Acer Revo 100 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 …
Rip the screen of a laptop...
...and charge twice the price?
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.
I've just bought one of those HP microservers. Particularly good value as they're doing £100 cashback on it at the moment so will weigh in at around £115 inc VAT. Not quite sure what I'm going to use it for though. Possibly a storage box with another stick of RAM and some more disks.
I have one of the old Revo 3600 with an Atom processor. That was a great buy £250 for a tiny computer. Works perfectly as a PVR running Media Centre.
£600 is too much for a computer like this, for that kind of money I want a decent processor.
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.
Really neat. If it shipped without Windows then it'd be maybe £75 cheaper & just hit the right spot.
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......
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