Acer and NVIDIA introduced the AspireRevo, this is the first nettop based on the NVIDIA Ion platform. The Acer AspireRevo features the Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz processor, NVIDIA MCP79 chipset, up to 4GB DDR2 memory, up to 250GB HDD, 4-in-1 memory card reader, six USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, VGA, HDMI, eSATA and Windows Vista Home Premium or Basic. Models with dual-core Intel Atom processors are expected later.
All of this comes into a tiny 1 liter enclosure that measures just 180mm x 180mm x 30mm (7.1" x 7.1" x 1.2"), it's about 30x smaller than a regular PC case but still packs a lot of power. The AspireRevo is very energy efficient system for desktop PC work that can also handle 1080p HD video and modern games like Call of Duty 4, albeit not at high quality settings of course.
The price of the Acer AspireRevo is expected to be around $300, but availability is unknown.
No larger than a typical hardcover book, the AspireRevo is a fully capable desktop with advanced graphics and impressive multimedia features. Equipped with NVIDIA ION graphics, the system can handle a wide variety of computing needs including high definition video, gaming, sharing digital photos, surfing the web, and other tasks consumers expect from full-size systems.
The AspireRevo represents a sharp break from 20 years of big, power hungry, and expensive PCs by delivering a full PC experience in a small, energy efficient, and affordable system. NVIDIA ION graphics make this possible with performance that is 5-10 times faster than traditional PCs with integrated graphics.
"The AspireRevo is small and quiet enough to go anywhere, yet big enough to handle all the needs of your digital lifestyle," said Gianpiero Morbello, corporate vice president of marketing for Acer. "It's perfectly suited for the living room, because NVIDIA ION provides a brilliant graphics experience with digital photos, watching video, and playing family-friendly games."
"The Acer AspireRevo with our new NVIDIA ION GPU is so small and powerful it's unbelievable," said Dan Vivoli, senior vice president of marketing at NVIDIA. "Watch Blu-ray movies1 and HD movie trailers, or clean up jerky, dim cell phone videos for internet streaming. This is the perfect PC for today's consumers."