This has certainly been a very long time coming and it’s not really coming in the form of a netbook just yet, but we’re almost there. The nettop market seems to be growing and Acer is bringing one of the most powerful offerings to the table with the upgraded Acer AspireRevo R3610-U9012.
This is quite the impressive offering, considering that it’s listing with an MSRP of just $329.99. You’ll still need to provide your own LCD monitor, but this is a very affordable and somewhat portable computing solution.
The biggest highlight has to be the Intel Atom N330 processor. This is a dual-core CPU clocking in at 1.6GHz. I can’t wait to see some netbooks running on this processor, since we’ve already had more than our fair share of N270 single-core Atom netbooks.
Other features include Windows 7 Home Premium, NVIDIA ION graphics, 2GB of RAM, 160GB HDD, six USB ports, HDMI/VGA ports, eSATA, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and a card reader. Acer will also toss in a free wireless keyboard and mouse into the bundle.
The press release says that the Acer AspireRevo R3610-U9012 nettop is “available” now through online retailers, Windows 7 isn’t officially out yet. I’ll venture a guess that this will actually start shipping late next week when Win7 officially hits the primetime.