As well as having a big interest in HDTV, I also have a very big interest in Netbooks and Nettop, and run a website about netbook reviews called as you might expect, Netbook Reviews.
So naturally, when I see a device that comes along and fits into both of these categories, I am very interested.
The Acer Aspire Revo is a brand new and advanced nettop. For those of you who don’t know what a nettop is, it’s basically a very small fully functional desktop PC, which uses very little power, and runs almost silent.
What makes the Acer AspireRevo different from most nettops currently on the market, as it is powered by the new Nvidia Ion platform. This means that the graphics featured in the Aspire Revo are roughly 10x more powerful than that found in a standard nettop using integrated graphics.
Even though the Acer Aspire Revo uses a low power 1.6GHz Intel Atom 230 CPU, it’s powerful graphics can easily decode Full 1080p HD video content, such as blu-ray. Other features include upto 4GB of DDR2 RAM, 250GB HDD, gigabit Ethernet, 6x USB 2.0, multi-card reader, and either Windows Vista Basic or Premium. I would recommend the premium edition, as it features Media Center.
With an HDMI output, and 1080p decoding, along with a very small size (7.1- x 7.1- x 1.2-inches), near silent, true-fidelity 7.1 audio, low power, and can be mounted behind your HDTV, I see the Acer Aspire Revo as the perfect HTPC / media center!