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Acer Ferrari 4000
AMD Turion™ 64 processor, ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X700 graphics, widescreen 15.4" LCD,PCI Express™, 100GB HDD, 1GB DDR333

Ferrari 4000, The new and exclusive carbon-fiber notebook from Acer

TAIPEI, TAIWAN (26 May, 2005) -- Acer, Official Supplier to Scuderia Ferrari and the leading notebook brand in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) according to IDC Q1 2005 data, presents a new and exclusive notebook, the Ferrari 4000.

The Acer Ferrari 4000 is the world's first notebook to harness the cutting-edge technology pioneered and perfected in the world of Formula One and in the aerospace industry. The magnificent carbon-fiber casing of the Ferrari 4000 conceals the very latest AMD-64 bit technology, defining an exclusive notebook that offers all the performance and elegance gained from the alliance between two companies constantly focused on innovation and renowned for pushing the boundaries of technology.

"After almost two years of partnership, and successful and innovative notebooks such as the Ferrari 3200 and 3400," says Gianfranco Lanci, President of Acer Inc. as of January 2005, "Acer has designed a truly exclusive notebook that expresses our firm intention to stay at the forefront of innovation, an ambition that has always characterized both the worlds of Formula One and information technology."

"Technology is essential to achieve objectives," says Jean Todt, General Manager of Scuderia Ferrari. "We believe that innovation leads to constant evolution, and we are delighted that one of our Official Suppliers places such importance on the research and development of advanced technological solutions."

The Ferrari 4000 is based on the latest AMD Turion™ 64 Mobile Technology for thin and light notebooks, and harnesses the exclusive AMD-64 technology. This 64-bit architecture delivers leading-edge power and provides a taste of the performance gains promised by future 64-bit applications. In addition, the AMD PowerNow!™ technology extends system battery life while HyperTransport™ technology radically improves overall performance.

An elegant, thin and light carbon-fiber casing, which comes in black and exclusive Ferrari-red, offers the very latest technology aimed at mobile users. Characteristics include a large luminous 15.4" TFT wide display supported by the extra-fast ATI® MOBILITY™ RADEON® X700 graphics chipset with 128MB DDR memory on PCI Express architecture, 1GB DDR memory and 100GB HDD, as well as a DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive unit and a 5-in-1 card-reader, all managed by the powerful AMD processor, guaranteeing top performance.

The new Ferrari 4000 offers easy connection solutions in all situations: WLAN in line with IEEE 802.11b/g standards, integrated Bluetooth technology for a modern PAN (Personal Area Network), connections to corporate LANs with Gigabit Ethernet, and via telephone lines with a 56Kbps V. 92 modem/fax.

To view, manage and memorize pictures and films, or to connect video equipments and digital peripherals, the Ferrari 4000 is equipped with a DVD reader/burner, four ultra-fast USB 2.0 ports, and S-Video out port, FireWire IEEE 1394 interface and a 5-in-1 memory card reader.

Ferrari 4000, a truly unique notebook in terms of design, material, color and performance. An exclusive product, fruit of the labor of two companies which, despite operating in completely different markets, are closely linked by their continuous and constant research into improving their products and maintaining their leadership.