Acer outs skinny dual-core desktop
AMD, Nvidia Ion on board
Ultra-slim desktop PC, anyone? If you fancy one, Acer has just released the Revo 100, packed with Nvidia's Ion chippery and not Intel's Atom but AMD's dual-core Athlon II Neo.
There'll be a range of Revo running at different clock speeds, but they'll all use Ion for full HD graphics output. Expect up to 4GB of 1333MHz DDR 3 memory and up to 750GB of Sata II hard drive storage to be included, depending on model.
All of them should come with Gigabit Ethernet, 2.4GHz 802.11n, three USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and a pair of Mini PCI Express slots for expansion, Acer said. Some will have Blu-ray drives, others plain ol' DVD burners.
The 300 x 180 x 25mm box with its PlayStation 2 styling runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
Available now, Acer Revo 100 prices kick off at £600. ®
I bought a barebone Shuttle the other day with an Ion GPU and Dual Core Atom D510 for $160. No GigE, maxes at 2GB RAM, the processor isn't as good, and it's not as sexy as this one... but for $440/less I think I can manage.
I think HP has a microserver with this same processor in it for around $300.
This is a shame, everything else about this is win as a good all-around machine - good proc, plenty of memory, good (unless you're into gaming) graphics and great form factor/looks. I want one, but there's no way in hell I'm paying that price for it.
The price is shocking.....
I'm not denying that its a lovely looking piece of kit- but just who is going to shell out £600 for it? I certainly can't justify it......
Rip the screen of a laptop...
...and charge twice the price?
Really neat. If it shipped without Windows then it'd be maybe £75 cheaper & just hit the right spot.
Maybe they'e suffering Macintosh envy, think that all there is to it is to squeeze the electronics into a flashy slimline case and charce an exorbitant price?
Or maybe it's a cynical pre-Xmas launch and the price will be halved within a couple of months?
Silly price aside, it looks rather nice.