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Acer debuts black Ferrari-series notebook
David Tzeng, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Friday 27 May 2005]

Acer unveiled its Ferrari 4000 carbon-fiber black Ferrari-series notebook in Taiwan yesterday, with the notebook expected to be available worldwide in June. The notebook vendor also stated it will introduce its Ferrari design into its line of n50 PDAs in the third quarter of 2005.

The company had previously released three Ferrari models to the market, with all of them being red.

The new 15.4" Ferrari 4000 is based on the Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) Turion 64 processor and features ATI Mobility Radeon X700 graphics with 128MB DDR memory, as well as a DVD Super Multi double-layer drive and a 5-in-1 card-reader.

Acer has projected sales of 90,000-100,000 Ferrari-series notebooks for this year, accounting for 1.8% of its total shipment forecast.

In addition, Acer recently reached an agreement with the Scuderia Ferrari team for marketing a new Ferrari PDA model, according to the company. Acer anticipates selling 200,000 PDAs in the first half of 2005, compared to less than 100,000 units in 2004.

Acer Ferrari sales, 2004-2005(f) (thousand units)

 

2004

2005(f)

Y/Y

Ferrari series

60-70

90-100

29-67%

Total

3,900

5,000-5,500

28-41%

Contribution

1.5-1.8%

1.6-2%

<0.5pp

Source: company, compiled by DigiTimes, May 2005.

Specifications: Acer Ferrari notebook series

 

Ferrari 3000

Ferrari 3200

Ferrari 3400

Ferrari 4000

Processor

AMD Athlon XP-M processor 2500+

AMD Athlon 64 processor 2800+

AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+

AMD Turion 64

Operating system

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition preloaded

Display

15-inch TFT

15-inch TFT

15-inch TFT

15.4-inch TFT

System memory

256/512MB

512MB

512MB

1GB

HDD

60GB or higher

80GB

80GB

100GB

Optical device

DVD-DUAL drive

Slot-load DVD-Super Multi drive

DVD-Super Multi drive

DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive

Dimensions

300x272x31mm

363x265.7x30.5-34.3mm

Weight

2.93kg

3.014kg

3.014kg

2.86kg

Source: company, compiled by DigiTimes, May 2005.

Ferrari 4000
Photo: Acer.

Acer chairman JT Wang
Photo: Allen Lin, DigiTimes.

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