may be holding steady compared to Intel, but what it really needs to pull ahead
(or at least gain ground) in the market place is a few good machines that aren't easily overlooked and forgotten. How's this for "not easy to overlook?" Acer has expanded its sexy Ferrari line once again, this week introducing an AMD-based version that's seductive in every legal way. The Ferrari One notebook is a beautiful combination of design and power, and we have all ideas that it'll be catching lots of attention once it starts heading out to retail shelves.
This one's boasting an 11.6" display, so it's definitely on the portable side. It's coated in an iconic Ferrari red paint and features "the same exquisite details and performance features celebrated by Scudetto Ferrari, the world’s most prestigious racing team." Within the case, you'll get an AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core CPU, an ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics processor, 4GB of DDR2 memory, Windows 7 Home Premium and a 250GB hard drive.
The whole machine weighs just 3.31lbs., measures about 1" thick and has a full-size keyboard which stretches from one side to the other. There's also a metallic LED-lit power button and yellow prancing horse emblem, and we suspect you'll be paying dearly for having that emblem on there. Finally, you'll get Dolby-branded audio, Wi-Fi, a multi-gesture trackpad, Crystal Eye webcam, a 6-cell battery, 3 USB 2.0 ports and a multi-format card reader to wrap things up.
The Acer Ferrari One FO200-1799 notebook is available now through certain Acer channels, but at $599.99, it's easily one of the most expensive (albeit most powerful) netbook-sized rigs out there.