Acer Aspire Revo R3600

Nvidia's Ion gives Atom the boost it needs

However, we are none too impressed by the slowness of the system. It's hard to be sure whether the blame lies with the Atom processor or Windows Vista, but every time you click an icon or switch windows the Revo pauses for a heart beat or two, and it is really quite annoying.

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Acer Aspire Revo

Longer bars are better

Compared to other boxes of its ilk - two of Asus' Atom-based Eee Boxes, and Shuttle's dual-core Atom equipped X27 - leads the way on graphics, but its use of a single-core Atom N230 leaves it well behind the Shuttle. Behind the two Asus machines too, for that matter.

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