Acer Revo RL100 Now Available in the U.S., Gets a $499 Price Tag

Acer is such a tease. Acer gave us all a sneak peek of their Revo 2 with RevoPad early last year at IDF, a devices that runs Windows Media Center Embedded and leverages Intel’s CE4100 SoC (the same chip found in D-Link’s Boxee Box). Then later that year Acer introduced the AMD + NVIDIA ION powered Revo RL100 — basically using the exact same design enclosure — and launched it in the U.K. for around $950. The difference between the two being that the RL100 is a full-fledge HTPC running Window 7 Home Premium and offering PC-like hardware specs and a Blu-ray drive. But something has happened since then… Acer has dropped the price significantly, thus making this 1-inch thick HTPC much more appealing. Customers can now just pay an additional $70 on top of the $499.99 base MSRP (model: RL100-U1002) for the Blu-ray disc drive capable unit (model: RL100-UR20P – $569.99). Both models, hopefully, will be available soon for viewing here.

Aside: If you’re wondering how the AMD K325 compares to either AMD’s E-350 or Intel’s D525, you’ll be pleased to know it bests them both by a sizeable margin: CPU comparison chart.

Spec. Highlights:

  • AMD Athlon II K325 processor (1.3GHz)
  • NVIDIA ION discreet grahpics
  • 750GB SATA hard drive and
  • Detachable dual-mode wireless touchpad/keyboard
  • 3 x USB 2.0 ports
  • Multi-in-one memory card reader
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • 5.1 channel surround sound
  • S/PDIF
  • HDMI
  • Measurements: 1.0 inch (H) x 11.81 inches (W) x 7.09 inches (L)

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1 Reaction to “Acer Revo RL100 Now Available in the U.S., Gets a $499 Price Tag”

  1. What is the pen looking thing on the front?