Acer Aspire Revo RL70 Multimedia HTPC Nettop
“The Revo RL70 smart PC brings photos, videos, music and all web content though Acer clear.fi to your big-screen TV and to every other connectable device in your home. It’s a serious breakthrough for home entertainment! The flexible design allows this neat PC to be placed flat on a table, stood vertically or attached to the back of a TV or monitor to save space.”
There are a number of different versions available in the UK, ranging from the base model pre-loaded with Linux, 320GB HDD, 2GB RAM but without the Optical drive or TV Tuner. You can choose then from a number of Windows 7 Home Premium versions with more memory, larger HDD’s and the optional optical drive and tuner.
I will be using the Acer Revo RL70 as my main HTPC replacing my Popcorn Hour C200. I intend to run OpenElec and will post details of my build here as it progresses.
For now here are a few initial thoughts about the Acer Revo RL70, together with the full technical specification.
In the box:
Acer Revo RL70
Wireless Keyboard + Mouse
Windows MCE Remote Control
Compact powerful net top PC. Plays Full HD content very well. Works straight out of the box. Fantastic HTPC platform. Remote control works under Linux with some tinkering.
TV Tuner works under windows only (Haven’t got it to work under OpenElec). Limited Blu-ray support for Linux. Your probably better off buying the cheaper model without the Optical Drive and TV Tuner and buying these separately if you intend on running it as a dedicated OpenElec / HTPC.
– AMD E450 1.65GHz (Hudson D1 Chipset)
– 4GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM
– Dual-channel support on two DIMMs
– 750GB SATA 3 Gb/s HDD
– Blu-Ray Combi
– Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
– AMD Radeon HD 6320
– Optimized Dolby Home Theatre v4 audio enhancement,
– Featuring Dolby Digital Live Dolby Pro Logic IIx,
– Dolby Headphone,
– Dolby Natural Bass,
– Dolby Sound Space Expander,
– Dolby Audio Optimization,
– Dolby High Frequency Enhancer technologies
– High-definition audio support
– Acer Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
– WLAN: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED
– LAN: Gigabit Ethernet,
– Wake-on-LAN ready
– 65 W with power cord
– ENERGY STAR 5.0
Warranty / Misc
– 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
– Digital DVB-T TV Tuner + Remote
– 209.89 mm, (D) 209.89 mm, (H) 35.35 mm
– Two USB 2.0 ports
– Two HD audio jacks
– 4 x USB
– Two HD audio jacks
– HDMI port
– S/PDIF port
– D-Sub VGA port
– Ethernet (RJ-45)port
– Coax port
– Multi-in-1 card reader (front)
More details can be found on the Acer homepage.