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.