Sleek and Loaded With Features – Acer Revo 100

Acer Revo 100

Looking for a sleek home theater pc to pop into your living room?  Then the Acer Revo 100 might be for you.  This slim and stylish device will be the centerpiece of your living room. Many have compared the look to the PS2 Slim console. Like that device, you can stand the system up or lay it down flat.  But just because the device is tiny does not mean it’s not powerful. The Revo contains a blue ray optical drive, Athlon II processor, 4GB of DDR3 ram, and NVIDA’s ION GPU. That provides enough power to play a 3D Blu-ray, which the device supports.  Additionally, there’s a memory card reader in the front, but does anyone actually use those

Benefits of the Acer Revo 100

HTPC Ready

  • HDMI and optical out allows from quick hook up to any home theater. The Wi-Fi makes it super easier to connect on your home network.


  • This device looks great standing vertically or laying flat. It is much smaller than most blue ray players and the sleek black design matches any flat screen TV.

Video Playback

  • This device is made to be used as an HTPC. It plays videos effortlessly and handles XBMC or Plex with ease.

Blue Ray Optical Drive

  • Usually too bulky, many other products don’t include a Blu Ray optical drive This is where the Acer gains an edge over its competitors like the Mac Mini.

Cons of the Acer Revo 100

Small hard drive

  • As we know, high quality video’s take up some space. The 750 GB hard drive wouldn’t be able to handle the average home theater pc enthusiast’s library. When purchasing space savers like the Acer Revo 100, you don’t want to add on an external hard drive that hogs up more room.

Keyboard slate touchpad

  • Acer included a rechargeable wireless touchpad that also serves as a keyboard. With the press of a button you can toggle between touchpad and keyboard.  This is fairly new technology and we experienced some functionally issues that could be smoother. Clicks not registering, lag time, bad range, and choppiness are some of our complaints.

Acer has created a solid device for anyone who wants an out of the box HTPC. It’s impressive and the price is right. Check out the Acer Revo on Amazon for CHEAP. Grab the Acer Revo 100 and you won’t be disappointed.

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