Today i just received the recently released Acer Aspire RL70 system and now have it in my grubby mitts ready for a quick teardown. I wanted to post a review of this for everyone as there isnt much on the net at the moment about the true internals and potential for this unit. For those that want to know the basic specifications to start off with, here is what you get for just shy of £180.00: APU: AMD E-450 1.65GHz Hudson D1 Chipset RAM: 2GB DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM Dual-channel support on two DIMMs HDD: 320GB SATA 3 Gb/s BUILT IN GPU: AMD Radeon HD 6320 NETWORKING: WLAN: 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED LAN: Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready PSU: 65 W SIZE: Width 209.89 mm Depth 209.89 mm Height 35.35 mm PORTS: Two HD audio jacks 6x USB 2.0 HDMI port S/PDIF port D-Sub VGA port Ethernet (RJ-45)port Multi-in-1 card reader In short, quite a bit of portable beef for £180.00 in my opinion compared to the current competition. A lot of atom and E350 systems with similar specs cant be picked up for less than £200.00 so big thumbs up so far. I am not going to bother discussing the details of what else is in the box unless anyone specifically wants this as im sure were all just interested in the guts for the moment. TEARDOWN: So... have cracked the lid on the RL70 after testing that it boots up and works ok and all i have to say is i am coloured IMPRESSED! only 1 screw is used to keep the unit together and then everything else on the outside is kept on with clips (which were easy to unclip and the whole system is very sturdy and well held together. Once the lid was lifted, you are greeted by a metal plate used to protect the internals and which is held on with 4 screws. This again is very easy to remove. Now its at this point, where i was very pleased with acers choice of hardware and ports as they are clearly catering to people that want to upgrade. inside as you can see, we are greeted with the following: 1: additional SATA connector and 2: CPU fan connector 3: Sodimm slots with one socket free 4: mini pci-e socket capable of taking a full size device 5: Secondary mini pci-e socket (populated with wifi card) that can actually take another full size device. 6: Sunon HSF 7: 320gb western digital blue HDD i had originally intended to buy this unit for a custom post apocalyptic style arcade project (build log comming soon!!) and had intended form the start to dissasemble this to integrate it so the plethora of upgrade options is fantastic! At this point i will leave the review and will continue once i have fully stripped this down and have windows installed for further tests. (will also add more images and closeups with a better camera instead of my trashy phone cam lol). Enjoy!