Acer has announced another Ferrari Notebook, bright red, 64 bit AMD Athlon 3000+ processor and an ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 128MB DDR graphics card. Most importantly it comes loaded with 802.11g, USB and Firewire ports, Bluetooth and S-Video out.
See press release below.
Acer America Puts the Pedal to the Metal with Newest Ferrari Notebook
Ferrari 3400 Combines 64-Bit Power and Optional Docking Station in the Newest Addition to the Ferrari Line of Laptops
Acer America Corpration, one of the leading worldwide suppliers of IT solutions, announced the newest addition to the Ferrari line of notebooks, the Ferrari 3400. This notebook follows the tradition of elegance, design and cutting-edge technology that, over the past year, has been the hallmark of the synergies between Acer and Ferrari, two companies renowned for their advanced research and constant commitment to innovation. The Ferrari 3400 is based on the latest Mobile AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks, and harnesses AMD’s exclusive AMD64 technology.
“In most markets a high performance exclusive product that is accessible to mainstream consumers is virtually impossible to create,” said Rob Enderle, Principal Analyst for the Enderle Group. “Acer, AMD and Ferrari continue to showcase that in the laptop market this unique combination, while far from common, is possible. This is what makes the Ferrari 3400 such a fantastic system and one of my own personal favorite laptop products.”
The Ferrari 3400 is another notebook designed by Acer to feature the world’s most advanced components in a captivatingly unique design. The 64-bit architecture delivers leading-edge power and provides a taste of the performance gains promised by future 64-bit applications. In addition, the AMD PowerNow! technology extends system battery life while HyperTransport technology radically improves overall performance. This newest Ferrari notebook from Acer also features an optional port replicator for increased efficiencies and suitability in corporate environments.
Unrivaled Multimedia Power
The Ferrari 3400 from Acer is an elegant, slim and lightweight chassis in grey and Ferrari red encases the most advanced technology available for today’s mobile users. Acer’s newest notebook is a full-featured, thin and light notebook with a brilliant, 200nit 15″ SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) TFT display, 512MB of DDR333 SDRAM upgradeable to 2GB system memory and an ATI MOBILITY RADEON 9700 graphics card with 128MB DDR video memory. In addition to wireless 802.11g, the Ferrari 3400 offers four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire (IEEE 1394) port, FIR (fast infrared), Giga LAN connection, 56K V.92 modem, S-video output and Bluetooth support.
This newest Acer notebook incorporates up to a 80GB ATA/100 removable hard drive, slot-loading DVD Super-Multi (DVD+/-RW, – RAM) optical drive and 4-in-1-card reader for optional MultiMediaCard (MMC), Secure Digital (SD) card, SmartMedia card or Memory Stick. A high-capacity Li-ion battery delivers up to four hours of battery life. Security is made possible by AMD’s Enhanced Virus Protection feature that is enabled by Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2.
Preloaded with Microsoft Windows XP Pro and weighing just 6.5 pounds, the Ferrari 3400 is unlike anything else on the market — designed and built to stand out and to provide unmatched performance. The Ferrari 3400 is the achievement of the commitment to research and leadership of two companies from entirely different markets, inextricably linked by the constant and continuous improvements of their products.
The Ferrari 3400 is available through Acer authorized resellers and retail outlets throughout North America starting at approximately $2299.