Acer has seen great success with its Aspire One lineup, capturing nearly 40% of the market by using Intel’s Atom processor beinging featured in a majority of netbooks. However, it appears they are looking to switch up the formula a bit with their premium Acer Ferrari One F200 which utilizes the AMD Congo processor.
The F200, is technically not classified as a netbook, but rather it is a part of the new ultrathin notebook platform that AMD is pushing, but as seen in the features and price it definitely resembles one.
The Ferrari has an 11.6in LCD that outputs an 1366×768 resolution and is powered by the recently released AMD Congo platform. It consists of the Athlon X2 L310 processor – a 1.2GHz dual-core – the RS780M chipset and SB710 southbridge.
The chipset features some surprisingly robust graphics with and integrated Radeon HD 3200, which could potentially make this decent device for HD video. The extras including Wireless N, Bluetooth, and a 6 cell battery. The system will be released running Windows 7.
Fashioned in typical Acer Ferrari design, the notebook features a glossy red shell, accented by a carbon fibre looking inside. and of course the the unmistakable yellow and black prancing stallion plastered on the front.
All of this is being advertised at $499 Euros ($730+- USD). It is not set to be released until after Windows 7 so be looking for it come October 22nd.
With Intel’s ION platform still no where to be seen in the netbook market, AMD’s Congo may actually be able to dip a toe in the very Intel loaded pool, provided they are able to deliver similar performance.
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