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Acer Aspire Revo RL100

Acer Aspire Revo RL100
alaScore 88

120 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 reviews of Acer Aspire Revo RL100. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The size is also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability, and comments are divided on the 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 88/100 = 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. People really like the usability, but many are critical 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)

Dec, 2017

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: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Acer Revo 100 RL100-U1002 review

 

There's a lot to like about Acer's updated home theater Nettop, the Revo 100. At $499, this system has an ultraslim design and a unique touch-pad device, all wrapped around a low-power dual-core AMD chip, a Blu-ray player, and a large 750GB hard drive....

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) Review and Ratings

 

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

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

When we started test-driving the Revo RL100, we first attributed its perceived sluggishness to its underpowered CPU. But the more we moused around and pecked in letters and numbers using the PC's wireless-peripheral combo, the more we were convinced...

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 (techadvisor.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

Audio

Audio system:HD

Certificates

Certification:WEEE
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Chassis type:Desktop / Tower
Color of product:Black / Black, Grey / Black, Silver
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Small Business
Number of 3.5" bays:6
Number of 5.25" bays:2

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:20
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power supply:135 / 250 / 65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Expansion Slots

Mini PCI Express slots:1 / 2
PCI Express x1 slots:2
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA Geforce GT 520 / NVIDIA Ion
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:850
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x102
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / No

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM / 4x DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in camera: No
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100, 1000 / 10,100,1000
Internal modem: No
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Optical Drive

BD interface type:SATA
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Built-in camera: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis type:All-in-one
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):19.7 x 2.4 x 13.5 / 19.7 x 2.4 x 13.6 / 2.4 x 8.07 x 9.8
Display:LCD
Display included: Yes
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Host interface:Serial ATA II
Internal modem: No
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabi Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Networking topology:Gigabit Ethernet
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of processors installed:1
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Platform:PC
Power supply:135
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:AMD / Intel
Processor technology:Hyper-Threading
TV tuner integrated:No / Yes
TV tuner type:DVB-T
Weight:2645.5
Wireless Technology:WLAN

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Acer clear.fi / Microsoft Office Starter, Bing Bar, Windows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials\n
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Mouse included: Yes
Numeric keypad: Yes

Performance

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Chipset:Intel H61 / NVIDIA nForce 520 LE
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61 / NVIDIA nForce 520 LE
Product type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3 / 6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
Power supply:135 / 250 / 65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel H61
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):27 / 29 / 31 / 33
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066 / 1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel H61
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:G620 / G630 / G850 / i3-2120 / i5-2400S / K325
Processor boost frequency:3.4
Processor cache:1 / 3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:1 / 2 / 4
Processor family:AMD Athlon / AMD Athlon II X2 / AMD Athlon X2 / Athlon II Neo / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i5-2xxx / Intel Pentium Dual-Core / Intel Pentium G
Processor frequency:1.3 / 2.5 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.9 / 3.3
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:G630 / G850 / i3-2120 / i5-2400S / K325
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2100 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-2400 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G600 series for Desktop / Intel Pentium G800 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:D2 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:69.1 / 72.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:52208 / 53426 / 53483 / 53491
Processor code:SR05Q / SR05S
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 640 / 750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.3 / 2.4 / 7.09 / 8.07
Height:0.965 / 1 / 13.5 / 13.6 / 13.9 / 9.8
Weight:2.65
Width:11.8 / 19.7 / 2.4 / 7.09