Like with a racing car, the engineer of an advanced notebook has to stuff high-performance components into the very limited room of the case. And the result must have a minimum of weight and consume a minimum of power so that you didn’t have to go for a pit-stop too often.
Acer did a good job here. The Ferrari 4005WLMi has a new Turion 64 series processor from AMD under the hood (as mentioned above, AMD is yet another partner of Scuderia Ferrari). AMD coined the word Turion from the word tour to convey the meaning of exploration, freedom, mobility and joy which are part of the experience of traveling users all around the world. The power consumption is almost two times lower than that of the 3000 series versions of the Ferrari notebook which employed desktop modifications of the Athlon 64.
The Turion 64 ML-37 processor has a clock rate of 2GHz, is manufactured on 90nm tech process, has a 1MB L2 cache, and supports 64-bit extensions and HyperTransport.
The system is based on the ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipset which features the following:
- Supports AMD Sempron, Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX, Turion processors
- 800/1000MHz HyperTransport
- Is compatible with the PCI Express 1.0a specification and supports up to 4 PCI Express x1 slots
- Up to 8 USB 2.0 ports
- Up to 4 Serial ATA ports with RAID 0 or 1 functionality
- Two ATA-133 channels for up to 4 Parallel ATA devices
The Acer Ferrari 4005WLMi is equipped with a new discrete graphics controller from ATI, Radeon Mobility X700, which connects via PCI Express and has 128 megabytes of dedicated graphics memory.
The notebook uses an MK1032GAX hard disk drive from Toshiba with a capacity of 100GB and a spindle rotation speed of 5400rpm. For more info on this HDD model follow this link .