You hear that Mr. Anderson? That is the sound of inevitability.
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.