Acer Aspire Revo

Few days ago I got my Acer Aspire Revo from T-Online Shop for 299 Euro (shipping included).

Today I had time to roll some HD Video samples on it.

After few playback problems (most likelly because of the improper DirectShow splitter), I got a finally smooth playback in Media Player Classic.

To emphasize how nice the system behaves when playing back a Full-HD sample, I did some screenshots.

First a screenshot of the System Load for a Full HD 1080p mkv sample (sorry, german captions):


The CPU load fluctuates between 10% and 15% with a spike of ~50% (on full-screen start-up) and at the end a spike of ~60% (when returning from full-screen mode).

Here are some info about the 1080p sample:

  • AVC High@L4.1 ID V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
  • Bitrate: 7 494 Kbps
  • Nominal bitrate : 7 816 Kbps
  • 1 920 x 1 080

Here are some details for 720p, measured with perfmon.


The spikes here are occuring because I’ve seeked the video while playing.

Here are some info about the 720p sample:

  • AVC High@L3.1
  • Codec ID  V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
  • Bitrate: 3 717 Kbps
  • Nominal bitrate: 3 891 Kbps
  • 1 280 x 720

Now! Let’s see what you get for 299 Euro?


  • Acer Aspire Revo
    • Motherboard – NVIDIA ION
    • Northbridge – NVIDIA ION
    • Southbridge – NVIDIA ION
      my comment : Hehe… Where Art Thou Intel?! 😉
  • GPU
    • NVIDIA GeForce 9400
  • Processor
    • Intel Atom 230
    • Speed – 1.6 GHz
    • L2 Cache per core – 512KB, Single Core
  • Memory
    • Size / Config – 2 x 1024 (2GB)
    • Speed (MHz) – 800 MHz
    • Command Rate 1T/2T – 2T
  • Drivers
    • GPU – NVIDIA GeForce v185.38
    • Chipset – NVIDIA nForce v20.10
  • Hard Drive
    • Seagate Momentus 5400.5
    • Speed / Size – 5400 RPM / 160GB
  • OS
    • Windows Vista Premium x32 with SP1
  • Ultra-slim design
  • Windows Vista Home Premium experience (my comment: here I would say that this experience is not always nice 😉 )
  • 10x Faster Graphics than competitive graphics solutions
  • DirectX 10 graphics with advanced digital display connectivity
  • HDMI and eSATA ports
  • Premium 1080p HD video with true-fidelity 7.1 channel audio
  • Full support for 24-bit 8-channel LPCM uncompressed audio through HDMI
  • Great mainstream gaming experience on popular games like Spore, LEGO Batman, and Wall-E
  • Accelerated video enhancement and transcoding using NVIDIA CUDA technology
  • CUDA technology unlocks the processing power of the GPU to accelerate video transcoding and run the most compute-intensive applications 

More about this nice piece of Hardware at HotHardware.com

My personal conclusion: Impressed!



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