Computer maker Acer is once again putting the pedal to the metal, introducing a new Ferrari One notebook computer with an 11.6-inch screen, ATI graphics, an integrated optical drive…and, of course, Ferrari logos and styling so users can somehow feel they’re at the wheel of an Enzo while, erm, playing Minesweeper or something. However, while Ferrari enthusiasts might be able to work up some excitement for the notebook, computing enthusiasts looking for a high-performance, highly portable notebook might be a little disappointed.
“Both Acer and Ferrari have a tradition of designing products built on passion, innovation and performance,” said Acer America’s senior director of U.S. business development Chris White, in a statement. “The new Ferrari One notebook blends the ideas of racing and technology into a superior PC product.”
The new Ferrari One notebook features a 1.2 GHz AMD Athlong 64 X2 processor, up to 4 GB of RAM, a 160 or 250 GB hard drive, and an 11.6-inch widescreen 1,366 by 768-pixel LED-backlit display driven by and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 graphics controller. The notebook also features an integrated optical drive (Acer isn’t saying what), a multi-in-one media card reader, an integrated webcam,802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless networking, built-in speakers (and support for Third Generation Dolby Home Theater audio enhanement), three USB 2.0 ports and VGA output. But where the Ferrari One may not pack a tremendous amount of punch, it makes up for it in portability: the system weighs about 3.3 pounts and measures 11.2 by 8 inches, and is just 1.2 inches thick at its deepest.
The Acer Ferrari one is available now via Acer’s authorized resellers with prices beginning at $599.99. The systems ship with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
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