Most of the time when you spot the Ferrari brand name on a product, you can be pretty certain it’s going to cost you a pretty penny. Not that the cars, or souped up computers and other devices that bear the name aren’t worth the money. They generally pack in some features you won’t find on cheaper products. But they’re not exactly low cost. And that’s why the Acer Ferarri One laptop confuses me a little. This little 11.6 inch laptop packs a bit more horsepower than your typical netbook. But at $499, it’s not really that expensive, and it’s also pretty underpowered for a premium ultraportable.
The laptop has a dual core 1.2GHz AMD Athlon X2 L310 CPU which helps set it apart from the crowd. But while it should offer better performance than a single core Intel Atom chip, it’s not exactly a blazing fast CPU. The computer also has a port for an external graphics card, which is rather unusual. It has ATI Radeon 3200 graphics built in, but if you need a boost, I guess it’s nice to know you can plug in a supported external card.
Xavier from Notebooks.com got a closer look at the Acer Ferrari One and shot a brief video which you can check out after the break.