Formula in the Office – Review of the Acer Ferrari 1100 Laptop

Formula in the Office – Review of the Acer Ferrari 1100 Laptop

The Ferrari laptop family has grown by a bit and we managed to get a sales sample for the test.

The Ferrari 5000 series, which features a 15.4 ″ display and AMD platform, has added new models with a 12.1 ″ flap. These are the Ferrari 1000 and 1100 series, which differ from each other by the used ip set and especially by the optical drive. This is external to the Ferrari 1000 model (connectable via Firewire) and thus reduces the weight of the notebook to 1.6 kg.

Acer Ferrari 1100

We tested the type of model with an integrated DVD Super Multi contactless optical drive and weighed 1.98 kg. It is surprisingly much for a laptop of this size category and it did not fit into our ultralight test. In addition to these two models, Acer also produces the TravelMate 6292 jet notebook in the 12 ″ category, which even slightly pushes the two-kilogram limit. All three models catch up with the comfort of foaming with their performance, which ultraportable computers cannot compete with.

Acer Ferrari 1100

Acer Ferrari 1100

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The Acer Ferrari is based primarily on design and exclusivity, which is accompanied by the logo of the spokesperson manufacturer Maranella. After opening the carbon lid, a keyboard lined with many automotive elements smiles at the world. Among the most striking are the touchpads with metal buttons and engraved model markings, circular buttons evoking a red backlit “booth” or a Ferrari sign that lights up in the upper right corner when the computer is turned on.

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Circular buttons for turning on the laptop and running Acer Empowering Technology


Touch buttons for quick launch of e-mail, web, utilities from Acer and any application

Another difference is the platform used, in most laptops you can find processors from Intel, in Ferrari there are exclusively AMD processors. The chipsets are supplied by AMD, the graphics cards are from ATI, which is owned by AMD.

With a Ferrari

The new Acer is equipped with three USB ports, one Firewire port, FIR (Fast Infra Red), VGA and TV-Out connector for external monitors, PC Card slot Type II, 5 in 1 card flow (SD / MS / MS-Pro / MMC / xD) and the Acer ezDock docking connector. And for VGA and TV-out on the back, the connectors are quite ergonomically spread across the sides of the laptop, so it’s easy to access. On the other hand, the three audio connectors with S / PDIF support are impractically placed on the front, also in front of the user with a handbag from external speakers. The two USBs on the left side are close enough, so the connected devices will probably bake. The standard supplied VoIP phone and CrystalEye 0.3 Mpix webcam are suitable for communication with vertical users.

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Rear view

A view of the right

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In terms of connectivity, the notebook is well equipped, including gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 a / b / g / Draft-N wireless adapter, Bluetooth 2.0 and an analog modem installed.

Evaluated the construction and executed

Acer took a big step forward when it introduced in May 2007 new Gemstone designs for the Aspire and ProFile for the TravelMate. Not only did Acery become optically different from the competition, the quality of their design also increased. This was signed on our test sample, which resembles the shape of the Aspire series. probably made of carbon, it is firm, practically does not bend and looks very robust. The surface of the right is mainly around the keyboard prone to dirty fingerprints, which does not fall out when it stops, so it is necessary to fly the notebook more often. In the test sample, the glossy black panel was under the display with the rest of the notebook. Diodes with strong light, which illuminate the power button and touch the fast start button, revealed gaps in the sunlight, and even at night, Acer did not give the Ferrari a good name.

Acer Ferrari 1100

Aesthetically, Acer scored the spot, surprised by the absence of a red color, which boasts a series of 5000. More aggression would certainly not harm the laptop, at first, Ferrari always poured. The design is quite a subjective matter, according to our opinion the bag was successful. The rear could be made with a small series, such a knurled battery and joints are also known from the cheapest Acer models.

Acer Ferrari 5000

Vt Ferrari 5000 with red surfaces

What’s hiding under the hood

The processor became a dual-core 64-bit AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-66, which is clocked at 2.3 GHz and the size of its L2 cache in 2 x 512 kB. The TDP of the processor is 35 W, which is comparable to the competing Intel Core 2 Duo T7xxx processor from Intel (they have 34 and 35 W). HyperTransport b on frequency a 1600 MHz.

To illustrate how powerful a processor is in such a small laptop, the following mode graph features 4 Intel processors with oriental values. The lower columns belong to a series of controversial processors used in the smallest notebooks – then the letter L denotes low-voltage processors, U denotes disputed processors (Ultra Low Voltage). The largest column of the T-series processor, which is the most powerful from Intel, is often delivered to high-end notebooks of all sizes. Only the Extreme series is powerful, and manufacturers only reach for it completely.

