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Acer Confirms Aspire Revo Price & Release Date

If you thought the prices for the Acer Aspire Revo listed by Play were tempting, then you're going to be even more pleased to hear they were over-shooting the MSRPs by some way. The Revo should be available from even more tempting prices come 5 May.

The entry level Revo will come in at just £149.99, according to Acer, running Linux with only 1GB of RAM and 8GB of solid-state storage. That might seem a little meagre, but coupled either a reasonable capacity external drive, or a NAS device there's no real need for any more local space.

Should Windows and more hard drive capacity be required, then there's the £249.99 Revo, sporting 2GB of RAM, Windows Vista and a 160GB hard drive. A third SKU comes bundled with Acer's wireless, Wiimote-esque controller and will cost £299.99. The controller will be priced at £49.99 separately, and functions as a wireless mouse, as well as twisting into a gun-like controller for use in games.

Every Revo comes with a VESA mount in the box enabling easy behind-monitor attachment. While I'm sure most Revo buyers will never use that option, not forcing purchase of a mount if wanted is definitely a good move on Acer's part.

Acer tells us that the Revo should be available from all the usual suspects on launch day.

Simon

April 27, 2009, 4:13 pm

"Every Revo comes with a VESA mount in the box" It's a shame that a lot of monitors nowadays don't have VESA mounts on the back.

noTHINGface

April 27, 2009, 4:19 pm

That's certainly a keen price and probably enough to get me to purchase. I've been eyeing these since announcement and coupled with the NAS we have at home would make perfect sense for me - we could end the dominance of the noisy xbox 360 as our media extender.

gurnaik

April 27, 2009, 8:47 pm

I've read elsewhere that the SSD will be replaced by a 160GB HDD at the same price point once stocks of the SSD model have been sold. Given it comes with Ubuntu, that's enough to get my credit card out.

ChaosDefinesOrder

April 27, 2009, 8:58 pm

my question is whether the 8gb ssd is a 2.5" form factor so we could swap it out for a standard notebook drive if we wanted... i'm v tempted by one of the linux boxes at that price!

ChaosDefinesOrder

April 27, 2009, 9:00 pm

my question is whether the 8gb ssd is a 2.5" form factor so we could swap it out for a standard notebook drive if we wanted... i'm v tempted by one of the linux boxes at that price!

Stelph

April 27, 2009, 9:06 pm

Heard you the first time ChaosDefinesOrder :-), according to Bit Tech it is very easy to open and upgrade the Revo: (with pictures)


http://www.bit-tech.net/news/h...





Looks like a standard 2.5" drive to me! With regards to the price I am still a little disappointed that essentially the most useful version is &#163299 which is more than I would be wanting to pay, but I am interested in the seperate remote which you can buy, I wonder if you can use them with a different HTPC? And if they come with the selection of games?



ChaosDefinesOrder

April 28, 2009, 12:59 am

don't blame me, the moderator approved the accidentally repeated comment! hmm I wonder if the cost of the base Revo plus a large lappy drive will work out cheaper than the vista boxes...

Stelph

April 28, 2009, 2:08 pm

Im thinking the base model, with a seperate remote and a copy of Windows 7 Beta hits quite a nice sweet spot! :-) Especially with a NAS....

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