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Ferrari 1000 races onto the market

Acer's recently launched Ferrari 1000 joins the 4000 and 5000 desktop replacement models, taking Acer’s prancing horse family up to three.

Acer has launched its new high-performance ultra-portable Ferrari 1000 notebook. This latest machine joins the Ferrari 4000 and Ferrari 5000 desktop replacement models, taking Acer’s prancing horse family up to three.

The new notebook features AMD’s Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile processor, makes use of DDR2 RAM, and can offer up to 160Gbytes of permanent storage via a 2.5” Serial ATA hard drive.

The laptop also uses a 12.1” wide-screen LCD, which the firm claims is capable of enhancing the definition of movies, photos and games thanks to Acer’s CrystalBrite technology.

“The Acer Ferrari 1000 is an immediate leader amongst its peers in terms of power and performance and we are confident that the latest in the Acer Ferrari range will be a huge success when we showcase it at GITEX 2006,” said Graham Braum, business development manager, mobility and cameras, Acer Computer Middle East.

Like its predecessors, the latest Ferrari is encased in carbon fiber, which the company claims is lighter and eight times stronger than regular steel. Acer reckons this makes the 1000 better equipped to deal with the rigors of travel while not forcing the owner to lug around a heavy notebook. The 1000 weighs 1.8kg.

This Ferrari features a 1.3-megapixel web cam that can be rotated 225-degrees. The camera makes use of Acer’s PrimaLite and VisageOn technologies which aim to produce clear visual transmissions while also keeping the face of the user in focus all the time. An external Firewire-based DVD writer is also sold as standard with the notebook and draws power directly from the port when connected.

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