Acer's 11.6" Ferrari One Gets AMD CPU And Wicked Paint Job - HotHardware
Acer's 11.6" Ferrari One Gets AMD CPU And Wicked Paint Job

Acer's 11.6" Ferrari One Gets AMD CPU And Wicked Paint Job

AMD 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.


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I don't see the appeal: Unlike actual Ferrari's, these laptops will get their doors blown off by a bottom of the line machine in just a few years.

Buying one of these cross-branded machines serves no real purpose other than to warn people that you're not good at managing money. I'll bet Goldman Sachs buys a gross for their execs.

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Yeah...I don't understand why Ferrari would tarnish their name by lending it out to a company known for inconsistent product quality,

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It was a business decision on Ferrari's part to get involved with Acer. The top brass earned enough extra money to buy their wives Subaru Foresters.

The NetBook is Vewy-Pretty though.

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But what's the point of an article in HotHardware that doesn't test the performance of this machine ? Surely the shade of red and the prancing horse plus specs taken directly from the manufacturer's press release do not in themselves suffice to make it worthwhile ?...

Henri

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mhenriday: I wouldn't expect the HH guys to dig deeper on this one, because it's really not the kind of machine that most of we the regular readership would consider (even though it could be considered 'hot').

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If this were priced @ about $350 I would jump at one of these. I've seen a few Emachines & Acer laptops in the 15" and 6lbs range for $350 with the exact same specs.

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