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MFZ (Kiyoharu)
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Username: Kiyoharu

Post Number: 331
Registered: 2-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 10:37 pm:   

I think it was actually AMD who pushed for the laptop idea. They are secondary sponsors of the team, along with sponsoring the Ferrari Challenge series. Even the laptop uses AMD's Mobile Athlon XPs (which is not as popular as the mobile Pentium 4s).

Personally, I wouldn't buy it (rather get a Compaq or HP), but if someone gave it to me as a gift, who am I to decline?
Ben Cannon (Artherd)
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Username: Artherd

Post Number: 987
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 10:09 pm:   

Aw crap, what a pity ACER is making it.

If only a good laptop maker (Sony VAIO, or IBM) was producing it, I might actually sap up and get one.

Actually, a Ferrari branded new-gen iBook would look sweet as hell, and Apple would do it right too.

Best!
Ben.
Taek-Ho Kwon (Stickanddice)
Intermediate Member
Username: Stickanddice

Post Number: 2174
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 4:18 pm:   

>>MSRP plus ?<<

If the computer maker (Acer) is crap, then you'd have to be a memorabilia collector or a dunce of sorts to pay over MSRP for this thing.

I lost interest the second someone mentioned Acer is "known" to make crappy computers.

Now if this were an IBM, I'd be a sap and pay over for it.

Cheers
Lou B (Toby91)
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Username: Toby91

Post Number: 335
Registered: 4-2001
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 4:14 pm:   

Are you on the "list"? MSRP plus ?
Mitch Alsup (Mitch_alsup)
Intermediate Member
Username: Mitch_alsup

Post Number: 1140
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 4:11 pm:   

"It's not a REAL Ferrari laptop unless it's got a 12 gig hard drive, right Frank...?"

Is that 2 "6 G drives" side by side on a common bus (F12) or are the 2 drives angles with respect to each other (V12)?
DES (Sickspeed)
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Username: Sickspeed

Post Number: 6764
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 9:58 am:   

It's not a REAL Ferrari laptop unless it's got a 12 gig hard drive, right Frank...?
Mr. Doody (Doody)
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Username: Doody

Post Number: 1835
Registered: 11-2001
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 9:47 am:   

i seriously doubt that this was ferrari's idea. acer signed up as an F1 sponsor presumably, and as part of those negotiations they generated a laundry list of things they wanted to do with the brand, including a, drum roll please, branded laptop.

it's just part of the give and take of sponsorship money. you can blame ferrari if you like, but without the hundreds of millions in sponsorship each year, the SF wouldn't be what it is, for sure.

it's just mundane commerce. don't get your panties in a knot ;-)

doody.
Taek-Ho Kwon (Stickanddice)
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Username: Stickanddice

Post Number: 2165
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 9:46 am:   

Didn't know Acers sucked so badly.

Maybe I'll have a carbon fiber shell fitted to whatever laptop I get and put a sticker on it.

Cheers
Nebula Class (Nebulaclass)
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Username: Nebulaclass

Post Number: 531
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 9:17 am:   

Just so you all know:

If the computer goes down, expect to pay 10 times what you would pay to fix any other computer.

Also keep in mind that every six months or 300 hours of use, you MUST perform maintenance in the neighborhood of $500, which includes a complete disassembly of the chassis and removal of the CPU.

Finally, make sure you get one from the factory, or else you might have to buy one from an owner, who will more than likely charge you a %200 premium for the luxury of owning it.

Have fun!
Andrew (Enzo250gto)
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Username: Enzo250gto

Post Number: 100
Registered: 2-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 9:15 am:   

I agree with everyone on here about the issue of their trademark. How desprate is Ferrari for extra cash? Allowing a not so great computer company to slap their name all over the laptop is stupid.

However, it does looks cool as hell.
spanky mcdoogle (Spanker)
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Username: Spanker

Post Number: 26
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 9:14 am:   

I wonder if the Ferrai branded laptop needs its belts changed every three years?
William Huber (Solipsist)
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Username: Solipsist

Post Number: 1343
Registered: 9-2001
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 8:53 am:   

Ok, I'll just get a Dell & place a Scuderia decal on it. Simple as that.

Thanks for the info.
Steven R. Rochlin (Enjoythemusic)
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Username: Enjoythemusic

Post Number: 788
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 8:49 am:   

Acer = Crap IMHO

Have had laptop/transportable dating back to the Osborne (dual 5.25 drives and amber screen). Then there was the Tandy, AST, Toshiba, Compaq... and other i have forgotten about.

Dude, get a Dell.

Enjoy the Drive,

Steven R. Rochlin

PS: Did BBS for Heathkit Electronics back in 1984 and was at the Atlanta computer labs in the mid 70's when we used 80-line punch cards.
Andreas Forrer (Tifosi12)
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Username: Tifosi12

Post Number: 2372
Registered: 10-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 8:48 am:   

I'm with Tillman. Actually I did this a while ago: My old laptop didn't look too good any more, lots of bruises and scratches from travel. So I masked off the keyboard and monitor and spray painted it red. Added a horsey sticker and voila!

