ACER UNVEILED its nettop offering - the AspireRevo - coupled with Nvidia's Ion platform boasting a 16-core setup, in deepest darkest London late last week.
How this offering of Acer's differs from every other nettop is just simply down to the partnership with Nvidia, also it's the first offering around with the Ion system.
The Ion platform basically combines an Intel Atom 230 CPU and Nvidia's GeForce 9400 for this multi-core wonderfulness.
Acer states the AspireRevo is capable of delivering a good solid 1080p. Most devices such as the Eee Box and the MSI Wind will struggle to even think about movie playback at that level. The INQ actually saw this in action,and it actually performed rather well and decoded too at a seriously high bitrate.
Other than that the AspireRevo is a common old nettop running from the usual array of specs found in others. It's around the third of a desktop's size, the power consumption is a third of the usual computers' requirements too - everything really expected, with no surprises.
All the ports are present and correct, which is something we cannot say about some competitors. Onboard are the likes of VGA¸HDMI supporting 7.1 audio, multiple USB ports, audio and even eSATA's been catered for.
From May the 5th there are three different SKUs on offer; the first with Linux, an 8GB SSD for £150. The larger capacity version comes in at £250 with Vista premium and a 160GB HDD. There is one other Acer AspireRevo option that's the same as above, only with a Wii-like Wireless game controller, for £300.
We've been more-or-less exclusively informed the next Ion offering will be of a netbook flavour - you heard it hear first folks.
In terms of nettops around today, this could very well be the first tiddly gaming platform with a decent HD ability - thanks to NV. µ
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