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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent compact PC, 13 Jan 2014
This review is from: Acer Revo RL80 Nettop PC (Intel Core i3 1.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 1TB HDD, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Free Dos) (Personal Computers)
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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Initial post: 18 Feb 2014 20:32:58 GMT
It has HDMI and DVI output ports

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2014 13:20:00 GMT
Ann Mchale says:
The product specs say that the os is windows 8 but you say it comes without any os who is right thanks

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2014 15:51:47 GMT
The one that I bought & reviewed comes with FreeDOS - which is not really an operating system, just allows you to see the disk. Some versions are available with Win7 or Win8 [at extra cost] - you need to check the exact model you are buying. Personally I would avoid Win8 but that is my preference. The FreeDOS versions are cheaper but you will need to load an OS. I chose one of the Linux brands (free download).

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2014 16:44:42 GMT
Ann Mchale says:
Thanks for reply I don't like win 8 either so I will look for one without os and use Linux
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