Acer Revo 100 now available in UK, slide-out RevoPad and all

We did a bit of a double take when we first saw the press release this morning for the new Acer Revo 100. Sifting through our memory banks (and Engadget archives), we finally remembered: the "Revo 2" with Intel CE4100 shown off earlier this year at IDF. We're betting this is just a twin and the Intel version is still en route, but for now, the Revo 100's packing AMD Athlon II Neo dual-core processor with NVIDIA ION graphics, up to 4GB DDR3 SDRAM, Dolby Home Theater v3, Blu-ray drive, 802.11b/g/n, and a multitude of ports including HDMI and two mini-PCI Express card slots for expansion. More interesting, though, is the slide-out RevoPad, which can function as either a multitouch gesture pad or, when activated, a QWERTY keyboard with lit-up keys on the same surface. Software-wise, we've got Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and Acer's new media sharing system. When's it available? Now -- at least in the UK. How much? £599.99 including VAT. We've dropped Acer a line as to US release details; we'll let you know what we hear. Press release after the break.

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Acer Revo 100: the ultimate multimedia solution for your home

London, 7th December 2010 – The Acer Revo 100 is a sleek contemporary design with powerful multimedia capabilities. Place it into your living room and it will easily bring together all your computing device content, whether home based or mobile, as well as Internet for the ultimate home entertainment experience.

Featured on the Revo 100 is Acer, an application that runs on your home network that automatically discovers all your household devices and then letting you find, share, play, store and enjoy all your multimedia content anywhere in your home in an easy, intuitive and innovative way. Anything on the home network can be effortlessly connected, be it a Smartphone, notebook, netbook, HD media player, an all-in-one PC or even a home storage device. Enjoy and have fun with your multimedia anywhere, no matter where the content is stored!

What's more, with a user friendly interface, Acer is four time easier: Easy to set up - with immediate connection of your devices; easy to search your multimedia libraries; easy to share - just drag-n-drop to play or save media files to any of the connected devices and easy to scale - allowing you to effortlessly add devices or expand storage capacity.

Slim and elegant, the Acer Revo 100 is graced by a contemporary design and matte black finish, the Acer Revo 100 may be used on its removable vertical stand or be placed horizontally in a Consumer Electronc appliance tradition. Nicely concealed within its lean body is the innovative RevoPad, a dual-mode wireless touchpad. Press the toggle button to transform the RevoPad into a touch keyboard to easily type any amount of text with your fingers. Another tap on the toggle button and you have a multi-gesture large touchpad that lets you move the curser and then browse, rotate and zoom in/out with intuitive finger movements.

The Acer Revo 100 is powered by AMD Athlon™ II Neo dual-core processor and features next-generation NVIDIA® ION™ graphics solution for a premium 1080P full HD performance. The Acer Revo 100 is configurable with an internal TV tuner as well as a choice of either a DVD burner or a BD Combo optical drive. The BD Combo option provides full 1080P 3D playback when connected to any 3D enabled HDMI display. It supports up to 4 GB of DDR3 memory and large storage with up to 750GB of capacity. For even greater flexibility, Acer Revo 100 is equipped with 3 USB ports and a multi-in-one card reader, wireless and wired LAN and is preloaded with Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system enabling all traditional PC usage.

The Acer Revo 100 is available now with a SRRP of £599.99 inc Vat.

For further information and review samples, please contact: -

Paul Kinsler
PK Media Solutions
Tel: +44 20 8449 1636

Detailed information on Acer products and a catalogue with prices in PDF format are available on Acer's website

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