I decided to travel halfway around the world to the Computex show in Taipei, Taiwan to be able to see the AMD Turion 64 powered Acer Ferrari 4000 notebook and take some pictures. Kind of crazy, I know, but hey it’s this sites duty to the public to do so.
Acer Ferrari 4000 Front view (view larger image)
Acer Ferrari 4000 Basic Specs
- AMD Turion 64 Mobile chip
- ATI mobility Radeon X700 graphics card with 128Mb DDR memory,
- 1Gb of DDR memory
- 100Gb hard drive.
- 15.4″ WSXGA TFT screen (non-glare)
- DVD super multi double layer drive
- 5-in-1 card reader that supports SD, MemoryStick and MemoryStick PRO and xD-Picture Card.
- 802.11 b/g Wi-fi + Bluetooth
- Ports: 4 USB 2.0 ports, S-Video out, Firewire, DVI-D, PC card slot, Headphones/speaker/line-out port with S/PDIF support, Microphone/line-in port and VGA for an external display.
- Microsoft Windows XP Professional
- Dimensions:14.29 x 10.46 x 1.2/1.36 inches (w x d x h)
- Weight: 6.3 lbs.
- Price: ? (probably a lot)
- Release Date: ? (soon)
The top of this laptop is made of carbon-fiber composite material and has a look of a racing tire. It’s cool, really cool. The only other notebook I know of to have used this material was the Sony VAIO X505. It’s a fantastically rigid and protective material and provides absolutely zero flex on the screen. The overall build of the notebook is outstanding. But enough of the reading, here’s a picture tour of the notebook (or should that be picture tourion of the notebook?):
Acer Ferrari 4000 left side (view larger image)
Acer Ferrari 4000 right side (view larger image)
Top of Acer Ferrari 4000 (view larger image)
Vrrmmm….AMD had the Ferrari car there (view larger image)
The Acer Ferrari 15.4″ widescreen has excellent brightness and contrast (view larger image)
AMD had so many scantily clad girls representing them it was hard to ever really pay attention to their actual products (definitely view larger image)
The Taipei 101 (yes, it’s 101 stories tall) building is next to the Taipei Convention Center, it towers over you and is rather impressive. It’s got a nice 5-story shopping mall on the lower levels (view larger image)