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Acer Aspire Revo Build M1-601

Acer Aspire Revo Build M1-601
alaScore 89

102 reviews

Dec, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 12 expert reviews and 90 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 54/100 and users rate it 70/100. The average review date is Nov 11, 2015. We have compared these reviews to 321632 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 89/100 = Very good. Last update: Dec 17, 2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire Revo Build M1-601

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Acer Aspire Revo Build M1-601 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The usability and design also get good feedback.

price, design, usability, size, reliability

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Revo Build Mini Desktop (Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, Windows 10)Acer Revo Build Mini Desktop (Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, Windows 10)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Stack your own modular computer with the Acer Revo Build Series

 

Swappable, stackable, component modules make up a very flexible desktop PC.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (trustedreviews.com)

Acer Revo Build M1-601

 

It's "Project Ara for PCs" is how the Acer Revo Build is talked about. Here we have a mini PC with a footprint of just 125 x 125mm that can be expanded using magnetic 'blocks' that clip on top of one another. So far, so clever.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Acer Revo Build: Assemble this modular mini PC like Lego

 

What you're looking at is not a retro hi-fi, nor a bento box as Acer CEO Jason Chen likened the new Acer Revo Build to when introducing it on stage at the company's IFA press conference in Berlin.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (techradar.com)

Acer Revo Build M1-60 review

 

Lego-like machine makes building a PC child's play

Innovative upgrade system ; Flexible ; Portable

Power ; Potentially costly

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Stack your own modular computer with the Acer Revo Build Series

 

The idea of a modular PC, where different sections and components can be swapped out quickly and easily, has been talked about for a long time, without ever being commercially viable. Acer is taking a new stab at the idea with its Revo Build Series, a...

There's no US date or price for the Revo Build Series yet, but Acer says it will come to Europe in October, starting at €199, which converts to about $233 USD, £145 and AU$317.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Revo Build review - hands on

 

Acer's second take on a compact Mini PC is even more flexible than the first thanks to modular upgrades

With no word on prices for the optional upgrade modules, or indeed any real details regarding hardware, it's clear Acer is still settling on final specifications, but there won't be long to wait until you'll be able to pick up a Revo Build base unit....

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Lee Bell (theinquirer.net)

IFA: Acer Revo Build Series M1-601 mini PC hands-on

 

A tower you can customise without opening the chassis

Acer said that the Revo Build Series mini PC will ship in Europe from October starting at €199.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Laggy performance... Comes with lots of bloat from Acer

 

- Opening Firefox or even scrolling on a loaded webpage is a pain...

- Cheap - Will crank out 1440p through the DisplayPort

- Do they even sell the expansion blocks in the USA? - Extremely laggy, CPU is very stressed doing minimal tasks in W10 - Comes with a lot of Acer telemetry built in to scheduled tasks

Mar, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Worthless

 

The Celeron is a little faster than an Atom processor

Windows 7 and up (8.x, 10.x) - once it has all it's updates - will take up just under 29 GIG of space in the Windows, Users, and Program Data storage folder. That only leaves 3 GIG of room. As updates and patches continue, you will eventually run our...

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great product for the specs and when on sale

 

- Will be a nice box for Kodi to replace a larger Win7 WMC I have now (but will need external / network storage for media) - Use Logitech K400 wireless keyboard just fine with it; also IR remote receiver - Fine as a basic desktop for most users (web...

- Nice form factor - Minimal noise and power (there is a small fan on CPU heat sink that turns on occasionally but barely noticeable) - Celeron N3050 is better than the Atom used in many similar style machines (has Virtual Extensions in CPU) - Full...

- Very empty box (could easily be 1/2 the height) - No real expansion possible (no internal connectors; only memory and wireless card in socket; no expansion boxes available 3 months after release using their magnetic / button connector) - Only worth...

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:BSMI, CCC, CE, FCC, CB / BSMI, CE, FCC, CB / CE, FCC, CB
Energy Star certified:Y
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes

Design

Chassis type:1L sized PC / Mini PC / USFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Orange / Black, Red / White
Placement supported:Horizontal / Vertical
Volume:1

Energy Management

Power supply:65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32 / 8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:12 / 16 / 18
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 320 / 400
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600 / 700
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0 / Y
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):600 / 700 / 740 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5906
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 405 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 400 / Intel® HD Graphics 610
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:N / Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Display included:N / No
Handheld remote control:Y / Yes
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y

Performance

Audio system:HD
Product type:Mini PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:65

Processor

Bus type:Opi
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600 / 1600,1866,2133
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2, 1x4, 2x2, 2x1, 4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:J3060 / J3710 / N3050 / N3700
Processor boost frequency:2.16 / 2.4 / 2.48 / 2.64
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Braswell / Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel Pentium J / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:3865U / J3060 / J3710 / N3050 / N3700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Celeron Processor N3000 series for Mobile / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA 1170 / BGA 1356 / BGA1170
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5 / 5
System bus rate:2.5 / 4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 6 / 6.5
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No / Y
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Boot:Y
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:0.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:N / Y
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:N
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No / Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:87257 / 87261 / 91532 / 91534 / 96507
Processor code:SR29E / SR29H / SR2A7
Processor package size:25 / 25 x 27 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 10 Home
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security / McAfee Internet Security Suite

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:32 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage media:Flash / HDD / HDD+Flash / SSD / SSD+eMMC
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1032 / 1500 / 32 / 500 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.41 / 5.31
Height:2.19 / 2.2 / 22
Weight:2.2 / 3.31
Width:4.59 / 5.31