We love a bit of pointless brand endorsement on this site and nothing gets the gadget gears clunking quite like a coupling between Ferrari and Acer. Clearly an attempt to overthrow the combination of Asus with Lamborghini perhaps the biggest surprise is that it isn’t Ferrari red. The least surprising aspect, on the other hand, is that it costs a considerable amount of money considering its ample but meagre specifications.
For £1,500 you’d be hard pressed to find an unbranded laptop that you couldn’t afford and while the Acer Ferrari 1100 has a good hard drive capacity and a few other reasonable specs it has some serious problems too. The tracker pad is lacking any accuracy and it certainly doesn’t share Ferrari’s love of speed. In fact, the same could be said for the whole computer which, despite a 2.3GHz processor, 250GB hard drive, and 4GB of ram manages to achieve a top speed of pretty sluggish.
It’s hard to see quite who it’s designed for. Even with the ATI Radeon graphics chip it doesn’t perform well enough on 3D graphics to be considered a gaming laptop and general poor performance means it isn’t any use for multi-tasking and multimedia. Essentially, then, it looks like it’s designed for those that have to have a Ferrari symbol emblazoned on everything they own.