by Jacqueline Emigh
As a follow-on to its tiny, Intel Atom processor-powered AspireRevo nettop PC, Acer introduced the RevoView media player in May, and now the player is reportedly about to ship in Germany.
Acer introduced the RevoView in May, along with other members of an expanded Revo line-up, demoing the player in lots of places, including the US and Australia.
Based on accounts from those who have seen it, the RevoView carries out the main functionality of the Revo nettop, but at a smaller price and with lower power consumption.
First announced in April of 2009, the Revo net top packs high-end capabilities into a small form factor. Features include a NVidia Ion graphics processor, up to 4GB of RAM, 250GB of HDD, a 4-in-1 card reader, HDMI and VGA out, 802.11 b/g/n wireless, Gigabit Ethernet, and six USB 2.0 ports, to name a few.
The nettop does not include a DVD slot. On the other hand, it is closely geared to powering home entertainment centers by sitting next to an HDTV and pumping out video.
Unlike the Revo nettop, which is priced at $329.99, RevoView is not a computer, and it doesn’t run Windows 7. However, according to Ubergizmo, the RevoView provides hard disk drive (HDD) capacity of up to 2TB; HDMI, composite, and component video output, and USB connectivity for memory card slots, external and flash drives, and UPnP network support.
Reportedly, the RevoView does not support DiVX, but it does support AVI, MP4, MOV, RMVB and some less popular codecs. It also supports YouTube streaming video.
In announcing the RevoView, Acer also unveiled the RevoCenter home storage appliance, a network-attached (NAS) storage device for storing media and streaming it over a home network, in addition to the Revo multimedia center. The Revo multimedia center features a wireless remote called the RevoPad which is also designed to work as a keyboard and multitouch touchpad.
As noted by Liliputing, nDevil now reports that the RevoView will be available in Germany by the end of August, at pricing equivalent to about $198 US.
There’s been no word from Acer as to when the RevoView will ship in the US. Yet from many accounts, the Revo nettop shipped in Europe first before making its way to the US. It wouldn’t be surprising if the RevoView does hit US shores.