Acer Aspire Revo R3600 Review – A Revolution in Mini PC

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Since its launch, the Acer Aspire Revo R3600 has truly revolutionized the Mini PC industry. It is undoubtedly the first genuinely desirable nettop and a great purchase if you want to buy a sleek and stylish home infotainment center.

The Acer Aspire Revo R3600 offers great performance in a small package. It runs on an Intel 230 1.6 GHz Atom processor with Nvidia’s GeoForce 9400M graphics. It has a 160 GB SATA II hard drive, 1 GB DDR2 800 SDRAM and six USB 2.0 ports. It comes with a one year Manufacturer Warranty from Acer.

The Acer Aspire Revo R3600 offers an unmatched HDMI experience which most competitor models can only dream of. Further, it is a very cost effective option due to its low power consumption. It does have its cons – many people prefer Windows XP as compared to Windows Vista, the keyboard leads a lot to be desired as far as usability is concerned.

Priced at £139 from ebuyer, it’s still undoubtedly the best option in its category and that too by a fair distance!

Tech Specs


  • Intel Atom 230 1.6GHz
  • NVIDIA® ION™ chipset


  • 1 x 1GB DDR2 800 SDRAM

Hard Drive

  • 160GB Serial ATA II

Optical Drive

  • No Optical Drive


  • Operating System: Linux (Free Software)


  • Monitor Not Included


  • nVidia ION


  • Speakers Not Included
  • High Definition audio (7.1)

Input Devices

  • Keyboard & Mouse


  • Wireless Lan
  • No Modem

Power Supply

  • 65 W adapter with power cord
  • PC 2001, ENERGY STAR® 5.0


  • 180 (L)
  • 180 (H)
  • 30 (W) mm (without bezel)


  • 6 x USB 2.0 ports
  • Four-in-one card reader
  • High definition headphone and microphone jacks
  • DC-in jack
  • Ethernet port
  • D-Sub VGA port
  • HDMI port
  • eSATA port

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