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Acer Aspire Revo Build M1-601

Acer Aspire Revo Build M1-601
alaScore 89

102 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Acer Aspire Revo Build M1-601. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Acer Aspire Revo Build M1-601 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Acer Aspire Revo Build M1-601 from The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Reviews about the reliability and size are overall positive. The usability and design also get good opinions.

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59% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Revo Build Mini Desktop (Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, Windows 10)Acer Revo Build Mini Desktop (Intel Celeron, 2GB RAM, 32GB SSD, Windows 10)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Acer Revo Build M1-601


It's "Project Ara for PCs" is how the Acer Revo Build is talked about. Here we have a mini PC with a footprint of just 125 x 125mm that can be expanded using magnetic 'blocks' that clip on top of one another. So far, so clever.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Acer Revo Build: Assemble this modular mini PC like Lego


What you're looking at is not a retro hi-fi, nor a bento box as Acer CEO Jason Chen likened the new Acer Revo Build to when introducing it on stage at the company's IFA press conference in Berlin.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Kane Fulton (

Acer Revo Build M1-60 review


Lego-like machine makes building a PC child's play

Innovative upgrade system ; Flexible ; Portable

Power ; Potentially costly

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (

Acer Revo Build review - hands on


Acer's second take on a compact Mini PC is even more flexible than the first thanks to modular upgrades

With no word on prices for the optional upgrade modules, or indeed any real details regarding hardware, it's clear Acer is still settling on final specifications, but there won't be long to wait until you'll be able to pick up a Revo Build base unit....

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Lee Bell (

IFA: Acer Revo Build Series M1-601 mini PC hands-on


A tower you can customise without opening the chassis

Acer said that the Revo Build Series mini PC will ship in Europe from October starting at €199.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Stack your own modular computer with the Acer Revo Build Series


Swappable, stackable, component modules make up a very flexible desktop PC.

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Stack your own modular computer with the Acer Revo Build Series


The idea of a modular PC, where different sections and components can be swapped out quickly and easily, has been talked about for a long time, without ever being commercially viable. Acer is taking a new stab at the idea with its Revo Build Series, a...

There's no US date or price for the Revo Build Series yet, but Acer says it will come to Europe in October, starting at €199, which converts to about $233 USD, £145 and AU$317.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (

Acer Revo Build M1-601


No os

Jan, 2017

Consumer review (

Acer Revo Build M1-601


Nice small size, Win10 installs easily and runs ok'ish with the 2gb ram, upgrading the ram is easy, takes normal and low volt memory.

SSD is surface mounted on systemboard, no Sata port to be able to upgrade the SDD/Drive, only 3x USB ports, not that fast overal but ok for a media player.

Dec, 2016

Consumer review (

Acer Revo Build M1-601


Small footprint, aesthtically pleasing

I bought 3 of these as we have been successfully using a previous version, the Aspire Revo powering a terminal at a branch for some 6 years, running Opensuse Linux 13.1 with no problems. We also have 2 similar Gigabyte machines running Opensuse linux....

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications


Certification:BSMI, CCC, CE, FCC, CB / BSMI, CE, FCC, CB / CE, FCC, CB
Energy Star certified:Y
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes


Chassis Type:1L sized PC / Mini PC / USFF
Colour of product:Black / Black, Orange / Black, Red / Silver, White / White
Placement supported:Horizontal / Vertical


Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 32 / 8
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
Number of execution units:12 / 16 / 18
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300 / 320 / 400
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:600 / 700
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0 / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 600 / 700 / 740 / 900
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5906 / 1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 405 / Intel HD Graphics 610 / Intel® HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics 400 / Intel® HD Graphics 520 / Intel® HD Graphics 610
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, HDMI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24


Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2133
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE / 4.0+HS / 4.2
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Content

Display included:N / No
Handheld remote control:Y
Keyboard Included:N / Y
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y


Audio system:HD
Product Type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:N / No / Y / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1


Power Supply:65


Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12 / 4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2, 1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2, 1x4, 2x2, 2x1, 4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.16 / 2.4 / 2.48 / 2.64
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L2 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Braswell / Kaby Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.8 / 2.3
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:3865U / I3-6100U / J3060 / J3710 / N3050 / N3700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron N3000 series / Intel Celeron Processor N3000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Pentium N3000 series for Mobile
Processor Socket:BGA 1170 / BGA 1356 / BGA1170 / FCBGA1356
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4
Stepping:C0 / D1
System bus rate:2.5 / 4 / 5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 6 / 6.5
Tjunction:100 / 90

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:N / No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Secure Boot:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Boot Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache: No
Intel Smart Connect Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:0.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:N / No / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Yes
OS Guard: No
Processor ARK ID:87257 / 87261 / 91532 / 91534 / 96507 / N3050 / N3700
Processor code:SR29E / SR29H / SR2A7 / SR2EU
Processor package size:25 / 25 x 27 / 42 / 42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / N / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite


Card reader integrated:N / Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 1500 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1 / 2
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:32 / 64
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
Storage Media:Flash / HDD / HDD+Flash / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1032 / 1500 / 32 / 500 / 64

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:112 / 13.5 / 135
Height :5.58 / 5.6 / 55.6 / 56 / 560
Weight:1 / 1.5
Width:116.6 / 13.5 / 135