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Acer Ferrari 5000

Specifications

Acer Ferrari 5000Notebook: Acer Ferrari 5000
Processor: AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-60
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: 80% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 95%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Ferrari 5000

80% Acer Ferrari 5000
Source: Laptop Logic English
The Acer Ferrari 5005 is definitely a mixed bag. Featuring a superb chassis design and powerful components, the Ferrari is unfortunately plagued with a high cost and sub-par battery life. Acer's Ferrari lineup has traditionally gone with AMD processors, and AMD's delay in its adaptation of 65nm technology can certainly be blamed for that aspect. If processor performance and battery life is an issue, users may wish to consider the Acer Travelmate 8210, which has the powerful 64-bit Core 2 Duo built on 65nm technology. However, the Travelmate loses the appealing race-car style that the Ferrari has to offer.
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(von 5): 4, Leistung 4, Ausstattung 4, Mobilität 3, Preis/Leistung schlecht, Display gut, Verarbeitung hervorragend
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 95%
80% Acer Ferrari 5000
Source: PC Mag English
Of all the car-themed laptops that have surfaced over the years, the Acer Ferrari line is by far the most successful alliance between a race-car icon and a PC giant. Acer is not letting up, introducing its latest Acer Ferrari 5000 laptop ($1,999 list) with all the trimmings. This media speedster continues to stick to its engine of choice—the 2GHz AMD Turion X2 TL-60—and includes an adjustable 1.3-megapixel webcam, Bluetooth accessories, and an HDMI-out port, all features which are worthy of the Ferrari name. One of the few car/PC alliances that successfully delivers both a terrific design and features that are ripe for the future.
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4 von 5, Leistung mäßig, Ausstattung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/17/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 80%
Acer Ferrari 5000
Source: PC Advisor English
We've seen several versions of Acer's Ferrari series over the years, and we're pleased to report that the 5000 is faster and better-looking than its predecessors. The price tag might be offputting, but you have to pay through the nose for a status-symbol brand. The components are top-notch, while the design is eyecatching and not as obnoxious as that of previous Acer Ferrari laptops.
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Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/24/2006
Acer - Ferrari 5000 review
Source: IR Reviews English
Acer's tie up with Ferrari has proved very fruitful for the computer company and presumably also for the car company, since they've just repeated the exercise with a new pair of style-rich notebooks. The top-end machine, reviewed here, is the Ferrari 5000, and will set you back just under £1,700. It needs more than a couple of red flashes to justify that price tag. It's a big machine; think plastic document wallet and add a centimetre all round to get to its footprint on the desk. This is a powerful notebook with all the trimmings. It's comfortable to use, very connectable and is surprisingly light to carry around, thanks to its carbon-fibre case. It's big, partly due to its large screen, but this makes it ideal as a laptop with great games and video potential.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2006
80% An affordable Ferrari with all the flair a poser's product should have.
Source: vnunet.com English
Acer’s relationship with Ferrari has obviously proved good for both as a new range of exclusive notebooks prepares to repeat the formula. The Acer Ferrari 5000 is a powerful and pricey notebook intended to replace a much bulkier desktop computer. It's still a big machine, though, around 4cm wider and 2cm deeper than a copy of ComputerActive but this gives it room for a nice big screen. It uses a 15.4in widescreen display with a high resolution of 1,680 by 1,050, so everything is crisp and detailed.
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4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% An affordable Ferrari with all the flair a poser's product should have.
Source: Personal Computer World English
Acer’s relationship with Ferrari has obviously proved good for both as a new range of exclusive notebooks prepares to repeat the formula. The Acer Ferrari 5000 is a powerful and pricey notebook intended to replace a much bulkier desktop computer. It's still a big machine, though, around 4cm wider and 2cm deeper than a copy of ComputerActive but this gives it room for a nice big screen. It uses a 15.4in widescreen display with a high resolution of 1,680 by 1,050, so everything is crisp and detailed. The Ferrari 5000 uses a dual-core, AMD 64-bit Turion 64 X2 processor, running at 2GHz and with an almost indecent 2Gb of fast memory.
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4 von 5
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Lamborgini vs. Ferrari
Source: e-media German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2006
Rating: price: 85%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon X1600: ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 is a middle class graphic card for notebooks of the X1000 series. Its performance can be compared with NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» 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.


15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in 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


80%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)