Customise & Build Your Computer From Acer’s ‘Building Blocks’
Taiwanese firm Acer unveiled its Revo Build ‘building block’ style computer to the world at September’s Berlin's Ifa tech show. It could be an important step in simplifying how our computer hardware fits together, as well as being a step forward in eliminating the need for all of those unsightly, awkward to deal with and potentially dangerous cables from the back of our home and office computers.
Concept Like The Latest Mobile Phones
Acer’s new computer concept mirrors that of what is thought to be the next new wave of mobile phones that will be designed in a way that allows you simply ‘snap on’ extra features. As well as meaning that anyone can do it without needing any technical mobile phone know-how it also could mean that we could be purchasing more items from mobile phone companies in between the phone upgrades themselves.
Modular Cuboid Blocks
The Acer Revo Build computer slots together in modular cuboid blocks, one slotted (using a series of pins top and bottom) on top of the other e.g. the Graphics Block, the main PC block, the Voice Block, the Portable Hard Drive Block & the Wireless Power Bank Block. What you get is a neat, tidy looking snap-together cuboid tower that you can customise to meet your specific needs by including or excluding specific modules.
Sounds Perfect - What’s The Bad News?
Yes is sounds like a great new concept, but as with everything that sounds this good there are always a few minus points, compromises, or things that aren’t quite ready to go just yet. From what we know of the Acer Revo Build these include: