Acer Demoes Revo 2 STB At IDF

Intel's IDF is also about technologies build around the company's latest solutions and Acer has revealed details about its forthcoming Acer Revo 2 that will come with some intriguing features.

Engadget says that the new device will use the Intel CE4100 Atom processor, the same that powers the Google TV (Logitech Revue) and the Boxee Box.

The CE4100 is a 45nm System on Chip media processor that can handle two 1080p MPEG2 or H.264 video streams or a single MPEG4.2 stream.

It is clocked at 1.2GHz, has a PowerVR SGX535-class onboard GPU (possibly clocked at 400MHz), has 512KB L2 cache and may be based on the Z515 which has a TDP of 1.4W and was launched back in April 2009.

The Acer Revo 2 is a clear departure from the wildly popular Acer Revo in that it leaves behind the hexagonal shape and adopts a PS2-type format - think of a rectangular slab of black slate.

It will come with Windows 7 Embedded, HDMI, Ethernet, Optical and analog audio ports, three USB ports, a slide out keyboard/mouse combo. The Acer is expected to be launched next year.

We reviewed the Revo R3610 ealier this year and councluded that it was probably one of the best nettop devices out on the market. Picture courtesy of Engadget.