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The Acer Aspire Revo 3610 is a nettop from Acer that's built around Window's latest releases.

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Pros

very minimal power draw

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powerful enough to play 1080p content

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very affordable option

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outputs audio through HDMI

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absolutely dead silent, even under load

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comes wiht Windows 7 64

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S/PDIF optical audio

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Good selection of ports (HDMI, eSATA, 6 USB)

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can be mounted on the back of an LCD monitor

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comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse

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supports wake-on-lan

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pretty good overclockability

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long keyboard/mouse wireless range

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Cons

no built-in optical drive

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audio ports on the front side, while video ports on the rear

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included mouse and keyboard are ridiculously cheap

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any kind of intensive CPU related tasks (such as extracting files) are quite slow and can't be watching movies at the same time

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unbelievable amount of bloatware that makes the system crawl until removed

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stock CPU power isn't enough to handle HD flash content. Needs Flash 10.1 with GPU hardware acceleration

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more expensive than other media streaming options

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my 3610 came with wired keyboard and mouse.... i was expecting wireless

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The Acer Aspire Revo 3610 is a nettop from Acer that's built around Window's latest releases, and is the successor to the Revo 1600 and a slight upgrade to the Revo 3600. Compared to the 1600, Acer upgraded the processor to a dual-core while maintaining the affordable price of $330. The difference with the 3600 is that the 3610 offers N-wireless, while the 3600 is limited to B/G. The AspireRevo 3610 is powered by a dual-core 1.60Ghz Intel Atom Processor and uses Windows 7 Home Premium. It's video and sound quality is powered by NVIDIA's ION platform which provides high-definition video/audio processing and output. With wired and wireless connectivity, the computer is intended for those who like to surf the Internet, use entertainment programs and stay connected with instant messaging programs. The ultra-slim design also allows the AspireRevo 3610 to attach to the VESA mounting on the end of an LCD with it being adjustable to fit different monitors.

Features
  • CPU & RAM: 1.60Ghz Intel Atom N330, 2GB DDR2
  • Storage:  160GB SATA hard drive
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Video: NVIDIA ION graphics
  • Audio: High-definition audio support
  • Included Software: Acer Arcade Deluxe, Acer eRecovery Management, Adobe Acrobat Reader, eSobi, McAfee Internet Security Suite (trial version), Microsoft Works 8.5 (full version), Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 (60-day trial), MyWinLocker, Nero 9 Essentials, Oberon Gamezone
  • Ports
    • Gigabit LAN
    • B/G/N Wireless
    • eSATA
    • Optical SPDIF
    • HDMI
    • VGA
    • headphones
    • Microphone
  • Dimensions: 7.1" W x 7.1" D x 1.2" H.
Post Review
Omar
11/29/2010 08:06

Ok, I know not a lot of people have the same setup as me, but for those that do I just discovered an amazing tool. It's called synergy+ (http://synergy-foss.org/) and it's totally free. What it lets you do is control one computer from another computer. This isn't remote desktop or VNC, it's a third type of computer control. It's so simple, and yet somewhat difficult to explain.

The problem with remote desktop is that when you're controlling the other computer you have to take up screen real estate in your primary computer. What this lets you do is control the secondary computer without using any screen real estate on the first. How does it do that? Your second computer needs to be connected to a display itself. What I use this for is that this allows me to use my #hp_envy_15 laptop to control my #acer_aspire_revo_3610 HTPC that is connected to my TV.

So when I'm watching my HTPC with my laptop on the couch I can easily control the HTPC right from the laptop just by moving the mouse over as if the TV was a second monitor. It is super fluid and works amazingly well.

Setup was a little bit of a pain, for those on Windows download the stable 1.3.4 release and not the beta.

Instructions on setting things up here: http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/running.html

Erik

Erik

11/29/2010 08:58

Interesting. An easy way to add a wireless keyboard and mouse to an HTPC using your laptop. I'm sure there are other setups that it can help with too. Replacement for KVM switch?

Omar

Omar

11/29/2010 09:25

Ya, that's probably the best way to think of it.

Erik
08/16/2010 12:00

I just picked up a refurb AR3610-E9012 with 4 GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive, and I freakin' love it. I have it hooked up via HDMI to a 55" Sony Bravia 5 Series and I'm using it to run Boxee, Skype, Web browsing, and VLC media player.

This model actually comes with (what I think) is a pretty decent little wireless keyboard and mouse that I can control the TV from further than I can realistically view it. I was expecting wired so I will be returning my Bluetooth Mediaboard and Bluetooth dongle.

Some installation tips:

- the USB dongle is inside the mouse and is used for both the mouse and keyboard
- press connect on the keyboard to get it to work if it doesn't straight away
- remove the bloatware
- change the refresh rate and resolution to match your TV, mine was initially set to a lower resolution @ 29 Hz. I changed it to 1080p @ 60 Hz
- visit ninite.com to install your standard software
- use Chrome for web browsing..IE sucks on this machine

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