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Acer Aspire Revo RL100

Acer Aspire Revo RL100
alaScore 87

108 reviews

Aug, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 108 reviews of Acer Aspire Revo RL100. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and size. The design and usability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, design, size, price

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire Revo RL100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire Revo RL100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Acer Aspire Revo RL100 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the usability, but there are some critical reviews about the reliability and size.

usability

size, reliability

70% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Revo RL100 Lifestyle PC (AMD Athlon II Neo Dual Core K325 1.3GHz, RAM 3GB, HDD 640GB, Blu-ray Combo, WLAN, TV Tuner, Windows 7 Home Premium)Acer Revo RL100 Lifestyle PC (AMD Athlon II Neo Dual Core K325 1.3GHz, RAM 3GB, HDD 640GB, Blu-ray Combo, WLAN, TV Tuner, Windows 7 Home Premium)

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Brown (maximumpc.com)

Acer Revo RL100-UR20P Review

 

PCs make great Blu-ray players, but Acer's Revo RL100-UR20P is the first Blu-ray-equipped PC we've seen that's thinner and smaller than most purpose-built Blu-ray players. If it played high-definition audio discs such as SACD and DVD-Audio, it would be...

Sexy design, incredibly thin, slick wireless trackpad/keyboard, and very quiet

Underpowered CPU, integrated graphics, and single-channel memory

The Revo can disappear inside your entertainment center, where it will operate either horizontally or vertically when mounted to its weighted stand. It has one USB 2.0 port with a tethered cover in front, along with a media card reader. There’s a tiny...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Acer Revo 100 RL100-U1002

 

It's ironic that the Revo 100 looks so much like the Slim version of Sony's PlayStation 2 game console considering the Acer system is effectively in competition with the newer PlayStation 3. Like the PS2, the Revo 100 can stand on end, or you can...

The Acer Revo 100 RL100-U1002 boasts a living-room-ready design, a unique touch-pad input device, and capable media features, including a Blu-ray drive, for a fair price.

This Nettop is not meant for gaming or general productivity because of a low-power CPU, and we'd feel better about its value if it had a 1TB hard drive.

Not everyone wants a living-room computer, but the Acer Revo 100 is one of the better low-cost HTPCs we've seen thanks to a wisely chosen feature set, its attractive design, and a mostly well-conceived input device.

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Acer Aspire Revo RL100-UR20P: Svelte Media Machine

 

If you're looking for a small, sexy home-theater PC that's good at playing video of all kinds--but doesn't distinguish itself at anything else--check out the Acer Aspire Revo RL100-UR20P. This model is superslim at 1 inch thick, and it has a futuristic...

Impressive slide-out keyboard/touchpad ; Spacious hard drive

Notebook hardware limits performance potential

This desktop home-theater PC isn't a multimedia powerhouse, but it looks sexy and plays videos well.

Jul, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Acer Revo RL100-UR20P

 

The touchpad can handle two finger swipes and holding your finger on the pad will invoke right-click. The keys beep reassuringly when you type, but there's no haptic feedback like on other virtual keyboards (i.e. smartphones and tablets). The bottom of...

Compact chassis. Wireless trackpad/keyboard combo. Decently sized 750GB hard drive. Blu-ray player. Can play 1080p online videos. HDMI port. Clear.fi local sharing kind of works

Low benchmark numbers. NASCAR-style stickers. External power brick. Lots of bloatware

For such a slim PC the Acer Revo RL100-UR20P is able to squeeze a Blu-ray player, a wireless trackpad/keyboard remote, and a slew of other features for an inexpensive, sub-$600 price.

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Best all- around nettop

 

Extensive media capabilities, large hard drive, blu-ray Disc drive, sleek look, good everyday performance, wireless keyboard/touchpad combo slate

Poor at intensive tasks, like gaming, very limited upgrade capabilities

Oct, 2011

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Acer Revo RL100 (UR20P)

 

Computer makers seem to have a hard time getting the component balance just right when it comes to compact, media-centric PCs. For example, back in February of 2011, we lamented the cramped 250GB hard drive in our review configuration of Zotac's tiny...

Super-sleek, attractive design ; Quiet operation

Sluggish laptop-class CPU ; Hybrid touch pad/keyboard looks great, but is a chore to use ; No TV tuner

This eye-popping home-theater PC impresses with a slim design and low price, but it's frustrating to use at times.

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: (homecinemachoice.com)

Acer Revo 100 review

 

The popularity of video downloading means that media players are becoming increasingly essential, even if your PC media source is in another room. But what if the PC is small enough to tuck under your TV? Enter Acer's super-compact Revo 100.

It’s a full-spec Windows PC in the space you might expect to allow for a media player

The single non-HD TV tuner is a bit old school

Feb, 2012

Expert review by: Neil Mohr (techradar.com)

Acer Revo RL100 review

 

A super-slim entertainer that costs the earth

Quiet and slim ; Cutting-edge Blu-ray capabilities

Out-priced by almost everything ; Weak 3D and CPU

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Aspire Revo RL100

 

With 3D Blu-ray playback and an awesome touch remote, is this sleek, quiet machine truly the ultimate HTPC?

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Robin Morris (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Revo RL100

 

Acer's original Revo was an attractively styled home-theatre PC that delivered media-centre facilities through nVidia's Ion technology. It combined Intel's low-power and speed-starved Atom processor with a graphics-friendly nVidia GeForce 9400M. Now we...

The Acer Revo RL100 is a quiet and highly attractive media-centre PC that will fit nicely into any living room. However, it does lack a little power, particularly when it comes to games, and its price tag is high. Even given the 3D facilities, this...

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control:No / Yes
TV Card:DVB-T / No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes

Design

Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
HD type: No
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
Product Type:NETTOP
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:NETTOP

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):ION / ION NEXT GEN.
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic

Graphics

Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102

Processor

Chipset Brand:nVidia / Unknown
Chipset Type:NFORCE 520 LE / Unknown
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Hyper Threading: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor:Athlon II Neo
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:K325
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-2400 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Processor package size:37.5
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