Works great, but you need to add a protective clear coat afterwards or the scratches will be visible. I have to redo mine soon.
Andrew Menasce (Amenasce)
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Username: Amenasce

Post Number: 1452
Registered: 10-2001
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 8:42 am:   

OMG ! this marketing stuff is getting more and more stupid by the day.
Tillman Strahan (Tillman)
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Username: Tillman

Post Number: 974
Registered: 11-2001
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 8:28 am:   

I'm with Ken. Acer makes junk. If you really want this look get a decent laptop and some red paint.
DES (Sickspeed)
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Username: Sickspeed

Post Number: 6761
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 7:45 am:   

:::GASP!:::
i want one...! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...!
Ken Thomas (Future328driver)
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Username: Future328driver

Post Number: 612
Registered: 12-2001
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 7:42 am:   

Another example of Ferrari diluting there trademark. My experience with Acer is that they are crap compared to competitors like Dell.
Justyn (Justynb)
Junior Member
Username: Justynb

Post Number: 100
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 4:40 am:   

Translated into English (by Babelfish):

Munich (ik)? For all Michael Schumacher fans Acer a special Notebook announced: At the end of October is in fiery red or cool grey held Ferrari 3000 to the price of approximately 2,300 euro the market to come.

Under the surface decorated with the Ferrari emblem AMDs Mobile-Athlon-XP-2500+-Prozessor, 512 MByte GDR RAM, hide themselves a 60-GByte-Festplatte, a Radeon-9200-Grafik with 128 MByte memory as well as a DVD burner, which support plus and minus formats.

The Notebook with 15-Zoll-Display controlled both W-LAN and Bluetooth and possesses a 4in1-Kartenleser beside FireWire and USB-2.0-Anschluessen also. Acer - since February a "Official Supplier" the Scuderia Ferrari - supplies the Italian Formel-1-Team with Notebooks, PC, servers and monitors.
Wolfgang Eistert (53345)
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Username: 53345

Post Number: 858
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 4:33 am:   

Its the ACER Notebook 3000!
First delivery will be at the end of ocotber.
Price around US$ 2.500,-.
Here are the news from a german magazine (sorry in german but the details are clear enough!?)

-----------München (ik) – Für alle Michael-Schumacher-Fans hat Acer ein besonderes Notebook angekündigt: Ende Oktober soll das in feurigem Rot oder kühlem Grau gehalten Ferrari 3000 zum Preis von etwa 2.300 Euro auf den Markt kommen.

Unter der mit dem Ferrari-Emblem geschmückten Oberfläche verbergen sich AMDs Mobile-Athlon-XP-2500+-Prozessor, 512 MByte DDR-RAM, eine 60-GByte-Festplatte, eine Radeon-9200-Grafik mit 128 MByte Speicher sowie ein DVD-Brenner, der Plus- und Minus-Formate unterstützt.

Das Notebook mit 15-Zoll-Display beherrscht sowohl W-LAN als auch Bluetooth und besitzt neben FireWire- und USB-2.0-Anschlüssen auch einen 4in1-Kartenleser. Acer - seit Februar ein "Official Supplier" der Scuderia Ferrari - beliefert das italienische Formel-1-Team mit Notebooks, PCs, Servern und Monitoren.------

Wolfgang
FORZA FERRARI
J. Andersen (Tornado)
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Username: Tornado

Post Number: 4
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 4:18 am:   

Ferrari 3000
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J. Andersen (Tornado)
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 4:13 am:   

no links, but see pic.
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Taek-Ho Kwon (Stickanddice)
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Username: Stickanddice

Post Number: 2164
Registered: 11-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 3:53 am:   

Ditto Justyn's post.

Cheers
Justyn (Justynb)
Junior Member
Username: Justynb

Post Number: 99
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 3:51 am:   

Do you have a link where I can see or order one of these?

Thanks,

Justyn.
J. Andersen (Tornado)
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Username: Tornado

Post Number: 2
Registered: 9-2003
Posted on Wednesday, October 01, 2003 - 3:35 am:   

Computer producer Acer Inc. is an official supplier to Scuderia Ferrari. They will release a new laptop in mid october, computer releases are not normally what I pay too much attention to but this laptop may be more interessting. The rumours goes that it will be bright red and have the yellow S.F. emblem incl. the prancing horse, it will have top specifications, integr. WiFi, DVD, 15" screen bla bla bla. Exotic material (carbon fiber?) casing was mentioned but uncertain.
It will be a limmited edition model produced in one batch only.

Being sick and tired of years with Dell grey and Compaq black I ordered one on the spot and will have it by the end of the month, but since Ferrari is involved I'll be happy if I have it by the end of the year !

Hmm, wonder if a spesial order in blue nart on nero with carta da zucchereo piping would be accepted?

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