Just recently, ASUS updated its product portfolio with the introduction of a new EeeBox
nettop, boasting NVIDIA's ION platform and a dual-core Atom processor, providing users with an enhanced performance, over Acer's Aspire Revo, the first nettop to use the ION platform. On that note, it looks like Acer has also decided to update its product line with a new Aspire Revo model, which will allow users to take advantage of the more capable dual-core Atom, instead of the single-core Atom 230 that is available on current models.
The new model, dubbed Aspire Revo 3600, has been featured with the same exterior design, but comes with improved internal specifications, to deliver an enhanced performance to nettop enthusiasts. The system boasts a dual-core Atom 330 processor, coupled with NVIDIA's ION chipset, 4GB of DDR2 RAM, an HDMI port and support for VESA mounting. Taking that into consideration, the system should now be ready to compete head-to-head with ASUS's EeeBox EB1012 nettop, which the Taiwanese company has recently listed on its website.
Unfortunately, we have no details regarding the system's pricing, availability or operating system, but it looks that Acer is going to bring the new model at its booth at IFA, according to the IFA Virtual Market Place website
. The show is held between 4 and 9 September in Berlin, Germany, where a number of consumer electronics makers are expected to announce and showcase their latest products.
The NVIDIA Ion platform has enabled system vendors to design new, low-power computer systems that can deliver the necessary performance to run HD videos and some mainstream gaming applications. This is something that most Atom-powered systems can't handle, mostly due to the integrated Intel chipset, which is also limited to 2GB of memory, unlike NVIDIA's product, which enables users to take advantage of as much as 4GB.