I’m torn between liking nettops and not. I like the small size of them, but they’re really just a netbook in desktop form so they’re not exactly powerful. Then again I’m a more of an enthusiast and something like my system would be much more than the average person would ever need or use. For the average family or user the new Nettop would be perfect really it’s small and portable and features the Intel Atom D525 dual core CPU with Windows 7 Home Premium and has Nvidia ION graphics inside.

Acer has made its popular, highly adaptable nettop and entertainment center for the home even more appealing. The AspireRevo AR3700-E3072 for Canada is sporting a new look and faster performance. Available this month via computer resellers with prices starting at $389.99 CAD, this sleek one-liter nettop now comes in a handsome dark blue chassis with a faster dual-core processor.

 

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“When you consider the flexibility in mounting options, quiet operation and performance for the price, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more practical secondary computer for the home.”

About the size of a book, AspireRevo can be mounted on a small foot stand or easily hidden from view by attaching it to the back of a television or LCD with a VESA mounting system. Although compact, the combination of an Intel® Atom™ D525 dual-core processor, Windows® 7 Home Premium and discrete NVIDIA® ION™ graphics provides ample muscle for taking on casual games, playback of 1080p HD movies and digital photo editing.

It keeps a low profile not only through its small footprint, but quiet operation. The low power processor and optimized component placement reduce system noise, making this nettop ideally suited for the living room or bedroom.

“The AspireRevo AR3700 is an excellent pick for consumers desiring an affordable device for enjoying digital media that won’t take up much space and will integrate well with the home entertainment center,” said Susan Hu, retail desktop product manager for Acer Canada. “When you consider the flexibility in mounting options, quiet operation and performance for the price, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more practical secondary computer for the home.”

Outfitted with plenty of features, the AspireRevo boasts 2GB DDR3 SDRAM for efficient multitasking, high-definition audio support for dynamic sound quality and a 250GB SATA hard drive(1) for storing and organizing digital entertainment and productivity files. A multi-in-one memory card reader quickly and easily transfers files from digital cameras, smartphones and other devices to the PC and an HDMI port provides connection to compatible digital audio devices, computer monitors and digital TVs. The system also includes six USB 2.0 ports, 802.11 b/g/n wireless and a wireless keyboard and mouse.

Environmentally-conscious users will appreciate the screw-free design and small size that minimize system and packing materials. The ultra-low-consumption processor saves power and enables the system to meet Energy Star® guidelines.

Acer is the No. 1 vendor in Canada for notebooks, netbooks and LCDs and the country’s No. 2 overall PC provider.(2) More information about Acer and its products in Canada can be found at www.acer.ca.

1. Accessible capacity varies; MB = 1 million bytes; GB = 1 billion bytes

2. Source: Gartner data, FY 2009