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Acer REVO RL100

Acer REVO RL100
alaScore 90

109 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and usability. The value for money and design are also appreciated.

design, value for money, usability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer REVO RL100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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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...

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Acer Revo 100 RL100-U1002

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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"Great Media Center PC"

 

Definitely worth purchasing for it's intended use, as a Media Center computer. Don't even attempt to play 3D games on it.

Small form factor that fits aesthetically with your other media gadgets. This is, in effect, a cleverly redesigned laptop.

Keyboard will take some getting used to. It's not for typing more than URLs.

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User of earlier less powerful Revo.

 

I own an earlier model with even a less powerful CPU. The point of my review is to say these units work perfectly for the intended purpose of a HTPC. Being able to easily run any PC video on your TV without a lot of setup (WiDi, move a laptop ......

Works great for its intended purpose. This type of unit runs Hulu, Netflix, Boxee, etc. in native PC mode at 720P great

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Needs more horsepower

 

This is short of what I would want to add to my living room. Add some more hardware to make it "useable" and I would be willing to even pay more for it. I still would want to add some external storage to enable a larger library of videos.

Nice slim case design, touch pad/keyboard is cool, Blu Ray

Processor is weak and memory is small -- s/b at least 2GHz processor and 6GB of memory. I personally would prefer an Intel processor. The touchpad appears to have issues when used in mouse mode. The qwerty keyboard mode appears a bit cramped. Also sho

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User of earlier less powerful Revo.

 

I own an earlier model with even a less powerful CPU. The point of my review is to say these units work perfectly for the intended purpose of a HTPC. Being able to easily run any PC video on your TV without a lot of setup (WiDi, move a laptop next to...

Works great for its intended purpose. This type of unit runs Hulu, Netflix, Boxee, etc. in native PC mode at 720P great

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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

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
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

Processor

Chipset Brand:nVidia / Unknown
Chipset Type:NFORCE 520 LE / Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:Athlon II Neo
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:K325
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