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Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« on: April 08, 2009, 01:32:37 pm »
http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/07/acer-launches-first-nvidia-ion-based-nettop-aspirerevo/






"The AspireRevo is debuting today alongside a plethora of other Acer wares, boasting a 1.6GHz Intel Atom 230 processor, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 250GB of HDD space, a 4-in-1 card reader, HDMI / VGA outputs, gigabit Ethernet, six USB 2.0 sockets, audio in / out, Windows Vista Home Premium / Basic and a svelte black and white enclosure that measures just 7.1- x 7.1- x 1.2-inches. The built-in Ion GPU means that this bugger is completely capable of handling 1080p (and thus, Blu-ray) content, DirectX 10 and even mildly demanding games such as Call of Duty 4 and Spore. Acer's staying mum on a price and release date, but we're still hearing that the late Q2 time frame is a safe bet. Check the full release just past the break"

I am not sure if this is the same as this guy \/, But it looks like it. 

http://www.engadget.com/2009/03/31/ion-based-acer-hornet-nettop-specs-leak-out-1080p-hdmi-playback/


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Re: Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 01:54:46 pm »
Looks very interesting, Specs are not too shabby.....

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Re: Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 03:41:36 pm »
Ya, if linux support is there it would be about the best MD I can think of.

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Re: Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 03:49:35 pm »
Ya, if linux support is there it would be about the best MD I can think of.

We're pretty sure the Ion platform will work fine. The GPU is a 9400 and we already have that working with recent nVidia drivers. The NIC is a RTL8168/9 I think so that should be fine too... so all in all it should be a pretty smooth ride to get this unit or another Ion working well.

As soon as we can get an Ion unit we will have one on the bench here for testing and i will report the progress/issue here and on the wiki :-)

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Re: Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2009, 10:23:56 am »
At first I was really excited about this unit - but no built in s/pdif out? That's another $130 or so for a usb solution. On second thought, I'm still pumped simply due to the sff... and the price!

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Re: Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2009, 10:28:06 am »
This is just the first. I am sure small form factor motherboards will follow shortly after this comes out. Just look at all the other options for Atom set ups.

HDMI will be just fine for me.

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Re: Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2009, 01:14:38 pm »
some laptops and eeebox b202 have the spdif integrated in the 3,5mm audio jack

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Re: Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2009, 01:22:45 pm »
some laptops and eeebox b202 have the spdif integrated in the 3,5mm audio jack

Your correct. All the Eee Box's (B202, B204, B206) ship with an spdif adapter that cleverly adapts the stereo output jack on the back to optical out. The jack socket has the Laser emitter assembly built into it and the adapter provides a light-pipe to a standard optical socket.

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Re: Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2009, 05:59:14 pm »
some laptops and eeebox b202 have the spdif integrated in the 3,5mm audio jack

Your correct. All the Eee Box's (B202, B204, B206) ship with an spdif adapter that cleverly adapts the stereo output jack on the back to optical out. The jack socket has the Laser emitter assembly built into it and the adapter provides a light-pipe to a standard optical socket.

Andrew

That certainly is clever. Now the only question is, how long will we have to wait for this gift from above? I read somewhere about a  "back-to-school" release time frame for the US.

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Re: Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2009, 06:25:49 am »
That certainly is clever. Now the only question is, how long will we have to wait for this gift from above? I read somewhere about a  "back-to-school" release time frame for the US.

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If you look at the article, it say they are looking at late Q2.

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Re: Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2009, 10:02:29 am »
...as engadget.com says (http://www.engadget.com/2009/04/13/acer-aspire-revo-now-up-for-pre-order-in-uk-with-may-18th-releas/), play.com is already listing this cute device http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/9606798/Acer-Aspire-Revo-Intel-Atom-N230-1-6GHz-1GB-8GB-SSD-Linux-Desktop-PC/Product.html for 179 GBP . Acer Aspire Revo / Intel Atom N230 1.6GHz / 1GB / 8GB SSD / Linux / Desktop PC (92.G1DYZ.UF0)
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Re: Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2009, 11:04:01 am »
Play.com are listing 4 different models and IMO I'd go for the cheapest one and swap out the hard drive for something a bit bigger. 

No point in paying for a Vista Premium license if you care going to put LMCE on it is there?

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Re: Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2009, 12:41:40 pm »
Play.com are listing 4 different models and IMO I'd go for the cheapest one and swap out the hard drive for something a bit bigger. 

No point in paying for a Vista Premium license if you care going to put LinuxMCE on it is there?

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In fact the the low end model ( http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/9606798/Acer-Aspire-Revo-Intel-Atom-N230-1-6GHz-1GB-8GB-SSD-Linux-Desktop-PC/Product.html ) is the perfect spec for an MD in that it has no hard drive and no Windows licence either...neither of which are needed ;-)

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Re: Another Ion Net-top to look forward to (AspireRevo)
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2009, 03:58:29 pm »
Andrew,
When you recieve your test unit will you be trying it with 710, 810 or both?
Looking foward to hearing how it performs.
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