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Acer Revo Cube RN76

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Acer Revo Cube RN76 is a mini PC with Intel processors, up to 16 GB of RAM, SSD up to 256 GB, hard drives up to 2 TB and pad for wireless charging.

To access the Internet and view multimedia content there are many solutions today, from consoles to the so-called Android Box. One of the best alternatives in terms of flexibility of use and size is represented by the mini PCs designed by Acer since 2016. The Taiwanese manufacturer has now announced a new version of the Revo Cube that offers sufficient performance for any task, including decoding video in high resolution, giving life to a transversal solution able to perform more tasks, more functions and able to adapt to multiple contexts. The words of Marco Cappella, Country Manager of Acer Italy, clearly describe the target of the device:

Acer Revo Cube RN76: all the details

Design

The very accurate aesthetic is definitely the strength of the Revo Cube RN76. Acer has in fact created a device that can be placed in every room of the house, even if its ideal place is next to the TV in the living room. The mini PC is a small parallelepiped that measures only 116.6x112x55.6 mm, so the overall dimensions are quite small. Those who choose to use the device in the office can attach it behind the monitor using the supplied VESA mounting kit, thus freeing up space on the desk.

Clean lines, essential traits, almost in search of a sort of anonymity: the absence of particular distinctive traits is an evidently sought after feature, designed to allow the device to fit into any context, even as a piece of furniture for each type of style and context.

On the front there are the power button, the 3.5mm audio jack and two USB 3.1 ports (Type-A and Type-C). On the back there are all the other connections, including the video outputs needed to interface with the screen. On three sides some slots have been made for the hot air outlet pushed by the cooling fan, thus seeking maximum performance even in the minimum space required by the project. The upper side is flat and allows you to place your smartphone. Observing better you notice the Qi logo that indicates the presence of a pad for wireless charging of compatible devices, which therefore makes it a real reference point for any type of interaction that its digital dimension.

Data sheet

The Revo Cube RN76 is offered in different configurations. The user can choose models with Intel Celeron 3865U dual core processors at 1.8 GHz or Core i3-7130U at 2.70 GHz, both based on the Kaby Lake architecture. The Celeron integrates an Intel HD Graphics 610 GPU, while the Core i3 integrates an Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU. The only difference is the maximum frequency (900 and 1,000 MHz, respectively), since both support 4K output at 60 Hz, DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4 and Intel Quick Sync video conversion technology. The graphic power is sufficient for the decoding of the H.265 and VP9 formats.

The standard equipment of DDR4 RAM is 4 GB, but it is possible to reach 16 GB. For storage you can rely on the integrated solid-state drive (a 64 GB SSD in mSATA format) or add a 2.5-inch SSD up to 256 GB. To save money you can opt for a traditional hard disk up to 2 TB, even if the performance will be much lower. Connectivity is guaranteed by the 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and Gigabit Ethernet chips. There are also four USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports (three Type-A and one Type-C) and HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs.

Some models are offered “full optional” with white mouse and USB keyboard. Acer allows you to choose Windows 10 Home as the operating system or Endless OS based on Debian.

Price

The Revo Cube RN76 is already available in Italy at a base price of 279.00 euros. It can be purchased online and in the physical stores of the major consumer electronics chains. The model with Intel Celeron 3865U processor, 64 GB SSD and 4 GB of RAM is also on sale on Amazon.

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