The Acer Ferrari One is certainly a netbook which stands out from the rest of the vast array of other netbooks on the market. This is for two reasons, firstly, it’s design and more importantly red color. Secondly is it’s specifications and internal hardware.
The Ferrari themed netbook measures 11.6-inches, and sports the Ferrari logo and iconic red finish, but there is more to the design of the Acer Ferrari One FO200 than the slab of red. Cnet reviewed the Acer FO200 (which it is also known as) as called it a “fabulously designed piece of kit”, which a huge keyboard for easy typing, with larger keys than a standard laptop.
Unlike most netbooks which use slower Intel Atom CPUs the Acer Ferrari One makes use of the much faster AMD’s 2nd Gen Ultra-thin Platform (code name Congo) and AMD Athlon X2 L310 dual core processor. Along with ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics which provides much more graphical power than standard netbook.
The Acer Ferrari netbook also comes with a large 4GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, 802.11b/g/n WiFi. Currently unique to this netbook is its ATI XGP graphics port, which allows you to connect up more powerful external graphics cards, such as the Acer DynaVivid
Cnet gave the Acer Ferrari One a very high nine out of ten rating and said, it’s a fabulous netbook, fast, versatile, easy to use, and “arguably the best netbook we’ve ever tested”
You might have a hard time finding the Ferrari One in stores, but is is available in the UK online from Amazon UK for £380.
Update: It is now available to order in the US from Amazon for $599!