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Acer Launches Revo 100 Multimedia Sharing Device

The hardware, available in the U.K., uses the proprietary clear.fi application to connect all Acer PCs, phones and media players for viewing, searching and playing content.

Acer Revo 100
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Acer Revo 100
Acer on Tuesday unveiled the Revo 100, a device that automatically finds all home-based or mobile Internet devices so that multimedia content can be shared, viewed, searched and played.

The Revo 100 is Acer's first device to be integrated with the hardware maker's recently announced proprietary clear.fi, an application that connects all Acer smartphones, netbooks, notebooks, high-definition (HD) media players and PCs on a home network. It has a dual-core AMD Athion II Neo processor and next-generation Nvidia Ion graphics hardware for 1080p full HD.

The slim, black-matte device can be used on its removable vertical stand or be placed horizontally. Its dimensions are 300 x 180 x 25 mm. It has a TV tuner and Blu-ray super multi optical drive with the choice of a DVD burner or Blu-ray combo drive. When connected to any 3D-enabled HDMI display, the Blu-ray combo option offers full 1080p 3D playback, Acer said. The Revo 100 also features 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and up to a 750-GB hard drive. The Revo 100 comes with three USB ports, a multi-card reader and Wi-Fi connectivity. The device comes preloaded with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit operating system.

It also features the RevoPad, a dual-mode wireless touchpad that switches between a touch keyboard and a multi-gesture pad that lets a user move the cursor and browse, rotate and zoom when the switch is toggled.

The device is now shipping in the United Kingdom. Prices start at around £600 (about $948). There is no release date yet for the Revo 100 in the United States, a company spokesperson said.

Earlier this year Acer debuted the Aspire RevoView, an HD DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified media player to play back media content from DLNA certified devices. That device connects directly to a television via an HDMI port and integrates with a surround speaker system for an immersive entertainment experience.

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