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Acer Revo RL80 Nettop PC (Intel Core i3 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)

by Acer
9 customer reviews

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  • Slim and small design letting you place it virtually anywhere
  • Enjoy smooth multimedia thanks to high processor and graphics technology
  • AcerCloud connects all your household digital devices
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Technical Details
Item Weight2.6 Kg
Product Dimensions21 x 21 x 3.5 cm
Item model numberDT.SRUEK.002
ColorBlack, Orange
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i3
Processor Speed1.5 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Memory TechnologyDDR3-SDRAM
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Maximum Memory Supported8 GB
Hard Drive Size1 TB
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Audio Details1
Graphics Card DescriptionIntegrated Graphics
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Connectivity TypeYes
Wireless Type802.11A, 802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports4
Number of USB 3.0 Ports2
Number of HDMI Ports1
Number of Ethernet Ports1
Wattage65 watts
Optical Drive TypeNo
Operating SystemWindows 8
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 137,039 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.6 Kg
Date First Available2 Jan. 2014

Product Description

Product Description

Acer Revo RL80 -- Big Fun, Tiny Space

The Acer Revo is an amazing home entertainment centre: it's a stylish centrepiece for your living room, combining a PC's power with the convenience of a home media device, all in one tiny space.

With AcerCloud your PCs' storage is your Cloud storage with wireless access to your photos, music, videos and documents -- wherever you are, on any PC, on all your devices, all from the comfort of your couch.

Windows 8 has been re-imagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. Windows 8 is smooth, intuitive, and designed to let you do what you want, the way you want.

Acer Revo L. Stylish gem-cut compact design
The stylish gem-cut compact design allows this neat PC to be placed anywhere
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Acer Revo L. Detachable foot
Small and slim design. Save more space thanks to the detachable foot stand.
Monitor not included
A Centrepiece

The Revo L Series boasts a small and slim design, letting you place it virtually anywhere -- placed flat on a table, stood vertically and even hooked onto the back of your TV or monitor with the detachable foot stand, saving more space.

Its attractive gem-cut looks are complemented by a shiny copper-colour power button and volume wheel, which contrast nicely with the overall matte black finish. Add modern style to your living room.

Fabulous Media Enjoyment, HD Fun

Take your enjoyment to the highest level. This compact PC brings fabulous multimedia enjoyment with Intel HD graphics, Blu-ray and Dolby Home Theater v4 Audio. Experience smooth HD video playback, great image clarity and riveting sound from any pair of PC speakers or headphones. Digitally connect to your home audio system for home theater experience.

The HDMI port makes it a perfect fit for the living room, where it can easily connect to an HDTV or monitor for enjoying digital media or casual games on the big-screen.

The SD Card Reader provides convenient file sharing and connectivity between your Revo and other devices.

All Media in One

AcerCloud connects all your household digital devices: your smartphone, notebook, all-in-one PC, HD media player, mobile Internet device and more. It's easy to manage your media libraries, search and expand storage capacity, and play or upload photos, music and videos for the ultimate entertainment and sharing experience.

High-Powered Performance

Enjoy smooth HD video and exciting audio/video streaming thanks to the 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processor, delivering smooth multimedia and smart multitasking. Visibly smart performance starts here. Harnessing both speed and efficiency, you get significantly fast performance while using less energy.

Transfer multimedia ultra-fast via USB 3.0 ports --up to 10x faster than the standard USB 2.0-- and store it on the 1 TB hard drive1 or share with friends via 802.11a/b/g/n wireless.

Box Contains

Revo Nettop
Power Cord
User Documentation

Customer Reviews

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Andy Craven TOP 500 REVIEWER on 4 April 2014
Style Name: Windows 8 Verified Purchase
I bought this primarily to use as a media centre, I have a large movie collection and wanted to rip my blu-ray collection and use XBMC to have all my movies in one place through a NAS. So I also bought a Samsung blu-ray drive and connected them both up, using my AV Receiver via HDMI to connect to the Revo. Easy to set up, although be aware - without a full HD TV, some of the apps on Windows 8 will not work and the screen resolution has to be set lower (I set this up on my old 720 TV to get running, but now on my 1080 TV and no problems).

