Though not exactly as widespread as other PCs of small form factors, nettops still have their own niche, and it seems that Acer intends to soon send out another such device, dubbed Aspire Revo 3700 and based on the combination of the Intel Atom D525 and the next generation NVIDIA ION.
Nettops are, basically, desktops with very compact form factors and fairly low performance capabilities, their purpose being to allow basic computing tasks.
Nevertheless, there are some exceptions to this rule, and the Acer Aspire Revo 3700 seems to be one of them, for the most part due to its graphics solution.
The nettop is equipped with NVIDIA's next-generation ION platform, which has advanced multimedia capabilities, even supporting playback of video files in Full HD quality (1,080p resolution).
This component makes a fine pair with the Intel Atom D525 CPU, which is a dual-core chip that runs at 1.8 GHz.
Truth be told, this pairing is much like the one that Zotac employed in its recently-unraveled Blu-ray Mini PCs
The Aspire Revo, however, does not have a Blu-ray drive and also lacks a TV tuner, which means it does not exactly qualify as a full-featured home multimedia solution.
Among the hardware that is, on the other hand, included are a hard disk drive of 500 GB, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and, of course, the obligatory connectivity and I/O options.
The list is made up of four USB 2.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, a mini PCI Express slot, 802.11b/g/n WiFi and VGA/HDMI connectors.
“In a form factor that is just 1 liter, the Acer Aspire Revo 3700 offers advanced graphic capabilities for full enjoyment of multimedia contents in high definition.,” the press release states
The electronic will become available later this year (exact date not given) and will have a price of $580.