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Acer Revo RL100-UR20P Desktop Computer

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  • AMD Athlon Processor 1.3GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 750GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • Integrated NVIDIA ION Graphics
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
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Processor1.3 GHz Athlon II Neo X2 Dual Core K325
RAM4 GB DDR3
Hard Drive750 GB
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA ION Graphics
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Brand NameAcer
SeriesRevo
Item model numberRL100-UR20P
Hardware PlatformConsumer Electronics
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight2.6 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.09 x 11.81 x 1 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandAMD
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive Type4X Blu-ray Disc/DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive
  
Additional Information
ASINB004ZYAHZK
Best Sellers Rank #13,975 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6.2 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 19, 2011
  
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Product Description

Acer Revo RL100-UR20P Home Media Center PC comes with these specs: AMD Athlon II Neo Dual-Core Processor K325, Windows 7 Home Premium, NVIDIA nForce 520 LE Chipset, 4096MB DDR3 Memory, 750GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, 4X Blu-ray Disc/DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive, Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, Dolby Home Theater V3 Audio Enhancement, High Definition Audio Support, 3 - USB 2.0, Acer Wireless Touchpad with Keyboard Function, 2.65 lbs. | 1.2 kg (system unit only), 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty with Toll Free Tech Support, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, McAfee Internet Security Suite Trial

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After giving up on the SSD option, I installed Ubuntu Server 11.10 64-bit on it (a Linux distribution).
Andrew Flury
The major problem is that it just doesn't have the horsepower to do what it was designed to do (stream media and video playback).
S. Green
It is just a great looking machine that allowed me to remove a fair amount of clutter from my home theater set up.
John Michael C. Davis

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By John Michael C. Davis on October 5, 2011
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The Acer Revo RL100-UR20P is great for playing blu-rays and web browsing. It is not nearly as proficient at running computation heavy games like modern first person shooters or converting large numbers of media files into different formats.

I wanted a pc to hook up to my receiver via hdmi that would allow me to watch blu-rays and consume media from the web on my tv. I was using a mid-range Samsung blu-ray player and my Lenovo Think Pad at the time. The Acer loads movies much faster than my old Samsung, is much quieter in operation, and has played blu-rays flawlessly. It streams NetFlix and Amazon content flawleslly as well. The Acer's low power processor was actually a selling point to me for these functions because you don't hear a fan winding up all the time as a fan is not necessary for the Acer's processor. I was worried that the processor would not handle high def streaming very well, but those fears were quickly allayed.

The Acer's pull out track pad/keyboard is actually pretty functional. It has multi-touch capability like 'pinch to zoom' and 'two finger scrolling.' A wireless full keyboard and mouse will always be more functional for a windows machine, but I find Acer's peripheral to be more convenient for media consumption. I do use my standard wireless peripherals for playing games and split web browsing between the two options about 50/50.

I mentioned games, and the Acer will run Civilization V just find. It doesn't load as quickly as I'd like, but once you are playing it does fine. I also play late 90's and early 00's titles like Panzer General 2 and Capitalism 2 from Good Old Games (.com) and they run great.

Finally the Acer is a homerun aesthetically.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By kaiseiken on May 23, 2012
If you're not good with computers or want something that just works "out of the box", I do not recommend this product. However, with some initial time investment, this device easily becomes the best value media center PC out there. My setup:

50" 1080p TV & 5.1 surround
Acer Revo-rl100 (this product)
SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual TV tuner connected to a dual-band Wireless-N router (300Mbps max)
Windows Media Center (comes with Windows 7 Home Premium)
NAS drive with all media (avi files)

There's a couple of things you need to do as soon as you get this computer.
1) Hook up a real keyboard and mouse before continuing. You can disconnect them later if you want, but trying to do the initial setup will be very frustrating with the included wireless keypad.
2) Uninstall all the bloatware, including the antivirus, etc. There should be nothing but drivers in the programs menu after you're finished.
3) Run CCleaner and clear everything, including the registry.
4) Install the latest NVidia ION drivers. This is absolutely necessary so you don't get choppy video like others have experienced.
5) Reinstall Windows Media Center, your favorite bluray software, video codecs, and any other media programs that you use (i.e. hulu plus standalone player).

This also might make some people nervous but I recommend disabling any anti-virus/malware software. These programs will constantly run in the background if on-access scans are enabled. Make sure your firewall is turned on and make sure to run full scans periodically and you shouldn't have any issues.

Pros:

With updated nvidia drivers, there is no choppiness on streaming video or 1080p content.
Smaller than most blu ray players and cable boxes.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Aaron on October 18, 2011
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I had high hopes for this machine. The design is slim, sleek and kinda cool. It was up and running on my LCD wide screen within minutes with no hassles at all. That said, it does not have sufficient power for streaming media without issues. Streams from netflix, abc, fox and cbs are all occasionally choppy and the CPU is maxing out at 100%. The windows experience rating is only 3.6, and the minute the OS wanders off to do some background work, the video starts skipping and freezing. Darn, right?

I've drilled this down to interference from other processes and I'm hoping that I can tweak it enough to tolerate, but users should be advised that it does not stream flawlessly as many of the professional reviews suggest when discussing the video performance. On the plus side: Blu-ray plays without a burp. The wifi connection is very fast, and windows 7 home premium works as expected.

Expect the usual crapware and ACER junk that overrides the windows programs. The track pad/removable keypad takes some getting used to, and you'll need to brush up on hot keys. I'm also a little concerned about the flimsy-ness of the optical tray, but we'll see.

Bottom line for me is that I'll make it work for now, but if I can't tweak it enough to get rid of the chop, I imagine in a year or so I'll be looking for a machine that can handle streaming media without choking like this package does.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By DEC on December 2, 2011
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I bought this after reading a number of reviews that said it would stream HD video just fine. After all the description says "media center PC" right ? Allegedly that is what it is made for. A few of the reviews indicated there was some risk but enough said it was OK I decided to try it. I was very disappointed. I tried stripping off everything but the essentials and updating all the drivers. No change. It was still too slow to stream NBC Sunday Night football without being VERY choppy,slow and poor on resolution. The little keyboard was a good idea. It had good range and was easy to use. Setup and connection could not be easier using the HDMI connection. I had it connected to a 70 inch Sharp Aquos Quatron 240Hz TV. I'm afraid I'm having to return it to look for something faster. It is just a waste to me. My wife's mediocre laptop streams video a lot better than this thing. Maybe I'll just buy a laptop. I don't feel like building a desktop media center and the decent pre-built machines in the form factor I like are just more than I'm willing to drop right now on it. I found it interesting also that when I popped in a DVD I got a message about a region mismatch even though the player said region free and the disc was a north american region disc. That was trivial though. The speed is the killer for me. They had a great idea but it's just too short on horsepower to do the job. Hopefully Amazon will be good on the return. They appear to make returns easy although this is my first return after years of shopping with them. We'll see. If OK they have my biz later on as I shop for a replacement.

Update - Although the revo was a flop for me I have to say kudos to Amazon for making getting a refund easy and quick. That goes a long way toward bringing me back again. Too bad the revo just does not cut it for the market at which it is targeted. It was a great idea that missed the mark by a bit.
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