Acer Aspire Revo 3700 with Linux

Looks like Acer is releasing a Linux model of its new Revo, product code “PT.SEMEC.003“; listed as a 160 GB HDD, 2 GB Linux version. Insight UK have them for £230. See this list of sites for prices; all around £200 – £300.  Gigabit ethernet sees nice, as does 802.11n if you need to fall back to wireless. Amazon ar elisting it for £349, so a little steep there. Here’s the press release from Acer, dated September 9.

HP Dreamscreen update: 23 Sept 2010 (

Yesterday, the 10th of October 2010 (10-10-10), my HP DreamScreen dutifylly informed me of a firmware update! Wow, I wasn’t expecting any more updates out of HP, given the age of the product. Down came, with a release/build date of “9/23/10“, and on boot telling me that to use the Facebook app there were new security options in Facebook to permit this. It claims to be fron the “HP Development Company”. Is that separate from HP? Googling around shows “Hp Development Company LLC is located at 4401 N Mesa St El Paso, TX 79902″. Hm.