DeviceVM Brings SplashTop to Acer Nettop, Sony VAIO NW Notebooks
If Vista's lengthy boot times have got ya down, DeviceVM may have the cure for your load time blues. This morning, DeviceVM announced that it's bringing its Splashtop "instant-on" solution (which lets users access media and the Web without booting into Windows), to two new platforms: the Acer Aspire Revo nettop and the Sony VAIO NW notebook line.
The partnership with Acer marks the beginning of a collaboration between the two companies that will see "RevoBoot" (the branded name for this implementation of Splashtop) paired with Nvidia's Ion platform for enhanced multimedia capability. The Splashtop-powered version of nettop will be initially introduced in Europe, but there isn't any word on a U.S. release.
Splashtop is also making its way into the Sony VAIO NW family of notebooks. The systems in the line will feature a dedicated Web button entitled "Quick Web Access" that will launch Splashtop with the push of a button.
Although the "instant-on" name doesn't quite live up to the hype (it took us approximately 30 seconds between booting Splashtop and connecting to the Web in tests with other PCs), it can be a welcome relief from severely long loads.