April 8, 2009
Acer AspireRevo is a tiny graphics Hercules
The Acer AspireRevo is the first small form factor PC to offer the NVIDIA ION platform, offering 10x faster graphic performance than comparable PCs. The new nettop with the boast to offer advanced graphic capabilities and is being promoted as an entertainment centre for the family, the Atom-powered AspireRevo can also be used as a gaming console. It will be available in a bundle that comes with a game controller with 3D motion sensors that can be used like a mid-air mouse, a remote control or a Wiimote-like controller.
Specs of the Acer AspireRevo include (and some are dependent on model) 802.11b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi, Ethernet, HDMI, DirectX 10, up to 4GB RAM, SSD option, Mini PCI Express slot, Windows Vista and the option to VESA mount the device. Although Acer hasn’t yet announced a price for the PC, Nvidia says it expects Ion-based desktops to sell for less than $300. Ion-based notebooks are expected in the second half of the year, with price points expected to be below $500.