Fixed operations

Hard Disk Operations – CPU – shows the performance at the most frequent times

Floating operations

Floating door operations – FPU – you perform the performance in CAD, financial analysis,…

The results are changed by the program HWiNFO32

It was equipped with 4 GB of memory and a hard drive with a capacity of 250 GB and 5400 rpm. Acer configuration is not yet available on the market.

The last item is the ATI Radeon Xpress 1270 series graphics card (RS690M), which is an integrated graphics card with 960 MB of shared memory. In program 3DMark06 zskala 372 thatwhich answer piblin power intelovsk GMA X3100. Although a difficult game can be started, don’t expect a good response – Call of Duty 2 and Death to Spies were tried with a torn picture.

From practice
At first glance, Acer has always impressed with its design, effective backlit controls, and formula sound when the operating system is running (can be turned off). The interesting thing is especially the right side under the display, where there are 4 touch buttons for quick launch: web, e-mail, Acer Empowering and programs – the keys can be reprogrammed all. When you press the highlighted Ferrari web title, you can view the website, this button cannot be reprogrammed. The keyboard itself is relatively strong, the bending is mainly right, the bag is minimal. He sweated the two-tone Enter (unfortunately quite slightly) and silently the sound when pressed. There are small arrows at the top, which are blindly searched for, and errors occur more often due to the side buttons Pg Up and Pg Dn. Another item is the touchpad, which can scroll in those directions, has an unusual surface finish and metal buttons. They have a relatively soft grip and it doesn’t matter if it’s tapped on the item, but you can get used to it over time.


Touchpad detail

When typing, the cover of the display, which can be opened up to 180 °, on the contrary, the display itself belongs to the edm of the diameter. Its depth is 12.1 ″ and resolved in pknch 1280 x 800, the uniformity of the backlight but not very good, the light mainly at the upper edge. The glossy surface of the right display, while providing a contrast to the contrast, limits the bag of sight. When watching a movie, it is best to turn off the lights in the room.

In Ferrari’s reign, there is the sound of integrated speakers and a quality microphone. As in all new Aspires, this laptop plays above average time and loud, the competition could be enjoyed here. The microphone located at the top of the display has an echo cancellation function and was fully accessible during normal Skype communication. While watching the film, the notebook was able to play clearly for a large group of people.

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However, due to the noise level, you will have to amplify the sound to know the sound even when the wind is noticeable and the situation worsens during normal applications. Its bag is known and so the notebook does not overheat.

Ferrari had to play music with the visualization turned on in Windows Media Player and with the maximum brightness of the display set 2 hours and 21 minutes. Maximum mon vdr (then does not work, display brightness dimmed to minimum) then in 3 hours and 20 minutesWhat about a laptop of this size with a 63Wh battery is not much.

They will send the penultimate change to the security. Laptop TPM ip errors, only the fingerprint is present. Although this protection can satisfy the end user, the bag is insufficient for corporate use. The use in companies could be considered due to the presence of a dockacho connector, but the absence of TPM significantly disqualifies it.

Let’s change the accessories to the fullest. A wireless Ferrari is added to the Acer Ferrari, its VoIP phone and its protective cover change.



Aceru will be presented with a model that has a very sunny performance and an exclusive look, battery life and weight attacking two kilograms from it is not a travel companion. Thanks to the prices, it will be complemented by the most wealthy customers, who saw the Ferrari logo and on the front passenger seat of their sports car, it will look more like no time.


Acer Ferrari 1100 specifications
  • Procesor AMD Turion 64 X2 TL-66 (2,3 GHz)
  • Pam 4 GB
  • Disk 250 GB, 5400 rpm (WD2500BEVS)
  • Chipset M690T
  • Grafika ATI Mobility Radeon X1270
  • 12.1 ″ display, 1280 x 800, summer surface
  • Optick mechanics DVD Super Multi, slot-in(MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-857G)
  • Interface: 3x USB, Firewire, FIR, VGA, TV-out, PC Card Type II, teka 5 v 1, dokovac port
  • Given communication: gigabitov ethernet,  802.11 a/b/g/Draft-N, Bluetooth, modem
  • Dal: we, VoIP phone, koen case
  • Operan systm Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Rozmry 304 x 228 x 34 mm
  • Weight 1.98 kg
  • Baterie 63 Wh
  • Zruk 2 years
  • price from 58,000 K v. VAT