Acer Ferrari 1100

Specifications

Acer Ferrari 1100Notebook: Acer Ferrari 1100
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-66
Graphics Adapter: ATI Radeon Xpress X1250
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1700 euro
Average Score: 67.82% - average
Average of 11 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 57%, performance: 65%, features: 74%, display: 52% mobility: 39%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 65%, emissions: 35%

Reviews for the Acer Ferrari 1100

Acer - Ferrari 1100 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Let's face it: if you roll up at your office car park driving the latest, top-of-the-range Ferrari, you're going to make an impression. It's no wonder, then, that Acer began a partnership with Ferrari a few years ago to produce an office powerhouse that would look stylish and be the envy of all your friends and colleagues. Early models like the Ferrari 3200 from 2004 had the trademark glossy red cover, but the ultraportable 1100 opts for the more modern: a chic, jet-black carbon fibre lid with the logo in the centre and tapered corners. If we were running Ferrari we'd be worried that a potential poll position dream machine had slipped to the back end of the starting grid, due to careless design flaws and a lacklustre pre-race performance tune-up.
Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/09/2008
performance: 80%
Acer’s ace racer
Source: Star Techcentral English
The Ferrari 1100 is undoubtedly one of the coolest automaker tie-ups we’ve seen in a notebook. Acer has definitely pulled out the stops with its design and has also thrown in some themed accessories such as a Ferrari Bluetooth mouse, microfibre cleaning cloth, VoIP handset and a faux leather case. On the technical side, the ­notebook does well to come with an array of solid components such as wireless draft-n networking, ­fingerprint sensor, slot DVD burner and a 250GB hard disk. However I just couldn’t help being let down by the sound quality, the uncomfortable keyboard and the amount of heat it produced. Still, if you can look past these shortcomings, there’s definitely some appeal in owning a laptop with the legendary prancing horse logo especially if you’re a diehard fan or Ferrari owner.
Emissionen schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2008
Rating: emissions: 40%
65% Acer Ferrari 1100 review
Source: CNet English
If we were going to shell out £1,400 on an thin-and-light laptop we'd expect more than a few go faster stripes -- we'd want a killer engine under the bonnet too. Unfortunately, that's not the case with the 1100, as the AMD processor and puny graphics chip just don't have the grunt to deliver true supercar performance.
6.5 von 10, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 40%
60% Acer Ferrari 1100
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Though attractive on the outside, the Acer Ferrari is let down by the ultimate irony of sluggish performance, a bulky chassis and a poor keyboard. When you're spending this amount of money, these are things you shouldn't have to worry about. With plenty of attractive and portable laptops to choose from, you must really like Ferrari to invest.
(von 10): 6, Ausstattung 8, Leistung 6, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/10/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40% performance: 60% features: 80%
60% Acer Ferrari 1100 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Acer Ferrari 1100 delivers on supercar-style price, but sadly not on performance. If money isn't tight and you want a reliable, fully featured business laptop with a generous software bundle, look no further. But you don't get much bang for our buck with this one.
(von 5): 3, Verarbeitung 3, Ausstattung 3, Preis 2.5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/19/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% features: 60% workmanship: 60%
60% Acer Ferrari 1100
Source: PC Mag English
The Ferrari series is the only one of Acer's laptop lines that favors design over price and performance. The use of carbon fiber on the lid, the sporty red colors, and the signature Ferrari logo are the details that drew fans to the Ferrari 5000 when Acer launched it. This little Ferrari now packs an optical drive, but it needs a bit more souping up and slimming down to catch up with the competition.
3 von 5, Preis/Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 40%
Een kleine Ferrari
Source: Hardware Zone English
De Acer Ferrari 1100 is een mooie en complete notebook met veel werkgeheugen, een ruime harde schijf. Bovendien wordt de notebook geleverd met een aantal leuke accessoires, waardoor het Ferrari-gevoel helemaal compleet wordt. Jammer genoeg vallen de prestaties een beetje tegen, waardoor dit geen notebook is voor snelheidsfanaten maar meer voor wie een stijlvolle notebook zoekt en daar ook het budget voor heeft.
Leistung mangelhaft, Preis mäßig
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/26/2008
Rating: price: 60% performance: 50%
80% Acer Ferrari FR1100-5457 Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
The Acer Ferrari 1100 is certainly a small notebook for those who require a fair amount of power. The processor, memory and hard drive make this a very strong performing system. The drawback to all of this is a system that is fairly heavy and makes it less travel worthy than many other options in the ultraportable market.
4 von 5, Mobilität mangelhaft, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 50% mobility: 50%
70% Acer Ferrari 1100
Source: Laptop Mag English
Acer finally adds an optical drive to its blazing 12-inch Ferrari, but it runs out of gas a little too fast. This notebook’s sophisticated design will impress when you travel, and thanks to a fast processor, plenty of RAM, and Windows Vista Ultimate, it delivers plenty of power for mobile users. We’d prefer a lighter weight and longer battery life, but the Acer Ferrari 1100 is a good choice for executives who want to stand out in the crowd.
3.5 von 5, Leistung mäßig, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% mobility: 40%
59% Acer Ferrari 1100
Source: CNet English
When we looked at Acer's first Ferrari-themed ultraportable, the Ferrari 1000, we liked its car-themed style and strong performance, but were disappointed by its mediocre battery life. We opened the box of its successor, the Ferrari 1100, with some anticipation--this is, after all, a well-designed, full-featured ultraportable laptop that ought to impress. But alas: Despite its strong components, the Ferrari 1100 posted mixed performance scores and less-than-stellar battery life. The Acer Ferrari 1100 is a stylish, full-featured ultraportable laptop, but its disappointing battery life won't sustain users who spend a lot of time away from the outlet.
5.9 von 10, Verarbeitung gut, Preis/Leistung mäßig, Leistung mäßig, Mobilität schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 59% price: 60% performance: 60% mobility: 40% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

70% Acer Ferrari 1100-704G25Mn
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/13/2008
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
60% Acer Ferrari 1100-704G25MN
Source: Chip.de - 4/08 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 03/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80%
72% Acer Ferrari 1100-704G25Mn (Notebook)
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 100% features: 100% display: 77% mobility: 35% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 30%
90% Equipos ultraportátiles: Acer Ferrari 1100
Source: PC Actual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 79% performance: 50% workmanship: 95%

Comment

ATI Radeon Xpress X1250: It is an onboard graphic chip, implemented on AMD M690G. Sometimes, it is also called Mobility Radeon X1250. It is based on X700 design but with less pixel- and vertex pipelines. It hardly suited for players.

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-66:

In 65nm produced dual-core processor based on the K8 core. Compareable performance to a slower clocked 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.


2 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


67.82%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-03- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)