$999 Acer Revo PC Hits Oz April

Written by Oonagh Reidy     09/03/2011 | 23:27 | Category: INDUSTRY

The notebook maker's first ever full HD media PC centre to retail at $999, the Revo 100, is a collision of media functions in one - including Hi-Def viewing, Smart TV, clear-fi media sharing system and Blu-Ray player.

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The new machine is also configurable with an internal TV tuner and boasts 3 USB ports, a multi-in-one card reader, wireless and wired LAN and is preloaded with a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system.  

It is powered by AMD Athlon II Neo dual-core processor and also has featuring NVIDIA ION graphics. 

Acer's Revo will also automatically "discover" compatible devices including Smartphones and netbooks and media players around the house allowing enjoyment of other media content regardless of the source on 1080P full HD entertainment solution.

The Revo can sit two ways - on its removable vertical stand or be placed flat like a game console.       

Its dual-mode wireless touchpad fits into the machine and slides out into either a multi gesture pad or QWERTY keyboard, with lit up keys. The RevoPad is small, highly portable and can be hand held. 

Additional features include support for up to 4 GB of DDR3 memory and large storage capacity of up to 750GB.  It has a multittude of connectivity options including HDMI, dual USB ports and Ethernet audio out.

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Sporting a matte black finish, the slim device adds "sleek modern style to your living room," says its maker.  

"The Revo touchpad/keyboard simply pops out of the chassis giving you hands-on control and frees you to enjoy Smart TV functionality, share your media, all from the comfort of your couch," says Acer's Desktop Product Manager, Aaron Jambrovic.