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Acer Revo Upgraded With Dual-Core Atom

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Acer Revo Upgraded With Dual-Core Atom

Whether it wants to or not, Acer is shocking no-one by adding a dual-core Atom CPU option to its Aspire Revo nettop PC. Its subsidiary Gateway already performed the same trick with its QX2800 so it was pretty much inevitable Acer would follow suit.

Nonetheless, it's nice to be proved right in our expectations and I've no doubt some potential Revo buyers were waiting for a dual-core version to appear before doing so. Even despite the arguable lack of performance benefit offered by a dual-core Atom N230 CPU over its single-core, N270 alternative.

The dual-core system will also come with more RAM - 4GB to be precise - which should aid in multi-tasking, and have a 320GB hard drive by default with a 500GB drive upgrade available. Both models will run Vista Home Premium, though I have a sneaking suspicion Windows 7 models will be available once that OS launches.

On the continent the 320GB, dual-core Revo will come in at €349 (£301) and the 500GB model at €399 (£344). Hopefully UK pricing will be proportionally in line with the current Revo - assuming we're treated to these models - come August when the new systems are scheduled to launch.

Link:

Via Fudzilla.

Hazellhoff

July 28, 2009, 8:03 pm

Is it going to be able to play streaming content from iPlayer and the like? That's the thing that has been holding me back from purchasing, hoping that the dual core cpu would be able to handle that more fluidly...

Icey

July 28, 2009, 9:59 pm

Hazellhoff - although you can watch streaming video from iPlayer etc anything from BBC HD or HD Flash will not work well unless you use GPU acceleration (the whole point of buying an ION system). Adobe have already stated GPU acceleration is coming next year (press release was on Trusted Reviews a few months back). Otherwise as a solution today you would need an application which GPU accelerates the streaming video such as XBMC.

Pbryanw

July 28, 2009, 10:27 pm

@Icey - It does seem months ago, but the press release was only on TR last month (albeit at the start of the month):





http://www.trustedreviews.com/...





So, I fear we're still in for a few months wait for ION accelerated flash.

Tony Walker

July 30, 2009, 8:50 am

Typo spotted.





The N330 is the dual-core desktop Atom. N230 is single core only.

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