Acer has announced its latest technology in the form of a modular Windows 10 PC, dubbed as Acer Revo Build Modular Mini Desktop PC. This modular mini computer was announced at IFA 2015 in Berlin and it has the same concept of Razer Project Christine, also a modular computer system, I’ve posted last year.
What’s unique about the Acer Revo is that it has a main block where the processor and main components reside, and then you can add a few blocks which can easily stacked on one another giving you a robust system.
The Acer Revo Build is also extremely portable, having a dimension of just 4.92 inches square with a height of 2.2 inches (56 mm) and has a black and orange color scheme which I definitely love.
Its main block comes with an Intel Celeron Skylake or Pentium processor with up to 8GB of RAM and 32GB of flash storage. It is also equipped with USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, an SD card reader, 3.5mm Headphone jacks, and a DisplayPort.
If you are planning to add an extra storage, you can add an extra block dedicated for this or similar block for graphics that can handle low profile video card, wireless power pack (I’m not sure if it works like a UPS or just an extra battery you can used if the system is not plugged in to the outlet), and so on.
Acer explains more :
The new Revo Build Series (M1-601) Mini PC takes a modular approach to allow consumers to customize their computer without opening up the chassis. “Blocks” with different features can be easily stacked on top of the base unit, which makes adding functionality as easy as playing with toy blocks. The “Blocks” are connected through pogo pins with magnetic alignment so that there’s no hassle with wires when swapping out modules. The Blocks can also work independently or with other PCs.
“Blocks” such as the 500GB/1TB hot-swappable Portable Hard Drive will be available at launch, while a Wireless Power Bank for wireless charging, an Audio Block with speakers and microphones, and other expansion “Blocks” will be rolled out gradually.
The Acer’s modular PC base will be available in Europe, Africa and the Middle East starting at $224, £180 or €249 next month.