The acer revo one rl85-ur45 is a micro-PC, media streamer and NAS drive all in one, allowing you to store all your data securely in the same device. Designed to live on top of your TV cabinet or AV rack, it’s sculpted into a minimalist cube with pleasantly rounded corners and a clean design. Acer has kept branding to a minimum, with only the white activity LEDs on the top to draw your attention.
Inside, the Revo One packs in a decent amount of power for its small size, and has enough room for up to three 2.5in drives. That’s a huge amount of storage, making it a great choice as a backup for your computer or an easy-to-use Windows-powered home NAS. Our review model came with a single 2TB disk, but there are various options with varying amounts of capacity available.
Powered by an Intel dual-core CPU, the Revo One can handle pretty much whatever you throw at it. The less expensive models use a low-end Celeron processor, but ours was fitted with the more expensive dual-core i3-4005U. The latter isn’t exactly high-end, but it still offers a good performance boost over the standard dual-core Celeron model and comes with integrated Intel HD Graphics 5500.
There’s no shortage of ports on this unit either, with to USB 2.0 and to USB 3.0 ports, a gigabit ethernet port and HDMI all present. The back of the unit also features an SD card reader and a tiny minijack for a microphone. Bundled with the Revo are a wireless keyboard and mouse (though this will vary by region). The latter is cheap-feeling, but does have a curved ergonomic design and a touch pad that works for cursor movement, as well as a few handy buttons for things like opening the web browser.