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Acer Ferrari 1000
Acer Ferrari 1000

Acer Ferrari 1000

Specifications

Acer Ferrari 1000Notebook: Acer Ferrari 1000
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 512 MB
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Average Score: 76% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 65%, features: 85%, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Ferrari 1000

70% Acer Ferrari 1000 12-inch
Source: Laptop Logic English
The Acer Ferrari 1000 is stylish, loaded with features and accessories, and is plenty fast thanks to the AMD dual core processor. Outside of these three accolades, how does one recommend the Ferrari 1000? It is heavy for the 12” ultraportable category, battery life is unimpressive, and the optical drive is external (which could be a pro or con). Gamers need not look this way, due to the meager integrated graphics that you come to expect with a 12” form factor. With an MSRP of $1999 and a one year warranty, the Ferrari 1000 is rather pricey for student and home users, while lacking in other areas for more pricey business users.
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(von 5): 3.5, Leistung 3, Ausstattung 4, Mobilität 3
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% features: 80% mobility: 60%
70% Acer Ferrari 1000 Series
Source: PC Mag English
The Acer Ferrari 4000 Series is destined to become a popular laptop, with its celebrated Ferrari emblem and race-car design. It's a bit big for frequent travelers, though, and in order for Acer's Ferrari notebooks to count as a full line, there had to be another system. Just like Batman had Robin, the Ferrari 4000 now has a sidekick, and the new guy's got mobility in mind. The ultraportable Acer Ferrari 1000 Series ($1,999 list) gives new meaning to the term "carry-on," as it weighs a scant 3.5 pounds. It's also got a pretty fast engine, which we tech geeks refer to as an AMD Turion 64 X2 processor.
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3.5 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2006
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Acer Ferrari 1000
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Acer Ferrari 1000 is a very attractive package that manages to wear the Ferrari badge with pride due to the brute force approach of an AMD Turion X2 ML-60. The sleek style of the Ferrari 1000 certainly has a lot of appeal but you’ll have to put up with an external optical drive, which seems a step backwards when Intel based rivals can integrate one yet are even lighter. But while you might be able to cope with that, the lack of battery life in an ultra-portable is a flaw that could prove harder to ignore.
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(von 10): 7, Preis/Leistung 6, Leistung 8, Ausstattung 8
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80%

Foreign Reviews

87% "Notebooks für alle" - Business
Source: PC Games Hardware - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 50% workmanship: 80%
83% DX-Notebooks
Source: PC Games Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 50% mobility: 80%
Edles Vollblut
Source: mobile Zeit German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/20/2007
Rating: price: 80% features: 95% workmanship: 95%
Im Zeichen des Pferdes
Source: Plugged German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/20/2007
Rating: ergonomy: 80%
The Acer Ferrari 1000 is certainly a good-looking machine. But is it backing the wrong processing horse?
Source: PC Plus German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/16/2006
Rating: performance: 70% workmanship: 90%

Comment

ATI Radeon Xpress 1150: Faster clocked Xpress 1100 onboard graphics card with x300 core. Should run Vista Aero Glass fluently.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD Turion 64 X2: AMD Turion 64 X2 is intended to be positioned against the Intel Core Duo was presented in 17. May 2006. The current consumption is not higher than with Centrino-Duo-notebooks (TL-45 with ATI Xpress and Mobility Radeon X300). This means, that approximative the same battery runtime and fan functions can be expected (with this chipset). However, the performance was 20% below the T2300 (1.66 GHz) due to the lower L2 Cache (Core Duo has 2048 Kbyte shared L2 Cache). Nevertheless, the performance is sufficient.


TL-60: First in 90nm, later in 65nm produced dual-core processor based on the K8 core. Compareable performance to a 1.8 GHz Core Duo CPU with 1MB Level 2 Cache (Celeron Dual Core e.g.).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.8 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Acer reviews


76%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Medion MD96360
Turion 64 X2 TL-56
» Acer Ferrari 1004WTMi
Turion 64 X2 TL-56
» MSI Megabook S271
Turion 64 X2 TL-50

Devices with the same GPU

» MSI Megabook S310
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 13.3", 2 kg
» Dell Vostro 1000
Athlon 64 X2 TK-53, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook S2210
Turion 64 X2 TL-52, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Fujitsu-Siemens LifeBook A3120
Turion 64 X2 TL-56, 15.4", 3 kg
» Dell Latitude 131L
Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 15.4", 2.8 kg
» Dell Inspiron 1501
Turion 64 X2 TL-50, 15.4", 3 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Samsung Chromebook XE550C22-H01UK
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Celeron 867
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK098W
Radeon HD 6320, E-Series E-450
» Samsung 550C22-A01US
HD Graphics 3000, Celeron 867
» Samsung 550C22-H01US
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Celeron 867
» Asus Eee PC 1225C-BLK012M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3600, Atom N2600
» Asus Eee PC 1215P-SIV066M
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N570
» Fujitsu LifeBook TH701
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2430M
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK227M
Radeon HD 6320, E-Series E-450
» Medion Akoya E2312 MD97974
Radeon HD 6320, E-Series E-450
» Asus Lamborghini Eee PC VX6S
Radeon HD 6470M, Atom D2700
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-SIV064M
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1, Sandy Bridge
HD Graphics (Sandy Bridge), Core i5 2520M
» HP ProBook 4230s-LV401PA
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2410M
» HP EliteBook 2760p-LX389AW
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2540M
» HP ProBook 4230s
HD Graphics 3000, Core i5 2410M
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-C1
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics, Core i5 520M
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-PU17
Radeon HD 6310, E-Series E-350
» Samsung Chromebook Series 5
Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 3150, Atom N570
» Asus Eee PC 1215B-BLK017M
Radeon HD 6250, C-Series C-50
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)