By >Daimaou - G.G-B
AspireRevo Hands-on: Small, Beautifull, and Powerfull
Acer introduced the AspireRevo in the US a few weeks ago, and today both Nvidia and Acer took the time to give a live demo of the Beast in Japan. The AspireRevo is not your average Netop, it’s the first Nvidia Ion based PC supporting Cuda Ttechnology and a 16cores GPU. Ultra compact, smaller than a Mac Mini, the AspireRevo with only an Atom N230 is fully capable of handling HD video played from Blu-ray drives in 1080p and also gives blasting fast video encoding and plays 3D games like “Spore” smoothly.
I admit expecting a lot from both the Ion Platform and the AspireRevo and so far I am happy with what I’ve seen. I’m looking forward to getting one to review and seeing more Ion based PCs (what about a Mac guys?)… On the last point the good news is Nvidia announced 40 new Ion based PCs (Netbook, Notebook, All In One PCs and Nettop) for the coming year.
To put things back in perspective, the AspireRevo ran smoothly Vista, something that until today was almost impossible on a Netbook, except maybe Seven with an Intel 945GSE Express Chipset. It’s worth mentioning the ION platform is in fact a duo ATOM Processor with an Nividia GeForce 9400M, the same video card found on the new Mac Mini and the MacBook, but with a better CPU.
The last thing I’d like to say is… Thanks to Nvidia, Netbook and Atom powered devices are FINALLY worth something… I’m eager to get an Aspire One like Netbook based on ION.