The Acer Revo Series is a new way of computing. Acer has brought building your own computer back into fashion! Thanks to influences such as Phonebloks & Google’s Project Ara. The Revo Series starts as a small core block that can be built upon with more bricks which are placed on top of it. Literally like a set of lego bricks, kind of reminds us of being kids again!
These brick like pieces are what Acer calls “blocks”, which will be offered as 500GB hard drive, a 1TB hard drive, a wireless charging dock, a speaker unit, a GPU, a projector and a microphone. More blocks will be added over the duration, however Acer hasn’t said how regularly or what’s coming next. This innovation takes the scary idea of trying to build your own computer away with the simplicity of just adding blocks on top of each other. The only drawback currently is what is being offered, and at the minute it’s not too much. The Revo Series is very small, a 4.92 inch by 4.92 inch brick which is 2.2 inches tall, and this could possibly be why the Revo series doesn’t die quickly on power.
Having within either an Intel Celeron or Pentium processor, which means this isn’t going to be a very flexible machine no matter how you upgrade it. It has a maximum of 8GB of RAM, and it also hasn’t stated yet how powerful the graphics block is going to be. The base includes 3 USB 3.0 ports along with a HDMI port, an SD card reader and a DisplayPort. Whilst this isn’t the first of it’s kind in idea or creation, but it certainly will attract a big audience with it’s consumer focused approach.
Maybe a concept called Project Christine by Razer which had released similar ideas which is still under way. However the Revo Build Series first core unit, the M1-601 will be on sale starting this October. Initially being available in Europe, the Middle East and Africa with prices starting at €199; following this it will then arrive in China with prices starting at ¥1,999. Eventually the US will be able to get their hands on it. Suggestions are circulating that more powerful blocks will arrive in the future but nothing is set in stone just yet!
Would this be good enough for video editing or music production?