Over the past few years, computer maker Acer has acquired a number of smaller companies including Gateway and Packard Bell. But rather than killing off those brand names and combining those companies’ products and technology with its own, Acer has continued to pump out computers under the Gateway and Packard bell brand names.
And that means the creative folks at the company get to come up with as many as three names for any computer they produce.
Case in point: The Acer AspireRevo nettop. This NVIDIA ION-powered desktop was first announced in April. In May, Packard Bell introduced the iMax Mini, which is basically an AspireRevo with the Packard Bell label slapped on the case. And today, Gateway is introducing the QX2800, which is… you guessed it, an AspireRevo with a light coat of Gateway branding.
Like its siblings, the Gateway QX2800 packs a dual core Intel Atom 330 CPU, NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics processor, 6 USB ports, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, a 4-in-1 card reader, and up to 2GB of RAM and a hard drive up to 500GB. It also has an HDMI output.