad called the RevoPad. This device can switch between touch keyboard and multi-gesture modes, the latter allowing users to move the cursor, rotate, zoom in and zoom out as if using a touchscreen smartphone.

Currently the Acer Revo 100 pricetag starts around £600 (about $948). The release date for North America hasn't been set according to an Acer spokesperson, so stay tuned.

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    tacoslave , December 7, 2010 10:48 PM
    yeah im gonna buy that for 1000bucks(note the sarcasm)
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    Travis Beane , December 7, 2010 10:58 PM
    I actually like the look of it. Too bad it's Acer, and quite expensive.
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    xyzionz , December 7, 2010 11:22 PM
    Wonder if I mod a ITX to a PS2 chassis, I think it will be a lot cheaper..
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    nforce4max , December 7, 2010 11:29 PM
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    Darkv1 , December 7, 2010 11:57 PM
    $1000?! Cue laugh track now.
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    joex444 , December 7, 2010 11:59 PM
    Good thing they got that 2.4GHz 802.11n and not the 1.6GHz. What other kind of redundant information can we ask for, I wonder.
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    tsnorquist , December 8, 2010 12:05 AM
    That'd make a great HTPC if it were say $500.00.
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    tfrall , December 8, 2010 12:21 AM
    Overpriced much.
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    Anonymous , December 8, 2010 12:21 AM
    1. Get a $1000 laptop
    2. Turn it on its side
    3. plugin in keyboard, mouse, monitor.
    4. ??
    5. Acer Revo 100
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    bsbsbsbs , December 8, 2010 12:42 AM
    Only the dumbest of the dumb (or the filthy rich) would consider buying this. I want to stand at the counter when one of these are purchased and quote dumb and dumber quotes.
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    drjt87 , December 8, 2010 12:50 AM
    bsbsbsbsOnly the dumbest of the dumb (or the filthy rich) would consider buying this. I want to stand at the counter when one of these are purchased and quote dumb and dumber quotes.

    So basically Apple fanboys?
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    ddragoonss , December 8, 2010 12:57 AM
    "But can it run Crysis?"

    Seriously, put a apple stick on top, call it iSlim, sell it to 1,200 and you're done: selling as hot cake.
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    dEAne , December 8, 2010 1:16 AM
    Good us a download rig or in office table pretty nice.
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    Simple11 , December 8, 2010 1:16 AM
    No thanks, I can spend bout half the price of this and get a Atom 330/525 ION combo.
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    cdirtydevil , December 8, 2010 1:43 AM
    well we know its not a killer gaming machine
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    tramit , December 8, 2010 2:40 AM
    drjt87So basically Apple fanboys?

    No not Apple fanboys, why would they get this when the Mac Mini starts at 699?! I think they Apple fanboys would be smarter than whoever purchases this since this thing makes a Mac mini seem like a better deal.
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    Anonymous , December 8, 2010 3:16 AM
    Six hundred UK pounds including VAT usually equates to a US street price of $599. Europeans generally pay more for electronic items.

    At $599 I could see this appealing to high street consumers wanting a HTPC.
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    lolsir , December 8, 2010 5:01 AM
    so they make 1 new kinda cool product and thinks they got the right to charge anything they want :=/
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    liveonc , December 8, 2010 5:03 AM
    If people like the look, they wouldn't be the first to pay too much for the specs, but ACER is still something people consider to be cheap, even though the had a go with that Ferrari thing. Would it sell better if they put another name on it?
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    eddieroolz , December 8, 2010 10:05 AM
    It may resemble a PS2 Slim but it's much much more powerful than one ;) 

    I like the stylish design though. Good tastes.
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