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CNET First Look
The Acer Revo is a living room desktop you won't have to hideThe Revo is a small 4K-friendly desktop with a sleek look and plenty of storage.
[MUSIC] Are you looking to hook a computer up to your tv? A lot of people still are, and that's why they make media center PCs like this. I'm Dan Ackerman, and this is the Acer Revo. This is a small white, cube-like PC We call it a mini desktop, and it's not one you'll feel like you'll have to hide behind you monitor, behind a house plant. It actually looks very nice, very kind of living room design. This guy's got dual core logo [INAUDIBLE] core PCU. It's got a big hard drive, one terabyte. And of course it's got plenty of [UNKNOWN] connections on the back, which is really what you want in a media [UNKNOWN], you want multiple video outputs, you want multiple usb outputs, and there's even an sd card on the top. And if you can, you want to need an [UNKNOWN] to get really fast streaming Most people, if they are going to do media streaming on their living room tvs. They really just a need a $99 Roku box that does Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Hbo go, anything like that. If you're a little bit more ambitious and you want to get the you know dedicated windows apps for a lot of the tv stations. Or you want to stream stuff from YouTube and for k or you want to run your own for k videos. Or, or just anything you find online. Well then you're going to need something a little more complicated and basically a media center PC like this guy. For 579 ,uh, you get that big hard drive, decency view, they bundle in a wireless keyboard and mouse right here. You've also got a lot of competition and you do have other options. HP's got their own version called the mini. It's also got a lot of USB ports, the processor's not as fast as this guy. Apple of course still makes mac mini. Great little coin sized machine. Smaller harddrive for 500 bucks. So with the Revo, you pay a little bit more, but you get a faster CPU and a bigger hard drive together in one package If you want to go super cheap the Intel compute stick is actually a, a nice little clever machine. It's a little Intel atom mini desktop that plugs in via htmi and it can do Netflix basic 1080 p stuff but you're not gonna do four k or anything more extreme on it. The nice thing about the reebo is that it doubles as just a really effective just mainstream living room or den or dorm room or desktop pc I'm Dan Ackerman and that's the Acer Revo.