Computex is one of the largest IT trade shows in the world. This year they had over 1,300 exhibitors, up 16% from last year. They've just handed out their best of show awards and the Acer Ferrari 3200 and Asus W1N took top honors in the notebook category.
This week is the annual Computex Taipei computer show in Taiwan. Many notebook makers are displaying their latest products, and companies such as Asus, Acer and Elitegroup are demoing notebooks that are designed to be used in the living room as consumer electronics hi-fi products.
Acer(R) America Corporation, an official supplier to the Scuderia Ferrari racing team and one of the leading worldwide suppliers of laptop PC solutions, today introduced the Ferrari 3200, a second-generation notebook that features a Mobile AMD Athlon(TM) 64 processor. This notebook follows the tradition of elegance, design and cutting-edge technology that, over the past year, has been the hallmark of the synergies between Acer and Ferrari, two companies renowned for their advanced research and constant commitment to innovation.
According to those that have had the opportunity to test Pentium M Dothan powered notebooks, the speed gains are averaging about 10% while battery life is consistent with the older Pentium M chips. Here's a wrap up of notebooks from Dell, HP, Acer, IBM, Fujitsu and WinBook that have been reviewed already on the web and can be configured with the Pentium M Dothan (Pentium M 755, 745, 735).
AMD today introduced two new low-power 64-bit mobile processors designed, the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor models 2800+ and 2700+ further expand the award-winning AMD Athlon 64 processor family. Acer will be using the new chips in another Ferrari branded notebook. The Acer Ferrari 3200 features an AMD Athlon 64 2800+ with an ATI Mobility 9700 graphics card with 128MB of DDR memory.
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