The Ultimate Racer Netbook: Acer Ferrari One 200 Review
1 October 2010
Summary: Today we are going to introduce to you the smallest of the racing and the most racing of the smallest portable computers – Acer Ferrari One 200. Its exterior is not its only appealing feature.
Pros: Eye-catching Ferrari design, High performance for a netbook, Comfortable keyboard (except for the cursor keys), ATI XGP port for connecting an external graphics card, Conveniently placed interface ports
Cons: High price, Glossy coating of the display, Short battery life (compared to the Atom platform), No recovery discs, High temperature of the case, No Bluetooth or WiMAX, Scanty accessories for a premium-class product, No optical drive and no HDMI connector
Conclusion: Netbooks are the been there, bought that phenomenon of 2007-2009. There’s only so much you can do with a portable computer that has only 1024 x 600 resolution and not enough umph to play Flash video well.
Pros: Nice looking notebook, good multimedia power by netbook standards., Pro: Nice looking notebook, good multimedia power by 11.6” notebook standards.
Cons: Keyboard keys are too flat, battery life could be better., Con: Keyboard keys are too flat, battery life could be better, fan is noisy.
Conclusion: The light and small case scores with a harmonious look and excellent workmanship . However, stability or smudge resistance do not belong to the advantages of the Ferrari One 200. Despite some very small keys, the keyboard could convince by its good pressure point .
Pros: Respectable performance for a subnotebook, Good battery life, Elegant Ferrari-like design, Light and small case, XGP-port for external video adapters, Keyboard with convincing feedback, Good display quality, Nice details such as feet in wheel-look, Ferrari fans get their money worth: Flame red di...
Cons: Display reflects, No HDMI or DVI, Small touchpad and short palm rest areas, Palm rest area gets rather warm, Not really quiet under load, Moderate sound, Some keys are rather small, Case dirties quickly, A matte display would improve the outdoor capabilities of the Ferrari One 200.
Conclusion: There’s much to like about the Acer Ferrari One and despite the fact that it’s quite a pricey netbook, it has enough power and features to satisfy most needs. There are other netbooks, and indeed notebooks, on the market that are more expensive and offer less.
Excerpt: Ferrari - best known for their expensive high-performance road machines. Acer - best known for their value positioned computer products. So what happens when you combine an expensive car brand with a company known for making rather inexpensive PC systems?
Summary: Just as with many sports cars, owners of the Acer Ferrari One will pay more than they would for a comparable, but less sexy system, and trade in better mileage for a sleek design. Most will choose this ultraportable because of the Ferrari brand and because it offers souped-up graphics, and the $599...
Excerpt: Once upon a time, Acer dressed up some of its mid-range workhorse computers with hot-red paint jobs and affixed them with the vibrant equine sporting logo from Ferrari. Now the name has been slapped on to a £400 notebook.