AspireRevo 1080p DirectX 10 Mini Computer

Acer officially announced its 7.1" x 7.1" x 1.2" AspireRevo. The mini computer boasts a 1.6GHz Intel Atom 230 processor, up to 4GB of RAM, up to 250GB of HDD space or SSD, a 4-in-1 card reader, HDMI / VGA outputs, gigabit ethernet, six USB 2.0 sockets, audio in / out, and Windows Vista Home Premium / Basic. The system also has a 9400M intergrated GPU and is capable of handling 1080p, Blu-ray decoding, DirectX 10 and even mildly demanding 3d gaming. The AspireRevo is designed to be attached to the back of any TV display or LCD with a VESA attachment.

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OMG!!! Not more hype by a company claiming there’s too much hype already and calling their system “a truly smart home automation solution.” Clearly, Orvito has no clue what a Smart Home is all about or how to make this a mainstream market. This article is all fluff in my opinion. To begin with, a smart home must be “smart” – i.e. it must learn. The author hinted at setup difficulty as an obstacle and the complexity of controlling multiple point solutions, but he said nothing about how Orvito would interface with other home subsystems that are already there or will be added later. Think of the self-forming concept of wireless mesh networks and how new devices can join the network without IFTTT programming, but there’s no single mesh network, and devices on one network don’t know how to introduce themselves and their capabilities to devices on another network. Think about self-healing and how frustrating it is for consumers when technology quits working as designed, or when they have to reprogram behavior whenever anything changes. As I wrote in “The Elusive Smart Home,” this market has been hyped as “the next big thing” for over 50 years, and it seems just as misdirected today as in 1957 when RCA-Whirlpool showed off its Miracle Kitchen. I still have seen no company that “gets it” or knows how to deliver the smart home vision — not Whirlpool, not Apple or Microsoft or Google or Philips or BestBuy, and certainly not Orvito. See http://www.mhealthtalk.com/elusive-smart-home/.

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