Acer took its time with this one (the system has been available in Europe for months) but now the deed is done, the Revo RL100 sleek, slim and budget-friendly 'home digital media hub' has finally been released in the US.
Seen below, Acer's HTPC is just one inch thick, it can be installed vertically or horizontally, and it features an Athlon II Neo K325 (1.3 GHz) dual-core processor, an Nvidia NG-ION graphics chips that allows for 1080p video playback, 4GB of RAM, a 750GB hard drive, a DVD or Blu-ray drive, a multi-card reader, Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, three USB 2.0 ports, and a HDMI output.
The RL100 comes packing the application allowing for easy connectivity to other Acer devices and DLNA-compatible hardware, and is bundled with a dual-mode wireless device which can be either a backlit touch keyboard (for your typing needs), or a multi-gesture touchpad (for navigation).
The DVD-equipped Revo RL100 costs $500, while the model with a built-in Blu-ray drive is priced at $570.