Acer has announced a new Ferrari branded notebook. A follow-up to last years Ferrari 1100, the aptly named Ferrari 1200 has a 12.1-inch LED backlit display, AMD Turio X2 Ultra dual-core mobile processor, and can handle up to 4GB of DDR2 memory.
If you know much about computers, you know those specs are not really all that impressive. What is impressive about the computer is the lengths that Acer has gone to embrace the Ferrari branding. In addition to the Ferrari symbol on the back of the notebook, the computer has a carbon-fiber, anodized-metal touchpad that is supposed to resemble the car’s pedals, as well as a soft touch coating that resembles the car’s interior.
The laptop has a slot-loading DVD drive, Dolby Home Theater studio, WiFi, and comes with a Bluetooth mouse as well as an optional VoIP handset.
The laptop is expected to be released in the first half of this year. No word yet on pricing, but past devices have gone for between $2000 and $3000, so expect it to be an expensive one.