Acer 'Ferrari' 4000 Notebook Review

By Justin Mann on August 8, 2005, 12:00 PM
Sporting a 1.8Ghz AMD Turion, a gig of RAM and a 100GB HDD, the Acer Ferrari 4000, no longer flashing bright red as its predecessor the 3200 did, is a seriously fast notebook. It features the very impressive X700 Mobile from ATI, and has a DVD burner as well. It looks decent, and according to the article, gets fairly decent battery life to boot. Not common in a laptop. The Register's review goes into more detail about the laptop, including battery life benchmarks when doing common tasks. While playing a DVD, it got close to 3 1/2 hours of battery life. Outperforming a like-laptop using a 2Ghz Pentium M, this is a very decent machine. The Turion got a lot of bad press when it initially hit the market, but it seems to be coming of age. The recent lineups with that chip have been much more impressive.




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vfxraven19 said:
I want to buy one of these when I have the $$$
Phantasm66 said:
The Ferrari's are extremely good laptops.
tkteo said:
Link in the news post did not work. Here's one that should:[url]http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/08/08/review_a
er_ferrari_4000/[/url]
Julio said:
Updated. Thanks!
Phantasm66 said:
That laptop is really nice. I might buy it when its cheap.
Julio said:
The Turion may appear to be a good Pentium M competitor eventually...For those of you looking to buy a new laptop, I must recommend IBM/Lenovo Thinkpads.
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