Published on April 21st,2009 at 4:00 PM
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.

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Comments
 

  • geoslake

    But I’m more interested in the white nvidia box, than in this glossy acer stuff
    Will nvidia possibly release this ?

    Cheers

  • http://ggtech.co.nr kuyache

    agreed to geoslake.
    i hate it when manufacturers cripple products.
    the original nvidia ion box includes many port which are nice but manufacturers remove them, for example is those sounds ports and usb ports, most of them are missing in the acer revo.

  • http://ggtech.co.nr kuyache

    agreed to geoslake.
    i hate it when manufacturers cripple products.
    the original nvidia ion box includes many port which are nice but manufacturers remove them, for example is those sounds ports and usb ports, most of them are missing in the acer revo.

  • LeeN

    There is of course the Asus N10J systems which marries an atom with an Nvidia 9300M. That has been out for a little over a year now.

    Mine runs Vista really smooth also, and I can play a number of games on it (it’s even overclock-able). It can play 720p WMVs (like the ones from gametrailers.com) full screen hardware accelerated and really smooth, but anything that isn’t hardware accelerated (like flash ) is only good at low res (can’t wait for people to dump flash video in favor of the html 5 video).

    I’ve also read it can do bluray with powerdvd 8 :
    http://www.n10user.com/viewtopic.php?id=335

 

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