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As ever with the Ferrari branding, you're going to be paying a premium for the prancing pony, and in the world of mobile computing do people really care about the label on their machine if it doesn't deliver the performance they demand of it?You can pick up equivalent Core Duo machines for the same price as this offering and they're likely to still be going when your Ferrari's run out of gas and shut itself down for the rest of the journey.A fast processor is all well and good, but what about the videocard?The United States doesn't excel at everything - in fact, it's among ..." height="194" src="//static-global-s-msn-com.akamaized.net/img-resizer/tenant/amp/entityid/AAvf Ml Y.img?The impressive 2GB of DDR2 667MHz memory goes some way to helping out with this.The 160GB hard drive means you can store all the media required for a long journey, but with an operating life of only one hour 54 minutes you're not going to be productive for very long.Despite the 512MB of video memory the Radion Xpress 1150 is only an integrated graphics board, giving it a paltry 3DMark 06 score of 181.
The Acer Ferrari 4005 WLMi measures 14.29" x 10.46" and about 1.36" thick. Part of the top cover is made of real carbon fiber, lending the notebook a unique appearance and putting it in touch with its Ferrari heritage.
At only 1.7kg it's not going to be much of a hassle carrying it about either.
The trackpad is responsive, although the mouse buttons feel a little dead and awkward to operate because of the indentation to protect the 1.3 megapixel webcam in the top of the screen casing when it's folded shut.
For the screen of a Ferrari to be unable to handle the corporate red of the pre-installed wallpaper and screensaver without breaking out in floating artefacts is totally unconscionable.
Watching DVDs on the machine is thoroughly unsatisfying too, as the same artefacting appears on areas with the same colours.