|Processor||1.3 GHz Athlon II Neo X2 Dual Core K325|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||750 GB|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA ION Graphics|
Acer Revo RL100-UR20P Desktop Computer (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.
With updated nvidia drivers, there is no choppiness on streaming video or 1080p content.
Smaller than most blu ray players and cable boxes.Read more ›
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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I have not been able to get anything out of this kit.I bought it from our local jersey electricity company and they couldnt get it sorted either.Published 14 months ago by Alexader D
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. Read morePublished on July 3, 2014 by JC
I never write product reviews, however given the utterly atrocious quality of this equipment I felt compelled to warn others. Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by Charlie
Love the size and system but mouse and keyboard, while compact and interesting, are at times too finicky to work properly. Read morePublished on March 29, 2013 by Brian Van Norman
Not satisfied at all. Great concept but execution failed. processor not fast enough even for streaming. I already had a PC for this function but it was big. Read morePublished on March 26, 2013 by E. Valdez
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... Read morePublished on February 27, 2013 by Jason Johnson
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. Read morePublished on January 18, 2013 by Pedro
The remote pad didn't work well. It was very dificult to log into the computer. Also, the initial screen over scanned the television screen and I couldn't access the... Read morePublished on December 28, 2012 by E. R. Hager
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. Read morePublished on November 4, 2012 by John Read