It is a PC that looks like a set top box.
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But wait don’t be fooled.
This wonder product, Acer’s Revo 2, which premiered to Australian audiences at the AMD Fusion launch yesterday, is a computer in a flat box, boasting a 500G hard drive, media centre, Microsoft Windows 7 ready and three USB ports to boot.
It was, in my mind, the stand out product of the entire new technology on show.
Inside is the AMD Athlon II Neo, their newest CPU technology which they say allows more realistic graphics and longer battery life.
The nifty pull out Revo Pad also allows total screen control of a TV or PC making it ideal for lounge room lizards and could very well sit on top of, or even replace, the DVD or set top box if the Taiwanese maker has its way.
The audience marvelled at the ease of use and sleek functionality it implied, considering it was far more compact than a notebook.
For the office, it has a slide-out touchpad with barely there key display.
The Acer rep was also quick to point out the HDMI output on its side, making it a keen rival for any of the notebooks or desktops that were on display from the likes of Toshiba, Sony and Dell.
The super device, which has already been released in New Zealand, will be winging its way to entertain Australians later this year, retailing at around $799.