Acer Aspire Revo Exterior
The NVIDIA Ion-based Acer Aspire Revo has a streamlined appearance, with somewhat of a wedge shape. The exterior enclosure is comprised of two white plastic panels with dark blue textured inserts, that snap together to encase the system's internals.
If we take a tour around the Acer Aspire Revo, you can see the white frame and blue inserts. Along what we consider the top edge of the system, you can see the machine's sloped power button, two of its USB ports (one is under a rubber cover, just below the power button), and an array of ventilation holes that line up with the sole active cooler within the system.
Along the front face of the Acer Aspire Revo, the system's integrated flash card reader is visible, adjacent to color coded headphone and microphone jacks, and an eSATA port. On the opposite side of the unit, from left to right in the image above, you can see the Revo's power receptacle (the machine uses a small power brick, like most notebooks), VGA and HDMI outputs, RJ45 LAN jack, and four more USB 2.0 ports.
The underside of the Revo doesn't house any more ports, but there is another array of ventilation holes, and a slot for the system's stand. The stand consists of nothing more than an oval-shaped, piece of acrylic, with an anti-skid rubber pad. The stand simply snaps into the bottom of the system should you want to keep it standing upright. While it did its job just fine, and the Revo never tipped over during use, we did find the stand to fit rather loosely in its slot, which resulted in a somewhat wobbly system. The Revo is so lightweight though, we doubt this will be an issue. The rigidity of a VGA or HDMI cable is almost enough to keep the Revo upright, even without the stand.