As a media centre through XBMC (and blu-ray rips on HD MP4 conversion, about 10gb per file), am really happy with the picture and audio quality. There's no stuttering on playback and my audio sounds great through my 5.1 surround sound. For general web browsing it's also good and occasionally I use it to work at home so e-mail, Office etc all seem fine. It's very quiet and discreet, prompting people to ask what it is - they're pretty amazed when you show them it's a media centre and even more so when seeing a movie playing!

Overall, if you're wanting to do a similar thing to me this is probably the best all round machine out there. Like anything, you could spend a lot more on a bespoke HTPC with optical drives included, huge storage capacity etc. The cost of this, a blu-ray drive and a NAS (I use a WD MyCloud) being about £550, I've worked out that I'd have had to spend north of £700 for an all-in-one machine with a similar HDD capacity to my NAS and good quality blu-ray player.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Comical Engineer TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 13 Jan. 2014
Style Name: Free Dos
This is a superb little machine as a basic home PC. It has a tiny footprint and can be mounted behind a monitor using the mount and screws provided. The Core i3 processor is not particularly quick but it is capable of all office tasks, basic photo editing and is also fast enough to stream media to a TV screen.

These are very quiet in operation and also run very cool so are very unobtrusive regardless of where you wish to use it. There are 2x USB3 ports and 4x USB2 but other than this, there is little room for expansion in the tiny case.

It has good wifi and the 4GB RAM and 1TB HDD are good capacity. Note that this machine is not supplied with a keyboard or mouse. If you want it as a media centre for mounting behind a TV then get a decent wireless keyboard. Otherwise I would recommend a cherry Stream keyboard and Logitech mouse.

Note that as provided, the machine has no operating system and you will need to allow for this in the cost. I have one of these with Linux installed and it is absolutely brilliant (my personal preference is for Kubuntu, but Mint is also very good).

So, I got one of these, used an old keyboard and mouse from a broken PC and fitted it behind a 17" monitor that cost me £7 from a car boot sale loaded Linux up and now have a perfectly good PC for buttons.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tash on 7 Jun. 2014
Style Name: Free Dos Verified Purchase
I purchased the Revo RL80 to connect to my plasma screen in my living room and use as a media player to view downloaded films.

I chose the cheaper version without an operating system to use a copy of windows 7 I already owned. I tried several times to install windows 7, but although I appeared to have installed it correctly when the PC rebooted the Free Dos kept appearing. I installed Windows 7 using both a USB stick and a USB DVD drive and on each and every install, the Free Dos appeared.

After looking on various forums I found other people with similar problems. The only solution that seemed to work was to delete the Free Dos with a hard drive reformat. Although this meant that the drivers installed on the hard drive would also be deleted, it was not a problem as all drivers were available on the Acer site.

After reformatting the hard drive Windows 7 did install successfully, unfortunately though after downloading all the drivers to the PC, there appeared to still be a problem with the wireless card which would not connect to my router.

I contacted Acer via their site and was eventually told 4 days later that the problem was due to the PC not supporting Windows 7. After reformatting the drive yet again I installed Windows 8.1 and the PC now works flawlessly.

So to recap, this PC will run Windows 7 but the wireless card will not work and if you check Windows Device Manager you will see various exclamation marks indicating problems with the Network Adapters no matter what drivers you install, although having said that you can use the internet but you have to use an Ethernet cable. Installing Windows 8.1 will enable you to use the wireless card and no problems are indicated via Device Manager.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Wiseman on 29 April 2014
Style Name: Windows 8 Verified Purchase
We wanted a small but capable PC for use in the living room. This box comfortably does the job with ease. Nice and quiet (very important), responsive, easy to set up and use (Windows 8.x is different but in no way difficult).

Only gripe would be the extra pre-loaded software, but a few minutes spent in Add and Remove Programs within Control Panel soon dealt with them
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Style Name: Free Dos Verified Purchase
Brilliant and compact meaning that using it as a HTPC I could mount it on a vesa mount behind the TV. Be aware though that these little Nettops are designed with Windows 8 in mind and don't really like Windows 7 very much. This lead to a few initial teething problems with installation and drivers. I still haven't found one for the wired network connection because everything on the drivers disc that comes with it is for Windows 8. Overall though I'm, happy, it's out of sight and completely silent when running.
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